New Skimz QuietEco pumps come in six sizes

The Skimz QuietEco pumps are a new line of submersible circulation pumps by the Singapore-based company. Designed to be affordable and energy efficient, the pump range has options for flow rates from 600 to 4,000 liters per hour. All six…

Aqamai KPS Water Pump Review: The Hardware

The Aqamai KPS water pump is a new direction from Hydor and a gadget we’ve been excited to try since May of last year. We first saw this new device at InterZoo in Germany and Hydor’s been doing a great…

An Introduction to Protein Skimming

A protein skimmer is a device designed to clean the water in a reef aquarium by removing dissolved organic compounds. Put even more simply, it is a controlled overflow of dirty water. Imagine a chamber that vigorously mixes air and…

Neptune Systems PMUP Now Comes With A Power Supply

The PMUP from Neptune Systems is an interesting ¬†water pump with a curious form factor. Despite bilge-style pumps having been around for many years, the PMUP is the first of its kind marketed to reef aquarists but it’s about time…

Maxspect Gyre XF130 coming soon

The Maxspect Gyre has made quite a commotion in the water moving department recently and for those of you wanting to get your gyre on but want something smaller, check out the upcoming Maxspect Gyre XF130. The original Maxspect Gyre…

Reeflo SwordTail HP a new pressure rated pump

The Reeflo SwordTail HP is a new pressure rated pump from the US manufacturer designed to give you strong performance especially when head pressure is an issue. Reeflo describes it as a pressure rated version of the Dart designed for…

Royal Exclusiv RD3 Speedy now available in a 200 watt version

The Royal Exclusiv RD3 Speedy is arguably one of the most uncompromising water pumps ever built for the aquarium and now it’s available in a staggering 200 watt model. The RD3 Speedy¬†first became available in a 65 and an 80…

Vertex V6 pump review – silence and efficiency, at a price

The Vertex V6 pump is the first water mover from Vertex Aquaristik made in-house with the same custom volute as employed in the popular Omega 150 protein skimmer. Whereas the Omega 150 uses a Sicce pump with a custom volute,…

Cobalt Aquatics ‘MoaFlow’ brings a new XL DC Pump design to aquariums

The MoaFLow is a pre-consideration product that Cobalt Aquatics had in their booth at MACNA this year. Since the majority of their whole slew of new products already launched earlier this year, Cobalt was really in South Florida to give…

The Ebb and Flow of Marine Aquarium Water Movement

Water on the coral reefs is ever on the move. Constantly shifting currents, changing tides, and rolling or crashing waves make for quite a dynamic environment that saltwater aquarium hobbyists must attempt to recreate in their systems for the health…