When Will the MindStream Finally Be Released?

The MindStream is just about one of the most highly anticipated marine aquarium products we’ve ever had the pleasure of writing about. However, the MindStream is a device which has been cooking in the oven for a really long time.…

Triton Water Testing Coming to America With Much Faster Reports

Triton testing and chemical supplements have taken the reef aquarium world by storm. Their high precision ICP water tests in particular have revolutionized the way we think about the complete chemistry of our aquarium water, beyond just minerals and nutrients. Until…

Giesemann Aquarium Water Test Kits

Giesemann Aquaristic revealed at InterZoo 2016 in Nuremberg Germany that they will soon be offering water test kits for a range of important water chemistry parameters. Better known for making high end reef aquarium lights with sports car paint jobs,…

SpeedStir magnetic stirrer because mixing by hand is for suckers

The SpeedStir is a very interesting miniature magnetic stirrer for better and easier testing of water quality. However this novel contraption comes to us not from the aquarium hobby, but from the pool water testing division of Taylor Technologies. Home water…

Is colorimeter testing finally ready to breakthrough in the aquarium hobby?

Of all the advancements that marine aquarists have enjoyed over the years, general testing of aquarium water has been one of the most stagnant areas of improvement and development. If you’re testing the chemistry of your reef aquarium water at home,…

Exact iDip smart photometer is a new type of digital water test

The Exact iDip smart photometer was perhaps one of the biggest surprises in new aquarium products that was spied at MACNA 2015. In addition to the MindStream, JBL Proscan, and the new Elos Colorimeter, the iDip Exact is a new…

10 innovations of the MindStream Aquarium Monitor

Being the reef aquarium technophiles that we are, we couldn’t spend a whole day at the offices of MindStream R&D without becoming smitten with what this device is, how it works, and what makes it work. If you thought the…

Tropic Marin Carbocalcium, Liquid Buffer and new test kit for your hardness and pH needs

We continue to share some of the new products Tropic Marin has rolled our recently and we are now focusing on Tropic Marin Carbocalcium and Tropic Marin Liquid Buffer to address issues with your pH, calcium and carbonate hardness. Carbocalcium…

The Role of Magnesium in Marine Aquarium Chemistry

One of the big differences in moving from freshwater systems to saltwater systems is a greater emphasis on water chemistry. There is a pretty steep learning curve to get a handle on all the different chemical parameters, and it can…

Thrive Water lab is showing some promising refinements

Thrive Aquatics has been touring and promoting their new Thrive Water Lab water-testing kiosk all over the country for what seems like a really long time, but it’s actually been less than a year and a half since the Thrive…