Spinnercube³ Improves the Magnetic Stirrer with Built-in LED

The Spinnercube³ is a new magnetic stirrer aimed at aquarium water testing which brings with it one very important and useful new feature. We’ve been using miniature magnetic stirrers as part of our tools for streamlined water testing for a…

Mastertronic Final Specs, Pricing, and Setup Video

The Mastertronic is the latest new high tech reef aquarium gizmo that promises to streamline and stabilize the management of reef aquarium chemistry. The Mastertronic follows in the footsteps of the Alkatronic which is an all in one alkalinity testing…

The Best Water Testing Kits For Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builders Gear Guide

Water testing kits are the foundation of a healthy marine aquarium after all you can’t just look at the water and know what’s going on. Maintaining stable water parameters is the key for fish and corals to thrive, and the…

API AquaSpin Tests Aquarium Water With Built-In Photometer

The API Aquaspin is an exciting new device designed to automatically test aquarium water. Details about the Aquaspin are extremely scant, no website, no social media posts and even the video is unlisted, but we can glean enough about it…

Triton Finally Offering Fast, US-Based ICP Testing!

It’s been over three years since Triton promised to bring their revolutionary ICP water testing to the U.S. and finally that project has at long last become realized. It was way back at MACNA in San Diego that Triton first…

Colombo Marine Test Stirrer Simplifies Calcium & Magnesium Testing

The new magnetic Test Stirrer from Colombo is the kind of quality-of-life accessory that we need much more of in the aquarium hobby. Some tests like pH and alkalinity are easy enough to perform, but have you ever tried to…

GHL Ion Director Monitors Calcium, Magnesium & Nitrate with NO Reagents!

The Ion Director by GHL is a very promising new device that brings the aquarium world one step closer to robotic reefing. GHL released the KH Director at a time when many different manufacturers were converging on creating their own…

Four Accessories to Streamline Aquarium Water Testing

We’ve been testing the chemistry of our aquarium water, one or two tanks at a time, for as long as we’ve been building reef tanks. However now with the new Reef Builders Studio we have many more ‘chemical systems’ of…

Testing out the New Salinity Pen Plus from Poseidon

The Salinity Pen Plus from Poseidon is a new salinity measuring tool that makes it dead simple to take quick, digital measurements of the concentration of seawater. Salinity is unquestionably the most important parameter for successful reef and saltwater aquariums…

Tease of Velda AquaTesterPro may be for ponds, but we’re intrigued

The AquaTesterPro is a new water electronic testing tool from Velda, who specializes in fish ponds, that has us intrigued. Traditional test kits are always a drag trying to determine parameters by matching the closest shade of color or counting…