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A picture is worth a thousand words

All of these pictures I just snapped as we were walking by booths and they seemed either cool, interesting, funny or odd.  In context I am sure most make a lot of sense.   Foosball anyone? Hands free? The picture doesn’t do it justice but the size of this booth was just enormous, including its »

Tunze 6097

Tunze adds wireless control via Bluetooth with the 7097 MultiController

We got our first good look at the new big brother of the Tunze 7096, aptly named the Tunze 7097.  Both of these controllers are designed to control up to four Tunze controllable pumps (eight with the use of the Y cable).   Once setup with the pumps the controllers themselves are capable of controlling almost »

Elos PlanetPro

Elos introduces new light with NFC technology and a sleek glass canopy

Just about everyone loves the look of rimless tanks but one of the downsides is that they are difficult to cover without losing that sleek, modern style. It looks like Elos has managed to create a simple, easy to use light fixture that can also function as a beautiful canopy for the aquarium. The Elos »

Red Sea Max

Don’t know if you want an aquarium with built in filtration or a sump? How about both?

Keeping with tradition Red Sea has announced a new line of all in one aquariums this year with their prototype E series tanks. If you’re not familiar with the RSM C and S series already, the C series is their most basic all in one tank. Everything is included in the system from lighting and »

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Out-standing from Elos

Ok I am done with the puns :-)  In all seriousness I didn’t know there was this much innovation to be made in the department of stands but this year I have seen a variety of new features. Now Elos, a company normally known for their sleek rimless aquariums,  has put together a welded aluminum »

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A calcium reactor that can do the splits?

The Vertex RX-6 was one of my favorite calcium reactors so I was really excited to see its replacement. Its really impressive the way Vertex has managed to bring new features to a technology that has been around for a very long time. The first thing you may notice from afar is that the there »

Lego Fish

How about a LEGO Aquascape?

I just had to stop and take a few pictures of this one. Tropical Marine Centre worked with TMC and Bright Bricks to create all sorts of fish and coral aquascapes using LEGO’s! Bright Bricks is listed as “one of only twelve LEGO certified professionals in the world. “ I honestly don’t know what that »

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Tunze adds to the NanoStream lineup

New to Tunze’s lineup is the Tunze Nanostream 6020 and 6040 “discrete” powerheads. These powerheads aren’t like anything we have seen from Tunze before. Instead of a typical straight on powerhead design like most propeller pumps, these are designed with a special flow deflector and are mounted vertically. The idea is that they are easy »

Kessil Prototype

Another prototype, this time from Kessil

If you have been paying attention to Kessil you’ll likely noticed that over the last few weeks they have shared a lot of seemingly random information about touch controls, Wi-Fi, application development, and hybrid optics. It seemed a bit strange considering they don’t have any products that use Wi-Fi, touch buttons, or use the hybrid »

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Never have to change a filter sock again?

This is a product that hasn’t gotten a lot of press in the past; it’s the Genesis aquarium filter.  Lets face it, none of us change our filter socks as often as we really should. Did you know that in Europe there has been a piece of equipment that basically does it automatically for you? »

Red Sea LED

Red Sea joins the LED lighting crowd

This year at Interzoo Red Sea has unveiled their new “Reef-Spec” LED lighting system. The prototype fixtures look extremely sleek and have a lot of the cool features we have seen from their light fixtures in the past. For example the fixture is still hinged about a third of the way from the front so »

Tunze

More submersibles from Tunze, except this time its LEDs:

Tunze is making a splash in the LED industry with its LED full spectrum 8850 LED light. This light fixture is entirely submersible! Containing seven white LEDs, seven blue LEDs, and twelve red LEDs. This magnet mounted LED bar is capable of adjusting color temperature between 5000 and 25000k. Controllable via the new 7097 Bluetooth »

Sump-thing new from Elos

Usually if you want a sump for a particular purpose you’re going to have to design and either build it yourself, or design it and send it off to a fabricator to have it built. This sump is a prototype that they have being using in Europe and it offers flexibility and features were not »

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Neptune gets nimble

We had a chance to stop in and chat with Terence from Neptune Systems to see what was new and upcoming. Terence was super excited about things from the digital perspective. Many of you likely know that Apex Fusion is out of Beta and into standard release. With the backbone of the software done they »

Kessil Controller

Hands on with the new Kessil Spectral Controller

If you follow Kessil you likely already heard about the new controller coming out for the A360 lights. We ran into David from Kessil by chance while checking out some booths and he led us on a very long journey (this place is huge!) to the Kessil booth to give us a hands on look »