As promised, here is my review of the new Hanna HI 755 Checker Alkalinity Colorimeter. This review will cover the unboxing of the HI 755, testing, and comparison with other popular alkalinity test kits (API, Salifert, and LaMotte).
Read the full review (full of pics) after the jump. Feel free to click on each pic for a bigger version.Read More »
I’m excited. I just got an email notification that my order of the new Hanna Alkalinity Colorimeter (HI 755 Checker HC) has been shipped and I should get it by Monday! I’ll post a short review comparing it with other popular test kits next week so stay tuned.
Here’s a video of how it works:
More info about the gizmo after the jump.Read More »
If you’ve gone tired mixing kalk paste and packing them in syringes since your Peppermint shrimps and butterflies have been ignoring the increasing population of Aiptasias and Mojanos in your tank, here’s a better solution — electrocute them.
Paul Baldassano has invented a patent pending gizmo called the ‘Zapper‘ that uses electrolysis to ‘zap’ the unsightly pests. The gizmo works by submerging a protected electrode on one part of your tank, using the 24-inch Zapper with a stainless steel needle to probe the Aiptasia or Mojano, and pressing a button to complete the circuit. It is powered by a small cellphone charger-like 12v power supply.
The Zapper is not available commercially as of the moment due to the pending patent but Paul is currently building them by hand in limited quantities. If you want one, it sells at $75 (plus shipping). The Zapper length can be customized if needed. You can contact Paul directly via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Videos of the Zapper in action after the jump.Read More »
The improved ATI Purple Plus replaces the ATI Pro Coral and competes with the Korallen-Zucht Fiji Purple in terms of spectrum, but about $7 – $11 cheaper.
Check out ATI’s T5 combination recipe after the jump.Read More »
The new Red Devil 4 range of pumps are capable of moving water at ~7400 gal/hr up to ~21100 gal/hr. Each pump can be attached through your network via an ethernet cable and can be controlled via any internet browser. Check out the demo below by Dutch company Air Aqua:
The pumps will come out in 500, 800, 1100, and 1600 watt models and with the lowest model priced at €1795 (~$2,500 USD) and the highest at €2795 (~$3,800 USD).
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One of the most highly anticipated products that should come out soon is the new VorTech MP60w ES pump by EchoTech Marine. Officially announced at the recently concluded Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) in Orlando, Florida, this pump is capable of pushing 7500 gph, which is a dream gizmo for those with larger reef tanks.
The MP60w comes with the EcoSmart controller that allows you to control the pump’s flow and behavior. It comes with pre-programmed modes that automatically change the speed of the pump, to give a more random water flow in the tank. The controller can also communicate and sync wirelessly with other EcoSmart controllers for a more efficient and balanced water circulation inside the tank. Check out the operating manual (.pdf).
See the MP60w in action after the jump.Read More »