The sponge filter is filtration made simple. It is the cheapest and easiest to use filtration system available in the fish tank keeping hobby. They are not for every setup, but if you know what they are best for you can save yourself a lot of money on filtration. Today’s post we talk about the best sponge filters and where they are best suited for.
Sometimes, the best part of owning an aquarium isn’t buying it or getting any fancy equipment. As is the case with a home, the best part of owning an aquarium is putting personal touches on it to make something unique. Those aquarium decorations for your fish tank can be very satisfying to set up.
Picking out the decor for your aquarium fish tank can be a tough process, simply because there are so many aquarium products to sort through when searching. Rocks, aquarium lights, plants, and other structures; there is a wide variety of things you can choose for your aquarium. You can model your aquarium after your own house or do something completely unexpected and off the wall.
Are you looking for the finest ultra clear rimless aquariums you can find today? If so you have come to the right place as I do a comprehensive UNS Aquarium Review. Ultum Nature Systems or UNS is at the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship in the planted tank community. As you may have seen in our Best Rimless Tank round up, they were given my editor’s choice badge for best the best at what they do – making a pure rimless aquarium. I didn’t have as much space as I wanted to talk about their aquariums, so I’ll go in-depth here.
The Red Sea Reefer was the first ready to run reefer system that delivered on quality simple install and operation. Today, I’ll do a comprehensive Red Sea Reefer review. Red Sea with its Reefer line has made reefing much simpler to approach even to first timers. The Reefer was featured in my Best Rimless Tank round up article, but I did not go into full detail in the review. In this post, I will dive into how Red Sea set the benchmark for everyone and is what every manufacturer now tries their best to imitate their approach. Very feel competitive come close to Red Sea’s approach and even fewer can compete. The Red Sea line really brought reef tanks to the forefront of our hobby and to the masses.
Aquarium automatic is becoming more and more of a reality to the modern aquarist these days. One of the most common applications of tank automation are auto top of systems (AKA ATOs). These systems work to add freshwater to your aquarium as water evaporates. In saltwater tanks in particular, they are extremely valuable in maintaining stable salinity levels as salinity can swing as water evaporates and does not get replaced. In freshwater tanks, this will keep your water levels stable so your filtration can run optimally and so your tank doesn’t completely dry out.
Looking for the very best Protein Skimmer available for your saltwater aquarium today? If so, you have come to the right place. Today, I go in-depth with a Nyos Skimmer review!
As you may have read in my Best Protein Skimmerround up article, Protein skimmers have become a staple piece of equipment for many reef tanks. It all started with the Berlin method that became popular when I started up reefing back in the early 90s. Everyone swears by their protein skimmer, and we can see why with so many successful reef tanks running them. So what makes the Nyos Quantum so unique? Let’s find out shall we?
The Gyre, when it first came out was an innovation to reef hobbyist. You no longer had to worry about dead spots or have multiple wavemakers installed in your reef tank. With a Gyre everything could be managed by a single device. And this Gyre did such a great job that it virtually eliminated dead spots and performed reliability. The IceCap Gyre was a budget version of MaxSpect’s original version.
The 1st generation of IceCap’s Gyres was in my opinion the best value in aquarium wavemakers on the market. Today, I look at IceCap’s latest Gyre 2K and 4K 2nd generation models and see if they still continue to deliver value.
Looking for a reef ready system that that delivers on quality and simplicity? If so, you have come to the right place as today I do a comprehensive Waterbox Aquarium Review. Waterbox has taken it to Red Sea with highly quality reef ready systems that are approachable even for a beginner saltwater aquarium owner. As you may have read in my Best Rimless Tank round up article, the Waterbox Aquariums systems are a great way to get started in the saltwater hobby. They got my best value award for having such great features at a fair price, however, I didn’t have the space in the article to talk about their entire line and go in depth on all their features. This post, I will dive in so you can see what makes WaterBox Aquariums stand out so much in an industry I feel at times can be seen as overly complex to beginners.
Looking for the very best planted tank LED available for your aquarium today? If so, you have come to the right place. Today, I go in-depth on the Twinstar LED family of lights. I’ll go through what’s new, their features, and what makes them so superior compared to all other planted tank led systems on the market.
Looking for the very best Aquarium Reef LED available for your saltwater aquarium today? If so, you have come to the right place. Today, I go indepth on the EcoTech’s newest Radion – the Generation 5. What is new? What has changed? And what makes this stand out from all the other Reef LEDs out in the market?
As you may have read in my Best Reef LED round up article. LEDs are the it technology when it comes to coral growing. They have become the tech toys of our hobby and also have become very energy efficient over time. LEDs can be tricky however, as too many features can overwhelm a newcomer and the spectrum of the LED are not created equal among the various players out there.
Looking for the very best Aquarium Return Pump available for your tank today? Well, this is the very post you have been looking for as the Sicce Syncra has solved may of the issues that have plagued DC pumps since they were first introduced in the hobby.
As you may have read in my Best Aquarium Return Pump round up article. DC pumps are cursed with multiple issues. The main thing are the failure points and the quality control of the manufacturing. So what happens when we combine one of the most reliable and high quality Italian manufacturers in our industry and DC pump technology? It sounds like a dream combination doesn’t it? It sounds like Sicce may have solved the very issue that has frustrated most us with DC pumps since they were released – reliability!
Looking for the very best CO2 regulator available for planted tanks today? Well you are in a treat today as I review the CO2 Art Pro-Elite Series CO2 Regulator. I had the pleasure of taking to the CO2Art people about their product and got the full scope on their latest CO2 regulator. If you are a serious aquascaper, or looking to be one, this is the product review for you!