Close Look: TMC Reef Habitat 50

Whether you are a seasoned reefer, or perhaps someone looking to buy their very first tank, there can be a confusing variety of options. You could consider buying a bespoke system, creating your own from individual parts, or maybe purchasing an off-the-shelf system, all either new or used. While each method has its own merits,Read More

Close Look: Philips CoralCare Gen2 LED light

Looking back at or review of the Philips CoralCare Gen1 fixture almost 3 years ago (issue 66) we were immediately struck by how quickly this time has passed. As then, we continue to see manufacturers going to great lengths to refine and hone their fixtures primarily to improve light distribution and blending, thus emulating theRead More

Close Look: Aquarium Systems L’Aquarium 2.0

Every year when we attend a trade show, we get a feel for the latest trends and general direction in which suppliers and manufacturers are moving with their various product lines. Several years ago, off-the-shelf aquarium systems themselves were the new, hot product. Since then, we’ve seen numerous refinements in the design of these systems.Read More

Close Look: Tunze DOC Skimmer 9430 DC

When it comes to skimmers, it can be easy to be led by the form of a product over its function. However, something that looks aesthetically pleasing doesn’t necessarily mean it will perform its primary role any more effectively. Sometimes it can be a challenge to look beyond the hype, especially when everyone else seemsRead More

Close Look: ReefTops Tank Cover

Until recently, if you wanted a neat cover for your open-topped rimless tank, options were few and far between. Even the easiest solution involved a fair amount of DIY to end-up with a usable product. Given the never-ending stories of people losing fish through them jumping out of uncovered aquaria, we probably weren’t the onlyRead More