We are inaugurating today a new section on DaniReef, that was requested for a long time by our users: a video-guideline channel about installation and managing of aquarium devices. Let’s start today with the installation of the chiller Teco TK 500.
A little while ago, Ecotech Marine published a video reporting the work of the Aquarium Curator of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, Jamie Craggs, who working on the sexual reproduction of corals, managed to trigger mass spawning under Ecotech Marine Radion lights.
I started talking about Elos test kits since 2007, when I used Salifert that didn’t satisfied me, then I spoke again last year when I used them as a measure of comparison with the OceanLife test kit, today, thanks to the purchase of the entire Elos test kit, as I do about every 6 months, I’m here to speak about them. Let’s start with the Elos Test of Alkalinity or KH.
As many of you know I’ve always been skeptical about using LEDs in marine aquarium, for a variety of reasons that I’m going to list in this article, but it is undeniable that today the LEDs are an important reality also for aquariology. Speaking with one of the many producers, that at this moment I prefer not to name, we decided to perform a thorough test on my own aquarium. We set ourselves at least 8-9 months to evaluate the goodness of their ceiling led, and to assess the quality of the LEDs. We believe that nine months is sufficient to be able to have reliable conclusions.
Above is my aquarium lit only by the blue LED of my previous ceiling. The double Elos E-Power with blue LED E-lite. Can not deny that I love this color in the aquarium.
Some days ago it’s arrived the calcium reactor from LGMAquari, the brand new LGr701 SP.
In a couple of day I’ll put under my tank to perform an hard test, so I’ll write a complete review in a couple of month.
I have to thank Geppy and Manuela from LGMAquari that have sent the calcium reactor to DaniReef for this test.
Since the last visit two years ago where I took the Eheim Compact Plus 2000 as a new return pump, also this year the Interzoo (in short you will see an extensive article on this website) has brought me a new pump.
The choice fell on italian Sicce Syncra Silent 2.5
According to my program to calculate the correct return pump that you can read here: return pump – Calculation of Flow, which was updated for the occasion, I won us, because otherwise I would have not done:)