Interzoo 2018: the new Hydor Seltz D return pump and the Aqamai LRS ceiling lights

Interzoo 2018: la nuova pompa di risalita controllabile Hydor Seltz DHydor as well enters the controllable pumps group with his Hydor Seltz D.

Iquitos - mangimi tropicali - Colombo

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We’ve been waiting for a Hydor revolution concerning return pumps for several years. And the revoltion has finally come, with the new Seltz D debut.  Even if it can be controlled through line-controllers, the pump works by alternating current, not direct current as one could have thought at first sight.

The Seltz D is a 6 pole pump and it should therefore have a more linear functioning, and smoother power ups and arrests. The controller allows an intensity variation and the possibility of putting the pump on hold to feed the fish.

To this day, the possibility of controlling the pump from everywhere through the cloud is still lacking. But this is not an indispensable feature, in all honesty. Especially when an alternating current controllable pump should have an extremely moderate price, since it doesn’t have to bear an inverter to switch from alternating to direct current.

Interzoo 2018: la nuova pompa di risalita controllabile Hydor Seltz DAbove you can see the pump flow and the controller in action. We have high expectations for this pump and can’t wait to try it out, for us and for you.

Hydor Seltz D Technical Characteritics

There are 3 pumps going from 6.000 to 12.000 litres an hour flow rate. Let’s see all of the new return pumps’s technical characteristics.

  Consumption Max head Flow rate
Seltz D 1600/6000 60 watt 4,2 m 6.000 l/h
Seltz D 2400/9000 75 watt 4,6 m 9.000 l/h
Seltz D 3200/12000 90 watt 4,8 m 12.000 l/h


We appreciated how engineer Valerio Bresolin personally told us about it. His enthusiasm in introducing this pump, which Hydor invested a lot in, seeps trough his words.

Interzoo 2018: DaniReef e l'ing. Valerio Bresolin

The new Aqamai LRS ceiling lights

Inside the booth there were two set ups of aquariums, a marine one and a fresh water one, to show Aqamai‘s performances live.

Interzoo 2018: Acquario marino con Aqamai LRM e Aqamai KPM

The marine aquarium relied on a Aqamai LRM ceiling light (review) and a Aqamai KPM mobility pump (presentation).

Here you can see the gorgeous fresh water aquarium prepared by ITAU‘s Samuele Gamberini.

Interzoo 2018: Acquario acqua dolce aquascaping di Samuele Gamberini presso lo stand Hydor Aqamai

In the booth there were also several Aqamai LRM ceiling lights for viewing, in black and white livery. Splendid as well.

But the real standout regarding Aqamai was the introduction of the new Aqamai LRS ceiling light. Basically a cut-in-half LRM.

Interzoo 2018: la nuova plafoniera compatta per nanoreef Aqamai LRSGorgeous, consisting of 15 leds, 3 White Hot, 1 UV, 2 Indigo, 3 Royal Blue, 3 Blue, 1 Green, 1 Red A e 1 Red B. Consumption is of 50 watts, exactly half of its big sister LRM.

Interzoo 2018: la nuova plafoniera compatta per nanoreef Aqamai LRSThey are particularly indicated for not too pushed minireef, since if you want more you can obviously get the LRM, or for small dimension nanoreef.

Its declared output is extremely promising, with a maximum value of 69,5 micromoli/m2s, measured at a distance of 60 cm.

Interzoo 2018: prodotti Aqamai, pompe e plafoniere, nello stand Hydor


For more information about Hydor and Aqamai products you should check their official websites. In addition to this, we invite you to read our Editorial about the exhibition to learn about our point of view about the 36th Interzoo edition (2018) and to consult the links to all of the articles about the booths we have visited to date: