During the meeting of Goccia Nera in the last days of may at Gallarate, not so far from Milano, I had the chance to meet my friend Pietro Romano and to take some pictures of his more than wonderful aquarium.
Here we are to introduce and comment one of the most beautiful reef tanks I’ve ever seen. Most of all, we’d like to admire the skill of Andrea Negusanti, aka AndreaNegu, who was able to have as many as two of his tanks awarded as “tank of the month”. We’re also proud to have Andrea as the centerpiece of our pizza-and-aquarium-lovers group “MagnaRomagna“.
Andrea’s tank was tailored in order to fit into his home environment and is based on a custom Elos tank (125x70x55) entirely made in extra clear glass 15 mm thick. The tank’s gross capacity is 480 liters, which is also the system’s overall capacity, also considering sump volumes.
Walking inside the Stand 4, we visited the small stand Prodibio that it seemed extremely interesting. I presume that you all know the Prodibio as one of the most important companies in the production of bacteria to the aquarium, and that therefore all of you have used the mythical glass vials.
During the show Prodibio presented a new protocol for the treatment of diseases in aquarium
Elos will present at the fair in Nuremberg the new idea that has developed, the Elos Concept80.
It’s an aquarium completely modular and configurable. Surely a new idea of designing his aquarium. Now you can finally use an online configurator, soon available, and will follow step by step the construction of the system. No doubt a great idea.
You can choose the tank, which can be ordered with no overflow or with two different systems to overflow, at least from what seems to understand from images.
The 2012 is an important year for the aquarium trade, like every two years it will take the important trade fair in Nuremberg, the Interzoo. The greatest manifestation of the old continent on pets, although we’ll go there, obviously only for what concerns the aquariums.
As we know the life of many companies is close related to Interzoo, preparing the products to be presented at the fair, creating interest and gathering people to his stand to show them, so to miss the fair could be a crucial factor and a good indicator fot the health of a company.
Many of you, and especially hobbyists from electronic and aquarium, will remember AQUASMART, the system developed by Limulus, born from the Roberto Buti‘s desire to create a system to manage their marine aquarium, which then evolved until reaching full maturity with the complete system.
You can read a review of the state of the art of its creation here: Aquasmart by Limulus
Unfortunately at some point the system has run aground, its development has been blocked, and for a time there was concern for the continuity of the system.
Today, finally, Limulus is back, the website has been restored, and finally we have heard about AQUASMART II, you can join the forum and indicate the preferences for the development of this wonderful system.
It ‘s useless to say that I am very happy!
Click on the link to go to the site and then to the forum where you can partecipate to the development of the new system.
Recently, we talk a lot about led lighting, although it is my opinion that for SPS corals is today still preferable a traditional HQi lamp.
In the future we will definitely have led lighting over our tank, given the advantages they have, especially when it will be possible to have a greater lumens watts than offered today, say around 180/200 lumens per watt to compete with lamps of 250 watts HQi and also 250/300 lumens per watt for 400 watt, and above all a general decline in prices, still quite high.
Even AndreaNegu, owner of a beautiful aquarium already the subject of several photos here into DaniReef.com and tank of the month of AcquaPortal , in his last tank has decided to change from his T5 lighting with 10 neon, to the wonderful double-E power with manta and blue EliteXP, which is among others one of the first blue EliteXP to be delivered on the market.
The tank as you can see is very beautiful, and all photos of this article are clickable.
As we said the blue EliteXP is one of the first to be delivered on the market, and is composed of 18 3-watt blue LEDs and 3 red LEDs. The power is remarkable, in a tank that measures 125×70 cm you can see with only 3 red led what we can have:
And with only blue LEDs:
We can see the tank from everywhere, it’s really amazing
And also to look at one of the most beautiful clam I ever seen in aquarium
The question that naturally arises is how much the tank has lost or improved by this change, I simply return the photos, leaving you to judge … and I’d like to read your comments.
Self made with 2 LED bars and 10x54w T5, with ATI reflectors:
And with Elos E-Power 2x250w HQi, with Elos Spectra 14.000 °K, Manta and the new Blue EliteXP
The Aquamar Nanoscope D-D it’s an optical tool with a 48x magnification. It’s a mesoscope produced by The Aquarium Solution and distribuited in Italy by Aquaristica.
It ‘an object that could satisfy both the playful aspect (allowing you to comfortably observe the spectacle offered by a polyps of SPS as they expand and prey) and the need to inspect the state of health of an animal or verify the presence of micro-organisms and undesirable pests.