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Ecotech Marine Radion XR30w G2 PRO Preview

EcoTech Marine Radion XR30w PRO plafoniera led

After being passed from the ceiling LED Sicce GNC AM 466 (review) to a pair of Ecotech Marine Radion XR30w G2 (preview) in the month of November, I realized that, for needs of my corals, a pair of Radion wasn’t optimal and some corals had begun to suffer. At this point I decided to add a third Radion to my marine aquarium, and this time, also in order to make comparisons, I decided to focus on the Ecotech Marine Radion XR30w PRO.

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Preview: Sicce Led light fixture AM-466 Series

After the post published a little over a month ago on my transition from HQi lamps to LEDs (see article), I finally present the lamp that is being tested on my tank, a pair of Sicce AM Series 466 led light fixture.

Led light fixture Sicce AM-Serie 466

The Sicce AM 466 adopts many features that are difficult to find on other commercial light fixture, as we shall see later, but what struck me most is seeing it in operation in some tanks, especially the one on display in the shop of Natura Amica in Rome.

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Going from HQi to Led … my reef aquarium available for a thorough test

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.

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Elos Spectra HQi out quietly from the market

I already mentioned my thoughts on the fate of the HQI lamps in my editorial about Interzoo, the industry trade show held every two years in Nuremberg, Germany (Editorial: the Interzoo 2012 in Nuremberg).

Just today we found that Elos made discontinued its fantastic bulbs Elos Spectra. An elegant way to say that will be available while supplies last, but will no longer be produced. I would therefore advise all their lovers to try to order and stock up … as also I just did.

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Interzoo 2012: The Aquatronica booth

During our trip inside Interzoo we could not miss an historical company for aquarium automation: Aquatronica, which we visited in Hall 2. It ‘s been a pleasure to meet again in person Massimo Brandi, second from left in photo, who strongly wanted Aquatronica and created from scratch.

Today Aquatronica it’s a global reality, and as we had anticipated a few weeks ago (Aquatronica unveils the new Touch Screen!) the system has been updated with a brand new Touch Screen. I will not repeat what has already been highlighted in the article linked, but seeing it live is truly spectacular.

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