Reviews

Reviews of equipment, additives, test kits etc.

  1. The Reef Aquatics IntelliSun LED review

    INTELLISUN LED REEF LIGHTING UNIT: USER REVIEW Well, to start off, I just want to state that this review was done out of my own initiative on a light unit I thought has great potential for lighting nano to large tanks. The unit wasn’t sponsored by Reef Aquatics & I had to pay for it out of my own pocket. A couple days ago, I saw a post from Reef Aquatics pet store from Cape Town (reef aquatics) about a new LED unit that they are importing as a test for sale to us local reefers in South...
  2. Official Nitra-Guard Titanium User review

    Orca nitra-guard titanium user review Well, to start this review off, I just need to state that what I claim in this thread is my own opinion of a product that I thought was worthy of its title as the fastest working biological nitrate removing product on the market. In no way was I sponsored with product samples or paid in any way to do this review. The product that I tested was purchased out of my own pocket from a reputable sponsor’s LFS. Please note that I haven’t written this review...
  3. Orca nitra guard bio cubes

    I was asked by moderators on another forum (but thought I'll post it here too) to give some input on the site’s biocube thread, and when asked, as per my usual modus operandi when asked to do something, words like fastidious, thorough and tedious to the point of painfulness come to mind…. Before I start, please note that I have no affiliation with the manufacturer or any distributors of the product. I have never received any free samples or monetary remuneration from the company and all...
  4. Vertex Alpha Protein Skimmer Review

    Model being reviewed: Vertex Alpha 200 skimmer Claimed skimming capacity: 1200lt Air-draw capacity: Ok guys and girls So I got my hands on one of these puppies a little while ago and only recently got the opportunity to build a new sump to get it running. I have been asked a million times why pay so much for a skimmer such as this when there are other equivalents that will (“supposedly”) do just as good a job. Have a look on the following and perhaps you will understand why! My personal...
  5. ReefAngel Review/Write Up

    @Jeann1 Taken some time but here is my write up/review of the ReefAngel Aquarium Controller. I must same I am exceptionally impressed with this unit. Some people may not like the fact that it is modular and doesn’t have absolutely everything rolled up all nicely into one little package, but this is actually what I enjoy about it. I can add things as I need them and don’t have to pay through my nose for each add-on. The only downside to this is that you need to mount everything...
  6. Seneye Reef Review

    I’ve read a few reviews on the web and they are all pretty varied on whether the author likes or dislike the unit so I decided to wait about 2 weeks before doing my review. Now I’m not going to go into to depth on what the is, you can read that here >>> seneye - Aquarium water Testing | Fish Tank water sensor - seneye aquarium water testing devices Being from a pretty strong IT based background, I’ve always wanted my tank to be A.) computer based and B.) online, it’s just one of those...
  7. Reef Pearls Tested / Review

    Okey guys, Dorry Pets in PTA has asked me to test and review a new product that is available in South Africa called Reef Pearls. This product has been used by many reefers abroad, but here we have no known knowledge of it. Dorry Pets' reasoning for allowing me to test the food, is that I have a dedicated NPS tank, and how better to test food than on corals that requires food as a sole form of nutrition. Other photosynthetic coral would open up with other factors and the test may not be as...
  8. Chemical Control of Aiptasia

    Guys, I thought I would write this thread to assist guys that is not sure about which of the three most known chemical treatments for aiptasia to use. **Please just remember that this is from my personal experience, so many may differ, and if you have any further advice to add please post here. I am not going to discuss any fish, nudi or shrimp treatment here, this is purely chemical controll. Okey, so over the last few weeks I drastically had to do something about my aiptasia...
  9. Aqua-Medic OceanProp 15000lph review

    Aqua-Medic OceanProp 15000lph review Ok so i just recieved 2 oceanprop 15000lph pumps to play with and all i can say is WOW!!! They are super powerful and exceptionally silent for the size, the suction cup mounting bracket attaches nicley and the pump is well balanced. pre-programmed wave functions from a straight 5000 and 15000lph consistent flow to swapping from the 5000-15000lph on various wave sequences it also sports a night time mode where it shuts the pumps flow down to its lowest...
  10. Tunze 9002 Skimmer review

    My tunze 9002 :slayer::slayer::slayer:
  11. Tunze Hydrofoamer 9420.040

    Introduction Well time for another review. I remember a few years ago when skimmers were all the rage with the launching of new innovative ideas. The arguments then were concentrated around contact time, amount of air being sucked up, how fine the bubbles were, etc. Anyway one of the top end skimmers that became available to us here in SA was the Bubble Master with its thread wheel Sicce pumps, man what a skimmer. Now being a skimmer addict I had to have one. Unfortunately the down fall of...
  12. LED's explained + review

    Okey, I must just note that I wrote an entire 30 minutes on this thread, then got the "page can not be displayd" error when I clicked on submit... Also, I have just learned that my wife thought it will to put an Opel badge onto the back of another car... :( So, with that wind out of my sails, I will just write a much shorter version of what I was trying to say;) Alot of unanswered questions are making the rounds on MASA about whether LED's are better or even just close the the likes of...
  13. JAD WG-310 Protein Skimmer Review

    JAD WG-310 Protein Skimmer Review :thumbup:
  14. Hobby Brine shrimp hatchery!

    So, I went on to an international forum and they said they used this thing to hatch brine shrimp. Needs no power, no heater and no air pumps or movement at all. This is what I got... The instructions say to add 3 slightly heaped teaspoons of salt (aquarium not table salt) to 500ml of fresh water. Pour the water into the tray. Then place 1/4 teaspoon of the brine shrimp eggs into the tray spread evenly over the waters surface.... Check. Put the lid on... You can also see the size of the...
  15. Tunze 6125 Stream Review

    Introduction When a new pump is released to the reef keeping community few will create as much stir world wide as a new model Tunze stream. When visiting any board or talking to any reef keeper, the one thing that is synonymous with the Tunze brand is Quality. My History with Tunze Well my experience with Tunze was off to a rocky start. A bit of back ground here for those that don’t know – I had always heard about and seen Tunze pumps in action and had always been told about the quality...
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