Reviews

Reviews of equipment, additives, test kits etc.

  1. Review Blue Treasure Sps Sea Salt

    Seeing Blue Treasure salt at one of my LFS’s in May of this year, I decided I would first go home and get on the net and research as much I could about this new brand of salt that I have not yet heard of. Well the info I found really looked promising, parameters stated on their packaging all looked good. I am not one who likes to switch between brands but I was itching to try it out for myself. The salt comes packaged in 20kg buckets as well as 6.7kg bags (which has a zip lock) perfect size...
  2. AcroPower

    I’m sceptical about pretty much any new aquarium product. No matter how shiny the bottle is, it’s going to take a while before I am sold on something and it gets added to my cupboard of tried and trusted marine must haves. In the past I would throw money at any and all new products; in recent years though I have become a lot more reluctant to shell out hard earned money on something that may turn out to be nothing more than a bottle of empty promises. You can only imagine my reaction when I...
  3. Tunze Nano Care Magnet review 0220.010

    So I bought one of these for my Jewel Lido 120 liter nano as I had a few spots of Coralline algae on my front glass as you can see in the pic below. I'm a bit lazy in cleaning it, as a result the coralline has taken over. Although this is good because when scraping it off it will seed the rest of the tank. I also bought a set of 3 steel blades just in case the plastic blades of the Tunze magnet wouldn't be able to tackle the hard coralline. (NOTE: Do not do this until you have read my stupid...
  4. Hands on with the Jebao RW15 review

    Ok so I had a few minutes gap and decided to put my thoughts of this pump down to text for all to get a better understanding of what they are buying. As you may have noticed I love buying and testing equipment, it’s always like Christmas when a new box of goodies arrives at my house! The construction The Jeboa RW range is almost a copy of Vortech in its construction but an internal version with a magnet attaching it to the glass which is reminiscent of Tunze and most other pumps these days...
  5. Tunze Care Magnet Nano 220.010

    I invested in a small Care Magnet from Tunze last month while I was away on holiday as my grandmother was on fish feeding duty and this generally implies I won’t see through the tank glass on my return. First impressions on opening the box were that it was very small and light, with a strong magnet holding it together. Using the magnet was a joy. I found it maneuverable, it did not pick up dirt or gravel due to the fact that only the blades make contact on the inside of the tank....
  6. Reef Octopus Diablo DC internal skimmer review – DSC-200INT

    Reef Octopus Diablo DC internal skimmer – DSC-200INT My Gran always insists that I save the wrapping paper for re-use. On this particular occasion no amount of tape, glue or imagination would be able to stitch together the remains of this packaging. With the ferocity of a wild animal and the delight of a child on their birthday, I disembowelled that package revealing the glistening new Skimmer that lay inside. Once heart rate had returned to normal and the packaging murder scene cleaned...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
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