Category Archives: Lighting

ATI Straton LED panel light comes to America

Straton, the long-awaited LED light launch by ATI Aquaristik is soon to hit American shores, and it’s sure to make a big splash. Different in form factor and philosophy to many other LEDs, Straton is designed to have a large LED panel, capable of wide, even T5-like light spread across a reef tank, bathing corals in high-quality light from all angles.

Blog: Wider, flatter LED lighting has had to mimic T5 to produce similar results. So have we come full circle?

I’ve been obsessing about marine lighting for some 25 years now and during that time I’ve run them all. T12, T8, T5, Power Compact T5, Metal Halide, Mercury Vapor, passive, and actively cooled LED. Even Plasma. Remember those? And I’ve always been quick to try out the latest models and technologies.

AP9X has every good Kessil feature all rolled into one

The Kessil AP9X is a 185 watt Wi-Fi controllable LED light fixture suitable for SPS tanks up to 3×2’. That in itself doesn’t make it too different from any other high-end reef led light on the market, but its the combination of other features that will delight Kessil fans and also maybe convert potential buyers […]

The G5 Radion diffuser is here!

The most radically different Radion light ever just further enhanced its appeal with the launch of the G5 diffuser. Available for all G5 XR15 and XR30 models, the new diffuser enables further flexibility in modifying light output by diffusing colour mixing and further balancing intensity with only a small reduction in PAR. Magnet mounting, EcoTech’s […]

Red Sea’s ReefLED Lights Are Launching in May—Here Is Everything We’ve Learned So Far

Yesterday Red Sea released a bunch of new information about their smart reef lighting systems, the ReefLED 50 and the ReefLED 90. There’s a lot of ground to cover, so we put together this blog post to share everything we’ve learned so far.

Prime Fuge Review: The Best Refugium Light We’ve Ever Tested—Grow Macroalgae FAST!

The all new Prime fuge was designed specifically for refugiums to promote faster and more robust growth among your macroalgae.

Choosing the Right Light For Your Aquarium — Marine Depot Chats with Experts #12

David (Dave) Troop of Aquatic Life joined us to share his lighting expertise to help you select the right light for your tank. We discussed LED, T5, and—you guessed it—hybrids! His company also produces reverse osmosis systems and accessories for aquarium use so we explore that topic as well!

Transform Your Aquarium Experience with Sound and Color — Marine Depot Chats with Experts #11

Current USA’s Serene combines aquarium lighting, background lighting, and audio to change your mood and stimulate your feelings using a technique called chromotherapy. Learn more in our latest Chats with Experts!

Learn Why the A360X From Kessil is Their Best Light Yet!

Kessil is known for their low-profile, pendant-style fixtures—especially the popular A360 series—which has become one of the most sought-after reef lights. Check out our review video about its successor, the A360X!

Algae Scrubbers Explained: Natural Filtration For Your Aquarium – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #7

We ask how algae scrubbers work, what the benefits are, how scrubbers compare to reactors and refugiums, what types of fish eat the algae harvested in a scrubber, and a whole lot more. Learn about algal filtration!