Category Archives: Powerheads

XXXX BREAKING NEWS XXXX Nero 3 is new smaller wave pump model from Aqua Illumination

Aquatic tech company Aqua Illumination release the latest addition to their product portfolio this week, the Nero 3. At nearly half the size of its bigger brother the Nero 5 reefkeepers will be impressed by the tiny footprint of the 3, tiny 20-watt max power consumption, but large 2000gph maximum output.


The Abyzz AFC1200IPU is an absolute beast of a flow pump!

Premium pump manufacturer Abyzz has been teasing pictures and video of their largest flow pump the AFC1200. With a maximum output of 550,000lph/145,000gph its three times more powerful than a Hydro Wizard ECM 75 and nearly 10 times more powerful than a Tunze Masterstream 6560. It produces that torrent of water for only 1200 watts – that’s 120gph of water output per watt of electricity.


How to Lower pH in the Aquarium

Is the pH in your reef aquarium too high? Don’t panic or reach for a pH adjuster just yet. Before doing anything it’s important to understand the fundamentals of pH and the factors that affect it in your tank. Relax! This isn’t going to be a chemistry lesson and there’s no math involved. Here’s what […]


Sicce XStream SDC wave pump – reviewed

The wave pump market is a funny one. Everyone wants the newest, the most powerful and the most radical-looking wave pump they can get. And if I were to ask an on-trend reefer to name their top three wave-making pumps I bet the XStream SDC by Sicce wouldn’t be mentioned. But I’ve been running one […]


Free fish guard with every Nero pump from now on

As from today, all Nero pumps will be manufactured and shipped complete with the new fish guard. 


Vectra and Vortech firmware change to Mobius on June 1st

The news we’ve all been waiting for from EcoTech Marine is here. From June 1st all Vortech and Vectra pumps will be manufactured with Mobius firmware installed. That means that the latest pumps will be controllable via the Mobius app alongside recent generation Radion LED lights, and the all-conquering Versa dosing pump. So no more […]


Control Pumps From All Your Favorite Brands With a Single Controller—See The Game-Changing CoralVue Hydros Wave Engine At Reef-A-Palooza Orlando This Weekend

The Hydros Wave Engine allows pumps from different brands to work together to provide an integrated flow management system. You can use a VorTech at one end of your tank and a Maxspect Gyre at the other—and have them work together!


Vectra 2 Pumps from EcoTech Marine Are Launching This Month: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About The Generation 2 Vectras!

EcoTech Marine announced the Vectra 2 today, which is the second generation of their controllable DC return pumps. We’ll share all the announcement details and imagery in this blog post and tell you what’s changed and what’s stayed the same!


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!


Nero 5 Pump Review: Design, Performance, Control, and Scheduling Using myAI App

Aqua Illumination is one of the original companies that pioneered LED aquarium lighting and make it available to the masses. Recently, they’ve taken an exciting leap into the circulation pump market with the Nero 5 powerhead release.