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Category Archives: Pumps

Making Waves with Aqamai’s Tiny Wi-Fi Controllable KPS Pump

Today we are taking a look at the new Aqamai KPS Wifi Controllable Powerhead from the people over at Hydor who brought us the popular line of Koralia powerheads.


Drop-Off Tank Build – Episode 7: Light Installation + Which Wavemakers Should We Use?

In today’s episode, we hang the light you picked and customize the color, intensity, and light schedule. We also introduce our first fish and corals in this episode, so don’t miss it!


Tank Hacks: Easy Upgrades for Your Innovative Marine Fusion Peninsula 20

In this video we’re going to take the IM 20 gallon Peninsula Tank and deck it out with some of our favorite gear in order to show you guys how these tanks can provide the perfect platform to build the nano tank of your dreams.


Drop-Off Tank Build – Episode 5: Return Pump Installation + Which Skimmer Should We Use?

Welcome to Episode #5 of our drop-off tank build! Last time, we asked which return pump would work best for our tank and the Reef Octopus VarioS came in with a majority vote.


Drop-Off Tank Build – Episode 4: Heater Installation + Which Pump Should We Use?

In Episode 3, we aquascaped with the rock you voted for and began cycling the tank. Today we install and calibrate the heater you voted for and give an update on how the cycle is going.


How to Position Pumps and Powerheads for Better Water Circulation and Happy Corals

Water circulation is important for keeping fish and corals healthy and thriving. We’ll explain the multiple benefits of water movement and how best to position submersible pumps in reef tanks.


IceCap Gyre vs. Maxspect Gyre: What’s the Difference? We Got the Scoop from CoralVue!

Which Gyre should you buy: Maxspect or IceCap? We got the scoop from CoralVue’s VP of Sales & Marketing about the new more budget-conscious IceCap Gyre that was just released.


Transform your reef aquarium into THE ULTIMATE TECH TANK

We started out with a fish only system, then converted the tank to a reef system.  In this video we are going to turn this tank into the Ultimate Tech Tank by installing a Neptune Systems Apex Wi-Fi controller along with a handful of Apex accessories. Adding a controller to your tank is hands down […]


Product Review: Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Flow and Nano-Flow Propeller Pumps

Cobalt Aquatics are well-known for their “Original Maxi-Jet” pumps, now simply called “MJ” pumps. They are amazingly reliable and versatile pumps we’ve all come to love. New from Cobalt are the Neo-Flowand Nano-Flow propeller pumps. For water movement inside an aquarium, propeller-style pumps have proven themselves to be the best option available today. They provide […]


Product Review: EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10 Pump

Getting a VorTech pump was a no-brainer for me. Their reputation is incomparable and undeniable. They are a must-have for any serious reef tank enthusiast. EcoTech Marine VorTech pumps are the industry’s best for many reasons. My favorite feature is their many adjustable flow rates. They have a bunch of cool modes like nutrient transport, […]