Types of Water Pumps for the Aquarium to Get You Flowin’

There are many types of water pumps used in aquariums and especially with reef tanks, but not all water pumps are designed to do the same job.

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Blog: Why are all new marine tanks the same?

Shop for a new off-the-shelf reef tank these days and I wager it will have the following features: Rimless open top, low iron glass, and minimalist cabinet. It may be long, shallow, cube, peninsula, or even a drop-off, but its fundamental design will be the same. Consumers and manufacturers have both come to this happy […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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!

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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.

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ReefStock Denver 2019

ReefStock Denver 2019 is March 2-3 at the Radisson Hotel in Aurora, Colorado. ReefStock is an annual show that has been energizing the local aquarium community since 2008. This aquarium show is brought to us by Reef Builders and features exciting livestock, new products, speakers, workshops, and tons of raffle prizes.

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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.

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A Pump Upgrade That Is Worth Every Penny: The EcoTech Marine VorTech QuietDrive Driver

Backwards compatibility is one of the VorTech’s best features. Upgrade previous model pumps to the current QD versions. QD upgrade kits can significantly reduce motor noise from older version VorTechs and in some models will also increase flow.

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