Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

DSC 2909 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth Continuing our comprehensive reportage about Interzoo, we arrived at the hall 4 where we saw the Elos booth. In the picture above the owner of Elos, Dr. Nicola Gandini, on the right, cheerfully greets us. 

As always, the Elos booth has been full of news and it was a pleasure to photograph everything we could. The design of Elos products is linear, simple and extremely appealing. As we have already written on the occasion of our editorial, we look at maturity of this company and the desire to innovate that seems to be part of its DNA.

DSC 2908 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth Taking pictures over Elos Midi DSC 2910 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

Here from the left AndreNegu, DaniReef and Nicola Gandini describing new products presented at Nuremberg.

DSG 2817 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

Elos has finally introduced the System 100, a 100x57x50 (h) cm, aquarium already present in some European catalogs but not yet introduced worldwide. Above, the new System 100 can enjoy the new E-Lite3L which we have already spoken of (read more: Elos is breaking the rules with the incredible new E-Lite3), but finally we see it live.

DSG 2820 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

And finally we have the pricing for the new E-lite3L, 615 euros + VAT with 24 white LEDs Cree XP-e, and as we have seen can be expanded with 6 LEDs modules, ranging from 63 to 87 euros per module depending on the chosen color.

DSG 2819 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

At its side is the new Elite3S, here connected with one of many accessories sold separately. But we will speak of Elite3 more in detail later.

DSG 2822 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

Here we introduce the new Concept80, recently announced  Elos (read more: New Elos Concept80: the new way to build our aquarium). The aquarium is fully customizable with many options, starting from the tank, the overflow, the lighting, the choice of filters and sump. The version seen here is in Acid Green with a beautiful layout created by Filipe Oliveira (FAAO Aquascaping).

DSG 2823 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth Here the white version with new products for fresh water inside. DSG 2824 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth Here in marine version with central overflow, black fascia and a beautiful red AquatopDSG 2825 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth The same aquarium with the new controller EvisionDSG 2844 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth   DSG 2826 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

Here again a Concept80 with the new line of products called  ElosEbiLINE, freshwater shrimp food and a special set for aquarium maintenance. We do not know if it will be distributed worldwide, as it comes from Japan, but Dr. Nicola Gandini told us that if there is a request by aquarists and retailers we will have them on the shelves in whichever country made the request.

DSG 2827 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

And here within another Concept80 we see the presentation of new and beautiful Elite3S, completely customizable with the ability to add up to 24 LED’s and to choose between the various colors (white, green, red, blue and royal blue) with 12 Cree XP-e white included (read more: Elos is breaking the rules with the incredible new E-Lite3). On display there are additional LED modules and all possibility of anchoring between them and with the tank, and a first look for aquarium market: Customizing the cover of the Elite3 in order to integrate better with the chosen cabinet and also with the decor of the house; this has remarkable finesse and I can bet that soon all companies will present similar solutions.

DSG 2828 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth A view from below, and looking more closely, you can admire the remarkable build quality combined with a simple design that leaves us the possibility of a complete customization even if we are not industry pros. 

Elite3S prices have been announced and are in line with what has always presented by the Italian manufacturer. The single Elite3S with 12 Cree XP-e white LEDs will cost 395 euro + VAT, with each additional modules will range from 43 to 56 euro each to get an additional 3 LEDs.

DSG 2830 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

Soon after the Elite3S we arrived at new customization of Aquatop2 we’ve seen on most of the tanks at the fair. Here we can see the system from below, and we can see how you can equip it with E-stripes of different length or T5 tubes to get the perfect combination of lights.

DSG 2821 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

Another novelty was the long awaited expansion of the new programmable computer Evision, that surprised me in a good way. Finally you have the power units, at an affordable price of 157 euros + VAT, although the difference with the power unit of Biotopus is the presence of plastic instead of metal as the outer case.

Then they presented the new redox, pH and conductivity interfaces, but the most interesting are the new modules that allow, for example, 24v modules, like having a 24V solenoid connected directly to Control Center without having to connect to the power. Outstanding comfort, improved safety and fewer wires running under the aquarium.

DSG 2842 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

In addition to the solenoid valve are thelow voltage dosing pumps, along with the new supplement Elements: Iodine and Trace just presented and reformulated.

Finally, we can say that the system has become very mature and complete, ready to use in aquarium for all common automation tasks, because the only module that is lacking is the so-called web-gate, incorporating therein at least one TCP-IP port and a text message sender, but we have seen it at work at the show.

DSG 2831 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth LED bars DSG 2832 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth Same led bars with different light DSG 2833 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

On one side of the stand it was possible to see the new line of supplements, and a new marine skimmer with needle wheel which was introduced during Interzoo 2010 but this year they finally replaced the old counter-current skimmers. They also presented the new PS200 although in truth it will be some time before it is shipped with the new midi system.

DSG 2840 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

Here is the new skimmer PS200 in the new sump, as you can see is extremely compact because the pump is placed under the body of the skimmer.

DSG 2835 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

Elos booth

  Following three photos of a new and beautiful Aquatop2 over Concept80 DSG 2836 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth Concept80 view DSG 2837 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth Particular of the acrylic wings DSG 2838 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth The cooling fan DSG 2843 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

Detail of the beautiful wall containing Elos products which aslo serves as a support to the weary traveling companions, from right: Lumaz, White Fang, AndreaNegu and Gianluca.

DSG 2845 Interzoo 2012: The Elos booth

A final close-up of Nicola Gandini owner and deus ex machina of Elos brand before you finish off with a video summary created in collaboration with Mirko Agasi of

to be continued…

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Editorial: the Interzoo 2012 in Nuremberg with all booths visited


About danireef

Danilo Ronchi, aka DaniReef lives in Italy where he is hydraulic engineer, but starting from his love for reef aquarium and photography, he began to write about marine aquariums from 2006 and now he's published his first book "Marine Aquarium". From 2007 Danilo writes on his blog where publishes articles, pictures, product reviews, aquariums coverage, reportage and history of his tank. Now he's happy to be part of
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