Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

In Hall n.4 of course we visited also the italian Sicce booth that also housed LGMAquari. Sicce is a famous brand that make and sell pumps in all the world, LGMAquari instead is a small italian company that create very good skimmers and calcium reactor and now very close to Sicce. Our hosts were then Geppy (LGMAquari) and Federico (Sicce), who have first stuffed us with limoncelloDOC, coffee and everything else and then they has informed about their news

As you can see the stand was quite large and well stocked

One of the first news we saw was the new LED fixture

Here we see a nano reef with only the blue LEDs

here with the only white LEDs, and I must say that the output was quite high

and finally with both channels turned on, for a coloring most suitable to the marine environment. Even if the photo is perhaps bluest than reality.

Here we can see the detail of the bracket and cooling

Here instead we see it even closer, with white lights

 and with blue lights 

Natural continuation of small LED ceiling lights are the biggest and most powerful intended for tanks far more important. The lower part is watertight as can be seen from the pictures in which the gasket is noted between the aluminum profile and the cover.

Here we see 2 lightings in action with only blue LEDs.

  It ‘s interesting to note that the Sicce has adopted a scheme with a lot white LEDs and very very few blue, to avoid waste due to the power of blue LEDs. And from the pictures you can see even in the presence of a few blue LED how light is still very well balanced. Evidently a good design choice.  Here we see lying on the table on the stand 

Another feature of these new lighting fixtures is that the electronics is contained in this little box shown in photo, is disconnected from the ceiling and then you can upgrade the electronics over time, without having to change the whole fixture. One strategy that I think will win mainly because is near to users.

 Interesting explanation of the LED lamps 

Sicce then introduced a new line of external filters, very beautiful to see, how beautiful an external filter can be, present in two colors, whites and blacks.

The particularity of these filters is that the connecting pipes can also be sold separately, as have been studied in a simple way to trigger the filter acting on the upper part of the plastic profile, and thus can be coupled also to old filters or filters of other competitors. A very interesting feature.

The latter features relate to the pumps. Research in this field, as we saw during our visit in the company, is continuous and unrelenting, and the pumps continue to have improvements on all fronts, making it more and more silent, powerful and power-friendly.

Unfortunately, we can’t see internal changes, or otherwise we are unable to perceive their utility, while we can clearly see this new version of the suction cups, which remind us the drones of the first films (those of the years 70) Star Wars. The suction cup is much higher in order to dissipate better the vibrations, isolate the pump and therefore to considerably reduce the noise. Of course, the suction cups can be cut to take the usual size.

As we said in the booth we stopped drinking coffee and limoncello

thanks to the brand new skimmer LGMAquari 850 Lemon :)

And here, after the hangover, a beautiful skimmer LGMAquari, in a great white finish

  But LGMAquari also presented the opportunity to create furniture for aquariums with incredible finishes that unfortunately can not make it in the picture. 

Instead, what you can see is the new PVC sump, beautiful, light and comfortable, with a settling compartment on the right which will also include the skimmer pump and the area left for all filters. Very well thought out in its simplicity. The hole in the septum of division is used, of course, to avoid risks leaving the pumps without water in case of malfunction.

To be continued

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Sicce

LGMAquari

Editorial: the Interzoo 2012 in Nuremberg with all booths visited

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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 danireef.com where publishes articles, pictures, product reviews, aquariums coverage, reportage and history of his tank. Now he's happy to be part of Reefs.com
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