Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

DSG 2801 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

DSC 2845 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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

DSG 2790 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

Here we see a nano reef with only the blue LEDs

DSG 2792 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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

DSG 2791 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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.

DSG 2785 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

Here we can see the detail of the bracket and cooling

DSG 2786 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

Here instead we see it even closer, with white lights

DSG 2788 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths and with blue lights DSG 2795 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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.

DSG 2793 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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. DSG 2797 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths Here we see lying on the table on the stand DSG 2798 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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.

DSC 2874 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths Interesting explanation of the LED lamps DSG 2780 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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.

DSG 2781 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari boothsDSG 2782 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari boothsDSG 2783 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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.

DSG 2776 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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.

DSG 2777 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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.

DSC 2879 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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

DSG 2802 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

thanks to the brand new skimmer LGMAquari 850 Lemon icon smile Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

DSG 2987 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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. DSG 2805 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari booths

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.

DSG 2800 Interzoo 2012: Sicce and LGMAquari boothsTo be continued

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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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