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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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Elos Test Kit Nitrates – NO3

2014_03_elos_test_kit_no3_nitrati_001 Having already reviewed Elos’s tests for dKh, Magnesium and Calcium, today I present one of the most important tests for both fresh and marine aquarium tanks, the  Elos NO3 Test : nitrate.… More:

The Sicce XStream-E Variable Flow Pumps

2015_01_pompe_sicce_xstream-e_03Sicce unveiled a new variable flow pump, the Sicce XStreamE, at Nuremberg Interzoo, and it looks great. Sicce XStreamE is very compact, though it is larger than the Sicce Voyager Nano 1000 and 2000 (reviewed here in italian, and soon in english on Reefs.com). However, the declared flow is impressive – ranging from a minimum of 3,000 to a maximum of 8,500 l/h. These pumps are most suitable for a nanoreef tank up to 300 liters, but I will be testing them in a 3,400 liter tank to see if it’s possible to maintain a medium tank with a couple of Sicce XStreamE. They would also be excellent pumps for… More:

Elos Test Kit: Ca Calcium

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Today I present to you the Elos water test kit for Calcium. The test kit consists of a good-sized box that contains a paper with instructions, a leaflet, one glass tube with the Elos symbol and its plastic cap, three small bottles containing the liquid reagent called A, C, and D, a B powder reagent, a syringe, and the classic Elos measuring spoon.… More:

UltraReef Akula UKS-180 Conic Skimmer

2015_01_ultrareef_akula_UKS_nuovo_modello_08UltraReef has just restyled and updated its three-year-old skimmer, the Akula, and now offers us its new conic skimmer, the Akula UKS-180More:

Rossmont Mover MX pumps Unveiled

rossmont_mover_mx_02After a full year of making us wait, Rossmont is finally ready to present its new Mover MX pump. The Rossmont Mover MX, as the Rossmont Mover M before it, is a pump with a fixed flow rate. Rossmont has made understanding its product easy; the code for every pump is MX followed by the flow rate. The new Mover MX has four pumps: 

  • Mover MX 9800moves 9.800 l/h, has a power consumption of 16 watt, and an efficiency of 613 litres per watt;
  • Mover MX 11600moves 11.600 l/h, has a power consumption of 18 watt, and an efficiency of 644 litres per watt;
  • Mover MX 13400moves 13.400 l/h, has a power consumption of 20 watt, and an efficiency of 670 litres per watt;
  • Mover MX 15200moves 15.200 l/h, has a power consumption of 24 watt, and an efficiency of 633 litres per watt;

  From this table we can see that the new Mover MX 13400 is the most efficient pump, but the efficiency is… More:

Tunze Care Magnet Review

2014_10_tunze_magnete_puliscivetro_220115_002 These brand new glass magnet cleaners from Tunze, the Tunze 220.010 and 220.015, are as gorgeous as they are practical. I first saw these magnets at the Interzoo fair in Nuremberg this year, and now I finally have both the smaller Tunze Care Magnet 220.010 and the bigger Tunze Care Magnet 220.015 in hand to review.… More:

Sicce Syncra Nano: In Depth Review

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 first presented the small Sicce Syncra Nano at the end of last year, and we are here today to present our review of this interesting, tiny product.… More:

The Vertex V6 pump – our hands on preview

2014_09_vertex_v6_003 The new Vertex V6 pump was presented at the beginning of this year, and unveiled during Interzoo in Nuremberg, Germany. This pump is Vertex’s first entry in the return pump market, and I think it will be a great success. The pump is sturdy, beautiful (a beautiful pump!) and is built very well.… More:

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