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danireef

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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Orphek Atlantik P300 – first preview

2015 06 Plafoniera Orphek Atlantik P300 03Orphek recently presented a new LED pendant, the Atlantik P300. Designed specifically for large aquariums, it can successfully replace HQi 1000 watt lamps!… More:

New Ecotech Marine pump – the Vectra L1

ecotech-marine-vectra-l1A leaked picture from Ecotech Marine shows their new return pump, the Vectra L1.
From this image, we can see that it has a variable output, DC with the new Quiet Drive, and a transformer. I plan to connect this pump to my Vortech with a wireless Quiet Drive controller, which will make it so easy to control.… More:

Elos PhosphateHR Water Test Kit

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After reviewing the test kits for dKh, Magnesium, Calcium and Nitrates , today I present to you one of the most important aquarium tests – phosphate. Or, more accurately, the Elos PhosphateHR water test kit.More:

Ultrareef UCS 120 – In Depth Review

2014_05_reattore_di_calcio_ultrareef_ucs120_002I’m here today to tell you about the UltraReef UCS 120 Calcium Reactor, recommended for tanks up to 130 gallons, and tested on my 100 gallon reef tank. The reactor is equipped with a solid pump, the Sicce Syncra 1.5, which I tested in the past and found to be a great product (the review).… More:

Genio Save Box – the new way to transport fish and corals

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There is a new way to transport fish and corals –  the revolutionary Genio System Save Box. We fell in love with the box at first sight, and we immediately got in touch with the Austrian-German company Genio System, who was happy to send us one to review.… More:

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:

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