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By admin - Posted Jan 14, 2002 07:00 PM
A listing of all the Product Reviews published in the magazine.
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Product Review: New Electronic Ballasts - Lumatek, Galaxy and Vertex

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Jun 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

This article reviews the new series of electronic ballasts recently introduced by Lumatek, Sunlight Supply - Galaxy Electronic Ballasts, and Proline's Vertex electronic ballasts.

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Product Review: T5 Fluorescent Lamps: UV Lighting's 'Super Actinic,' 'Actinic White,' and 'Aquasun' High Output T5 Lamps

By Dana Riddle on Mar 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

This month we'll begin an examination of T5 fluorescent lamps in general and then scrutinize several lamps manufactured by UV Lighting Company.

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Product Review: Analyzing Reflectors: Lumenbrite III, Lumenmax Elite, Lumenmax, and Lumenarc III

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Reflector design for reef aquariums has improved considerably allowing for more efficient use of light. With these reflectors we can now light reef aquarium with fewer lamps, get deeper light penetration over larger areas.

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Product Review: Products of the 20th Marine Aquarium Conference of North America in Atlanta, Georgia

By Jake Adams on Nov 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

American innovation and advancements in nearly every kind of product one can imagine, this year's MACNA offered attendees a wealth of new marine and reef aquarium products to gawk at and enjoy.

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Product Review: VorTech MP 40 W

By Terry Siegel on Nov 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

If I sound enthusiastic about this product it is because I am. Over the years I've seen all kinds of equipment come and go, but in my judgment, Vortech pumps are here to stay.

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Product Review: Spectral Analysis of 400 Watt Mogul Metal Halide Lamps: Ushio 14000K, Icecap 400W Series, Elios 10000K

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Oct 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

This article presents the last of the 400W mogul lamps tested.

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Product Review: Maxi Jet Utility Pumps 1100, 1800 and 3000

By Jake Adams on Aug 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

The Maxi Jet line has finally been revamped to include more powerful models known as the Maxi Jet Utility (MJU) pumps.

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Product Review: Kill-A-Watt Electricity Meter And Suggestions to Reduce Power Consumption

By Dana Riddle on Jul 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

This power-shaving game can get rather addictive once we're motivated by seeing our power utility bill drop month-by-month.

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Product Review: Captive Purity's Reverse Osmosis and Deionization Water Treatment Device

By Dana Riddle on Jun 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

This Captive Purity RO/DI unit generally performs very well, especially when considered the low quality of the feed water. As such, it is worthy of your consideration when making a purchase.

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Product Review: EcoTech Marine VorTech Part 1: Basic Introduction

By Adam Blundell M.S. on May 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

For a hobbyist who truly wants to create water motion, change the flow, or create a very dynamic system, then this pump is the real deal. The VorTech pump is awesome.

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Product Review: Lighting for Reef Aquaria: Tips on Taking Light Measurements

By Dana Riddle on Feb 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hobbyists using a light-measuring device for the first time will probably be surprised at how rapidly the light field can change within an aquarium.

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Product Review: The 'Frag-Mag' Plus Magnetic Powerhead Holders and The Rotation Bracket for Modified Powerheads

By Dana Riddle on Dec 14, 2007 at 07:00 PM

The powerhead holding magnets are not toys! Though seemingly innocuous, these powerhead-attachment products should be handled with care and should definitely be kept away from children (and careless adults).

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Product Review: Water Motion Devices - Sea Flo's Maxi-Jet Modification Kits

By Dana Riddle on Dec 14, 2007 at 07:00 PM

This article will present objective performance evaluations of six water-moving devices, and can perhaps prevent your equipment graveyard from growing in size.

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Product Review: Spectral Analysis of Aquarmckzo and Catalina Metal Halide Lamps

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Nov 14, 2007 at 07:00 PM

Sanjay presents spectral data on a low cost bulb found on EBay and data on the Catalina lamps.

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Product Review: Aqua llumination's LED Lighting System: An 88-watt Sun for Your Reef Tank

By Dana Riddle on Oct 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

This article will report on the performance of one such luminaire – the powerful LED array from Aqua Illumination.

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Product Review: Alkalinity Test Kit Showdown

By Dana Riddle on Aug 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

Dana compares a number of alkalinity test kits from the hobby.

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Product Review: Hach’s 'Test Strips' for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, Total Hardness, and the Digital Titrator

By Dana Riddle on Apr 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

Dana reviews testing kits available from Hach.

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Product Review: Spectral Analysis of CoralVue Reeflux 120000K and and Reef Optics Metal Halide Lamps

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Mar 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM

Sanjay continues his testing, this time with CoralVue and Reef Optics metal halide lamps.

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Product Review: The Hach 'HQ' Series Meters: For Advanced Water Quality Monitoring: Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Temperature and Conductivity/Salinity/TDS

By Dana Riddle on Oct 14, 2006 at 08:00 PM

Dana reviews Hach HQ series of meters and gives his overall impressions of this equipment for monitoring water quality.

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Product Review: Teco SeaChill TR20 1/3 HP Aquarium Chiller

By Clare Driscoll on Aug 14, 2006 at 08:00 PM

Clare reviews the Teco SeaChill on her seahorse tank.

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