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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: Revisited Reviews, Part II: LiterMeter III Peristaltic Pump, IceCap Pendant, 150 Watt Ballast, and Iwasaki 150 Watt Bulb

By Gregory Schiemer on Aug 14, 2006 at 08:00 PM

Greg updates us on more equipment that he's previously reviewed for Advanced Aquarist.

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Product Review: A New Horizon in Lighting: PFO's Solaris LED System

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

Dana reviews PFO's new Solaris LED lighting system. PFO makes some bold claims in their advertising. How well do these facts hold up under close scrutiny? Several testing protocols were used to evaluate lamp intensity, lamp spectral quality and heat transfer.

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Product Review: Product Reviews Revisited: Deltec MCE600 Skimmer, A.E. Tech ETS 1000 Skimmer, and UltraLife Mini-Reef Trap

By Gregory Schiemer on Jul 14, 2006 at 08:00 PM

Greg updates us on some of the equipment he's previously reviewed for Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine.

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Feature Article: Poor Man's Spectrometer: Estimating Lamp Spectral Quality for Less Than $30

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

Quantification of lamp output quality is, at best, an expensive proposition. However, qualification of spectra is so inexpensive that even the budget-conscious hobbyist can afford a ‘spectrometer’. There are several ‘instruments’ available for just a few dollars from various suppliers.

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Product Review: Ocean Optics Spectrometers and Software

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

If you have deep pockets and a true desire to tinker with and know practically everything about your lighting system and then some, then the relatively low-cost spectrometers and accessories from Ocean Optics just might be for you.

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Product Review: Spectral Analysis of 400W Metal Halide Lamps: Giesemann, Krystal Star, South Pacific Sunlight, BLV, Catalina

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on May 14, 2006 at 08:00 PM

Sanjay tests more 400 watt metal halide bulbs.

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Product Review: Spectral Analysis of 250W Metal Halide Lamps: Giesemann, Krystal Star, South Pacific Sunlight, BLV, Phoenix Electric Company

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Apr 14, 2006 at 08:00 PM

Sanjay discusses the results of additional bulb and ballast testing.

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Product Review: Analyzing Reflectors: Part V

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D., Matthew Halloran on Feb 14, 2006 at 07:00 PM

This article is a continuation of previous reflector articles and presents data and analysis of the remaining reflectors in Sanjay's inventory.

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Product Review: Spectral Analysis of 175W Metal Halide

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Dec 14, 2005 at 07:00 PM

In this month's article, Sanjay reviews more 175 watt halide bulbs and ballasts.

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Product Review: An Early Warning Device for Coral Bleaching?: The Spectrum CM1000 Chlorophyll Meter

By Dana Riddle on Sep 14, 2005 at 08:00 PM

Based on technology developed by NASA, Spectrum Technologies markets a 'chlorophyll meter' - the FieldScout CM1000. This instrument is a simple point-and-shoot device.

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Product Review: The Deltec MCE600 HOB Skimmer

By Gregory Schiemer on Aug 14, 2005 at 08:00 PM

Aquarists are very passionate and opinionated about their skimmers.

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Product Review: A Comparison of Two Quantum Meters - Li-Cor v. Apogee

By Dana Riddle on Jul 14, 2005 at 08:00 PM

Dana evaluates the Li-Cor and Apogee PAR meters under varying conditions.

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Product Review: Water Testing Devices for Advanced and Professional Aquarists: The Hach 800 Series Colorimeters

By Dana Riddle on Jun 14, 2005 at 08:00 PM

Dana reviews the Hach 800 Series Colorimeters for use in marine aquaria.

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Product Review: Spectral Analysis Of 400W Double Ended Lamps

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Oct 14, 2004 at 08:00 PM

Sanjay analyzes a number of new 400 Watt double ended lamps for the hobby.

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Product Review: More Spectral Analysis of 250 Watt Double Ended Metal Halide Lamps and Ballasts

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Oct 14, 2004 at 08:00 PM

Since the previous article on 250W Double Ended metal halide lamps and the increase in the availability of more lamps in this category there has been considerable interest in spectral data on these newly introduced lamps.

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Product Review: Product review: IceCap/150 HQI

By Gregory Schiemer on Sep 14, 2004 at 08:00 PM

Most reviews of lighting over the past few years have focused on scientific measurements and statistical analysis. It's certainly important to understand the PAR value of a particular bulb or bulb/ballast combination, but it's equally important to consider the practical aspects as well.

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Product Review: Spectral Analysis of 250W Mogul base Metal Halide Lamps - PART II

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Aug 14, 2004 at 08:00 PM

This article presents the data on the remaining nine 250W mogul base lamps along with the comparison of all the 250W mogul lamps.

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Product Review: Spectral Analysis Of 250w Mogul Base Metal Halide Lamps - Part I

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Aug 14, 2004 at 08:00 PM

This is a 2-part series covering a number of new lamps that have recently hit the market.

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Product Review: Ferrous Oxide Phosphate Removers

By Richard Harker on Jun 14, 2004 at 08:00 PM

There are two kinds of reef keepers, those who have had algae problems and those who will. Controlling algae growth is one of the challenges that virtually every reef keeper faces at one time or another.

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Product Review: More Spectral Analysis Of 150 Watt Double-ended Metal Halide Lamps

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on May 14, 2004 at 08:00 PM

Sanjay tests nine new bulbs and presents the data for each one.

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