Member Product Reviews

Product reviews on a five point scale by member dealers

Update on Sicce Minu Planted Tank

by John Tullock Back in February we posted about a new tank set-up to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Sicce Minu LED lighting system. Now that the tank has been up and growing for a while, we think you will agree with my original prediction that this would be a knock-out aquarium. Here are the ... Read More »

March 14, 2013 ·

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AquaLife ACTIVATE vs Fritz No. 9 and Turbo Start

by John Tullock Laboratory tests confirm that AquaLife ACTIVATE for Saltwater has more live bacteria and cycles the tank faster that Fritz No. 9 or Turbo Start. Download the full report here. Tell us what you think about ACTIVATE:

March 10, 2013 ·

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Kessil Wins LED Showdown on Reefbuilders

by John Tullock Copyright © 2013 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. Kessil’s A350 has taken top honors in the Reefbuilders.com LED Showdown. As the post, which you can read here, states, this was a popularity contest, not a determination of the most efficient, most PAR, etc. in LED lighting. Our experience indicates that Kessil ... Read More »

February 6, 2013 ·

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LED Not Just For Reef Tanks

by John Tullock Copyright © 2013 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. UPDATE: February 1, 2013 We received a photo showing the planted tank in this post on the day it was set up, January 18, 2013. As usual with a brand new tank, the water is cloudy. The aquarium is illuminated with three Sicce ... Read More »

January 31, 2013 ·

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AquaLife Barley Straw Extract

by John Tullock Copyright © 2013 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. A clean, clear, healthy pond free from problem organisms is every water gardener’s goal. Research has shown that natural breakdown products from plant material play a role in establishing a balanced ecosystem in both natural waters and garden ponds. Various organic acids ... Read More »

January 28, 2013 ·

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The Future of Aquarium Retail, Part Two

by John Tullock Copyright © 2013 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. AquaLife: the future of the aquarium hobby This is the second in a series of posts about the AquaLife product line. AquaLife offers dealers protected margins on best-in-class products in key categories. You can make more money by selling AquaLife products because ... Read More »

January 10, 2013 ·

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Comparing the Sicce Minu LED to Metal Halide

by John Tullock Copyright © 2013 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. With all the claims and counter-claims being tossed about concerning LED lighting systems versus the more traditional fluorescent and metal halide equipment, we thought it was time to do an actual side-by-side comparison of the two light sources. With the kind assistance ... Read More »

January 7, 2013 ·

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A Great Little Book

by John Tullock Copyright © 2013 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. If you have a lot of marine customers, chances are at least one of them will want this great little book from Lysmata Publishing. How To Raise & Train Your Peppermint Shrimp by April Kirkendoll is now in its second edition and ... Read More »

January 3, 2013 ·

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Member Review: Brightwell Aquatics Advanced Reef Care Regimen

by John Tullock Copyright © 2012 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. Many saltwater and reef enthusiasts are using phytoplankton and zooplankton to feed their fish and corals. It is part of a growing trend of trying to simulate the diet found in the earth’s oceans. What are these microscopic foods and why are ... Read More »

December 19, 2012 ·

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AquaLife: The Future of Aquarium Retail, Part One

by John Tullock Copyright © 2012 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. This is the first in a series of posts about the AquaLife product line. AquaLife offers dealers protected margins on best-in-class products in key categories. You can make more money by selling AquaLife products because they offer full, protected margins. You can ... Read More »

December 18, 2012 ·

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