Member Product Reviews

Product reviews on a five point scale by member dealers

Member Review: Purple Up

By John Tullock Copyright © Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. Purple-Up™ is a coralline algae growth accelerator. It encourages the growth of desirable pink and purple coralline algaes without promoting nuisance algae growth. How does it work? Well, Purple-Up™ uses a unique dual method approach to coralline algae acceleration. It contains ionic calcium ... Read More »

December 12, 2012 ·

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Dealers Comment on Hydor Koralia Stream Pumps

by John Tullock The Hydor Koralia stream pump line features good packaging and slick design, but this product range does not offer good value to the consumer. Why? For one thing, the pumps have a front clutch that the manufacturer claims makes the pumps safe for use with a wave controller. In fact, this design ... Read More »

December 7, 2012 ·

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Sound Off: More on Hydor

by John Tullock Copyright © 2012 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. After reading Ralph’s review of the Hydor Koralia stream pump line, I asked for input on the topic from Leah at Aquarium, in Knoxville, TN. She replied that she did not feel this line offers good consumer value. “Sure, they were cool ... Read More »

December 6, 2012 ·

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Sound Off: Hydor Koralia Stream Pumps

by Ralph Cabage III Copyright © 2012 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. The first mass produced stream pump is still in the market and going strong. It is available everywhere, from shops to big boxes to online sellers. One reason for its popularity is good packaging and slick design, but this product range does ... Read More »

December 5, 2012 ·

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Sicce Introduces New Whale Filter Range

by John Tullock Copyright © 2012 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. Continuing its tradition of support for the independent retailer, Sicce has a new canister filter range, The Whale Series, now available in the US market only from Authorized Dealers. Complete with media and presenting a sleek, modern look, the Whale Series is the first ... Read More »

December 4, 2012 ·

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Sound Off: Marineland LED Lighting

by John Tullock Copyright © 2012 Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. This week we are launching a new series of posts that we hope all members will contribute to. We are calling it “Sound Off.” Send us email about your least favorite products, why you do not carry them in your store, and ... Read More »

November 19, 2012 ·

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Aquavitro Carbonate Delivers

“Aquavitro” is Seachem’s best-in-class product line and is not sold online. I have begun testing the various offerings in this product range, and will share the results with Dealer Lounge members. I used the product to increase the carbonate hardness, in my planted nano tank. I add CO2 manually to this little tank. KH needs to ... Read More »

October 24, 2012 ·

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AquaLife ACTIVATE vs Dr. Tim’s One and Only

by John Tullock Copyright © 2012 by Aquarium Life Support Systems. All rights reserved. Laboratory tests confirm that AquaLife ACTIVATE for Saltwater has more live bacteria and cycles the tank faster that Dr. Tim’s. Download the full report here. Tell us what you think about ACTIVATE:

October 23, 2012 ·

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Member Review: Sicce Voyager Stream Pumps

Why is this product Best-in-Class? Quietest operation of any pump in its size range Lowest energy use of any pump in its size range Lowest heat transfer to water of any pump in its size range  No clicking or noise on startup Each pump comes with a 3 year warranty that increases to a 5 ... Read More »

August 13, 2012 ·

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Member Review: LED Lighting Systems

Aquarium Lighting and the State of LED Technology for Aquariums by Ralph Cabage Copyright © 2012 by Aqualife Support Systems. All Rights Reserved. There is no question that you have choices in LED lighting. There is also no question you have very few choices that are good. When Sicce first went about the development of ... Read More »

August 13, 2012 ·

Member Product Reviews