In News on January 25, 2012 at 16:09
First seen in this film, ADA has released the Unzan Stone. In a nutshell, it is a processed volcanic stone with indented rough surfaces. The stone is available in small, medium and large sizes and is recommended for use in an iwagumi aquascape.
Another use of the stone is to implement ADA’s recent trend in growing wabi kusa in the hollows of their stones. Unzan is an ideal candidate for this use.
One of the highlights for us for this film was the chopping of moss to reduce them to a small enough form to be placed naturally on the Unzan rock. The end effect of having moss grow outwards over the rocks is simply tranquil, giving the rocks an aged look.
In News on January 3, 2012 at 15:02
Continual support in accessories and upgrades to existing products are always signs that the product is doing well enough to warrant such attention. Fluval Chi seems to be selling well as Hagen has now added a cover that is made from translucent perspex. The cover is described as being formed to rest perfectly on the aquarium and has a cutout that allows it to fit around the filter attachment.
Other benefits of adding on the cover is a reduction in evaporation and the prevention of fauna jumping out of the aquarium.
In News on January 2, 2012 at 15:00
Arcadia has released a new LED lighting unit that is not typical of the usual LED units in the market today. The Eco Aqua LED Spotlight has been designed to replace metal halide lighting by replicating the spot lighting characteristic of such lights.
By using CREE XPE LEDs, Arcadia is claiming 40% more PAR with 80% less electricity used when compared to a 150w metal halide unit. If these claims are accurate, many a reef aquarist will be very interested in the Eco Aqua LED Spotlight.
Practical Fishkeeping has done a short review and it can be found here: http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/content.php?sid=4650&utm_source=PFK_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=December_30_2011&utm_term=Arcadia_Eco-Aqua_LED_lighting_review&utm_content=html