Equipment

You'll find here an absolutely non exhaustiv list of materials, some atypical or advance, some times premium. These aren't in deep presentation or test, only my selection based on some criteria as originality, innovation. Sometimes high quality comes at a price, but this is not what I'm looking for.

I'll put links to manufacturer's website. If your interested in such products, you can:

  • Ask your local shop if he knows it / can order it

  • Use online price comparison services e.g. Idealo if it does exist in your country (Fr De) or Google Shopping. If you're in EU, consider checking in other countries, sometimes even with transport cost you're still cheaper.

  • Consult manufacturer website, sometimes you can find a list of affiliated or distributor pet shops

  • Keep in mind second hand market, evaluate seller accountability, do not hesitate to ask more details e.g. motivation to sell, and dare to negotiate but with courtesy.

Finally, feel free to consult forum, Fb groups, and other information sources to get a better idea if the product really fit your needs!

Lightning System

Selection focused on tank 120cm... just because our tank requirements, but more of the time you'll find 30,45,60,90 cm as well, rarely more than 120cm.

120 leds, 7700lm, 130W

App bluetooth - integrated controller

Our current setup on fake twins since Q1 2020.

Excellent value for money, pure design, good support.

Module based, 1 to 11 modules for 120, from 70-180lm/W

Dedicated calculator

App bluetooth - external controller

Previous version, Daytime Cluster, equipped our tanks for 2015-2020.

Clearly premium material (prices), configurability maximum.

1260 leds, 6 canal, 20767lm, 167,4W

No App - external controller

No direct experience, perf. surprising.

RGB+W 240 leds, 6200lm, 110W

App bluetooth - integrated controller

No direct experience, looks great.

CO2 System

Chemical CO2 production

Minimalist but do the job nicely