We've seen controllers from other companies but this one has to be one of the biggest contender. The design looks like industrial grade with the addition of a 5.5" touch screen. Vertex seems to have figured out the issue with programming current controllers so they've kept it all menu based with very simple and easy to use instructions.
Red Sea offers a great setup for the reefing community. The tank and sump setup is great however it does not come with any equipment. For a standard reef tank to thrive, some of the key equipment may be needed. Let's check out the Red Sea Reefer 350 by Tang Man. His setup is one of the cleanest we've seen in a compact foot print.
A nano reef aquarium gives you the opportunity to develop and maintain a complex ecosystem of life forms at home. It is, as the name suggests, a mini version of the larger reef ecosystem that exists out in the open seas. Generally, aquariums with a capacity of up to 30 gallons are classified as nano reef systems. People get attracted to nano reefs because they are compact and take less space than traditional aquariums. Coral aficionados use nano reefs to grow coral. People like the idea of the gratification achieved by setting up and maintaining a nano reef aquarium.
Lighting for the Reef Hobby has come a long way. Metal Halide and Fluorescent have been the major players when it comes to lighting up a tank however with the advancement of technology, the trend has been shifting over to LED or Light Emitting Diodes. Let me just say that there is nothing wrong with MH or T5 lighting.
The reef hobby is an expensive hobby no doubt but with the advancement of technology, the cost to operate the equipment has drastically dropped. For the sake of article, we will discuss the cost to operate a standard Red Sea Reefer 350. Understand though that depending on the choice of the equipment needed and used, the operating cost can be higher or lower.