Today, was full of more interesting finds. And I had the opportunity to talk with even more manufacturers and vendors. Take a look at my 3 favorite finds from today!
1. Neptune Systems WXM & AWM
2. Thrive Water Lab
3. MaxSpect Pendant
1. Neptune Systems announced their new module for wirelessly controlling AI Modules (like the Vega, Hydra, and new AI Hydra 52). Plus, an update to the WXM module to wirelessly control the Ecotech Radion. This is great news for hobbyists who like to run everything they have through their Apex.
2. Thrive revealed their incredible new product—the Thrive Water Lab. This is essentially an all-in-one water testing robotic machine. It can run 23 tests with impressive accuracy. It even prints out a detailed guide to fix whatever water parameters are off.
If you would like to use it, be sure to ask your favorite LFS to acquire it. Since, at approximately $20K, it costs more than most hobbyists are willing to spend on a water testing machine.
3. Coralvue showed of a new MaxSpect pendent they have been working on. It offers five channels of control and a built in controller.
- It has a very cool mounting arm that offers an incredible amount of control.
- The honeycomb style lens blends the LEDs well for no "disco ball effect."
- It packs a lot of really cool features in a light roughly the size of a soda can.
- All for an attractive price point of around $200.
I also have two absolutely incredible animal finds! Their were tons of amazing corals, but to me, these two deserve a special mention if their own! Enjoy!
1. Captive Bred Chain Cat Shark from ReefGen. These sharks are found in very deep water, and are usually only found when accidentally hauled from the deep. ReefGen was able to acquire 3 pairs, and were able to get them to breed. These sharks look amazing, and also only grow to about 18-24 inches. They are practically the perfect aquarium shark. They demand a premium price at roughly $1,000.
2. Wrought Iron Butterfly Fish. This fish comes from Japan and is quite rare. This is the first one I've ever seen in person and is the Holy Grail for Butterfly Fish collectors.
I hope everyone enjoyed my findings at MACNA! Feel free to comment below.
David @ ReefGeek.