The next BIG aquarium product! What would you like to see?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by revhtree, Mar 11, 2019.

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  1. Yes a little

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  2. Yes a lot more

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  3. No the well is dry

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  4. What is innovation?

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  1. mort

    mort Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Completely agree. I couldn't care less about the latest technological fad but am looking forward to the innovation of the aquaculture sector.
     
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    As previously mentioned, an automatic frozen fish food feeder. This would make vacations so much easier.
     
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    In the year 2132, they will introduce WATERLESS reef tanks sealed in some sort of pressurized gas vapor chamber ;Stig



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    Lighting rant:

    I'd like to see better options with LED lighting.

    Here's how I view the current offerings:
    Over priced - low intensity
    Over priced - high intensity

    It's either black boxes or kessils. Current USA - or ATI. All very POOR choices IMHO.

    I'd like to see a decent light that doesn't cost $500 and will actually penetrate down to 24 inches depth and grow corals on the sand bed without frying everything in the top of the tank.

    I spent many many months researching LED's and ended up buying the Current USA brand, only to be told they're junk and won't grow anything except mushrooms. For the price I paid for that lighting system (currently the best system offered by that manufacturer) I expect it to penetrate at least 18 inches and grow acans down low in the tank, without cooking every zoa in the top 1/3 of the tank.

    The high output LED's are too point focused and should NOT need to be hung a foot or more above the water. I should be able to put an LED fixture right on top of the tank or in my canopy and get nice, even lighting throughout the entire tank ..... for what they cost.

    End senseless lighting rant
     
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    sghera64 Well-Known Member

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    Actually in 1995, they did: it was called a “screen saver” for CRT monitors of computers.
     
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    Joey Bekius Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Idk I wouldn't feel it would be right for me to say seeing I don't know what somebody could think up
     
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    Brad Miller Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    How many ways can we re invent the same wheel ?
    My point is, we can dress the wheel up a million different times but it still rolls the same as the day that rock rolled down the hill, just differently :)

    Innovation, I think not...just different ways of doing the same thing.
     
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    Hey! There are some great ideas posted in this thread! I would say there will always be innovation the hobby-- or at least companies will continue to create the illusion of innovation for the sake of generating profit :D Seriously though, after lugging around my heavy glass tank this past weekend, I would say that a tank with all the favorable properties of acrylic and the scratch resistance and longevity of glass would be awesome.
     
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    Here is a riddle for you: would you believe that innovators actually came up with a tank that has all the heaviness of glass and the scratch resistance of acrylic? Even crazier; customers are willing to pay more for it than glass or acrylic.
     
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    The bac net protocol was implemented in 1995 to standardize commercial building automation, you'd think that 24 years later we could have reef net
     
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    Reef net. Oh yes, I remember posting on the reef net back in the early 1990’s. Reef.net. Very small group of hacks had the means to access it.
     
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    So there are glass clad acrylic panels that are available for public aquarium size tanks. There is even SAR coated acrylic (Scratch and abrasion resistant) but the problem is bonding the panels together and making sheets at a cost that would attract the buying public. So we need a new coating that will be bonded to the assembled acrylic tank that prevents scratches and any surface crazing due to use of non acrylic approved cleaners.
     
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    Take a look at the Orphek Atlantik. It's not quite what you're looking for, but is somewhat similar.

    Check out the video circulating about modern teens being introduced to Windows '95. It's pretty cool.
     
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    Organic Nutrient testing!
     
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    @revhtree

    R2R & BRS gives you a $1 gift code for every "like" you receive.

    Get @Ryanbrs on board!!!!!!!

    Lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol
     
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    you can also use RedSea phosphate
     
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    Wireless electricity. Obviously not just for reefing but it WILL be a game changer. Gets rid of that jungle of cords.

    Question is do we have to worry about stray voltage in water :)

    Wifi for electricity.... one day hopefully in our lifetime.
     
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