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    Aqua Illumination Modular LED Light Gets Refined and Redesigned

    It seems many have forgotten about Aqua Illumination. Between the Orbitec Patent fiasco and AI’s early testing of plasma lighting, their flagship Aqua Illumination Modular LED lighting system has gotten pushed aside in our short term reefing memories. That will soon change as Chris Clough and the AI team have aesthetically redesigned the light kicking […]

    Update from the LED Legal Battle, PFO Still Fighting?

    Since news broke about the pending Orbital Technologies “Orbitec” v PFO case there has been a considerable amount of misinformation being spread across the internet. Despite what you may have read, LEDs are still an option for aquariums and the patent does not encompass the basic application of LEDs to marine aquariums. Last month we received an […]

    Patents 101 | Does DIY Infringe?

    We brought our intellectual property expert Mike Clifford back in for the last installment of Patents 101 and I think you’ll be a bit surprised on what qualifies as infringement. In fact many LED aquarium users are infringing right now without even knowing it… that is if the Orbitec LED patent withstands.   Although this […]

    EcoTech Marine Releasing New Products…No More Algae on your Glass?

    EcoTech Marine’s Vortech line of pumps may just be the first of many exciting releases from the PA based company. Although they are forced to non-disclosure agreements, new products are on their way this year. According to reports, one of these releases will a modified Vortech pump that will be marketed to the Spa industry […]

    Patents 101 | Benefits, Faults, & Recourse

    With the current PFO v Orbitec Patent hoopla, there has been a lot of misinformation being spread as to what patents actually do and the effect they can have in the industry. To shine light and better educated us on this matter, Mike Clifford will be doing a short series on patents so that we […]