Interzoo 2014: Thrive Aquatics Booth (featuring WaterLab)

by | Jul 15, 2014 | Equipment, Events | 0 comments

We have met Thrive Aquatics during the last Interzoo, and also had the chance to meet them during Macna 2013 at Ft. Lauderdale and now we have met them again to fully understand the impressive WaterLab.

Thrive Aquatics is well known in Italy since Interzoo 2012, for their wonderful coral plugs, and for the Tree 360 to contain all the plugs with a tree shape.

The Waterlab is been improved since, and in the frontal panel we read today Waterlab when the first prototype we saw at Macna had Thrive, and we have the pictures 🙂


The Thrive WaterLab is an automatic lab to do many water test, aimed for shops, because the price is to high, in our opinion, for a simple reefer


The Thrive Waterlab can perform 23 water tests, for fresh water, marine water and ponds. To fully understand the complexity of this system, you have to know that there are three patent pending, the 61869917, the 61869940 and the 61869946.


As you can see from the picture of the inside, there are all the syringes with all the reagents, and one simple colorimetric indicator of the contents for each syringe.


The Thrive Aquatics Waterlab is extremely simple to use. We have only to choose the test we are interested and put the water… if we leave our name, Waterlab can store all our parameters, locally and on Thrive Aquatics website, so we can browse it, from everywhere we’ll be in the future.


The test that Waterlab can perform are the following.

Fresh and marine water:

  • Ammonia
  • Nitrite
  • Nitrate
  • Color of water
  • Phosphate
  • Copper
  • pH
  • Salt
  • Potassium
  • Carbonate hardness

and only for marine water:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iodine

And only for freshwater

  • General Hardness (GH)


In the picture we can see the anterior part of the machine, with the big trash bin 🙂


And here we have the interior from the back, with fans, back of display and syringes with reagents.


The DataLog and all the wiring.

Obviously, as we have just written at the beginning,Thrive Aquatics it’s not only WaterLab, but in the booth we have seen also all their products… but… hey, they attract so less attention than Waterlab…


Thrive Aquatics has also additives for marine water, fresh water and ponds. Then some “organic control” bottles, for phosphates remover or stimulant



  • danireef

    Danilo Ronchi, aka DaniReef lives in Italy where he is hydraulic engineer, but starting from his love for reef aquarium and photography, he began to write about marine aquariums from 2006 and now he's published his first book "Marine Aquarium". From 2007 Danilo writes on his blog where publishes articles, pictures, product reviews, aquariums coverage, reportage and history of his tank. Now he's happy to be part of

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