Interzoo 2018: Hydor Seltz D return pump and Aqamai LRS ceiling lights

by | Jul 24, 2018 | Equipment, Events | 0 comments

Hydor return pump

Hydor has just joined the controllable pumps game with their new Hydor Seltz D.

We’ve been waiting for a Hydor return pump for several years. And the revolution has finally come, with the new Seltz D debut.  It can be controlled through line-controllers, but the pump is powered by alternating current, not direct current as one might think at first sight.

The Seltz D is a 6 pole pump, and it should therefore have a more linear functioning and smoother power ups and arrests. The controller allows the user to vary the intensity and to put the pump on pause to feed the tank.

It currently lacks the ability to be controlled through the cloud, but this is not an indispensable feature, in all honesty. Especially when this alternating current, controllable pump has an extremely moderate price, made possible in part because it doesn’t have to have an inverter to switch from alternating to direct current.

Hydor return pump

Above, you can see the pump flow and the controller in action. We have high expectations for this pump and can’t wait to try it out.

Hydor Seltz D Technical Characteritics

There are 3 pumps, ranging from 6,000 to 12,000 liters an hour flow rate. Let’s see all of the new return pumps’ technical characteristics.

ConsumptionMax headFlow rate
Seltz D 1600/600060 watt4.2 m6,000 l/h
Seltz D 2400/900075 watt4.6 m9,000 l/h
Seltz D 3200/1200090 watt4.8 m12,000 l/h


We appreciated how engineer Valerio Bresolin personally told us about it. His enthusiasm in introducing this pump, which Hydor invested a lot in, seeps through his words.

Valerio Bresolin, danireef

The new Aqamai LRS ceiling lights

Inside the booth there were two aquarium set ups, a marine one and a fresh water one, to show Aqamai‘s performance.

Aqamai LRS ceiling light

The marine aquarium featured an Aqamai LRM ceiling light (review) and a Aqamai KPM mobility pump (presentation).

Below, you can see the gorgeous fresh water aquarium prepared by ITAU‘s Samuele Gamberini.

Aqamai LRS ceiling light

In the booth were also several Aqamai LRM ceiling lights for viewing, in black and in white casings. Splendid as well.

But the real standout for Aqamai was the introduction of the new Aqamai LRS ceiling light, which was essentially a cut-in-half LRM.

Aqamai LRS ceiling light

Gorgeous, consisting of 15 LEDs: 3 White Hot, 1 UV, 2 Indigo, 3 Royal Blue, 3 Blue, 1 Green, 1 Red A, and 1 Red B. Consumption is 50 watts, exactly half of its big sister LRM.

Aqamai LRS ceiling light

They are particularly suited for minireefs or nanoreefs with lower to average lighting needs, since if you want more you can obviously get the LRM.

Its declared output is extremely promising, with a maximum value of 69.5 micromoli/m2s, measured at a distance of 60 cm.

Aqamai LRS ceiling light


For more information about Hydor and Aqamai products you should check their official websites. In addition to this, we invite you to read our Editorial about the exhibition to learn about our views of the 36th Interzoo (2018):

hydor interzoo

[Translated by Matilde Capannini]

  • 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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