We had heard a lot about ReefDelete and we were looking forward to finally seeing it in person! Also we found out a couple of incredible devices for reading the light levels. All of this at ITC ReefCulture‘s booth at Interzoo 2022.
ITC ReefCulture is a new company that assisted Seneye in building tools and technologies for aquaristics and more. We talked a lot about Seneye in the past and we did in-depth reviews about its devices. But now with ITC ReefCulture the products reached an even higher level. We were welcomed by Matt Stevenson and Luca Calore at the booth, ready to show us some new products.
In the last period we heard a lot about ReefDelete, a device that, using concentrated UV rays, can burn every harmful organism in an aquarium. But let’s go step by step and let’s begin with our video.
ITC ReefCulture’s booth at Interzoo 2022 in our video
Before you go on, take a look at our video, where you can see the booth in action. Clicking on the link will send you directly to the part about ITC ReefCulture, but you can also watch the rest. The video is in Italian, you only have to turn the English subs on! Enjoy!
ITC ReefCulture ReefDelete
ReefDelete is an original device that eliminates unwanted organisms without affecting the aquarium chemistry or accidentally damaging the hosts of the aquarium, as long as it doesn’t hit them, and this happens thanks to its powerful and punctual UV-C (germicidal ultraviolet radiation) ray. This radiation doesn’t “attack” the target but it acts at the cellular and genetic level that, unlike the laser, doesn’t have reflections. The “targets” we’re referring to are Aiptasia, cyanobacteria, unwanted algae, and other pests.
Reef Delete uses a patented technology: an ultra-focused class 3 UV-C light source, designed to “destroy” the DNA inside the unwanted organisms. This process leads to the death and natural composition of the organism. All it takes is one day-long use to cause devastating damage to the cells of the targeted organisms.
And all without using chemical products or accidentally damaging the other hosts of the aquarium. And, unlike chemical products, it’s not possible to overdose ReefDelete. The longer the exposition lasts, the faster the organisms will decompose. And it can be done on every organism you want and without the fear of altering the water chemicals.
The idea alone is very intriguing, so we asked for a ReefDelete to bring home. We’re so excited! We already started to use it and it’s SPECTACULAR. So wait for a review once we’re finished with the articles about Interzoo!
PARwise and Spectra: understand and measure the light in aquarium
The news from ITC ReefCulture isn’t finished. They presented two more new products: PARwise and Spectra, both very interesting. ITC ReefCulture PARwise is the simpler of the two, even if externally they seem indistinguishable. The difference is in what they do.
PARwise is very easy to use, and it’s relatively cheap: about 200 euro ($204 USD). It’s completely submersible and it report the PAR value and the characterization of the light spectrum, made by discretization of a series of detected points, and the approximation of color temperature in Kelvin degrees. It’s also interesting that the PARwise can measure the daily light integral, called DLI, which is the quantity of energy that the corals will receive during a whole day.
The difference between PARwise and Seneye Reef is the same as between PARwise and Spectra. Spectra is a professional device that measures everything we want to know about the light in a discrete, but punctual way.
We’re talking about a Nanospectrometer that goes from 400 nanometers to 730 nanometers with 1 nanometer of resolution and it’s completely submersible. It creates a graph of the spectrum that shows the curve of lighting spectrum response, to which you can associate also the PUR curve, that is the part of PAR that is actually usable by symbiotic algae. It can provide a perfect, measured, and non-derivative chart in Kelvin degrees.
You can also connect it to a device and see the behavior in aquarium. A pure spectacle.
We’re so looking forward to have the PARwise and the Spectra to see their performances and compare the 800 euro Spectra to the 200 euro PARwise. Without any doubt Spectra‘s characteristics are amazing, and maybe the price is actually too low for what it promises. We’re so excited at the idea of having these devices in our hands!
For further information about ITC ReefCulture and their products, visit their official website, even though for now it’s all about ReefDelete. We also invite you to watch our videodocumentary about Interzoo 2022.
[Translated by Agnese Poggi]