The Polyp Lab Scope



Hey Folks, Jeff with another article on an exciting new product for reef tank keepers. Today I wanted to take a look at the new product from Polyp Lab. The Polyp Lab Scope is a fresh take on a familiar torch design and it’s going to light up the reef aquarium hobby (pun intended).

I was recently asked by the folks over at Premium Aquatics to take a look at this product and share my thoughts with their customers. Below, you will find the video I put together for them.

Polyp Lab Scope Video Review

This coral illuminating torch is small but it packs a punch and has a few features that are definitely important to mention. 

Polyp Lab Scope Features:

  • Enjoy your reef while the lights are off
  • Great for cherry-picking corals
  • Aids in photography as well
  • Improved pest hunting
  • Find lost coral

One of my favorite things to do after I’ve put the kids to bed is to grab a cold one (after lights turn off) and search my tank with the polyp lab scope to see what kind of little critters are out and about. This is a great way to see what is going on in your tank after hours. 

A few features I forgot to mention in the video I did for Premium Aquatics was surrounding the different light modes. The scope turns on/off by pressing the button. 

The light has an obvious click sound when you do so but if you gently press the button you can cycle through three different Lighting options.

Scope Light Options:

  • The first option is half power light. I believe this is been done to not have any shock value to your livestock when you first turn it on. 
  • The second option is a brighter strobe feature which I’m not entirely sure what it’s purpose is but it will scare the crap out of your fish if you turn it on while pointed at them.
  • The third option is a substantially brighter solid light which is much more powerful than the first light option.

The Polyp Lab Scope is a solid product and I believe the most important feature of this light is it’s ability to help hobbyist identify issues with corals before purchase. As most of us that it been in the hobby for any amount of time know prevention is it the best cure. 

If you want to take a look at the Polyp Lab Scope, be sure to visit our sponsor Premium Aquatics here.

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