EcoTech Marine and Aqua Illumination, purveyors of aquarium lighting and other equipment for the aquarium hobbyist have merged to form a single company, according to a statement released by the companies. Both companies will retain their current brand presence in the marketplace and will also continue to manufacture their own product lines and maintain current distribution channels and customer support structures.
EcoTech Marine is known for its Made in USA Radion reef lighting systems as well as its Vortex pumps. Aqua Illumination manufactures and designs its lighting products in the United States as well. These include the Hydra and Hydra FiftyTwo as well as the Vega, Nano and Sol lighting systems.
Not a whole lot has been mentioned other than the merger. No new name has been mentioned either, but there was a statement in the FAQ that there are currently no plans to make products compatible between the two lines. The FAQ also stated that no products will be discontinued and the brands and products will remain independent from each other. The FAQ can be read here.