Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

NEW - TAAM Submersible LED Light & Airstone

TAAM Submersible LED Light & Airstone
• Adds a whole new decorative dimension to any aquarium
• Fully illuminates the air curtain
• Great night light for nocturnal viewing
• Available in 6in, 12in and 18in
• Utilizes low wattage LED lamps and low voltage transformer
• Self-weighted
• Suction cups and air tubing included
• 7.5 ft. power cord

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Reeflex Cube HQI Ballast and Radiums


We would like to share a picture of Adam Derickson's Tank showing the combination of the Reeflex Cube 250W magnetic ballast and Radiums. This combination produce such great coloration without running any suplimental light.


The Reeflex Cube magnetic ballasts for HQI lamps are an exciting mix of tried-and-true technology and innovative design. The head-turning cube housing certainly makes these ballasts stand out in a crowd but they are not just a pretty face. The advanced cooling architecture features a top mounted fan crowning 4 well ventilated walls for  unprecedented breathing room. This means that every component inside gets a generous stream of life-extending fresh air.
Life expectancy is a major consideration here and is among the reasons these ballasts were born magnetic. Of course magnetic ballasts deliver a bit more punch than their electronic cousins but that is only half of the story. 
Every component of this ballast is easily accessible and replaceable by even the least mechanically inclined. This means a lifetime of high performance and minimal down-time. Instead of throwing away an electronic ballast and buying a new one, the Reeflex Cube magnetic ballast can be kept running inevitably with very little effort or expense. Maybe the best part of all is that these beauties are hand made in the USA!

* High quality components
* Advanced cooling architecture
* Strong magnetic performance
* A lifetime of serviceability
* Made in the USA
* Available in 150w (M81) and 250w (M80) HQI formats
 The German-made Radium 20000K metal halide bulb offers excellent coloration and good intensity. It is crisp-white with a strong blue tint.
It brings out the fluorescent pigments in corals nicely. Fluorescent supplementation is usually not necessary, but can be used for added intensity and to simulate dawn and dusk.



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

MINI Photometer Phosphate low range, MW-12 by Milwaukee Instruments

Milwaukee Instruments' digital mini colorimetric meters offer professional results on a budget.

Features include:

* Factory programmed
* No manual calibration
* Easy to use
* Large digits on a clear LCD
All models include 2 cuvets, reagent starter pack and battery.

SPECIFICATIONS:

* Model: MW 12
* RANGE 0.00 to 2.50 ppm
* RESOLUTION 0.01 ppm
* ACCURACY ±0.04 ppm ±4% of reading @ 25 °C
* TYPICAL EMC DEV. ±0.01 ppm
* LIGHT SOURCE Light Emitting Diode @ 525 nm
* LIGHT DETECTOR Silicon Photocell
* METHOD Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 20th edition, Ascorbic Acid method. The reaction between phosphate and the reagent causes a blue tint in the sample.
* ENVIRONMENT 0 to 50°C (32 to 122 °F)
* max. 95% RH non-condensing
* BATTERY TYPE 1 x 1.5V AAA
* AUTO-SHUT OFF After 3 minutes of non-use and 2 minutes after reading
* DIMENSIONS 81.5 x 61 x 37.5 mm (3.2 x 2.4 x 1.5”)
* WEIGHT 64 g (2.25 oz.)

Sequence Reeflo SUPER DART HYBRID Water Pump

DART HYBRID comes out of the box as standard DART pump but also include easy to implement SNAPPER conversion kit.
SNAPPER kit will take this pump from flow of 3000 gph at 4 ft. / 145 watts to 1900gph at 4 ft. / 95 watts.
Our Super Dart Pumps come standard with Baldor motors.

Reeflo Pumps, the leading manufacturer of efficient pumps for the water garden industry for over 25 years, introduces its Reeflo product line dedicated to aquarium and marine applications.

With a combination of energy efficient motors, heavy duty silicon carbide seals, stainless steel fasteners, and UV resistant translucent PVC housing, you can confidently choose the REEFLO product line for your aquarium needs.
Applications:Perfect for 50-250 gallon closed loop systems where Low Watt Draw (approximately 100 watts), quiet operation and low heat transfer is important.

Sequence ReefFlo Dart Specifications:
- Ports are 2in FNPT suction and 1-1/2in FNPT discharge.
- Flow:3,600gph
- Max. Head: 13ft (4.5psi)
- Power: maximum wattage of 155W/ 1.4 amps
- Units are pre-wired with an 8ft cord and molded 110V plug.
- 3 Years Manufacturer's Warranty.

NEW LOWER PRICES on Aqua Medic Reeflex Metal Halide HQI Aquarium Ballasts

The Reeflex Cube magnetic ballasts for HQI lamps are an exciting mix of tried-and-true technology and innovative design.
The head-turning cube housing certainly makes these ballasts stand out in a crowd but they are not just a pretty face.
The advanced cooling architecture features a top mounted fan crowning 4 well ventilated walls for unprecedented breathing room. This means that every component inside gets a generous stream of life-extending fresh air.
Life expectancy is a major consideration here and is among the reasons these ballasts were born magnetic. Of course magnetic ballasts deliver a bit more punch than their electronic cousins but that is only half of the story. Every component of this ballast is easily accessible and replaceable by even the least mechanically inclined. This means a lifetime of high performance and minimal down-time.
Instead of throwing away an electronic ballast and buying a new one, the Reeflex Cube magnetic ballast can be kept running inevitably with very little effort or expense. Maybe the best part of all is that these beauties are hand made in the USA!

* High quality components
* Advanced cooling architecture
* Strong magnetic performance
* A lifetime of serviceability
* Made in the USA
* Available in 150w (M81) and 250w (M80) HQI formats

Finnex HPS Aquarium Heaters

NEW FROM FINNEX -  HPS Aquarium Heaters with Digital Controller.

These newly designed Finnex digital glass heaters are fully submersible & can be used in both fresh and marine aquariums. The red LED digital display allows users to visibly read current temperatures in the tank.
A single control button allows easy temperature settings, hassle free. Unit uses an ultimate designed internal temperature controller to keep aquarium temperatures steady.
Built in with automatic shut off overheat protection at 93°F, our 2mm quartz glass thick tubes one of the strongest glass heaters out there.
To further separate this glass heater from the rest, these aquarium heaters are equipped with memory, meaning after power outages, at start up the heater will resume your preset temperature settings.

Three Models Available:

* Finnex HPS-100 100W Digital Glass Aquarium Heater 
* Finnex HPS-200 200W Digital Glass Aquarium Heater 
* Finnex HPS-300 300W Digital Glass Aquarium Heater

For more information on our quality Aquarium Heaters and other Aquarium Supplies please visit us at www.aquacave.com

Aqua Illumination LED Lighting - Back In Stock

 We just received new shipment of both White and Blue Aqua Illumination SOL modules and components. Get yours before they are gone.

Reduced Energy

The Aqua Illuminations Cree modules are some of the most efficient lighting products on the market. Because of the lower energy consumption, an AI module will realize over a 1/3 savings when compared to the equivalent us of a low output metal halide (250W) bulb.

No Heat Increase

The AI shows less than a 1 degree water temperature increase over a 12 hour period. A low output metal halide (250W) bulb in the same configuration shows an increase of over 15 degrees. Because of this, it is unlikely that aquarists will have to use chillers when running AI modules resulting in substantial savings from equipment purchases and energy consumption.

Over 8 Times Longer Life

The AI’s modules are rated for over 50,000 hours providing for years of maintenance free and environmentally friendly use. Metal Halides require costly annual replacements due to deteriorating output and unpredictable color drift.

Built in the USA

Every AI product is made with high quality components. We assemble each unit at the AI headquarters and have been doing so since 2007. We test all critical components in-house including a PAR output, heat output, and electricity consumption test after a 24 hour burn in period for each module to ensure that each AI module is of the highest quality.

For more information on our quality LED Aquarium Lighting and other Aquarium Supplies please visit us at www.aquacave.com

Friday, October 22, 2010

NEW - Sea Swirl 1.5" Wave Maker

Sea Swirl 1.5" Wave Maker.

The 1.5'’ Sea Swirl Model satisfies the need for an oscillating device for large aquariums to create a broad oscillating current, not linear current like our competitors at an economical price and it is very energy efficient too!

Using our customer’s request’s and needs for a higher flow product for over 4 years now, we have developed and tested the 1.5'’ SS Model with great success.

The 1.5'’ Model was designed for tanks 180 gals. and up and offers the truly smallest footprint area seen in the aquarium of only 2-1/4'’

The 1.5'’ Sea Swirl is to be used with the Low Wattage/ High Flow pumps such as ReeFlo Snapper, Dart, Barracuda and Hammerhead along with Reeflo Gold line of aquarium pumps that people use to return water to their tanks. When using the 1.5'’ model it is to be hard-plumbed only!

Also, with the optional 2'’ outlet the 1.5'’ Sea Swirl will produce exceptionally wide gentle circulation.

Two units mounted in opposite corners(front/rear) in the aquarium would cover every area of the tank with ‘’swaying’‘ motion which is seen in nature. This motion is not fast like some of the products on the market, but will produce a strong ‘’wave-crashing’‘ motion then a very calm current will follow as the Sea Swirl oscillates.
As corals grow into high current areas in the aquarium if the current is Linear the corals will tend to shed tissue and possibly even perish, grow around the linear/pulsed current or stop growing all together to avoid the straight line current. Check out the Penn State video with Dr. Sanjay Joshi on our home page! Not so with oscillating current as it is always changing from strong to calm, just like the natural current pattern in the ocean.

With our 12 years in the industry producing our smaller Sea Swirl models here in United States plus the added superior repair and customer service over this time you are assured of a quality product. To back up this statement we are giving a 2 year warranty(supplied info card must be sent in to Aquarium Currents).....One of the BEST in the Industry compared to our competitors!

Since you have a return water line into the aquarium anyway, why not oscillate it and enjoy the benefits....Nature-like current produced......Economically priced, at almost half the cost of our competition!......only 3 watts of power to operate the 1.5'’ Sea Swirl...... It IS the MOST energy efficient oscillating product on the market that flows up to 5800gph!
* Very energy efficient motor----- only 3 watts
* Totally NEW Design.....NO internal o-rings or seals. Straight through 1.5'’ pipe.
* 360 degree adjustable schedule 80 inlet fitting
* Flow rates from 3000 to 5800gph
* With optional 2'’ outlet creates the broadest oscillating current in the industry!
* Threaded outlet coupler.....NO more outlet nozzles coming off with extreme water pressure.
* Only needs 1-1/2'’ behind tank to install.
* Adjustable to your running water line by cutting the 6'’ piece of supplied black pipe or by adding a black coupler and black pipe to go deeper on closed loops.
* Supplied with Black ‘’sweep’‘ 90, 45, black coupler and black male adapter for inlet.
* Optional 2'’ sweep 90 with 1.5'’ black reducer bushing.
* Supplied black acrylic bracket works with standard glass tank frames----Perimeter Bracing or Acrylic tank cut-out areas.
* 2 Year Warranty—One of the best in the industry!

For more information on our quality Wavemakers and other Aquarium Supplies please visit us at www.aquacave.com

Sicce Voyager HP High Flow Water Pump Powerheads

The NEW Voyager 2800, 3200, 3600 and 4000 Pump. The New Voyager HP or High Performance series builds upon all of the same great features and technology of the models 1 through 4 but takes them to another level.
The models range from 2800 to 4000 gallons per hour and have innovations that leave them in a class by themselves. Thanks to the exclusive magnetic support, the Voyagers can be positioned anywhere: on the sides, behind the tank, and around the aquarium's corners.
The support system permits them to reach up to 180 degrees vertically and 360 degrees circulatory has endless orientation possibilities.
This unique feature allows the units to be mounted on the rear glass of the aquarium without sacrificing its directional range. The Voyager's versatility in movement and positioning makes it possible to hide them anywhere, assuring optimal performance.
The removable front ring insert allows you to regulate the water flow wide or narrow, satisfying even the most particular species needs. The units have the most durable rotor, ceramic seats, and a ceramic shaft. This, combined with the electronic engineering of the motor, assures that the pump always starts in the correct direction without vibration or noise.
The rotor and shaft of the Voyager are wear-resistant beyond compare! Mounting does not rely on suction cups or a combination of suction with magnets because in a salt water tank or in hard water they become stiff with time, compromising their hold, and causing the pump to become unstable. The exclusive magnetic support for the Voyager is long-lasting, reliable, ideal for glass up to .787 inch thick and prevents slippage, vibration, and wear on the glass. The Voyager can be used in fresh water and saltwater aquariums. Maximum inclination, flexibility, silence, and reliability - all in one unit!

Features:
* ETL and cETL listed
* 3 year warranty
* 360 degree pump rotation
* Support w/ magnets
* Adjustable angle deflector
* Quiet operation
* Safe for use with timers
* Can be turned on and off quickly without harm or noise
* Latest in prop rotor technology
* Microfine direction adjustment with locking fasteners.

Voyager 2800 • 2800 gallons per hour
Voyager 3200 • 3200 gallons per hour
Voyager 3600 • 3600 gallons per hour
Voyager 4000 • 4000 gallons per hour

Sunday, September 19, 2010

NEW Eshopps Refugiums, 2nd Generation

Eshopps introduced their new "protein skimmer friendly" refugium sumps. It comes in three sizes to fit systems from 50 - 300 gal.
Refugiums are one of the most efficient ways of filtration in saltwater aquaria today.
Not only is it a natural way to filter your display tank but it is a sanctuary for micro-organisms to flourish and reproduce.
The Macro-algae used in the refugium will utilize nitrates and phosphates from your water column. These algae’s uses these nutrients to grow and thrive.

* Eshopps Refugium R-100, 75-125g, 2nd Generation
* Eshopps Refugium R-200, 125-225 gal, 2nd Generation
* Eshopps Refugium R-300, 225-300 gal, 2nd Generation
 
For more information on our quality Refugiums and other aquarium supplies please visit us at www.aquacave.com

Thursday, September 16, 2010

ATI Purple Plus T5 High-Output Fluorescent bulb

Arriving Next week at Aquacave!!! 

ATI Purple Plus T5 High-Output Fluorescent bulb combines the properties of a full spectrum bulb with strong red and blue components producing a bulb with excellent color-rendition that works very well for bringing out the pinks, purples and reds in an aquarium. Recommended Use: in combination with at least 2 or more other T5 bulbs like the ATI Blue Plus and ATI Aquablue Special. Not recommended as a stand-alone bulb. (Similar to KZ Fiji Purple.)


For more information on other quality T5 High-Output Fluoresent Bulbs and other aquarium supplies  please visit us at www.aquacave.com

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Brightwell Aquatics Black Water Conditioner for Fresh Water Aquaria

Provides Humic Substances for all Planted & Blackwater Biotope Aquaria
Overview * Establishes similar water conditions to those found in blackwater rivers, many of which are home to important aquarium fishes and plants.
* May be used to help simulate the onset of the rainy season for encouragement of fish spawning.
* Provides humic substances (humic and fulvic acid), complex bio-organic molecules known to increase the availability of important nutrients (such as iron, calcium, magnesium, molybdenum, copper, manganese, zinc, cobalt, and nickel) to plants, potentially enhancing the effectiveness of plant nutrient solutions in aquaria.
* Formulated utilizing extensive research on aquatic plant nutrient requirements and riverine water chemistry.

Brightwell Aquatics DiscusCode trace mineral supplement for Discus




Trace & Minor Elements for Discus & other South American Riverine Fishes Overview * Unique complex that provides trace and minor elements in ratios found to be beneficial to discus and other fishes that share the same waters of origin. * Provides minor and trace elements utilized in important neurological and metabolic reactions, and which are incorporated into natural biopigments for coloration. * Replaces minor and trace elements used by aquarium inhabitants, and which are lost through chemical filtration (use of filtration media such as resins and activated carbon). * Composed of purified water and ultra-high purity materials. * Formulated utilizing extensive research on chemistry of the waters naturally-inhabited by discus, as well as discus trace and minor element requirements.

Water Blaster HY 2000-10,000, Circulating Water Pump





Water Blaster HY Circulating Water Pump.
Our new Water Blaster pumps are based off the same design as the Bubble Blaster pumps but intended for water circulation. These pumps feature a digital control circuit board inside that controls directional start up and RPM speeds. This smart circuit board will shut the pump off if it detects a problem.
Something never seen before on internal or external pumps is the Silicone Nitride shafts and bearings that we use. The benefit of this material is that it will not allow calcium to adhere to it like ceramic. This means less maintenance and cleaning and more time for you to enjoy your aquarium instead of working on it! With the performance of these pumps and 3-year warranty how can you go wrong. We offer several different models for water flow and head pressures.  Check out our complete line for a circulation pump that fits your needs. You can also download  the Blaster pump poster below here.

  • Reef Octopus® Water Blaster Pumps
  • HY2000W – 22watts 92% efficiency Max Flow=500gph Max Head=5.5ft
  • HY3000W – 37watts 96% efficiency Max Flow=750gph Max Head=7.5ft
  • HY5000W – 60watts 97% efficiency Max Flow=1300gph Max Head=11ft
  • HY7000W – 88watts 97% efficiency Max Flow=1800gph Max Head=12ft
  • HY10000W – 130watts 97% efficiency Max Flow=2600gph Max Head=15.5ft
     

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vortech MP60W ES Propeller Pump by EcoTech Marine - COMING SOON


Vortech MP60W ES Propeller Pump by EcoTech Marine.
The MP60 is engineered for tanks holding 120 to over 1,000 gallons with up to one-inch glass thickness. The MP60 uses the same award-winning technology that has made EcoTech Marine VorTech line the number one brand of pump among reef aquarium enthusiasts. Capable of pushing 5,500/gph, the MP60 offers the smallest in-tank footprint for a commercially available pump.

"The MP60 satisfies a pent-up market demand for VorTech technology in larger tanks," said Tim Marks, president of EcoTech Marine. "Prior to this launch, aquarists with tanks having pane thicknesses greater than three-quarters of an inch had very few options for high-flow solutions. We are excited to provide this much desired solution for the most discerning and diehard hobbyists. Performance and quality are always our top priorities. This addition is a natural evolution for us, and perfectly rounds out our VorTech line of products."

The MP60 was designed to create the most flow in the smallest package possible. In EcoTech Marine's quest to continually raise the bar on reef flow technology, the unit runs quiet, cool and with minimal vibration. "This is a very proud introduction for us," added Marks.

The MP60's unmatched flow and out-of-the-box multi-pump wireless communication makes it the best value on the market for larger tanks. The MP60 leverages EcoSmart driver technology, introduced earlier this year, providing unmatched versatility, controllability and customization of flow patterns.

EcoTech Marine's patented VorTech technology produces broad yet gentle flow while placing the motor outside the tank--preserving the beauty of the aquarium and enhancing the health of the tank's ecosystem.

For more information on our quality EcoTech Marine Pumps and other  aquarium supplies  please visit us at www.aquacave.com 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY WITH OUR 10% STORE-WIDE SALE





CELEBRATE LABOR DAY WITH OUR 10% STORE-WIDE SALE

Save 10% on your entire order at www.aquacave.com
Use coupon code: AQUACAVE10


One Coupon Code Per Customer Per Order.
These promotions are not applicable to any orders placed prior to release of these promotions.
All Listed Offers end Sept. 10, 2010 @ 11:59 PM EST. unless otherwise noted.
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AquaEuro USA Mighty Pro Titanium Aquarium Chillers

Energy Saving and Environmentally Friendly,Easy to Set Up and Operate Includes Fittings and instructions for easy set up,Maximum Cooling Efficiency - Titanium Heat Exchanger Quiet operation - rubber mounts reduce vibration, Digital Display for Precise Temperature Control High BTU Ratings, Efficient, Durable, Corrosion Resistant, Removable-Easy to Clean Filter

Aqua Illuminations SOL Super Blue & White Modular LED Ligthing System


Aqua Illuminations SOL Super Blue Modular LED Lighting System. - Aquarium LED Lighting at its Best.

Reduced Energy

The Aqua Illumination SOL modules are some of the most efficient lighting products on the market. Because of the lower energy consumption, an Aqua Illumination SOL module will realize over a 1/3 savings when compared to the equivalent us of a low output metal halide (250W) bulb.

No Heat Increase

The AI shows less than a 1 degree water temperature increase over a 12 hour period. A low output metal halide (250W) bulb in the same configuration shows an increase of over 15 degrees. Because of this, it is unlikely that aquarists will have to use aquarium chillers when running Aqua Illumination SOL modules resulting in substantial savings from equipment purchases and energy consumption.

Over 8 Times Longer Life

The AI’s modules are rated for over 50,000 hours providing for years of maintenance free and environmentally friendly use. Metal Halides require costly annual replacements due to deteriorating output and unpredictable color drift.

Built in the USA

Every Aqua Illumination product is made with high quality components. We assemble each unit at the AI headquarters and have been doing so since 2007. We test all critical components in-house including a PAR output, heat output, and electricity consumption test after a 24 hour burn in period for each module to ensure that each Aqua Illumination SOL module is of the highest quality.

Specifications:

LEDs:
Array: * 8 Triple Lenses ( (2W x 1B) * 8) = 24 LEDs total

White: * Quantity: 8
* Cree: XPGWHT-L1
* Correlated Color Temperature (CCT): 6500K White LED Wavelength

Blue: * Quantity: 16
* Cree: XPEBLU-L1
* Dominate Wavelength: 470nm Blue LED Wavelength

Module DIMENSIONS: Length: * 11.875 inches
Width: * 5.375 inches
Height: * 2.35 inches
Weight: * 4.125 pounds

Power Supply: Power Output: * 72W
Universal Input Range: * 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
AC Cable Length: * 6 ft
DC Cable Length: * 10 ft
AC Connector: * IEC 320 Inlet Dimensions (L x W x H): * 4.6 x 2.1 x 1.25 in.
Weight: * 10 ounces
Regulatory Compliance (meets requirements/limits): * UL, CE, & RoHS†




Aqua Illuminations SOL White Modular LED Lighting System.

Reduced Energy

The Aqua Illumination SOL modules are some of the most efficient lighting products on the market. Because of the lower energy consumption, an AI module will realize over a 1/3 savings when compared to the equivalent us of a low output metal halide (250W) bulb.

No Heat Increase

The AI shows less than a 1 degree water temperature increase over a 12 hour period. A low output metal halide (250W) bulb in the same configuration shows an increase of over 15 degrees. Because of this, it is unlikely that aquarists will have to use chillers when running Aqua Illumination SOL modules resulting in substantial savings from equipment purchases and energy consumption.

Over 8 Times Longer Life

The AI’s modules are rated for over 50,000 hours providing for years of maintenance free and environmentally friendly use. Metal Halides require costly annual replacements due to deteriorating output and unpredictable color drift.

Built in the USA

Every AI product is made with high quality components. We assemble each unit at the AI headquarters and have been doing so since 2007. We test all critical components in-house including a PAR output, heat output, and electricity consumption test after a 24 hour burn in period for each module to ensure that each Aqua Illumination SOL module is of the highest quality.

Specifications:

LEDs:
Array: * 8 Triple Lenses ( (2W x 1B) * 8) = 24 LEDs total

White: * Quantity: 16
* Cree: XPGWHT-L1
* Correlated Color Temperature (CCT): 6500K White LED Wavelength

Blue: * Quantity: 8
* Cree: XPEBLU-L1
* Dominate Wavelength: 470nm Blue LED Wavelength

Module DIMENSIONS: Length: * 11.875 inches
Width: * 5.375 inches
Height: * 2.35 inches
Weight: * 4.125 pounds

Power Supply: Power Output: * 72W
Universal Input Range: * 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
AC Cable Length: * 6 ft
DC Cable Length: * 10 ft
AC Connector: * IEC 320 Inlet Dimensions (L x W x H): * 4.6 x 2.1 x 1.25 in.
Weight: * 10 ounces
Regulatory Compliance (meets requirements/limits): * UL, CE, & RoHS†

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Brightwell Aquatics Katalyst - Bioreactive Filtration Media for Nitrate and Phosphate Control in all Aquaria

Brightwell Aquatics Katalyst - Bioreactive Filtration Media for Nitrate and Phosphate Control in all Aquaria.

Bioactive filtration media, providing an ideal colonization substrate and a suitable source of organic carbon to beneficial microbes responsible for uptake of nitrate and phosphate.

Helps decrease latent organic material, and hence nitrate and phosphate concentrations, in aquarium, greatly simplifying and improving nutrient control relative to methods based solely upon using vodka or other alcohol/sugar solutions as organic carbon sources.

May be used with MicroBacter7 and/or as part of a low-nutrient approach to aquarium husbandry.

Improves water clarity through re-mineralization of latent dissolved organic compounds present in system.

Safe for use in all freshwater and marine aquarium, including planted and reef systems.

Made in the USA. Sold by mass, not volume; 1 g = ~1.6 ml of competing media.

Technical Background: 
In all aquaria, it is prudent to establish a stable nutrient budget in which the rate of nutrient export is not greatly exceeded by the rate of nutrient input, and vice versa; in the proper physical and chemical conditions, the former imbalance leads to increased presence of nuisance organisms such as filamentous algae and cyanobacteria, whereas the latter leads to malnourished aquarium inhabitants. The nutrients of greatest concern to most aquarists are nitrate and phosphate, both of which require active removal and/or re mineralization in aquatic habitats to ensure that they do not exceed concentrations that are deemed as safe for the ornamental organisms inhabiting those systems, or that would otherwise impact the appearance of the system, itself. KATALYST provides a static surface for colonization by beneficial microbes, while at the same time providing them with a source of organic carbon, which is required for the uptake of nitrogen and phosphorus compounds (including nitrate and phosphate, respectively).

In this fashion, KATALYST improves nutrient-uptake efficiency relative to systems employing only live rock, live sand, and/or inert plastic material as a substrate for microbial colonization. The colonization of KATALYST with the appropriate types of nutrient-remineralizing microorganisms, such as those found in MICROBACTER7, serves to deplete existing concentrations of dissolved organic material from the aquarium. Instructions and Guidelines: KATALYST should be housed in a media reactor, canister filter, or fluidized-bed reactor with a means of controlling water flow through the media bed, and with a pre-filter in place to restrict particulate material from entering the reaction vessel. Moderate water flow will discourage the accumulation of latent organic material in the media bed, itself, and will improve overall results.

Dissolved oxygen concentration and/or pH in the aquarium may temporarily decrease when new media is added; ensure that adequate aeration of water is employed at all times when using KATALYST, and monitor and adjust pH as necessary.
In marine aquaria, maintain operation of protein skimmer at all times to ensure that adequate degassing and oxygenation of water is taking place. Systems with [NO3-] and/or [PO43-] <5 ppm and 0.02 ppm, respectively: employ ~1 g of KATALYST per 2 US-gallons of water in aquarium system. Add 1 ml MICROBACTER7 per 20 US-gallons in system daily for first 4 weeks to seed KATALYST media.
In systems with elevated concentrations of these nutrients, employ up to twice the afore-mentioned mass and volume, respectively, of KATALYST and MICROBACTER7. Allow at least 4 weeks for media to become adequately colonized for significant changes in nutrient concentrations to become evident.
When nutrient concentrations drop below the target values (user-defined), decrease the daily dosage of MICROBACTER7 to maintain these levels. Replenish KATALYST media as necessary to counter gradual dissolution (on the order of months) that is the result of microbial consumption of the material. The rate of media deterioration is largely related to the nutrient load in the system: the higher the rate of nutrient input, the more quickly the media will be consumed by microbes.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Coming Soon - Reef Octopus SX Protein Skimmers


Direct replacement for popular Reef Octopus Extreme line. Reef Octopus SX protein skimmers come with improved drain valve design and brand new Sicce pumps.
Powered by Italian made Sicce PSK-600 & PSK-1000 pumps. An integrated removable bubble plate to help reduce turbulence within the skimmer which helps build a dense head of foam. Extra-wide plumbing and necks in the design to allow for more air flow.
Integrated Gate Valve output allows precision adjustment of water flow. Improved venturi design for the Sicce pumps increases air intake.
Features a brand new Star pin wheel impeller.

Available 09.15.2010

Four Models Available:

* Reef Octopus SX160
* rel="nofollow"Reef Octopus SC200
* rel="nofollow"Reef Octopus SX250
* rel="nofollow"Reef Octopus SX350

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sea Swirls Oscillating Wave Device by Aquarium Currents

Sea Swirl Wave Maker 25% OFF 
Features: * Oscillates the return from your existing pump or canister filter 90 degrees every 60 secs.
* Improved circulation - stimulates growth and carries nutrients to corals and plants.
* Eliminates use of powerheads
* Sits on top frame of tank - built in bracket to fit all aquariums.




Available Models and Optional Mounting Brackets.

Sea Swirl 1/2" Wave Maker
OUR 1/2" MODEL WILL FLOW APPROXIMATELY 500/550 GPH MAXIMUM. THE TOTAL HEIGHT WITH FITTING ATTACHED ON TOP IS 4". Standard bracket assembly fit frames of glass tanks with 1-3/8" width max. Units are now supplied with a BLACK fpt x fpt inlet(for hard pvc plumbing) and optional fitting included for hose connections. Inlets are ADJUSTABLE for an easier installation of incoming water supply.

Sea Swirl 3/4" Wave Maker
OUR 3/4" MODEL WILL FLOW APPROXIMATELY 800/850 GPH MAX. THE TOTAL HEIGHT WITH FITTING ATTACHED ON TOP IS 4 1/2". Standard bracket assembly supplied fit's glass tanks with tank frame width of 1-5/8" max. Units are supplied with a BLACK fpt x fpt inlet(for hard pvc plumbing) with the optional barb fitting included for hose connections. Inlets are now ADJUSTABLE for easier installation of incoming water supply.


Sea Swirl 1" Wave Maker
OUR 1" MODEL WILL FLOW APPROXIMATELY 1150/1200 GPH. THE TOTAL HEIGHT WITH FITTING ATTACHED ON TOP IS 4 3/4". Standard bracket assembly supplied fit's glass tanks with tank frame width of 1-5/8" max. Units are now supplied with a BLACK fpt x fpt inlet(for hard pvc plumbing) with optional fitting included for hose connections. Inlets are ADJUSTABLE for easier installation of incoming water supply.

For more information on our quality wave makers and other  aquarium supplies please visit us at www.aquacave.com

Thursday, August 12, 2010

ZeoVit Coral Vitalizer - Coral Food

ENHANCE YOUR CORALS: ZeoVit Coral Vitalizer and the corals you never knew you had

  “Miracle juice? Exaggeration? Absolutely not!”

Unlike many coral foods, Zeovit Coral Vitalizer interacts with your corals by directly satisfying their carbon demands and reducing the need to harbor massive densities of tissue zooxanthellae (symbiotic algae). Resulting is an increased expression of true tissue coloration. Additionally, Coral Vitalizer puts many hard corals into a continuous “feed mode”, even during the daylight hours. Ever see Acropora showing off sweeper tentacles all day long? Perhaps you would like to; Coral Vitalizer can help.
The unique qualities of Coral Vitalizer set it apart from an ever increasing assortment of generic coral foods, providing nearly instant and unmistakable gains for you, the discerning aquarist. Coral Vitalizer contains no Phosphates or Nitrates.

Use Coral Vitalizer to:

Feed all corals without polluting the water
Reduce the reliance of corals on tissue browning zooxanthellae for their energy needs
Encouraging nighttime polyp extension even during daylight hours
Increase growth and deepen colors and contrasts
Aids with stress reduction of newly added corals


Dose: 1 drop | 25 gallons per day
Available in 10, 50 and 100 mL

For more information on our quality reef additives and other  aquarium supplies please visit us at www.aquacave.com

Brightwell Aquatics Erase-Cl Chloramine, Chlorine, and Ammonia Remover

Brightwell Aquatics Erase-Cl Chloramine, Chlorine, and Ammonia Remover.
Removes Chlorine, Chloramines, & Ammonia in all Marine, Reef, and Freshwater Aquaria

Overview
* Removes chloramines, chlorine, ammonia, and nitrites present in tap water and/or aquarium water.
* May be used to neutralize iodine in the event of an aquarium overdose.
* Used as directed, is safe for use directly in all marine and freshwater aquaria.
* Free of phosphate and silicate.
* Formulated by a marine scientist.

Brightwell Aquatics AngeLixir Food Soak for Spongivorous Marine Fishes

Free-Form Amino Acid Food Soak for Spongivorous Marine Fishes. 

Overview
* Complex of free-form amino acids in the same ratios found within tissues of sponges.
* Utilizes natural attractants and marine-derived proteins to improve feeding response and increase protein percentage of fish foods, respectively.
* Beneficial to all fishes whose diets are in large part composed of sponges, including angelfishes, butterflyfishes, Moorish Idols, and their respective allies.
* Free-form amino acids:
1. Encourage vibrant coloration.
2. Provide the building blocks of protein to encourage the formation of new tissue
3. Encourage new tissue growth to aid in recovery from wounds incurred during aggressive encounters with tankmates or during spawning periods.

* Formulated based upon sponge tissue analysis and marine fish culture.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Vortech EcoSmart Driver Upgrades 50% Rebate

EcoTech Marine - 610.954.8480            AquaCave, Inc. - 847-775-0640

August 9, 2010

Manufacturer's Rebate
50% off 

EcoSmart Driver Upgrades Through September

Have you been waiting to add that 2nd VorTech pump to your system?
If so, we have some good news. Purchase a new MP40w ES or MP10w ES and we will upgrade one of your existing drivers to EcoSmart at 50% off.
To qualify for the discount, simply:
  1. Purchase a new MP40w ES or MP10w ES from a retailer near you.
  2. Purchase a driver upgrade kit from our parts store.
  3. Fill out the rebate form found here.
  4. Mail us a copy of your receipts and the rebate form per the instructions on the form.
  5. EcoTech Marine mails a check directly to you.
Upgrades apply to the following models: MP40 to MP40w ES, MP40w to MP40w ES, MP20 to MP40w ES, MP10 to MP10w ES, or MP10 ES to MP10w ES.
Visit ecotechmarine.com for news, information, product descriptions, customer images and more. 
Visit aquacave.com for complete line of Vortech pumps, accessories and other quality aquarium supplies.

How to upgrade: YouTube

Video instructions on how to upgrade are on our YouTube channel. Or visit our Media Gallery for this and more!

Back In Stock - Digital Aquatics Reef Keeper LITE System LEVEL 1 (BASIC)

We just received limited quantity of Digital Aquatics Reef Keeper LITE System Level 1 controllers.
These will not last so get yours now.

Product Information:

The new ReefKeeper Lite is a big change to business as usual! It's small, expandable and perfect for nano tanks, beginners, and people looking for a mid level controller!

The ReefKeeper Lite or RKL as it's known here, has a 5 (mechanical) button interface and a larger 16 x 2 LCD display for easy readability. While some of the advanced modules and features of the RKE are not available for the RKL, it will have more than enough power to monitor and control single tank systems, as well as small to mid sized tanks alike!

The RKL is the only controller under $100 that offers four outlets and temperature control while still providing the customer an upgrade path as their system or needs grow!

With up to four modules, this new controller is perfect for streamlining your tank without breaking the bank!

NEW - Expandability!
The RKL can interface with up to 4 modules in almost any configuration you'd like. (Limited to PC4s, SL1s and MLCs)

NEW - Data reporting
The RKL can report the min, max and average over the last 1 hour for all inputs and outputs!

NEW - Improved 5 button interface
The RKL has a 5 button interface; a big improvement over traditional 3 button interfaces that are currently used for entry level controllers!

NEW - 16 dedicated timers You can set up to 16 timers with day of week capability!

NEW - Audible and Visual feedback The RKL offers a first for an entry level controller with audible and visual feedback!

NEW - 16 dedicated alarms
Get informed! Set alarms to alert you of almost any event in your system that you need to know about

NEW - Control functions
Improved controller, multi-timer, light, lunar, and pump controls help keep you in complete control of your system!

Upgradeable Firmware with USB Adapter Updating the RKL via USB when new software features are released is easy and straight forward. Better yet it's included at no extra cost!

Night Mode - Independently Programmable Night mode can be configured independent of your light configuration so that moonlights and pumps can be adjusted in the evening times.

Wavemaker There are 2 wavemaker cycles in the ReefKeeper Lite, cycles A and b. When a channel is designated as a pump you can select a wavemaker cycle A or B. The two alternate opposite each other to simulate wave motion. Under the wavemaker setup you choose how long you want each cycle time to be by dialing an A/B cycle time. During night mode the cycle can be turned off to give a calming affect.

Standby/Feed mode
Just as in all Digital Aquatics ReefKeeper controllers, the RKL has a Standby mode that can be programmed from 1 to 59 minutes. When in "Standby" ReefKeeper Lite turns off the powerheads and sump and skimmer pumps that are programmed to be off during standby mode for the set time or until "Standby" is backed out of.

Standby/Feed mode helps reduce the bio load on the tank by maximizing the food eaten by fish and corrals and minimizing waste. Food will not get whisked away into the sump filter and to dead spots in your tank. Standby mode is also useful when it is time to perform maintenance on your tank and you need all the water pumps to be temporarily turned off.

Head unit can be mounted in a number of ways for the custom professional look
The display unit has several mounting options to accommodate different configurations. It can be mounted flush to your hood/cabinet for a sleek look by cutting out a rectangle. It can also be mounted easily to any flat surface with or without the mounting tabs.

Splash proof face plate
The front of the remote display has a custom faceplate so that a little water on it doesn't cause any problems. The unit menu system can be navigated with wet hands without any problems.

Internal backup battery for clock and settings The internal battery will last for years keeping the time and settings of the ReefKeeper Lite. A power outage will not require the adjustments that traditional light timers need after the power is restored.

Simple menu system for easy configuration
The menu system is an easy-to-use interface that allows you to setup the ReefKeeper Lite to meet your specific needs. The 5 buttons under the display are used to navigate through the menu for setting up which features you want to link to which outlets and other setup.

For more information on our quality aquarium controllers and other  aquarium supplies please visit us at www.aquacave.com

Sunday, August 8, 2010

BIG SALE - Bubble King Mini Protein Skimmers by Royal Exclusive

Save big on our full line of Bubble King Mini Protein Skimmers by Royal Exclusive.

New Generation 2 Bubble King Mini's now Pulling twice the air! Limited on space? This is the skimmer for you.

Welcome to the Royal Exclusive Bubble King Protein Skimmers. Royal Exclusiv has over 25 years of manufacturing under their belt. With aquariums up to 12,000 liters. With their hobby also being their job makes it that much easier to care about the quality and process in which they create their products.

The Bubble King Protein skimmers are totally different than anything you may find on the market today. After 3 Years of development and testing all Skimmers are manufactured on highly accurate 4 axis CNC-machines. All skimmers are made from Acrylic with a thickness of 4-6mm. Bubble plates and injection pans with conical counter bored holes for clear turbulence reduction are standard on all models.

Bubble King Protein Skimmers also include the original Red Dragon pump with standard anit-lime bypass and titan screws. Skimmers are available in Internal or External Models with many different styles to choose from.

Sale Ends 08.31.2010

For more information on our quality protein skimmers and other  aquarium supplies please visit us at www.aquacave.com

Friday, August 6, 2010

ZEOVIT - Coral Snow

NEED CLARITY? Coral Snow is the liquid filter media for crystal clear water “Unsightly water discoloration has met its match”

Coral Snow naturally addresses several issues that plague modern reef tanks – yellow or hazy water, stubborn nutrient accumulations and red slime algae.

After an initial cloudiness, Coral Snow leaves the water column crystal clear, almost luminous; your fish and corals will appear as though they’re suspended in thin air! Coral Snow is non-toxic and will not negatively impact livestock if accidentally overdosed.
Coral Snow can also be used as a nutrient carrier to increase direct absorption of vitamins, minerals and elements by the coral. As a highly absorbent Bio-Clay, Coral Snow will sponge up any additives that are mixed with it prior to dosing. Corals have a natural tendency to trap these clay particles in their mucous to be consumed. This is a much more effective method of delivering these elements to the coral than traditional dosing to the water column.

Use Coral Snow to:

Neutralize undesirable acids
Incrementally address the baseline problems that cause Red Slime algae
Promote incredible water clarity overnight
Entice additional polyp extension from corals
As a vitamin or element carrier for direct absorption

Dose: 1 mL | 25 gallons per day
Available in 250, 500 and 1000 mL

ZEOVIT - Pohl’s Xtra

SAY GOODBYE TO DULL COLORS! Pohl’s Xtra will make your corals brilliant
    “The all-in-one additive for extraordinarily radiant corals”

Pohl’s Xtra is the only product of its kind that gives you direct control over enhancing the contrast and intensity of coral color over a broad array of color palettes. This powerful supplement will produce a vivid intensity of which you may have never thought possible. The effects are immediate and obvious and you will never look at your prize pieces the same way again!

Use Pohl’s Xtra to:

Drastically enhance colors and contrast in all corals
Increase growth dramatically
Aids with stress reduction of newly added corals

*Results can be seen in as little as one week

Dose: 1 mL | 25 gallons per day
Available in 10, 250, 500 and 1000 mL

ZEOVIT - Amino Acid Concentrate

WANT GROWTH? You need Amino Acid Concentrate
“Increase growth by up to 100%"

Amino Acid supplements have become a crucial additive for serious hobbyist. The benefits of use no longer presumed, but readily observable: abrupt gains to growth, increased polyp density, intensified colors, improved disease resistance – the many advantages of using an excellent Amino Acid supplement.

Korallen Zucht Amino Acid Concentrate combines only marine-based Amino Acids. This product is unmatched in both quality and concentration with visible reaction from corals within seconds of addition.  

Use Amino Acid Concentrate to:
Increase growth by up to 100%
Maximize polyp extension
Accelerate the recovery rate of damaged or sick  corals
Heighten and intensify coral colors

Dose: 1 drop | 25 gallons per day
Available in 50, 100 and 250 mL

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

NEW Lower Prices on Entire Line of Tunze Products

We just implemented New, Lower pricing on entire line of Tunze products.
Save 10% Plus on the ever popular line of pumps, protein skimmers, and top-off systems.

* Tunze Osmolator 3155 Water Level Regulation System
* Tunze Calcium Dosing System 
* Tunze Turbelle Streams & Accessories 
* Tunze Wavebox & Wavebox Extension
* Tunze DOC Protein Skimmers & Accessories

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Current USA TrueLumen LED Lunar Light Module

When the day is done, these LED moonlights begin their work. By casting a beautiful moon glow over your aquarium, TrueLumen LED Lunar Lights will illuminate the previously unseen nocturnal environment and promote spawning, all while consuming less than 1 watt of power. TrueLumen Lunar Lights are a brilliant, energy efficient lighting system which will help you enjoy an active night life.

* Stimulates Spawning
* Linkable
* Energy efficient, high power LED's
* 2 color choices

Research studies have shown that using rhythmic moon luminance is very helpful in spawning captive animals. Add it to your existing light fixture, hood or canopy for a complete 24-hour lighting solution. For optimum coverage, link multiple Lunar Lights inside your canopy.

Our 12,000K Moon White is the only natural white light replicating the glow of a full moon. The crisp white light casts a "moon-glow" over your tank creating a beautiful nocturnal environment.

The 453nm Actinic Blue light casts a mysterious nighttime glow over your tank creating a viewable nocturnal environment while providing all the benefits of a Lunar Light.

Applications
Our Moon White is ideal for use in all freshwater, saltwater and reef tanks to simulate the lunar glow of a full moon on a summer tropical night, and is also great for terrarium use. And our Nocturnal Blue is ideal for use in all freshwater, saltwater and reef tanks by creating a mysterious nighttime glow for nocturnal viewing. This is also great for terrarium use.

Installation
Easy to install - just plug our 12V transformer (sold seperately) and connect it to the Lunar Light. Then, simply attach the Lunar Link to your aquarium canopy, hood or light fixture using the supplied LED adhesive or mounting screw. Lunar Lights are linkable between each other, or by using our optional 3 way splitter.

Current USA TrueLumen Aquatic LED Strips

* Adds the shimmering effect and enhances color
* Thing, low profile design, only 5mm thick
* Link up to 3 LED strips off one transformer using the optional 3-way splitter
* Promotes strong and healthy coral, invertebrate and plant growth
* Efficient high power LED chips last up to 50,000 hours

Replicating the dynamic natural qualities of sun and moon lighting, the TrueLumen LED strips combine the life-sustaining wavelengths of light with the efficiency of LED technology into a low profile, sleek lighting system. The powerful LED chips add the natural shimmering effect and rippling glow found on natural coral reefs while producing virtually no heat and consuming very little electricity.
TrueLumen LED strips are available in 3 color spectrum combinations - 12,000k Daylight, 453nm Actinic, or a 12,000k/Actinic combination.

Features
* Adds the shimmering effect and enhances color
* Thing, low profile design, only 5mm thick
* Link up to 3 LED strips off one transformer using the optional 3-way splitter
* Promotes strong and healthy coral, invertebrate and plant growth
* Efficient high power LED chips last up to 50,000 hours

Replicating the dynamic natural qualities of sun and moon lighting, the TrueLumen LED strips combine the life-sustaining wavelengths of light with the efficiency of LED technology into a low profile, sleek lighting system. The powerful LED chips add the natural shimmering effect and rippling glow found on natural coral reefs while producing virtually no heat and consuming very little electricity.
TrueLumen LED strips are available in 3 color spectrum combinations - 12,000k Daylight, 453nm Actinic, or a 12,000k/Actinic combination.

An easy to install lighting solution, each LED strip is completely water resistant and will add vibrancy and movement to almost any aquarium. Their low profile design (only 5mm thick) make them an excellent addition to any nano-style aquarium, canopy or light fixture. All systems feature high-output Power LED chips mounted on a flexible, water resistant strip which can be installed using the strip adhesive or mounting screws (both included.)
Each strip measures 10" x 0.5" wide. Up to 3 strips can be connected to one transformer using our 3-way splitter (transformer and 3-way splitter sold separately.)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Brightwell Aquatics KoraLagoon Substrat Aragonite Refugium Substrate


KoraLagoon Substrat

A blend of high-purity aragonite particulate grades to simulate the natural substrate particle profile of tropical reef lagoons. Multiple particulate grades encourage biochemical reactions (e.g. nitrification and denitrification) within the sediment to facilitate continuous release of constituent ions (calcium, carbonate, strontium, magnesium, potassium, and sixty minor and trace elements), encouraging the growth of reef-building organisms and helping stabilize pH. Over 39% calcium and 57% carbonate by dry weight. Applications include refugia, sea grass and macroalgae bed syste filtration employing substrate to facilitate natural redu of organic and nitrogenous waste, and reef aquaria of all sizes  (notably nano-reef systems).Formulated by a marine scientist.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CoraLazarus High Purity Calcium Media for Placement in Reef Aquarium Media Reactors - Brightwell Aquatics

Overview

  • High-purity natural mineral that may be employed in traditional calcium reactors, or even
    blended in to pre-existing aquarium substratum, to gradually increase and maintain the
    calcium concentration and alkalinity in marine aquaria.
  • Strong source of calcium, the most abundant cation by percent mass in aragonite, the
    mineral secreted by reef-building organisms to form skeletal material.
  • Through dissolution, provides calcium, magnesium, strontium, potassium, and carbonates.
  • Aids in increasing alkalinity to stabilize pH and encourage rapid biogenic aragonite
    formation.
  • Optimal average particle size for use in media reactors and calcium reactors.
  • Free of chloride and sulfate.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Celebrate With Us and Save


4TH OF JULY STORE-WIDE SALE

Save 10% on your entire order at www.aquacave.com
Use coupon code: AQUACAVE4TH
 
Listed Offer ends July 07, 2010 @ 111:59 PM EST.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Vertex Pro Bio Pellets

Biopellets—A New Stage in Reefkeeping.
What if one product could single
handedly make maintaining a
saltwater tank as easy as
freshwater? What if that same
product made eliminating nuisance
algae and keeping crystal clear
water effortless for even the most
inexperienced reef keepers? And
what if that same product was
affordable enough for every single
saltwater enthusiast in the industry?
 


That product would revolutionize reefkeeping. Say hello to Vertex Biopellets. Biopellets will change the way you
keep your saltwater aquarium forever—and Vertex makes the highest quality, most cost effective biopellets available.


How Biopellets Work:
Biopellets are composed of biodegradable polymers designed for use in a fluidized filter. The
pellets promote the growth of aerobic and anaerobic nitrifying bacteria which use carbon
from the pellets to consume nitrate and phosphate. This process dramatically eliminates
unsightly algae and cyanobacteria (red slime) while increasing the overall health and vigor of
the tank’s inhabitants.
The surplus bacteria generated by the biopellets are then consumed by sponges and corals or
removed by a protein skimmer. Within a few weeks, without any routine dosing, even the
most novice reefkeeper is left with a crystal clear tank.



Vertex Biopellets – in 500mL and 1000mL sizes.
Less Time. Less Work. More Results.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:
 

1)What quantity of biopellets will I need for my tank? 500ml per 100 gallons of net water volume.
 

2) How can I tell if I have overfilled my reactor? Put no more pellets in your reactor than can be easily fluidized (without clumping)
 

3) Can I overdose or harm my tank from excessive biopellet use? No, though adherence to the previous note is strongly encouraged.
 

4) Are there any special considerations for where I should put my reactor in the sump? Make sure the effluent of the reactor exits into a high flow zone of the sump to ensure the bacteria is dispersed and that the water is properly re-oxygenated before entering the main system.

5) Are there any benefits to using a Vertex media reactor with the biopellets? Yes. The Vertex reactor is specifically designed with a 1/2” input-output. This contrasts with most reactors having a 3/8” input-output. The difference is very important in the capacity for the reactor to readily fluidize the media—the larger input-output makes the Vertex reactor much more effective for this purpose.
 

6) How often must the biopellets be replaced? Depending on your system, you can expect to replace your biopellets every 4 to 6 months.
 

7)How much flow will it take to fluidize 1000ml of pellets in a Vertex UF 15/ 20 media reactor? There are many variables involved with this question which must be considered. It is important to note the pressure rating of your pump, whether it’s a passive or direct feed, etc. That said, the reactors will handle 150 to 500gph. A rough estimate is about 100-250 gallons per hour for every 500ml.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

NEW Aqua Medic Ocean Lights T5 High Output Aquarium Light Fixtures

A hands down favorite among European aquarists, the T-5 bulb format is the latest in fluorescent technology.
The Oceanlight T5’s internal electronic ballasts provide cool and reliable service while simplifying installation. A variety of sizes ensure that you’ll find the ideal luminary for your moderate-light reef tanks, fish-only systems, terrariums, or freshwater live-plant aquaria.

Oceanlight T5 systems come complete with a hanging kit and mounting legs for direct attachment to many glass aquariums.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

CoralRX PRO Coral Dip

Coral Rx was developed in 2006 for two purposes: to treat corals suffering with parasites, and as a prophylactic measure to promote healthy corals before parasites or bacterial infections become harmful. Coral Rx is tough on parasites, yet gentle on your coral (contains no iodine or oxidizers) allowing you to be proactive in protecting your investment.

Independently Tested
Coral Rx was independently tested by Andrew Lynford, M.S. in Biology from Hofstra University. This investigation attempted to quantify the efficacy of three chemical flatworm controls: Flatworm Exit, Coral Rx, and Povidone. His research is available in a featured article published in Advanced Aquarist, April 2009. Below are excerpts of his findings:.

* Coral Rx was the most effective treatment…
* Coral Rx performed well as a coral dip, and it would be advantageous for coral aquaculturists, wholesalers, retailers, aquariums, and hobbyists to use this product when quarantining newly purchased corals.
* Chemical treatments are utilized as a preventative protocol used to eradicate flatworms before they are introduced into an aquarium. These chemical treatments are referred to as a coral dips.
* Quarantining corals and live rock with coral dips is the best way to deal with marine flatworms because it prevents their introduction, and circumvents the problems associated with convolutrilobid toxin release.
* Harvesting coral reef taxa (species) to replace livestock lost through convolutriloba toxin release is environmentally costly, and should be prevented by using coral dips.

Coral Rx – a different type of coral dip
Coral Rx was designed by keeping the health of your coral in mind. Our proprietary blend of natural ingredients contains no iodine, which is known to stain corals, nor does Coral Rx contain oxidizers whose by-products are often toxic and continue to react with surrounding tissue. Independent research also questions the effectiveness of iodine treatments. Please take a look at this feature article in Advanced Aquarist, April 2009.

Coral Rx removes many of the “hard to deal with” coral pests like Acropora-Eating Flatworms, Montipora-Eating Nudibranchs and Zoanthid-Eating Nudibranchs.

Promotes Coral Health – Coral Rx is hard on parasites yet easy on corals making it a perfect prophylactic treatment protecting your coral investment. Whether or not you quarantine your corals before putting them in your aquarium, a dip in Coral Rx decreases the probability of adding a parasite into your aquarium eco-system.

Usage

Coral Rx can be used in treating many types of live corals; soft, LPS and SPS. Coral Rx should be used in treating corals that have parasites or other bacterial infections. Additionally, it should be used as a prophylactic treatment before bringing live coral into your aquarium.

Coral Rx is effective in removing the following parasites:

- Acropora Eating Flatworms (AEFW)
- Montipora Eating Nudibranchs
- Bristleworms
- Zoanthid Eating Spiders
- Red Flatworms

Also aids in the treatment of:
- Filamentous Hair Algae
- Rapid Tissue Necrosis (RTN)
- Slow Tissue Necrosis (STN)
- Bacterial Infections & More

Coral Rx should not be used on fish, shrimp, crabs, snails, clams or other invertebrates. We have not tested CoralRx's effectiveness on Acropora Red Bugs.

Directions
* Dosage per gallon of dip
- Coral Rx Pro: 30 drops

* Shake bottle of Coral Rx. Add dosage as stated above based on product purchased to 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of saltwater from aquarium. Mix well. Using a small power head, keep the water moving and place coral in the coral dip. If you do not have a power head, gently shake coral in the coral dip. Keep coral in the coral dip for 5 – 10 minutes. After 5 – 10 minutes, remove coral and discard the coral dip. Do not reuse the coral dip as parasite may release toxins. Rinse coral with clean saltwater and return to aquarium. Do not add Coral Rx directly into aquarium.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Proprietary Blend of Natural Extracts. (Coral Rx Industrial contains no distilled water) http://www.aquacave.com/detail.aspx?ID=3040

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More Info. On The New "Hybrid" T5/Led Fixture (Specification) byCoralVue



    Everyone is asking for more information on the New "Hybrid" T5/LED Fixture from CoralVue.  Here's the specifications...
    • Item #: CV-T5FIX4-3
    • Item #: CV-T5FIX4-4
    • Coralvue® T5/LED 4 Bulb Fixture
    • Plug-n-play fixture
    • Has only 1 single power cord coming from fixture to a junction box which splits into 3 power cords that can be used with individual timers.
    • Includes hanging kit and fully adjustable legs.
    • The 36″ fixture includes 7 high power 1 watt LEDs.
    • The 48″ fixture includes 10 high power 1watt LEDs.
    • Dimensions for 3ft: 35.25″ x 11.25″ x 3.5″
    • Dimensions for 4ft: 47.25″ x 11.25″ x 3.5″
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    • Item #: CV-T5FIX6-2
    • Item #: CV-T5FIX6-3
    • Item #: CV-T5FIX6-4
    • Coralvue® T5/LED 6 Bulb Fixture
    • Plug-n-play fixture
    • Has only 1 single power cord coming from fixture to a junction box which splits into 3 power cords that can be used with individual timers.
    • Includes hanging kit and fully adjustable legs.
    • The 24″ fixture includes 5 high power 1 watt LEDs.
    • The 36″ fixture includes 7 high power 1 watt LEDs.
    • The 48″ fixture includes 10 high power 1watt LEDs.
    • Dimensions for 2ft: 23.25″ x 15.75″ x 3.5″
    • Dimensions for 3ft: 35.25″ x 15.75″ x 3.5″
    • Dimensions for 4ft: 47.25″ x 15.75″ x 3.5″


    Description:
    Reflector Material: 95% Germany Alanod Mirror Finish Aluminum. Worlds finest mirror finish metal manufacturer.
    Reflector Design: Individual parabollic spider bent reflectors under each T5 lamp.
    Ballast: Microprocessor controlled ballast allows for 40% more extended bulb life over magnetic and IC Solid State powered T5 ballast.
    LED Supplement/Moonlight: High power 1 watt LED’s for added florescence of marine animals or moonlight phase for coral and fish spawning.
    Enclosure: Extruded 3/16″ aluminum with automotive grade high gloss painted finish.


    Brackets: Full free hanging hardware system with easy height adjustment settings. 360° Rotatable fixture mount for easy access during maintenance. Adjustable height mounting legs to help with coral acclimation.

    Available sizes: 4 bulbs x24watt/39 watt /54watt and 6 bulbs x24 watt/39 watt/54watt