Thursday, December 30, 2010

Eating lionfish "a delicacy"

Florida marine conservationists have come up with a simple recipe for fighting the invading lionfish that is gobbling up local reef life -- eat them.

The Key Largo-based REEF conservation organization has just released "The Lionfish Cookbook," a collection of 45 recipes which is the group's latest strategy to counter an invasion of the non-native reddish brown-striped fish in Florida waters.


"It's absolutely good eating -- a delicacy. It's delicately flavored white meat, very buttery," Lad Akins, director of special projects for Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), told Reuters. He authored the cookbook along with a professional chef, Tricia Ferguson.
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Monday, December 27, 2010

New this Week, 12/27/10

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AquaEuroUSA 34 gallon Complete HQI Metal Halide Reef Aquarium System w/ Stand
Ideal saltwater or reef aquarium. Perfect for home or office. Totaly complete HQI metal halide reef system. HQI Metal Halide 150W 14000K light produces an intense high PAR value light that closely imitates natural sunlight. Includes 6 blue LED moonlights for nocturnal viewing. Features programmable, digital, heavy duty light cycle timer and automated internal cooling fan with "intelligent" temperature control. The 5-Stage filtration system includes sponges, bio-balls, a UV sterilizer, a venturi protein skimmer and denitrator. Easy to operate unit includes two high-performance pump and a heater.

Neptune Systems Energy Bar 4 Expansion Unit
The EnergyBar 4 module features 4 independently controllable outlets. With power failure detection, active electrical current monitoring, and failsafe features make this power bar far better than any competing units. 4 independently controllable 120V Outlets (3 outlets @ 8 Amps, 1outlet
@ 12 Amps, total current must be less than 15 Amps), Plug and Play, built-in 4 Port hub so that accessories can be easily added.

Two Little Fishies MagFox Magnetic Hose and Pipe Cleaning Device
The MagFox uses magnetic attraction to propel a small brush inside aquarium hoses and pipes, allowing it to clean away algae and other deposits that block the water flow. Patent pending design by Julian Sprung. Replacement brushes are also available.



AquaMaxx Protein Skimmer Replacement Pumps
We now carry Sedra, Sicce and Shark protein skimmer pumps separately in the unlikely event your original AquaMaxx protein skimmer pumps fails. Choose from replacement pumps for the AM100, AM150, AM250, AM350, AM500, HOB-1, Cone 2 and Cone 3. $124.99 to $249.99 each with models over $175 shipping for free. We also carry Replacement O-Rings, Replacement Impellers and more.

AquaMaxx Calcium and Zeo Reactor Replacement Parts
We are pleased to offer a bevy of replacement parts for AquaMaxx Calcium and Zeo Reactors in case anything ever goes wrong with your original supplies. OEM replacement pumps, impellers, sponges and O-rings are available from $2.49 to $124.99 each.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's Getting Colder—Is Your Tank Protected?


With winter time comes colder temperatures, both inside and outside.

It’s around this time each year I begin to see threads popping up on forums discussing aquarium heater failure. Sometimes they are lucky: the heater simply did not turn on and their tank got colder. In other instances, heaters overheat or crack and the results are disastrous. I actually experienced heater failure myself this season. Fortunately, my heater only stopped working so the tank temperature dropped a bit.


Dealing with heater failure is an inevitable part of caring for a temperature-sensitive aquarium system. If we keep that in mind—that aquarium heaters can and will, eventually, fail—we can prepare accordingly to protect our precious pets from temperature fluctuations.

Here are some tips to help you safeguard your aquarium from heater failure:
  • Research the various aquarium heaters available for your tank. Nearly all the heaters on MarineDepot.com have customer written reviews about their performance. This feedback is invaluable when making a purchasing decision. Starting with a high quality heater minimizes the chance of failure.

  • Use a temperature controller (or system controller) to turn the heater on and off. While most heaters have built-in thermostats to turn the heaters on and off, many times this is precisely what causes the heaters to fail. The thermostats “stick” in the on or off position and the heater will not properly energize or de-energize. A temperature controller will turn on/off the heater independent of the thermostat built into the heater.

  • When using a temperature controller in combination with a heater, set the temperature on the controller a degree or two cooler than the thermostat on the heater. This way in case the controller fails to shut the heater off, the heaters thermostat will shut it off.

  • Consider using multiple heaters instead of a single heater. If your tank requires around 500 watts of heating power (it is recommended to use 3-5 watts per gallon), try using two 250 watt or three 200 watt heaters. This will help in a couple of ways. First, if one heater fails, you have a back-up heating the tank. Second, if a heater gets stuck in the on position, it will raise the temperature more slowly than a single larger wattage heater (hopefully allowing you to catch it before an issue arises).

  • Heater placement is also very important. Knowing that heaters can fail, don’t hide the heater underneath a pile of rocks that could make it difficult to excavate in the event of failure or make it impossible to visually inspect it. As well you will want to provide good water movement around the heater to allow for the heated water to circulate throughout the tank. If you have a sump on your tank this can be an ideal location for the heater.

  • Protect glass heaters from falling rocks or other objects/livestock that might cause it to break. Titanium heaters can get hot enough to melt acrylic, so never put a heater directly against an acrylic tank or sump.

  • Don’t trust with 100% accuracy the dial on the heaters thermostats. It is common for heaters to heat accurately, but for the temperatures to not match the numbers on the dial. Trust the reference thermometer(s) and set to them, not the dial.

  • Use more than one thermometer to measure the temperature of your aquarium. Don’t rely on a single reading. Thermometers come in a range of styles and prices. There are even some models that will alert you when the temperature rises too high like the Lifegard Aquatics Big Digital Temperature Alert or Tom Aquatics Aquarium Temp Alert.

  • If you already own a chiller or are considering purchasing one for the warmer months, you may want to find one that has a dual stage controller that allows you to control both your heater and chiller (this can prevent them from both being on at the same time as well).

  • Have a back up heater ready to go, especially if you are only running a single heater on your system. It is a small investment to help protect your livestock.
With a little research and planning you can help prevent a heating malfunction in your aquarium. If you have any questions about what might work best for your tank, please contact us at customercare@marinedepot.com.


Monday, December 20, 2010

New this Week, 12/20/10

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Coralife Lunar Aqualight T5 Lamp High Output Fixture
The new Lunar Aqualight T5 HO series from Coralife is available in 4 sizes: 24", 30" 36" and 48". Each unit includes 4 high output T5 lamps (2 x 10,000K and 2 x actinic) and directional LED moonlights, perfect for marine and reef aquarium systems. Each type of lighting--daylight, actinic and moon lights)--has its own power cord so you can really fine-tune your light schedule. The quick disconnect ballasts include quiet-running cooling fans. Each unit features a powder-coated aluminum housing, acrylic splash guards and adjustable mounting brackets. Prices range from $205.99 to $301.99 each and all models include free shipping.

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 many other wavemaking devices. Sea Swirls are economically priced energy efficient, too! The 1.5'’ model is designed for aquariums 180 gallons and up and offers the truly smallest footprint seen in the aquarium (only 2-1/4'’). The 1.5'’ Sea Swirl can be combined with low-wattage, high flow pumps like the ReeFlo Snapper, Dart, Barracuda and Hammerhead along with many of the Dolphin aquarium pumps aquarists use to return water to their tank. The manufacturer is so confident in this pump they offer a generous 2-year warranty. Available now for $399.99, shipping included.

Two Little Fishies NPX Screen for 150 or 550 PhosBan Reactor
The NPX Screen prevents NPX Biopellets or other biodegradable pelletized media from passing through the dispersion plates in the PhosBan Reator 150 or PhosBan Reactor 550. Get 2 screens for only $2.49.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New this Week, 12/14/10

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Neptune Systems Apex Probe Module 3 Expansion Box
Monitor/control dissolved and temperature. 6 digital inputs for float switches, water on floor sensors, pressure sensors, etc. Full datalogging support in Apex Base module. Up to 240 AquaBus modules can be added to the Apex system. Plug & play automatically recognized when installed into the system. Two AquaBus connectors for flexible expansion via AquaBus. Comes with 3' AquaBus cable. Galvanic isolation for accurate and reliable probe readings. LED status indicator, upgradeable firmware, compatible with Apex and Apex Lite systems.

Neptune Systems Apex Variable Speed/Dimming Module
The Variable Speed/Dimming module allows for the control of the Aqua Illuminations LED lighting systems as well as adding an additional 4 0-10V variable speed ports. Independent control of the white and blue Aqua Illumination LEDs. Simulate sunrise/s
unset, lunar cycle, clouds, and lightning with the Aqua Illumination LEDs. Adds 4 independent 0-10V variable speed ports to the Apex system. Plug and Play. Automatically recognized when installed into the system. Pumps can be dynamically added/removed from the system. Two AquaBus connectors for flexible expansion via AquaBus. Comes with 3' AquaBus cable. Fully upgradeable, LED status indicator, compatible with Apex and Apex Lite systems.

Two Little Fishies NPX Bioplastics Nitrate & Phosphate Reducing Polymer Media
NPX BioPlastics are pelletized biodegradable polymers that prov
ide a time-released source of food for bacteria that assimilate nitrate and phosphate. As bacteria develop on the pellet surfaces, excess growth sloughs off due to the tumbling in a fluidized filter, and these bacteria can be removed with a protein skimmer or serve as planktonic food for filter-feeding invertebrates such as corals, clams, and sponges. Anaerobic zones also develop within the pellets, thus promoting denitrification there. Why bother with dosing Vodka daily when you can just use NPX BioPlastics and let the bacteria work for you?

Hagen Marina Air Pump
The Marina 50 air pump combines high performance output with quiet operation. A reliable source of air for increasing water
movement and turbulence for proper oxygenation, and can also be used to operate items such as air stones, air curtains and air-actuated ornaments. Marina 50 has a single outlet and is ideal for aquariums 5 to 15 U.S. gal. (10 to 60 L). Quiet running, reliable performance and powerful airflow. Sound dampening pump cover, soft rubber feet suppress vibration and durable, long lasting diaphragm.

Hanna Instruments Low Range Phosphate Meter
Phosphates are particularly important for the growth and development of plant roots, and hence are one of the most common fertilizers used in agriculture. In addition, phosphates are us
ually utilized in detergents and are needed, in small quantities, for heating systems. However, high concentrations of phosphates can cause environmental pollution: they are for example a primary cause of eutrophication. For these reasons, it is necessary to closely monitor the phosphate levels present in both civil and industrial waste water. Range 0.00 to 2.50 mg/L (ppm). Resolution 0.01 mg/L (ppm). Precision ±0.04 mg/L ±4% of reading. Light Source Tungsten lamp. Light Detector Silicon photocell with narrow band interference filter @ 610 nm. Method Adaptation of the ascorbic acid method.

CoralVue 250 Watt Electronic Metal Halide Ballast
Coralvue® electronic ballasts are an important energy-saving unit used for metal halide lamps. Its job is to fire the lamps and
stabilize the operating current. This ballast can save energy by more than 30%. The ballast has a self-protected circuit, which is controlled automatically. If power is removed or lost from the ballast it will take approximately 7 minutes for the ballast to fire the lamp again. The ballasts are available in normal or dimmable. These ballasts will drive any 250w SE metal halide bulb or 250w DE (HQI) metal halide bulb.

ATI T5HO Aquarium Bulbs
Manufactured with high-quality phosphors and advanced manufacturing techniques to produce bulbs with higher output, better coloration and more stability than other brands, including
other German-made T5 bulbs.


Monday, December 06, 2010

MarineDepot.com 2010 Holiday Gift Guide


We know a generous person such as yourself has plenty of people to buy gifts for this holiday season. Your spouse, kids, parents... maybe even your boss.


But who we are most concerned about in all this holiday hustle & bustle is YOU. That's right, you.

You see, we consider ourselves prett
y good judges of character and, to us, you've been a model citizen in 2010. Heck, you inspire us to be better. With such good behavior, we feel you deserve to be rewarded—handsomely, we might add—for your hard work.

We've put together this handy
holiday gift guide to make buying for YOU as easy as possible. If you're budget-conscience (let's face it: who isn't these days?), we've made it easy to shop by price.

If you're budget conscience but
still want to go big, you can get no payments and no interest on orders over $300 with Bill Me Later (subject to credit approval). If you've never used Bill Me Later before, you'll get $10 off a $50 or more purchase if you try it before December 15.

Gift certificates, controllable powerheads, protein skimmer and lighting specials are all available in our gift guide this year along with our holiday shipping schedule so you can ensure your presents arrive in time for the big day.

We'll be featuring more holiday offers in e-newsletters throughout December.
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Happy holidays, you good looking, hard working gift to mankind you.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Black Friday, Cyber Monday & Beyond

With so many sales going on this holiday season, it's hard to keep up. We thought we'd provide a quick recap:



BLACK FRIDAY - Sale ends 12/13/10
In our 3rd annual Black Friday sale, we have a combination of freebies, holiday packages and massive savings on everything from lights to wavemakers. I'm considering pulling the trigger on a reverse osmosis unit so I can finally start mixing my own saltwater at home. If you're not mixing your own saltwater yet, watch this video to see how easy it is. Speaking of salt...


LOWER PRICES ON ALL SALT MIXES - No expiration date
This was just announced internally last week, so we haven't officially started promoting it yet. Although now, I suppose, it's official (you're welcome, boss!). So what's the deal? Well, we used to charge an extra fee for shipping salt bags & buckets because they're so heavy. Obviously that is a big deterrent to you, our customer, from buying your salt mix online. So here's how it works now: no more shipping surcharges, salt mixes now qualify for free shipping if you spend over $175 AND if you find a lower price elsewhere online, we'll match it!


CYBER MONDAY - Sale ends 12/13/10
Our second annual Cyber Monday promotion features a little something for everyone. Current USA T5 HO SlimPaq bulbs, rated 4 out of 5 stars by users, are available for a full 50% off. Fresh and saltwater aquarists can take advantage of this sweet deal from Boyd: buy a jug of Chemi-Pure and get a free bottle of Via-Chem. If you have an aquarium between 100-225 gallons and are in the market for a new protein skimmer, use coupon code 20ONRED to save 20% off the Precision Marine Redline series.


REEFKEEPER LITE HOLIDAY PACKAGE - While Supplies Last
We are pleased to announce this kick wrasse controller pack you'll find only at MarineDepot.com. For $169.99, you'll get 1 x ReefKeeper Lite head unit, 1 x PC4 (four outlet power strip), 1 x SL1 (pH, ORP, temp, and 2 x switch inputs), 1 x iTemp temperature probe, 1 x (FREE) DA pH probe, 1 x SID (USB system interface device) and 6 x Mounting screws. If you were to purchase these items separately, you'd end up paying an additional $40. Make 2011 the year you finally automate your aquarium system.


$10 OFF A $50 ORDER
- Offer Ends 12/15/10
Place an order for $50 or more on our website between now and December 15, 2010 and choose Bill Me Later as your payment method to save $10. It's that easy! Best of all, if you've been putting off a larger purchase ($300+), Bill Me Later offers no payments + no interest if you pay in full within 6 months. Both special offers ($10 off $50 + no payments for 6 months) can be combined if you buy before December 15 (on approved credit). Don't forget we ship most orders over $175 for free, so we're talking some serious savings here. There’s no separate sign up process for Bill Me Later – just select it as your payment method, answer a few questions and accept the terms. Bill Me Later is accepted at hundreds of popular online retail sites so you can use it elsewhere, too!


MarineDepot.com 2010 Holiday Gift Guide - Sale Ends 12/31/10

We've put together this handy
holiday gift guide to make buying for YOU as easy as possible. If you're budget-conscience (let's face it: who isn't these days?), we've made it easy to shop by price. Gift certificates, controllable powerheads, protein skimmer and lighting specials are all available in our gift guide this year along with our holiday shipping schedule so you can ensure your presents arrive in time for the big day.

We'll be featuring more holiday offers in e-newsletters throughout December.
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New this Week, 11/30/10

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Reef Keeper Lite + SL1 Expansion Unit w/ FREE PH Probe
This special holiday package, available only at MarineDepot.com, includes the Basic ReefReeper Lite package plus a
n SL1 and free pH probe. Monitor/control pH, ORP, water flow, lighting, temperature and more. Includes audible & visual alarms plus plenty of room for expansion. A great starter controller for a great price. Available now for only $169.99.

AquaMaxx AM350 In-Sump Protein Skimmer
The AquaMaxx AM350 is built using exceptional cell-cast acrylic, features a bubble plate and easily adjustable riser tube. It is rated for aquariums up to 350 gallons yet is thin enough to be concealed in a sump underneath your aquarium. It is easy to
setup and maintain: twist the knob counter clockwise at the top of the riser pipe to adjust the foam level to wet or dry. A removable collection cup makes cleaning easy. Purchase this skimmer today for only $599.99 with free shipping.

AquaMaxx AM500 In-Sump Protein Skimmer
The AquaMaxx AM500 is rated for aquariums 500+ gallons and effectively removes organic waste from tank water. It creates a strong mix of small air bubbles and turbulent water movement to force protein, waste and other materials into a collection cup for easy removal. The AM500 includes 2 x modified SE
DRA-9000 pumps with special needlewheel impellers to produce large amounts of air with optimum bubble size. The skimmer is available now for $699.99 with free shipping.

Hagen Marina 100 Air Pump
The Marina 100 air pump combines high performance output with quiet operation. A reliable source of air for increasing wate
r movement and turbulence for proper oxygenation, and can also be used to operate items such as air stones, air curtains and air actuated ornaments. The Marina 100 has a single outlet and is ideal for aquariums from 20 to 40 gallons. Features sound dampening pump cover, soft rubber feet that suppress vibration and a durable, long lasting diaphragm. Available now for just $12.99.

Also new this week are the
AquaticLife Probe Holder ($7.99) and AquaticLife 1/2 Inch Probe Compression Fitting ($9.99). For our latest deals, visit MarineDepot.com/Specials.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Exclusive: ReefKeeper Holiday Pack


With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, we are pleased to announce this kick wrasse controller pack you'll find only at MarineDepot.com.

Here's what you'll get for $169.99:

  • 1 x ReefKeeper Lite head unit
  • 1 x PC4 (four outlet power strip)
  • 1 x SL1 (pH, ORP, temp, and 2 x switch inputs)
  • 1 x iTemp temperature probe
  • 1 x (FREE) DA pH probe
  • 1 x SID (USB system interface device)
  • 6 x Mounting screws
If you were to purchase these items separately, you'd end up paying an additional $40. Fortunately, Digital Aquatics is hooking up MarineDepot.com shoppers with this sweet holiday package deal (while supplies last, of course).

So what kinds of cool stuff will you do with your new controller? Here's a few ideas:
  • Monitor aquarium pH
  • Mimic ocean currents/tides
  • Monitor and control tank temperature
  • Automate your day and evening lighting
  • Brag to friends that paid more for their RKLs
For more sweet seasonal specials, hop on over to marinedepot.com/blackfriday, like, now!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New this Week, 11/23/10

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AquaticLife HQI Metal Halide Fixtures with T5 HO and Lunar LEDs + FREE Set of Bulbs
Deliver a controlled combination of metal halide and fluorescent light with one fixture. Timer controls HID lamps, T5 HO lamps and lunar LEDs independently. LED housings pivot 40 degrees in all directions, allowing the lunar light to be directed over spec
ific areas of the aquarium. Includes adjustable width aquarium frame mounts for easy setup. Electronic ballasts designed to cool without fans for quiet operation. Special aluminum housings dissipate heat away from the fixture. Three meter single power cord for convenient installation. Available from $879.99 to $1299.99 each for a limited-time. All models include free UPS ground shipping.

Reef Octopus Extreme In Sump Protein Skimmer w/ Gate Valve
Reef Octopus Extreme In Sump Protein Skimmers are available in 3 sizes for aquariums up to 200, 250 and 400 gallons. Extreme XS skimmers are powered by high-performance Italian Sicce pu
mps. The skimmer has a gate valve output which allows for more adjustment of the skimmer compared to ball valves and the old wedge pipe. The Sicce PSK1000 pump has an improved star wheel impeller. They include a digital circuit to control startup direction and speed, produce little noise and huge air draw numbers. The skimmer produces up to 32scfh of air pull using the provided pinwheel impeller. Each Sicce pump draws less than 30-watts of electricity. The collection cup has a quick release neck for easy removal for cleaning. It requires 1/2 inch of clearance to remove the cup. The Extreme XS skimmer uses metric plumbing parts. Prices range from $324.99 to $679.99 each. All models include free UPS ground shipping.

150 Watt 10000K R7S HID Metal Halide Bulb - AquaticLife, Double Ended
HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamps are metal halide bulbs that produce a high light output for their size—making them a compact, pow
erful and efficient light source. The special Aquatic Life mix of rare earth metal salts in these mercury vapor lamps produces the desired light output for a range of aquarium applications. Aquatic Life HID Lamps are available in two configurations – G12 and R7S. The G12 and R7S references the type of lamp socket in the fixture and the corresponding lamp base. Both G12 and R7S are standards in the commercial lighting industry. Available now for only $49.99.

150 Watt 14000K R7S HID Metal Halide Bulb - AquaticLife, Double Ended
The G12 lamp incorporates two pins at one end of the lamp that plug into a socket. This design allows the G12 lamp to be positioned in bot
h vertical and horizontal positions. These lamps are common overseas and have been used in the European and Japanese markets for years. The R7S lamp requires two sockets and connects at both ends of a lamp. Because of the design, the R7S lamps must be positioned in a horizontal position. The Aquatic Life R7S Lamps can be used in light fixtures requiring 150 Watt HQI double-ended lamps. Aquatic Life HID Lamps are a point source style light and will produce a dapple/shimmering effect over the aquarium. Available now for only $49.99.

150 Watt 20000K R7S HID Metal Halide Bulb - AquaticLife, Double Ended
HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamps are metal halide bulbs that produce a high light output for their size—making them a compact, powerful and efficient light source. The special Aquatic Life mix of rare earth metal salts in these mercury vapo
r lamps produces the desired light output for a range of aquarium applications. Aquatic Life HID Lamps are available in two configurations – G12 and R7S. The G12 and R7S references the type of lamp socket in the fixture and the corresponding lamp base. Both G12 and R7S are standards in the commercial lighting industry. Available now for only $49.99.

AquaticLife Calibration Packets pH 7 & 10
AquaticLife's calibration 6-pack includes three pH 7.0 and three pH 10.0 calibration solution packets. Accuracy at 77°F (25°C) +/- 0.01.
Available now for only $9.49.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

$10 off a $50 order with Bill Me Later


If you’ve never tried Bill Me Later, now is the perfect time!

Place an order for $50 or more on our website between now and December 15, 2010 and choose Bill Me Later as your payment method to save $10. It's that easy!

Best of all, if you've been putting of a larger purchase ($300+), Bill Me Later offers no payments + no interest if you pay in full within 6 months. Both special offers ($10 off $50 + no payments for 6 months) can be combined if you buy before December 15 (on approved credit). Don't forget we ship most orders over $175 for free, so we're talking some serious savings here.

There’s no separate sign up process for Bill Me Later – just select it as your payment method, answer a few questions and accept the terms. Bill Me Later is accepted at hundreds of popular online retail sites so you can use it elsewhere, too!


Monday, November 15, 2010

New this Week, 11/15/10

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Nature Luminous Hand Blown Glass Betta Bowls
Hand blown glass instilled with a timeless design to provide a lifetime of enjoyment and function for your imagination. Each piece features an artistic fused spectrum of colors along the bottom half of the aquarium. These colors dance around when light and water movement are introduced. The Luminous glass aquarium is artisan hand blown glass, made in the United States. The Luminous Aquarium Betta Bowl is the perfect home for your Betta or small fish to fit any lifestyle. Available in 5 colors: Ocean, Autumn, Earth, Rainbow and Forest. Only $39.99 each. More accessories arriving soon!

Reeflo Hammerhead Hybrid Pump (6000/4590 GPH)
The Hammerhead Hybrid can be converted into a Hammerhead or a Barracuda. The Hammerhead is the most powerful pump in its class. This energy efficient pump is ideal for 300-500 gallon aquariums. This unit is rated for a maximum flow rate of 6000 GPH, a shut off head of 24 feet and maximum wattage of 355/ 3 amps. Using a 1/3 horsepower Baldor® TEFC Motor manufactured in the USA. The Barracuda™ is our energy efficient entry-level pump for applications requiring moderate head pressure and high flow rates. Ideal applications for this unit are 180-350 gallon tanks with sump return systems requiring a minimum of 10 feet static head. This unit is rated for a maximum flow rate of 4590gph, a shut off head of 20 feet, and maximum wattage of 253 / 2 amps. Now available for $389.99 + free shipping.

Elos Osmocontroller Digital Water Level Controller
The entirely new Osmocontroller Digital uses a patent pending sensor with no moving parts as the first measure of the water level in the SUMP. Most other systems will use multiple float switches or sensors to act as back up to the initial float switch, elos does not. We believe the float switch or sensor will always be the weak link as it is usually a moving part and/or in direct contact with the water, most of the time. To provide an adequate fail-safe the Osmocontroller Digital uses a small microprocessor in combination with our patent pending sensor to control the pump and monitor the top off of your system. Get yours for $195.99 + free shipping.

Elos E-Lite XP Marine LED Anodized Aluminum Fixtures
The E-Lite XP is the newest E-Lite using the latest LEDs (CREE XP series) in a combination of 12 white and 6 blue LEDs, putting out a total of 3650 lumens while drawing only 67 watts. With a larger milled aluminum body than the E-Lite, the E-Lite XP is the perfect fit for the larger MIDI POOL. Available in anodized aluminum or anodized black, the E-Lite XP is an ideal selection for the aquarist that prefers the minimal look of the E-Lite XP without sacrificing performance. Available in either silver or black for $849.99 each + free shipping.

Elos E-Stripe LED Strips
A trend setting generation of light sources resulting from a long term research into individual light sources for different types of aquariums. Elos E-Stripe LED Strips measure 53x2x2 centimeters, contain 9 LEDS (1735 lumens) and the 21-watts are powered by an external electronic ballast. Simple, stylish and available in 10K and 20K color variations. Add one to your system for just $214.99 + free shipping.


Elos 36-Gallon System Midi Aquarium & Cabinet Stand w/ Overflow
At 36 gallons, the MIDI gains some welcomed aquarium space for a larger array of marine layouts, while keeping a compact and manageable size. Along with extra space in the display aquarium, the Elos MIDI shares the same Elos SUMP 400 as the Elos system 70, which allows the MIDI to greatly improve the filtration and the total water volume, a key to a successful marine aquarium. Many “nano" aquariums suffer from poor filtration and a limited water volume due to designs that attempt to combine filtration fitted into the back of the display aquarium. While the idea of an integrated filter sounds good, in practice the limited space, the decreased depth in the display aquarium and the inherent sacrifices made in order to fit all parts of filtration in these smaller aquariums often result in an aquarium that is both unattractive and difficult to maintain. With the Elos MIDI you have a 36-gallon display aquarium with a large Elos SUMP 400 that allows the user to organize all filtration, heaters, pumps, etc. into the cabinet, leaving the MIDI display aquarium as the focal point. The cabinet/stand is available in 4 colors: black, white, silver and wenge. Get one of these beautiful systems yourself for $1599.99 + $225.00 for shipping (lighting not included).