Thursday, March 25, 2010

3 Marc Weiss Coral Food and Supplement Specials

It's been a busy week in the deals department. Just got three more lined up from
Marc Weiss Enterprises, each 30% off.

These babies will stay discounted until May 3 or while supplies last. Please don't forget to
write a product review on our website afterward to share your experiences with other hobbyists!

  1. 30% off Marc Weiss Enterprises Reef Bugs
  2. 30% off Marc Weiss Enterprises SPS Coral Grow
  3. 30% off Marc Weiss Enterprises Soft Coral Grow

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

8 Blue Life Specials

Good 'ol
Blue Life, kickin' down the savings. Today we've got 8 deals, each 30% off, on a variety of Blue Life items. Don't forget to review the products on our website after you use them! Offers expire August 2 or while supplies last.

  1. 30% off Blue Life Precision Kalkwasser
  2. 30% off Blue Life Precision KH Buffer
  3. 30% off Blue Life Precision pH Buffer
  4. 30% off Blue Life Precision Iodine
  5. 30% off Blue Life 8oz Precision Calcium
  6. 30% Blue Life 8 and 16oz Precision Strontium
  7. 30% off Blue Life 8oz Precision Magnesium
  8. 30% off Blue Life 8 and 16 oz Precision Potassium

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Deal of the Week, 3/22/10

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Piscine Energetics Inc. PE Freshwater Mysis Shrimp

Regularly $8.99 to $49.99
Now Only $7.19 to $39.99


Learn More...

  1. 30% off Hydor Koralia 1, 2, 3 & Nano Powerheads until they're gone! LINK
  2. $120 off Sera Marin Water Conditioner Kit Components 1-7 w/ Marin Aqua-Test Kit LINK

Friday, March 19, 2010

EcoTech VorTechs w/ EcoSmart Drivers now in stock

Update: The EcoTech Marine VorTech Pumps with EcoSmart Drivers just arrived so we've taken them off pre-order. Order away, folks! ;-)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Enter the Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove Giveaway

Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove is a live-action feature-length Free Willy sequel staring Beau Bridges Bindi Irwin.

The film tells the touching story of a girl and a killer whale, Willy. The two unlikely friends unite in this next installment of the successful family adventure franchise.

In honor of the March
23, 2010 DVD release of Warner Bros. Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove, we’re giving away 11 super cool prize packs!

There is no purchase necessary to enter for your chance to win. All you have to do is
sign-up for our weekly e-newsletter, chock full of great deals, new products and helpful tips on aquariums and reefkeeping (check out some samples here).

So what are you waiting for?
Click here to watch the trailer and enter the giveaway!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New this Week, 3/16/10

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Ecoxotic Panorama LED System w/ Accessory Pack
Say hello to LED lighting technology and say goodbye to the headaches of supporting your tank. Imagine lighting so bright it supports your reef tank, but without the heat. It’s a simple idea: get rid of the heat and get rid of the cooling fans and other unsightly components sitting around your tank. All that’s left is a sleek fixture, floating beautifully above your tank. Key features and benefits: LEDs last up to 50,000 hours, water-resistant LED modules, modular design w/ customizable & replaceable parts, actinic feature is also modular & customizable, internal reflector concentrates light into aquarium and super-clean, hinged, all-aluminum design allows better access. $649.99 to $799.99 each w/ free shipping.

Ecoxotic Panorama Stand Mount Only
Ecoxotic's Panorama Stand Mount is perfect for mounting your new Ecoxotic LED fixture to your existing aquarium stand for a clean, classy look.

Ecoxotic Panorama 12W LED Module w/ Transformer
It’s not the same old retrofit story. These are the same modules found in our state-of-the-art Panorama Fixtures. Now, for a very small investment, you can add big impact to your existing set-up. Each module has 12 powerful LED lights, so you get unbelievable light while running about 50% of the power of your existing lamp. The best part is – they produce virtually no heat. In fact, if you have an all-in-one, chances are you can turn off you
r fan! Features 8 white lights, 4 blue, low heat transfer, water-resistant design and does not promote nuisance algae. $94.99 each.

Ecoxotic 12.5 Inch Stunner 6 watt LED Strip
It’s never been faster or easier to add light, accent and shimmer to your tank – without all that other stuff like heat and noisy fans. Put beautiful, shimmering light right where you want it with a simple, super-efficient, linkable LED fixture designed
to easily retrofit into your existing set up. Available in four colors: 8000K (White), 453nm (Blue), 8000K (White) with 453nm (Blue) and 403nm (Ultraviolet). Pick your favorite, or mix and match colors with a linkable design that allows you to run up to six Stunner Strips off of one 24V power supply (sold separately). $48.99 each.

Ecoxotic 24V Wall Transformer 1.5A Powers pp to 6 - 6W LED Stunner Strips
Power supply units are sold separately to provide maximum flexibility and value. Each power supply will run up to six, linkabl
e Stunner Strips. $18.99.

Blue Moon Aquatics 5000 Lumen/15000K (460nm) LED Pendant
A fascinating "powerful" light that enhances the fluorescent dyes, growth and colors of corals, clams and invertebrates. It creates an intensive natural shimmering effect throughout the entire tank. The color temperature and spectrum of the 15,000K 90W LED fixture with its high lumen output replicates the intensity
of the sun around a shallow coral reef. It combines its spectrum with a 460nm actinic range and has been created to achieve the blue chlorophyll absorption for zooxanthellae symbiosis. Scientifically created especially for aquatic use with an excellent light spectrum designed for marine aquariums. Most invertebrates and corals kept in a marine tank originate from shallow waters. Up to 10 ft depth nearly the entire “visible”color spectrum of light is evenly spread. A blue accenting illumination combined with a full spectrum light of a 15,000K temperature bears therefore a desirable lighting to keep and grow corals. $499.99 w/ free shipping.

ReeFlo Snapper Hybrid Pump, 3600GPH
The Snapper Hybrid is the quiet like the Dart but it consumes 35% less wattage. It can even be valved back for even lower watts. Ideal app
lications for this unit are aquariums 75- 150 gallons. The Snapper Hybrid is great for close loop reef systems requiring high turnover. This unit is rated for moderately low head pressure and a maximum flow rate of 2500gph, shut off head of 10.5 feet and a maximum wattage of 98W/0.9A. Our low speed, 1/8 HP A.O. Smith motors have extremely low heat transfers. $289.99 w/ free shipping.

Digital Aquatics pH Calibration Kit
Digital Aquatics pH Calibration Kit includes 2 x 7.0 pH packets and 2 x 10.0 pH packets.

Giesemann T5 Professional Retrofit Kit + Sunlight Supply TEK II Reflectors
T-5 kits can be a good alternative for people who wants to built their own canopy. Giesemann ballasts have been on the market for many years and are known for high quality that are very versatile. They can run 2 T-5 bulbs, and the electronic guarantees a flic
ker-free rapid start. The T5 premium kit contains: high quality electronic ballast runs 2 lamps, German waterproof screwableend-caps, stainless steel T-5 clips and mounting material, coded wiring material and more. All you need to do is wire up the end caps and connect the plug. Then mount and install your bulbs and you are ready. $65.00 to $75.00 each.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Deal of the Week, 3/15/10

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

2010 SouthWestern Coral Farmers Market 5th Annual Fall Event

Hey there.

So, uh, we were, like, wondering if you had any plans next Sunday?

OK, we admit: we're no good at pickup lines.

But if you
are free next Sunday and live in the Southern California area, why not mosey over to the 2010 SouthWestern Coral Farmers Market 5th Annual Fall Event?

According to
their website, this one-day inland empire event will feature up to 33 coral farming and exhibiting vendors from coast-to-coast. Farmers from Florida, Colorado, San Diego up to the Bay area and many places in between will be on-hand with coral displays.

Expect product demos, coral auctions, raffles and door prizes throughout the day.

Best of all, it's free.

For more information, stop by the
official website.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Leaked Photos, Specs of New EcoTech EcoSmart

Where do we get those wonderful toys?

EcoTech Marine, of course!

The latest and greatest from the makers of the much-lauded (and deservedly so)
VorTech powerhead line comes the EcoSmart Driver, pictured above.

On the heels of the release of their new battery backup, the EcoSmart is an upgrade for existing Wireless Wave Drivers (WWD) and will be included with all newly sold VorTech pumps.

EcoTech promises improved wireless range, integrated new “EcoSmart” wave mod
es, an Auto Tune mode and more.

How much more? Let's take a looksie:

  • Improved wireless range
  • Wave Auto-Tune Mode
  • On/off button
  • EcoSmart Nutrient Transport Mode
  • EcoSmart Tidal Swell Mode
  • Dark Mode
  • New and improved Night Mode, Feed Mode and Battery Backup Power Meter
  • Classic Reef Crest, Lagoonal, Short Pulse and Long Pulse Modes still included
  • Plus a new more water resistant driver case
  • Depeche Mode*
*OK, I made up the last one just to see if you were still with us.

Here's a rundown of some of the actual modes featured on the all-new EcoTech Marine EcoSmart Driver.

EcoSmart Tidal Swell Mode

In this EcoSmart mode water is circulated to create a harmonic balance in your aquarium reminiscent of the changing flow conditions that would be found in nature. Over the course of several hours, the flow pattern will go from very chaotic with an emphasis on left to right flow direction to an emphasis on right to left flow direction, all the while experiencing calm period in between and followed by a great surge of flow at the very end of the cycle. Adjusting the dial changes the maximum speed achieved at any time during this mode. Slave pumps should be positioned opposite the master and on the back of the tank to take full advantage of the EcoSmart modes.

EcoSmart Nutrient Transport Mode

In this EcoSmart mode, water is circulated in a two phase program consisting of wave motion to stir up detritus and surging motion to move the detritus into your overflow where it can be skimmed out. This effect promotes maximum health and nutrient export, as well as increased growth for sensitive corals such as SPS. Adjusting the dial changes the maximum speed achieved at any time during this mode. Slave pumps should be positioned opposite the master and on the back of the tank to take full advantage of the EcoSmart modes.

Classic Reef-Crest and Lagoonal Random Modes

In random mode you can toggle between two different modes, Reef-Crest and Lagoonal. When a pump is in Lagoonal Random Mode, the dial is used to set the maximum operational speed, and the driver will automatically randomize the pumps output to simulate either a high (Reef-Crest) or low (Lagoonal) energy reef environment. If this pump is a master, the associated slave pumps will replicate the master in sync or anti-sync modes.

We've got more news to share but... we are sworn to secrecy.

Suffice to say more news will break soon and we will have the new VorTechs w/ EcoSmart up for pre-order soon.

How soon?

Sign up for our free email newsletter and find out!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Spy Photos of Blue Moon Aquatics LED Pendant

Our photographer left for the day and we have this poor lonely lamp just sitting here in our office.

Rather than wait for him to return to shoot some, you know, quality photos, we plugged the sucker in, busted out our smart phones and shot a few ourselves.

If you're a Newsletter subscriber, you'll see this puppy featured in Friday's email.

We will begin shipping the Blue Moon Aquatics 5000 Lumen/14000K (460nm) LED Pendant to customers next week ($499.99 - includes free shipping).

Monday, March 08, 2010

New this Week, 3/8/10

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Digital Aquatics RKM-Net Network Interface Module
Get alerts to your email, cell phone or PDA. Current system data and channel status over the internet gives you real-time information about what's going on in your system. Get ongoing status on your system via RSS feed from the NET module. With 2000 data points per entry and 1 minute to 4 hour resolution, the NET can log from 33 hours to almost a year. You can also set the resolution uniquely for each of the 16 items logged, giving you real flexibility. Digital Aquatics has We included dynamic Flash graphs with NET to give you the ultimate viewing experience. You can scroll back and forth, zoom in and out, see an overview or just an individual data point; all over the internet from anywhere in the world. You can also export your logged data to a .csv file to log, plot or just view in any other graphing program you have. Only $119.99.

Digital Aquatics ReefKeeper Lite Controller w/ Net
The ReefKeeper Lite is a powerful and cost effective aquarium control system. It gives you the ability to create a control system that’s as unique as your tank. Whether you’re looking for a variety of programmable outlets or need to monitor multiple parameters, the ReefKeeper Lite can be configured to your specifications. Enjoy pH control, temperature control, ORP control, salinity control, auto top-offs and program your pumps/wavemaker. Only $379.99 + free shipping.

Digital Aquatics PC1 Power Controller Module
The PC1 is useful for controlling high current devices like chillers and large lighting fixtures. The PC1 can supply up to 15A (10A inductive) to one or more devices. The PC1 is plugged directly into the ReefKeeper system bus and addressed as any other module with an "Output". The PC1 also integrates 3 Virtual Channels (VC) that are available to the entire system. They are very useful when working with complex programs on the ReefKeeper system. The PC1 is pluged directly into a wall outlet. A screw is provided to mount the module to the outlet for secrutiy and to insure it will come lose. The PC1 also has upgradeable firmware so you can take advantage of our developing feature set; and firmware updates are always free! Recommendations: chillers (over 1/2 horse power), MH (600+ Watts), heating (or any) systems over 600 Watts. Only $59.99.

Digital Aquatics RKM-SW5 Switch 5
With four switch input ports you can add another level of automation to your tank/system. Add float switches, leak detectors, ATO systems and much more! Never apply power to the switch inputs. They are designed to simply be shorted together by a contact switch. That is all that's needed to trigger an event. Program like an output on the PC4 the relay port will turn on/off a device like a light switch. This port does NOT power the device but switched the line voltage of an item plugged into the port. The relay port can switch AC or DC power and is ideal for triggering external systems with the ReefKeeper. It's another great automation feature for your tank. Only $69.99.

Digital Aquatics RKM-HUB Bus System
The HUB has 5 bus ports for easy expansion when the traditional daisy chain is not an option. 9VDC input voltage for providing additional power to your system. Specs: LED status indicator, 5 bus connections, power port, measures 1.0" x 2.25" x 4.30", 1 HUB module, 1 3' bus cable and 2 mounting screws. Only $29.99.

AlgaGen PhycoPure Phytoplankton 16oz Food
PhycoPure: 7-8 spp blend of microalgae plus zooxanthellae. Particle size ranges from 2-20um. Spp include nanno, micromonas, pavlova, chatoceros, thallassiosira, tetraselmis, T.isochrysis, rhodomonas, and zooxanthellae clade A and/or B. These sp. came from tropical reef ecosystems and/or successful aquaculture operations. It is produced in natural seawater that has been treated with ozone/uv/ charcoal. Package does contain nutrients (N and P) but not enough to impact ones’ tank when fed according to directions. Shelf life is 3 months but has stayed live for up to 7 months in our lab. The sp profile shifts over time to the more aggressive spp which is why we advertise 3 months-refrigerated. Blends are produced weekly to ensure freshness and quality. Only $29.99.

AlgaGen Reefpods Copepods 8oz Food
ReefPods (Copepods) Tisbe spp (small but visible). Approx 100-200 in a bag, 2-3 wk shelf at room temps. Great detritivores, and food source, a natural food for many organisms including seahorses and mandarins. They are ideal to start seeding your refugium or when preparing to add a pod-eater such as mandarin gobies, scooter blennies, pipefish and seahorses. The copepods are shipped in high quality live phytoplankton - convenient for starting a culture for your tank. ***These are LIVE PODS. They can handle temperatures in the upper 40's to low 90's during shipping without much problem. You may want to choose a faster shipping method if seasonal temperatures in your area are outside this range. Only $13.99.

Ecoxotic EcoCham Cleaning Cloth
The best aquarium cleaning tool you'll ever use! The EcoCham is not a cloth towel or leather chamois, but a super absorbent cleaning cloth every aquarist should use. Let's face it, green cleaning isn't something you think about when your rushing to soak up a spill or clean smudges off your aquarium. Often times, we pick up an old towel or grab a roll of paper towels and some spray cleaner. The reality is, each time you use a paper towel or chemical cleaning product, you're creating paper and chemical waste. Not very eco or fish friendly. Now, there's a better way! EcoCham is the answer... and you'll never use another chemical cleaner or paper towel around your aquarium again! Simply rinse and keep moist in it's protective case after each use, now that's simple. Only $7.99.

Mr. Aqua Rectangle Frameless Glass Aquarium Fish Tanks
Two new sizes just arrived: 10" x 10" x 12" and 24" x 12" x 14.4". Mr. Aqua aquariums are produced using high clarity glass with thicknesses ranging between 5mm to 10mm depending on the size. By eliminating the plastic frame that surrounds typical aquarium systems, the Mr. Aqua aquarium provides a clean and clear view of your aquatic life. Normally the plastic frame is used to support and keep the glass from bending under pressure in standard quality aquariums. Mr. Aqua utilizes a thicker glass for increased rigidity with a specially formulated silicone manufactured in Germany that bonds the glass together with extreme strength while being safe for your fish and aquatic life. Each glass aquarium is meticulously assembled with straight and true beveled cut glass and a fine application of high strength silicone, making the Mr Aqua aquarium not only watertight and rigid but aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. Mr. Aqua offers a wide ranges of sizes to accommodate any aquatic layout, providing a zero compromise solution for your aquatic layout. $33.29 & up.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

New this Week, 3/2/10

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Digital Aquatics pH Probe w/ Calibration Packets
Standard pH probe features include 0.01 pH resolution, 4' cable, male BNC connection and compatibility with all monitors and controllers that have standard BNC pH probe connections. Also i
ncludes 1 x 7pH and 1 x 10pH calibration packets. Only $39.99. Ceramic Coral Frag Plug with Rock Base - 2 Pack
3" x 3" size is ideal for sandbed soft coral growout. Plugs can be easily removed and replaced for swapping. Only $9.99. Premium Frag Plugs - 13 Pack
This is a premium fired ceramic dish with mounting hole that does not need to be soaked before using. They are perfect for zoanthid growout and the pin keeps the disk in place on eggcrate or your sand bed. Only $15.99.

Hamilton Cayman Sun Reflector DE HQI 14K System
Incredible high light output reflectors – 2 times brighter than Reefstar! Includes Hamilton 150, 250 or 400 watt 14K HQI bulb, Hamilton HQI ballast, 6 actinic blue LED lights & LED transformer, durable powder coated black exterior, 95% German reflecti
ve aluminum interior, steel cable suspension kit and tempered glass lens. Weighs 5lbs. 150 and 250 watt models measure 12" x 12" x 5"; 400 watt measures 13.25" x 13.25" x 5". Only $269.99 to $329.99 each. All models include free shipping.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Deal of the Week, 3/1/10

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Marineland Magnum C-Series Canister Filter

Regularly $54.99 to $179.99
Now Only $43.99 to $143.99

*with manufacturer mail-in rebate