Monday, February 21, 2011

New this Week, 2/21/11

AquaticLife ORP Probe
Durable plastic housing with multiple mounting configurations. Works
with monitors and controllers using BNC connections. Includes flexible 2.5 mm diameter 2 meter cord, BNC connector with protective pin jacket and probe storage solution. Box contents: laboratory-grade ORP probe, probe storage solution, probe holder plus installation & maintenance guide. $59.99

Two Little Fishies ReVive Concentrate - 500ml
A concentrated formula of the revolutionary product developed by Julian Sprung for cleansing live stony and soft corals, zoanthids, and anemones. For industrial use at stores, wholesale,
and aquaculture facilities. $27.99

JBJ NanoZapp 3 Watt Inline UV Sterilizer
JBJ claims their new UV sterilizer is the smallest inline ultra-violet sterilizer ever produced. This miniature version was specifically designed for eradicating harmful micro-organisms and unat
tractive green free- floating algae in fresh & saltwater aquariums less than 30 gallons. This revolutionary UV sterilizer/clarifier is completely submersible, which can be placed discreetly behind the filter walls of most nano aquariums without ever being seen. The NanoZapp utilizes a UV-C G3.5 bi-pin lamp that is encapsulated in an air-tight quartz sleeve that allows for a 99% transmission rate to efficiently neutralize disease causing pathogens. Simply connect to your existing pump and you are ready to go! $39.99

JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube LED Aquarium - 27 Watt Intermediate
JBJ's new "Intermediate" LED illumination system is designed to accommodate mid- to low-light corals. The LED lighting delivers the power of halides and the broad coverage of T5 lighting wit
h over 10x the lifespan. It requires less energy consumption, runs cool and creates a beautiful shimmering effect while remaining eco-friendly. Includes 3-stage filtration system, Ocean Pulse Duo wavemaker and integrated canopy cooling system. $499.99 w/ free shipping

D-D Giesemann Powerchrome 60 Inch 80W Aquapink T5HO Fluorescent Bulb
The Aqua Pink T5 tube is specially designed for marine aquarium use. It brings out the blue, violet and red colors in your SPS coral and enhances their growth. The light also makes
colorful reef fish look even more brilliant. D-D recommends that these tubes be used with other Powerchrome T5 bulbs designed for marine aquaria. Hard coral coloration is greatly intensified with this bulb, especially pinks, purples and reds. T5 bulbs should be replaced every 9-18 months, depending on usage. $25.99 each

Hamilton 4 Inch Fan
Keep your aquarium cooler by incorporating inexpensive fans from Hamilton. These quiet 4" fans are a mere 1" thick and can be easily mounted to your light system. Specs: 115VAC, 50/60Hz a
nd 0.10/0.09A. $19.99 each

Friday, February 18, 2011

Quick Tips: How to Mount Your ReefKeeper

Shortly after customers purchase a ReefKeeper aquarium controller, they'll usually call or email us back a week later and ask us how to mount it.

Many hobbyists keep it simple and use good old-fashion screws to mount the controller to their stand. If you don't mount the controller in the perfect spot, you are, in a word, screwed. You can always remove it, but then you'll have to cover up or disguise the screw holes.

We prefer something a little less permanent in case we change our minds--or tanks, for that matter.

Using Velcro to stick the controller to the side of your aquarium stand is another popular choice. We actually have a RKL here in the office mounted that way. Velcro is nice because you can easily remove the controller to fiddle with it. Of course, you'll always have pieces of Velcro affixed to your controller and stand.

We came up with another solution here in the office: using a suction cup holder designed to hold portable devices in automobiles. Turns out those inexpensive cell phone and GPS holders work great for cradling your RKL or RKE.

The following photographs were shot with, you guessed it, our mobile devices, so we apologize for the meh quality. The model used in these photographs is the
Fosmon Windshield Car Mount Holder available at for $9.99.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New this Week, 2/16/11

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Hamilton Cabo Sun Reflector
Ultra light weight mirror-finish aluminum reflector weighs 4lbs. and measures 19.5" x 19.5" x 9". The large light foot print gets great tank coverage. Includes adjustable socket assembly to best position the bulb (not included) directly over center of reflector. Comes with suspension kit that can be hung above a tank or used as a retrofit. Arrives completely assembled with socket and 12 ft lamp cord with quick disconnect. Adjustable socket allows for use with 175 watt, 250 watt, 400 watt or 1000 watt metal halide bulbs. $119.99

E.S.V. B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System 1-Gallon Part A & B Refills (sold separately)
B-Ionic Calcium Buffer is the original, unique, easy to use, two-component liquid supplement system. When using equal volumes of each component, the aquarist can easily maintain calcium and alkalinity levels with no mixing powders, disruption of ionic balance, or addition of organic chemicals. B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System does not contain phosphates or nitrates. In addition to supplying highly concentrated calcium and carbonate alkalinity required for calcification, B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System also provides all other important major, minor, and trace elements in the proper ratios to duplicate the composition of natural seawater. As a result, B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System will help restore inorganic ions lost from protein skimming and help maintain the ionic balance of the aquarium water. Starting daily dosage is 1 ml per 4 gallons of aquarium capacity. These gallon-sized bottles are concentrated so they will need to be diluted with RO/DI (or distilled) water before use. $16.99 per bottle

Aqua Vision Additives & Supplements
Two weeks ago we introduced a new line off additives, medications and filter socks from Aqua Vision on this blog. So far, they have been well-received and reviewed on our store. W just received 8 new SKUs from the Aqua Vision team, all additives this time. pH Buffer Kalkwasser, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, kH Buffer and Strontium are all available now on our website. Please check them out, give them a try, and let us know what you think in a product review. You can also score a 15% off coupon during the month of February if you like us on Facebook. $13.99 to $19.99 each

Red Sea Aquarium Test Kits
The team at Red Sea have been busy lately developing a bunch of new products for your aquarium. This week we are pleased to introduce 11 new aquarium test kits from the popular Red Sea brand. Be sure to check out their Dissolved Oxygen Mini Lab, Calcium Pro, Alkalinity Pro, Magnesium Pro, Nitrate Pro, Phosphate Pro, Iodine Pro and Potassium Pro test kits to see if they'll work for your maintenance schedule. They've also got a few new multi-test kits as well: Algae Control Multi NO3/PO4, Reef Foundation Pro Ca/Alk/Mg Multi Test Kit and Reef Colors Pro I2/K/Fe. Great new box designs. We can't wait to try them all out. Be sure to write a product review on our website if you use any of these items--your feedback is very valuable to the aquarium community! $29.99 to $64.99 each

Red Sea Aquarium Supplements
We told you Red Sea has been busy! We've added 17 new aquarium supplements from Red Sea to inventory this week that share the same colorful package design as the aforementioned test kits. 5 of the 17 are available in small or large bottles. Drop by our website to learn more about Reef Foundation ABC+ Supplement (Ca/Sr/KH/Mg/K/Br), Reef Foundation A Supplement (Ca/Sr), Reef Foundation B Supplement (Alk), Reef Foundation C Supplement (Mg), Reef Colors A Supplement (Iodine/Halogens), Reef Colors B Supplement (Potassium), Reef Colors C Supplement (Iron/Trace Elements), Reef Colors D Supplement (Trace), Reef Energy A Supplement (Carb Nutrition), Reef Energy B Supplement (Aminovit Nutrition) and NO3:PO4-X Nitrate & Phosphate Reducer. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. $9.99 to $39.99 each

Korallen-Zucht ZEOvit Pohls Xtra - 1000ml (new size)
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 and/or get results can be seen in as little as one week. Dose: 1 mL | 25 gallons per day. $45.99 to $127.91 per bottle

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

New this Week, 2/9/11

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Aquatronica Controller Unit Kit - Ethernet
Aquatronica™ Marine Aquarium Kit - When there`s no room for error, protect your investment with an Aquatronica Environmental controller. The kit includes the following; Control unit, 6 way power board, PC Interface, Active Hub, Dosing Pump - 3 way, Water leakage Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Water level Sensor, Density Interface, Density electrode, Redox Interface, Redox electrode, pH Interface, pH electrode, Electrode Holder, Calibration Solutions. $699.99 w/ free shipping

Aquatronica Controller Unit Kit - Deluxe
Aquatronica™ Controller Unit Kit - Deluxe is a package offering that combines the Aquatronica Controller Unit with the advanced equipment needed to connect and maintain the Aquatronica Controller Unit on a PC. This kit incudes; Controller Unit, 8-plug Power Center, Temperature Probe, pH probe, pH Interface, Water Level Sensor, Probe Holder, and USB PC Kit. $599.99 w/ free shipping

Aquatronica Controller Unit Kit - Starter
Aquatronica™ Control Unit Kit - Starter is a package offering that combines the Aquatronica Controller Unit with the basic equipment needed to get started. This kit includes; Controller Unit, 8-plug Power Center, and Temperature Probe. $399.99 w/ free shipping

Aquatronica 12V Hydor Koralia Module
Aquatronica™ Pump Dimmering Module is used to install and dimmer the Hydor Koralia pumps (12V model) on the Aquarium Controller systems by Aquatronica. This module is used to program the pumps connected via Controller and/or via PC (with the dedicated USB interface) to create Wave or Tide effects that can be dimmered. The versatility of the system means that the user can create many different effects using different pump combinations at different times of the day. Thanks to the possibility to combine the system with a day/night brightness sensor, the pumps are automatically set at minimum speed overnight, thus reducing the wave motion in the aquarium. The ability to manage up to 4 modules simultaneously on the same system (16 Koralia pumps), also allows the user to control a number of aquariums separately and to obtain very powerful effects in very large aquariums. $349.99 w/ free shipping

Aquatronica Dosing Pump Module (3 pumps)
Aquatronica™ dosing pumps guarantee the possibility of metering liquids in your aquarium. the module consists in 3 peristaltic pumps which function independently and allow the following types of dosage: single dosage: allows a pre-established quantity of the substance to be administered at a set time and on set days; repeated dosage: allows a dosage to be repeated at regular intervals (hours - days); weekly dosage: allows the desired dosage to be administered only on set days of the week; distributed dosage: the desired substance is administered evenly over a set time lapse. $299.99 w/ free shipping

Aquatronica Controller Unit Kit w/ Temp Probe
Aquatronica™ Controller Unit Kit is the heart of the aquarium controller system. With this control unit the user can configure the settings of an aquarium and consult the data of the measurements taken. The graphics display makes programming much easier and allows the user to immediately and constantly check the parameters (graphic trends of readings). The main feature of the control unit is its ability to be reprogrammed with a PC do that all of the functions currently available and those which will be implemented in the future can be updated. $249.99 w/ free shipping

Aquatronica Power Unit
Aquatronica™ Power unit with 8-Plug/6 BUS/2 temp/top-off ports. For piloting 115V devices in On/Off mode, suitable for connecting pumps, filters, lights, skimmers, etc. 115V. Maximum output power 1500W. $199.99 w/ free shipping

Aquatronica Multi Tester Controller
Aquatronica™ Multi-Tester is an electronic device for measuring all the main values in an aquarium (Temperature, pH, Redox, Marine density, Conductivity, Level, Flooding) and for connecting dimmable lights to it. 2 interfaces (with relative probes) and the special “Easy Plug” power unit can be connected to the Multi-tester simultaneously: this allows the Multitester not only to detect the specific parameters of the aquarium (thanks to the interfaces) but also to correct them, by activating the devices connected to the multi-outlet. $179.99 w/ free shipping

Aquatronica Salinity Density Electrode
Aquatronica™ High Conductivity Electrode is used to measure the Conductivity value (density) in continuous immersion in salt water aquariums. This value can be displayed as Conductivity, Density, Specific Gravity and Salt level. It must be connected to the power unit through the dedicated interface. Thanks to the Aquatronica systems flexibility, it is possible to simultaneously connect and monitor several electrodes and interfaces on the same system. Measuring specifications: Measuring range: from 30mS to 70mS. Measuring resolution: 0.1mS. Hysteresis: Set by user. Set programmes: max. 20. Alarms: Audio and visual with thresholds set by user. Calibration: 1-point semi-automatic. Material: Plastic sensor with 2 graphite electrodes. Working temperature: from 15° to 35°C. $169.99

Aquatronica Internet/LAN Ethernet Module
Aquatronica™ Ethernet module and a remote connection, makes it possible to dialogue via internet or LAN networks. This allows the user to check the Aquarium Controller in two distinct ways: by connecting from any internet point, via a browser; by connecting to a LAN network. In both cases, you can monitor the parameters related to your aquarium and adjust the state of the outlets of the power unit. You can also receive warning e-mails for feasible alarms in the system and periodic information on the parameters of your aquarium. $129.99

Aquatronica Redox/ORP Electrode
Aquatronica™ Redox Electrode (ORP) is for measuring the ORP value in the aquarium in continuous immersion. It must be connected to the power unit through the dedicated interface. Thanks to the Aquatronica systems flexibility, it is possible to simultaneously connect and monitor several electrodes and interfaces on the same system. $109.99

Aquatronica 12V Tunze Pump Module
Aquatronica™ Tunze® Pumps Module enables 12V Tunze® motion pumps to be controlled by the Aquarium Controller System. The module allows the user to utilize the Controller and/or a PC (through a USB interface) to set up one or more programs that produce a dimmable wave or tide effect using the pumps connected to the system. The module permits connection to the pumps and replaces the Single Controller or Multicontroller. With its great flexibility, the system can reproduce a host of effects using various combinations of pumps at different times of the day. Also, when connected to a day/night brightness sensor system (optional), it can automatically reduce pump operation to minimum speed during the night, which diminishes the wave action in the aquarium. The ability of the system to handle up to 4 modules (16 pumps) at the same time also allows the user the control multiple tanks separately and obtain very powerful effects in large tanks. $104.99

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Friday, February 04, 2011

Test Tank Build

I thought I would share some pictures of one of our test tanks here at Marine Depot. We are in the process of tearing it down and moving it to a different part of the office.

As you can see, we have a JBJ 28-gallon Nano Cube with an AquaMaxx HOB skimmer. This tank is primarily used to test powerheads, supplements and a variety of other items designed for the nano enthusiast.

We'll post some more pics once we get it filled. If you have any suggestions on how we should stock this tank, feel free to leave a comment below.