Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New this Week, 8/16/11


Nexx is a modular filter that grows with your needs: you have the ability to add extensions to the filter in order to increase filtration capabilities. The Nexx filter produces crystal clear water with no bypass using Bio-Chem Zorb cartridges. You can change out the media in 4 minutes or less without the mess. No priming, either. The API Nexx Canister Filter is suitable for aquariums up to 55 gallons. When combined with the API Nexx Filter Extension, the Nexx Canister can filter aquariums up to 110 gallons (more if you add another extension). Regularly $99.99, we've got the Nexx filter available at the special introductory price of $89.99 for one month only. The extension is also $10 off for the first month, so act now!
If you're have trouble controlling Phosphate in your aquarium and/or are battling cyanobacteria, this combo pack is for you. Red Cyano Rx will quickly and effectively treat red slime in your aquarium without harming any of its inhabitants when used as directed. Phosphate Rx is an amazingly simple and effective product that has revolutionized the way phosphates are removed from saltwater and freshwater aquariums. Regular use of Phosphate Rx increases vitality, color and growth of your aquarium’s inhabitants. Although we sell these items separately, if you buy the combo pack you'll save yourself a few bucks. Get both solutions today for only $39.99.
This twin pack is sure to satisfy hungry fish and coral. PE Mysis are harvested from pristine lakes which are fed by mountain glaciers. PE Mysis are extremely rich in Omega 3 & 6 HUFA, amino acids, powerful antioxidants and are naturally gut-loaded with an abundance of phytoplankton. Cyclop-eeze are a selectively bred biologically engineered micro-crustacean cultured from a shallow, pristine, arctic salt lake. Cyclop-eeze are characterized by their intense blood-orange coloration and contain extremely high concentrations of the critical biological pigment Astaxanthene. They are an excellent food choice for larval fish, live coral and other filter feeding aquarium inhabitants. Score the twin pack for only $29.99.
Smartwave is the new controller for movement and circulation pumps designed by Hydor. In nature, river and sea currents are a vital part of the natural life cycle of aquatic creatures as they promote oxygenation, transport nutrients and food and remove residues that would otherwise pollute. Smartwave helps recreate these currents which allow a healthy aquarium and uniform water temperature by selecting one of the 2 available programs. Alternate: pump 1 ON – pump 2 OFF, pump 1 OFF - pump 2 ON and Synchronous: pump 1 and 2 go ON and OFF together. Smartwave works with most movement pumps available on the market compatible with quick ON-OFF. The Smartwave is easy to conceal by hanging it inside your aquarium cabinet/stand. Includes feeding mode.  Control your Koralias today for only $69.99.
Innovative Marine's NuvoAquarium series is comprised of 5 all-in-one rimless glass aquariums. There is a 4-gallon Pico, an 8-gallon Nano, a larger 16-gallon Nano, a 30-gallon Micro and a 38-gallon Mini. Their sleek, understated styling compliments any decor. The Nuvo's components rival those of larger aquarium systems yet offer simple turnkey maintenance. Beautiful bent glass allows for dramatic viewing of livestock. All of the tanks include a SkkyeLight LED light fixture (or two) to grow aquatic plants and marine corals. NuvoAquariums are available in either black or white. The least expensive option, the 4-gallon Pico, retails for $150 and includes the tank, lid, LED light, built-in filtration and more.
Algae Control is a high-definition (NO3 - 0.25ppm, PO4 0.02ppm) analytical comparator test kit (NO3 & PO4 -100 tests each) that includes professional colorimetric comparator. NO3:PO4-X contains a unique complex of carbons that are used by nutrient-reducing bacteria. Each carbon is utilized by different strains of microorganisms while maintaining the specific Carbon: Nitrogen: Phosphorus ratio required for each stage. The complex includes other organic bonded elements that are important stimulators in each stage of the reduction process. These metal and non-metals elements ensure steady bacterial propagation and complete nitrate reduction to nitrogen gas and the absorption and utilization of phosphate by the bacteria. The fine control of the nitrate and phosphate levels provided by monitored dosing of NO3:PO4-X guarantees the gradual changes and accurate maintenance of the nutrient levels, preventing destruction of the zooxanthellae population that can cause UV shock and starvation of the corals. Buy both for only $56.48.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Coming Soon: Innovative Marine NuvoAquarium & SkkyeLight LED

We're bringing aboard some new products next week from California-based aquarium supply manufacturer Innovative Marine.

IM sent over word that their website went live today, so we thought we'd share the link with our readers so you can see the great aquariums and light fixtures we'll have available beginning August 22.

We are anticipating a shipment next Thursday or Friday and we've already begun accepting pre-orders for the tanks. Please check our store or call 1-800-566-FISH for updates. As noted on Innovative Marine's home page, MarineDepot.com will be first online retailer to carry IM's products when they launch next week.

IM's NuvoAquarium series is comprised of 5 all-in-one rimless glass aquariums. There is a 4-gallon Pico, an 8-gallon Nano, a larger 16-gallon Nano, a 30-gallon Micro and a 38-gallon Mini. All of the aquariums are available in black or white and are equipped with built-in filtration and SkkyeLight LED light fixtures to grow live aquatic plants and marine corals.

IM's SkkyeLight LEDs can also be purchased separately if you already have a tank set up but are looking to upgrade to an LED light fixture. Similar to the Nuvo aquariums, the SkkyeLight series LED lights are available in either black or white. There is a 4-watt Clamp, an 8-watt Clamp, a 30-watt Tablet and a 92-watt Tablet.

Feel free to contact us or leave a comment if you have any questions about these or any other aquarium products.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Product Preview: Ecoxotic RGB Panorama LED Module

Ecoxotic RGB Panorama Module with 12 LEDs, RGB Remote, RGB Control Box, and Power Supply
I recently got to test the new Ecoxotic RGB Panorama LED Module on my aquarium. Right off the bat, the module is very well constructed. It is epoxy encapsulated making the LED module water resistant. It can be easily screwed in or mounted into canopies or aquarium hoods within minutes. The unit is very plug-n-play which allowed me to setup and test the light within seconds.
One LED module provided good coverage on a 36" x 24" x 20" aquarium as it is very bright. With my six lamp ATI T5HO fixture turned on, the colors from the LED module were very subtle and washed out by the bright T5 lighting. Depending on the placement of the module and setting, certain areas in the aquarium were highlighted where the T5 lighting couldn't reach adding some depth and special effects.
Once I turned off my T5HO fixture, the intensity of the different colors just popped in the tank. It was difficult for my camera to capture the true colors that the LED module produced, but it looks so much better in person.
The included remote can toggle through 16 different colors, and the intensity can be dimmed or brightened.  There are four different settings of Flash, Strobe, Fade, and Smooth other than the fixed on mode. Flash and Strobe settings scared my fish too much so I only briefly used those settings. Fade and Smooth slowly transitioned through different colors which added a nice ambience and uniqueness to the aquarium.
According to Ecoxotic, the LED module will provide adequate lighting for coral growth in shallow aquariums less than 18 inches deep, while enhancing coloration of corals and fish in a variety of tank sizes. I have to admit I was impressed with the unit. The RGB LED Module did make the fluorescence in my livestock glow, and made the overall viewing experience of my aquarium that much more enjoyable.

Click on "Read more" for photos, color samples, and a short video clip of the Ecoxotic RGB Panorama LED Module!

Reef 2 Reef/MarineDepot.com Giveaway

Reef 2 Reef (R2R) is an aquarium-oriented message board dedicated to "connecting hobbyists world-wide."

We've had our eye on the board for quite some time and recently decided to partner with R2R as a Platinum Sponsor. Many of our customers were referred to us by R2R members and our experiences on the board the past few weeks have been nothing short of awesome. A friendly admin, helpful members, fast search engine and "Tips from the Pro" (Steven Pro, that is) are just a few of the features we're stoked about.

R2R has been gracious enough to allow us to take over their home page during the month of August for a pretty sweet giveaway (thanks to AquaMaxx and Prodibio for hooking up the prizes!).

There is no purchase necessary to enter. Simply visit the giveaway thread on R2R and post which aquarium product that you use and have to replenish most. That's it! If you're not already a R2R member, hopefully this will give you some incentive to join.

AquaMaxx Filter Media Prize Pack:

1 x Carbon One Activated Carbon (64oz)
1 x Phosphate Out Granular Ferrous Oxide (64oz)
1 x BioMaxx Plus BioPellets (16oz)

The giveaway is going on now until the end of August, so head on over to R2R to enter. If you decided to join, you can follow R2R on Twitter for the latest happenings on the board.

Marine Depot Coupon Codes: August 2011

$10 off Phoenix 14,000K Metal Halide Bulbs
Coupon Code PHOENIX10OFF
Valid 8/1 to 8/31/2011

20% off Koralia Nano and Evolution Circulation Pumps
Coupon Code KORALIA20OFF
Valid 8/1 to 8/31/2011

15% off ZooMed Powersweep Powerheads
Coupon Code ZMSWEEP15OFF
Valid 8/1 to 8/31/2011

20% off JBJ Automatic Top Off System
Coupon Code JBJATO20OFF
Valid 8/1 to 8/31/2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

New this Week, 8/1/11


The Mazarra is designed with one goal in mind: customization—letting you take full control over your lighting system. The Weather mode will simulate the effect of clouds slowly moving across the sky, casting shadows over the ocean. When more than one Mazarra LED Modules are connected to the Controller Unit, you can activate Dawn/Dusk mode to simulate the effect of the sun slowly rising and setting over the horizon. Each individual LED bulb is fitted with swappable optics, letting you to choose between spread and intensity. Utilizing the latest Cree high performance high intensity XLamp® XM-L chip, the Mazarra consumes less power yet produces more PAR (Photosynthetic Active Radiation) for even the most demanding corals. Available with 1, 2, 3 or 4 LED modules, $699.99 to $1,999.99 each w/ FREE shipping.
The Maxspect Mazarra LED Cree Lighting System is an innovative solution to modern aquarium lighting. It has a splendid contemporary design, elegantly crafted from aluminum where every detail was carefully attended to. Available in a beautiful matte black, the Mazarra Cree LED aquarium light is not only a light source for your aquarium, but also a centerpiece of your living area. The Mazarra utilizes state-of-the-art technologies, from wireless controller to latest LED chips, offering optimized performance and unparalleled energy efficiency. $419.99 w/ FREE shipping.
Maxspect Mazarra P-Series Controller Unit
Easy to set up and use controller designed for Maxspect Mazarra LED lights. This controller will allow you to take complete control of your aquarium lighting system. Weather mode will allow you to simulate the effect of clouds moving across the sky and casting shadows over the ocean. You can program your Mazarra LED Lighting System to simulate sunny, cloudy, windy, overcast or rainy weather. When more than one Mazarra LED Module is connected to the controller, you can activate Dawn/Dusk mode to simulate the effect of the sun slowly rising and setting over the horizon. Now available for $149.99.
Maxspect P-Series MZ-P02 Frame Mount
The Mazarra LED lighting system is designed with one goal in mind: customization—letting you take full control over your lighting system. The versatile mounting system is comprised of a uniquely designed Support Frame that fits aquariums of all shapes and sizes. Pair the support frame with the adjustable platform mount to mount and slide your LED modules around at any angle in any direction. Yours for only $39.99.

Aquatronica 12V Koralia Module w/ 2 FREE Hydor Koralia 3 Pumps
This Aquatronica controller module is used to program your powerheads through the controller itself or your PC (via the dedicated USB interface) to create Wave or Tidal effects that can be dimmered. You can create many different effects using different pump combinations at different times of the day. You can combine the system with a day/night brightness sensor to automatically set the pumps at minimum speed at night. 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. Get the controller unit plus two FREE Hydor Koralia 3 pumps for $459.97 w/ FREE shipping.
Aquatronica Controller Kit w/ 2 FREE 1400GPH Hydor Koralia Evolution Pumps
This kit is available in 3 configurations: Starter ($509.97), Deluxe ($709.97) and Ethernet ($864.96). The Starter kit includes the controller unit, 8-plug power center, temperature probe and 2 FREE Hydora Koralia Evolution 14000GPH pumps. The Deluxe version includes everything the Starter kit has plus a pH probe, pH interface, water level sensor, probe holder and USB kit. The Ethernet kit includes everything in the Starter and Deluxe packages plus an ethernet module. All models include FREE shipping.
ATI Dimmable SunPower T5 High-Output Fixture w/ Controller
The ATI Dimmable SunPower T5 High-Output Fixture w/ Built-in Controller is the latest evolution in T5 technology adding full, integrated dimming control to the proven performance of the original SunPower. Compared to other lighting systems with dimming control, the ATI Dimmable SunPower offers an unmatched combination of output and control at an affordable price-point. Includes built-in controller with LCD screen and push button interface, an active cooling system and individual parabolic-style reflectors made from silver-coated 98% reflective aluminum. Choose 24" ($459.99 to $659.99), 36" ($499.99 to $709.99) or 48" ($549.99 to $769.99) sizes in 4, 6 or 8 bulb combinations.