Friday, March 30, 2012

Two Little Fishies Julian's Thing Product Demo

Julian's Thing is a new multi-purpose coral feeder and liquid applicator from Two Little Fishies. It includes a syringe, tubing and applicator to feed aquarium corals, anemones, zoanthids, seahorses and timid or slow moving fish.

Julian's Thing can also be used to administer pest treament solutions on Aiptasia and Manjano anemones, siphon out small items or blow detritus off rocks and sand.

When using Julian's thing to target feed corals, first mix your coral food in a cup or container with some aquarium water. We're using Coral Frenzy for this demonstration. As you can see in the video, Julian's Thing has an anti-backflow valve, so be sure not to remove it since it will prevent water and food from flowing back into the pipe.

Next, slip on an applicator tip. Submerge the tip into the coral food solution you made and pull the syringe handle. Notice only the tip fills up thanks to the anti-backflow valve.

Point the tip near the mouth of your fish or coral and push the syringe handle. The tips accommodate enough food to feed multiple corals. You can see in the video how corals close to eat once they've been target fed. 

Each piece of Julian's Thing easily slip fits together, so taking them apart to clean is a breeze.

If you'd like to purchase Julian's Thing or learn more about it by reading some actual user's product reviews, please visit our website.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ecoxotic PAR38 LED Aquarium Lamp Product Demo

Ecoxotic PAR38 LED Aquarium Lamps feature high-power Cree LEDs with focused lenses that allow light to penetrate deeper into your tank to produce stunning color and shimmer effects. Now you can deliver light into your aquarium only where you need it, reducing wasted light and lowering energy costs.

One of our favorite features is that Ecoxotic PAR38 LED lamps can screw into regular light sockets. This opens the door to limitless decorating possibilities, allowing you to customize your aquarium lighting to reflect your personality and match home or offfice décor.

Ecoxotic PAR38 LED Aquarium Lamps are powerful spotlights strong enough to grow coral. They not only focus light energy, they also bring out stunning colors and produce ripple effects like you've never seen before. 

In the short video above, we'll demonstrate you how the 12,000K (2 royal blue and 3 white LEDs), 455nm Royal Blue (5 royal blue LEDs) and Tri-Color (6 blue, 4 white and 2 red LEDs) lamps look over Anchor and Frogspawn corals in our office aquarium.

And yes, the corals in the beginning of the segment are replicas!

For more information about Ecoxotic PAR38 LED Aquarium Lamps and to read product reviews, please visit our website.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

JBJ Unibody LED Dimmable Light Fixture Product Demo

The JBJ Unibody LED is a thin, lightweight CNC-manufactured aluminum light fixture for aquarium systems. It includes a 2-channel wall-mountable controller with dimming switches so you can adjust the light to the perfect spectrum for your aquarium.

The fixture itself is less than 0.92" thick, 6" wide and 8" long. There are currently 4 different color faceplates you can choose from:  black , blueberry ( blue ), bubblegum ( pink ) and  white. The faceplates are removable so you can personalize the fixture to fit your home or office décor.

In addition to the controller, the JBJ Unibody LED also includes a cool gooseneck positioning arm and universal clamp-on tank mount for rimless tanks, like the new JBJ Nano Cube RL Rimless Biotope, along with standard framed aquariums.

The JBJ Unibody LED Light Fixture features high-powered 3 watt LEDs (a total of 54 watts) with 120° degree viewing angles. The Triple Spectrum LEDs (Cool White, Blue and Royal Blue) produce a color mix from from 6500K to 20000K. There are independent power cords for each channel on the controller plus a low-voltage fan to keep things cool.

For more information about the JBJ Unibody LED Dimmable Aquarium Fixture and to read product reviews, click here. To check out a product unboxing, check out this album on our Facebook page.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

How to Install a JBJ NanoZapp UV Sterilizer

UV sterilizers remove unwanted algae and unfriendly bacteria and protozoa out of aquarium water by exposing them to high intensity ultraviolet light. If you have a nano aquarium less than 30 gallons, one of the easiest ways to outfit your tank with a UV sterilizer is by using JBJ's NanoZapp.

Today, we'll show you how to set one up in only a few short steps.

The NanoZapp comes with two pieces of vinyl tubing. You'll want to cut these pieces of vinyl tubing to fit for your intended application. We're placing our JBJ NanoZapp in the back of a 29-gallon Oceanic BioCube Aquarium.

One piece of vinyl tubing will slip on to your return pump. Slide the UV sterilizer, lamp-side down, into the vinyl tubing attached to the pump. Then attach the other piece of vinyl tubing along with an elbow, if necessary. We also recommend securing your vinyl tubing in place with a couple of hose clamps, just to be safe.

Lower the pump and UV sterilizer into the back chamber of your aquarium and attach it to your return outlet. Plug in the pump and sterilizer and you're good to go.

It is typically best to have the UV sterilizer setup as your last method of filtration after the mechanical and biological filters.

There are many different sizes and styles of UV sterilizers available. Some are submersible and for internal use, like the NanoZapp, while others are designed to be used externally. If you have any questions about UV sterilizers, please give us a call at 1-800-566-3474 or leave us a comment below.

To shop for UV sterilizers and to read product reviews from hobbyists just like you, click here. To read a more thorough explanation of how UV sterilizers work and how to set one up yourself, check out this article.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Majano Wand Aiptasia & Majano Anemone Eliminator Product Demo

Aiptasia and majano anemones are common pests that hitchhike on live rock or coral into saltwater aquariums. The Majano Wand is a cool new tool hobbyists can use to rid their tanks of these pesky anemones once and for all.

Push the button as you stick the needle in and out and on and over the anemone. The Majano Wand does not kill by electrocution and there is no electricity going into the water. When the probe of the Majano Wand touches anemone tissue, it causes the water in the cells to turn into hydrogen and will literally disintegrate any living tissue instantly.

If natural and chemical solutions aren't working for your pest anemone problem, why not give the Majano Wand a try? It really works—and it's pretty fun to use.

Please note that for aquarium hobbyists outside the United States, the Majano Wand can handle up to 240v—all you'll need is a simple plug converter!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Hydra Aquatics BioPellet Reactor Giveaway

This month we've teamed up with Hydra Aquatics for a BioPellet Reactor Giveaway!

There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Just sign-up for our email newsletter before April 1, 2012 to be eligible. We respect your privacy and would never share your information with anybody—period. You must be a legal U.S. resident 18 years of age or older to be eligible.

The 1st prize in the Giveaway is a Hydra Aquatics BioPellet Reactor 2 (FR-45), valued at $129.99. The 2nd prize in the Giveaway is a small version, the original Hydra Aquatics BioPellet Reactor (FR-30), valued at $99.99.

Hydra Aquatics BioPellet Reactors are used to boost biological activity in an aquarium through the use of BioPellet media. The reactor works by pushing a stream of water through an accelerator which agitates the media and puts it in motion within the reactor. This process is called fluidization. The efficiency of the media is increased as it churns inside the reactor. The filtered water is then returned to your aquarium.

One of the greatest advantages the Hydra Aquatics BioPellet Reactor has over its competitors lies in its innovative design. Hydra Aquatics has solved the two most common problems that plague standard media reactors by incorporating an inverted conical bottom and a top-fed flow accelerator.

Most media reactors use a bottom-fed flow diffusion method through a plate. This smooth, constant flow is typically referred to as up-flow or reverse flow. Unfortunately, using this type of flow inside a media reactor usually causes lighter filter media to clump at the top and denser media to settle at the bottom. Using Hydra Aquatics inverted conical bottom and top-fed flow accelerator design, it is impossible for the media to clump together or settle completely at the bottom. Check out the video below to see the reactor in action:

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Marine Depot Coupon Codes: February 2012

Use Coupon at checkout: JBJCHILL25OFF
Valid From 3/1/2012 - 3/31/2012

Use Coupon at checkout: ROFILTER20
Valid From 3/1/2012 - 3/31/2012

Use Coupon at checkout: TRUELUMEN20
Valid From 3/1/2012 - 3/31/2012

Use Coupon at checkout: BIOPELLETS10
Valid From 3/1/2012 - 3/31/2012