Friday, August 30, 2013

EcoTech Marine Introduces ReefLink

What is ReefLink?

ReefLink is a wireless bridge that seamlessly integrates your Radion with the web-based EcoSmart Live platform to provide complete custom control over your aquarium lighting.

But controlling your Radion is just the beginning: Soon VorTech pumps will also be controllable through ReefLink. And in the future — well, let's just say that ReefLink will eventually give you control over just about everything in your tank.

See the Future

ReefLink is almost ready for prime time! EcoTech is looking for Radion owners to be part of final field testing before they introduce the product to the rest of the world.

Are you interested in being a ReefLink beta tester? Enter your email address for a chance to be chosen. Note that EcoTech Marine is limiting the rollout, so not everyone will be chosen!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

48 Hour Sale: 15% off a single item

48 Hour Sale: 15% off a single item

Take 15% off a single item in your order (by default the most expensive item in your shopping cart) by entering coupon code UPGRADE during checkout at Marine Depot.

This offer is valid for 48 hours only and will conclude tomorrow (8/30) at midnight. Some exclusions apply.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

10% off all RO units & accessories


10% off ALL Reverse Osmosis Filter Systems and Accessories (parts, drinking water kits, purity meters, filter cartridges, booster pumps, flush valves, tubing, etc.) with coupon code REVERSE.

PS — You'll also save 15% on all future replacement sediment filters, carbon filters, DI cartridges and membranes when you buy a new RO or RO/DI filter system from Marine Depot. Learn More

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

10% off Site-Wide @ Marine Depot

10% off Site-Wide @ Marine Depot

We're having a site-wide sale today on most of the aquarium supplies available at Marine Depot.

Enter coupon code TENOFF to save 10% off your order! Offer ends midnight 8/22/13.

Don't forget: most orders over $175 ship FREE and orders over $250 ship FREE and include a FREE T-shirt. Happy reefing!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Flash Sale: 20% off Hydor Koralia Powerheads

Today you can save 20% off Hydor Koralia Nano or Hydor Koralia Evolution powerheads until midnight, NO COUPON REQUIRED.


Monday, August 12, 2013

15% off Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm Heaters

Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm ‪heaters are slim, shatterproof and have an easy-to-read LED display. All wattages (25, 50, 75, 100, 150 and 200) are in stock and on sale today! They're great for pint-sized picos to tanks up to 55-gallons. Offer ends 8/31/13.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

CAD Lights Nano Pipeless Protein Skimmer - Product Highlights

Nano aquariums are one of the best things that have happened to our hobby. They have opened up doors to reef keeping for many people that may have been too intimidated to keep saltwater aquariums in the past.

For this reason, many manufacturers are releasing nano-sized products to introduce higher quality equipment into these very popular pint-sized aquariums. In this video, we have the new CAD Lights Nano Pipeless Protein Skimmer and will show you how and why this skimmer is going to be a great choice for your nano aquarium.

What makes it nano?  Well the size of course!  The skimmer has a small footprint of only 3.5" x 3.25" making it small enough for installation in most all in one aquariums. The skimmer includes a hang-on bracket and just be sure to measure the space inside your tank first, just to ensure the skimmer will fit.

It is constructed of 100% cell-cast acrylic and comprised of very easy to assemble components.

The skimmer includes an air silencer for quiet operation and as well as a silicone airline tubing. The included bubble plate will help reduce turbulence and improve performance. The pump houses a needle-wheel impeller for fine foam production and is rated for aquariums up to 50 gallons! Basically, the skimmer boasts all the same great features you would find on larger, professional type skimmers but comes in a nano size package.

Upon hanging the skimmer onto your aquarium, you will want to open the drain by loosening the lock knob and turn the skimmer until the holes are aligned on the bottom of the skimmer body. Then, apply power and give the skimmer a minute to settle.  After about 60 seconds you can start to adjust the foam level by slowly turning the skimmer clockwise and observe the foam level.  Once the foam is adjusted to the desired level, you can tighten the lock knob and the skimmer is all set go.

Talk the Talk: Aquarium Equipment

The aquarium hobby is full of technical jargon, confusing acronyms and scientific mumbo jumbo.  We decided to start the Talk the Talk video series to help you avoid stumbling over these not-so-common aquarium terms.

Hydrometer: A device that uses density for measuring the specific gravity of saltwater.

Aquarium Monitors: Electronic device that monitors water parameters digitally allowing you to keep a close eye on your water parameters at all times.

Refractometer: A device that utilizes light and a prism to measure the specific gravity of saltwater.

Powerhead: A submersible water pump used to increase water movement inside your aquarium.

Overflow Box: A box that skims water from the surface of your aquarium and functions as a drain to your sump or wet/dry filter.

Fluidized Media Reactor:  A remote chamber that is fed with aquarium water and houses filter media.  Designed to provided maximum exposure time with your filter media.

Calcium Reactor: A remote chamber designed to maintain calcium and alkalinity.  CO2 mixes with aquarium water and reacts with calcium carbonate media enriching your aquarium water with calcium and alkalinity.

Aquarium Controller: Electronic monitoring device that has the ability to power on and off equipment based on water parameter readings.

Innovative Marine Hydrofill ATO System - Product Highlights

Automate freshwater replenishment, and say farewell to heavy lifting, unstable water parameters, and the need to frequently watch your water line.

Topping off evaporated water for our aquariums is a tedious but essential task that every hobbyist encounters to maintain stable specific gravity & salinity levels.

The HydroFill ATO Controller System takes advantage of your water`s conductive properties to complete a low voltage circuit and cause a control relay to actuate and replenish water as it evaporates. This departure from outdated float sensors, offers the latest automation in electronic sensing for precise accuracy, repeatability, and no-moving part reliability.

Customize your own "High and Low" set points to prevent constant On/Off cycling prone to single sensor design

Sensors utilize rare earth neodymium magnets for stationary placement and simple out of the box installation. Small form factor makes it the ideal choice for nano to full size aquariums. Two chemically inert graphite electrodes are housed in each sensor for redundancy & consistent long-term performance in harsh marine environments.

Pair your auto top off with the industry`s first low voltage air lift pump specifically designed for ATO controllers. The HydroFill ATO Pump System eliminates the guess work, and comes complete with a lift pump, acrylic bracket, return pipe, 10 feet of silicone tubing, 3 hose clamps, and an optional hanging mount.

Engineered for high performance, this external positive displacement diaphragm pump, outputs up to 15 gallons per hour and max 5 feet of head. This self-priming pump is equipped with a built-in check valve to safeguard against back siphoning.

The HydroFill diaphragm pump is the smart alternative when compared to submersible pumps, diaphragm pumps offer the benefit of safely running dry and are thermally protected against heat build-up.

Versatile design offers 3 options for pump placement: hang-on, cabinet mount, or simply place on noise dampening rubber feet.

Elos Test Kits: Product Highlights

ELOS is an Italian aquarium product manufacturer that has brought us some really amazing products here in the US. For example, the Elos Mini and Midi aquariums raised the bar for style and functionality of contemporary Nano tanks. The Elos Osmocontroller Digital Top-off system has proven to be one of the most reliable top-off systems on the market today.

Now that ELOS has a full line of aquarium water test kits available, we are really excited to show you how and why this test kits are quickly becoming the test kit of choice for expert reef keepers.

ELOS test kits are the only lab-grade quality test kit available in the aquarium industry today. All of the reagents included in every test kit is certified by the National Institute of Standard and Technology. Furthermore, Every Elos test kit is closely monitored with lot numbers, batches and expiration dates. What this means as a hobbyist as that you will always be using pure, high quality chemicals that will provide accurate results up until the last test.

Some of the biggest complaints with test kits is they are hard to read, results vary, and performing the test is difficult. Well, Elos has remedied these common problems in a few different ways.

They are utilizing "RealColor" technology with easy to read color reference cards. You can see here with this phosphate test the colors are crisp and clear.

Calibrated, child-proof, dropper bottles mean each and every drop will be the same exact size leaving less room for error each time you test.

Finally, each test comes with illustrated and clearly written instructions which help make the procedures easy to understand for any level of hobbyist.

How to Assemble the AquaMaxx HOB-1 Protein Skimmer

We have taken a fresh look at the flagship HOB-1 protein skimmer by AquaMaxx. A few minor changes have been made since the initial release of this skimmer and here is the updated assembly instructions.

The AquaMaxx Hang on Back Series I (HOB-1) protein skimmer features an incredibly responsive collection cup and an amazingly powerful submersible pump. It is rated up to 75 gallons in a design thin and light enough to be placed on a nano or other small saltwater aquarium.

The AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmer removes organic waste from aquarium 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.

AquaMaxx skimmers are computer-precision engineered and utilize the latest filtration technology to deliver the performance and value you are looking for in a protein skimmer.

AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmers are easy to setup and maintain. Just move the collection cup up or down to adjust the foam level to wet or dry. Maintenance is simple. A removable collection cup makes cleaning easy. Plus, every AquaMaxx protein skimmer includes a drain fitting for hobbyists who want to setup a separate reservoir for skimmate. Water quality and consistency is crucial to the success of a marine aquarium. An AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmer will help to ensure that success.

AquaMaxx protein skimmers were designed from the ground up with the hobbyist in mind. AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmers have the pump placed inside the skimmer itself to save space, reduce noise and improve efficiency. All AquaMaxx protein skimmers are computer designed. Each unit is precision-cut and made of polished cell-cast acrylic.

The AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmer relies on a superbly crafted Italian Sicce Syncra 1.0 pump and AquaMaxx needlewheel impeller to vigorously remove waste from your fish or reef tank. Sicce pumps are well-regarded for their efficiency to move air and water. Combining these dynamic pumps with AquaMaxx protein skimmers saves users considerable energy.