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Friday, June 5th, 2009

Digital Aquatics is excited to announce, that we will be running a summer, economic stimulus, promotion on our RKL (L1) package!

Previously, the RKL (L1) retailed for $149 which included four outlets a temp probe and a head unit. The RKL can be expanded to interface with up to four modules (16 outlets,) and can monitor multiple pH probes, temp probes and will soon be able to monitor and control salinity! It’s the perfect controller for a nano tank! Not to mention, when and if you want, the RKL can quickly be upgraded to an RKE while you completely retain your initial investment!

The RKL has only been out for about 4 1/2 months and already has a bigger following than most other controllers! We’ve recently been able to secure a much larger volumes of parts as our vendors are looking to reduce their inventories; we’re going to pass this on to you!

Starting today the RKL (L1) package will go on sale for $99.99!

Friday, June 5th, 2009

The new ReefKeeper Lite is a big change to business as usual! It’s small, expandable and perfect for nano tanks, beginners, and people looking for a mid level controller!

The ReefKeeper Lite or RKL as it’s known here, has a 5 (mechanical) button interface and a larger 16 x 2 LCD display for easy readability. While some of the advanced modules and features of the RKE are not available for the RKL, it will have more than enough power to monitor and control single tank systems, as well as small to mid sized tanks alike!

The RKL is the only controller under $150 that offers four outlets and temperature control while still providing the customer an upgrade path as their system or needs grow!

With up to four modules, this new controller is perfect for streamlining your tank without breaking the bank!
Three levels to pick from:
Level 1: ($99.99)
1 x Head unit
1 x PC4 (4 outlets)
1 x temperature probe

Level 2: ($209)
1 x Head unit
1 x PC4 (4 outlets)
1 x SL1 (Inputs: pH, ORP, Temperature, 2 x Switch Ports)
1 x Temperature probe

Level 3: ($279)
1 x Head unit
2 x PC4 (total of 8 outlets)
1 x SL1 (Inputs: pH, ORP, Temperature, 2 x Switch Ports)
1 x Temperature probe
1 x FREE Digital Aquatics pH probe
Any level you purchase can be added to, up to the four module limit. The RKL can interface with PC4s, SL1s, and the MLC. It can NOT interface with the SL2, NET and other modules yet to be released. Those modules require the RKE system with more advanced features and abilities.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Find quality aquarium products at discount prices. Take advantage of these protein skimmers on sale to enjoy your aquarium hobby at great savings. Hurry! Sale ends June 15th, 2009

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

(From ORA)

There’s an air of anticipation at ORA this week as we are introducing our newest designer clownfish – The Platinum Percula. While watching these fish grow over the last few months it was amazing to watch their development. One of the pleasures of selective breeding is the serendipity of an unexpected result and the subsequent unfolding of traits not predicted. That was the case with this latest offering, and the excitement of watching the growth and development of a new strain was difficult to contain.

They say that the one thing that never changes is that everything does change, and so it seems that applies to clownfish too. We hope you are all pleased by our latest effort, check out the photos below. The first photo shows the coloration of the fish we will be shipping, the second shows a fish that is a few months older with black fins.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

When you buy one, you will get two.

Ricordia Mushroom Polyps are beautiful corallimorphs which are covered with short tentacles colored in shades of green. They are very easy to keep and will grow, split, and spread throughout the aquarium.

Ricordea is a type of mushroom coral of moderate size. It can be identified by the fact that it has contrasting raised dots across its surface.

It appears that in general Ricordeas prefer higher lighting. In its natural setting it grows in areas of light, blanketing the rock.

It is not necessary to target feed the ricordea, it takes nutrition from the light and from marine snow and other nutrients found in the water.

The Ricordea will tolerate many water conditions but appears to do better in water that is low in nitrates and phosphates.

The current regulations forbid the collection of Ricordea that are attached to liverock from the Caribbean. Unattached Ricordea however are fair game. Ricordea are not true corals and are related to Anenomes.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

SAVE 47%!

The Helfrichi’s Firefish is also known as the Helfrich’s Dartfish, or Helfrich’s Firefish. The head is distinctly yellow with a purple forehead, and the body is varying shades of purple and white.

It requires a 10 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble as part of the aquascape, and a tight-fitting lid to prevent it from jumping out of the tank. It will rarely become aggressive towards other fish, but is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a bonded pair.

The Helfrichi’s Firefish will feed mostly on prey suspended in the water column, but will pick food off the substrate. Its diet should vary between chopped or shaved seafood, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2″ to 3″
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Monday, June 1st, 2009
  • Absolutely the Quietest pump on the market; excellent for reef tanks
  • Now includes a 5 Year Limited Warranty!
  • One internal pump provided with unit, remote pumps optional
  • Fully automatic pump operation – Set it and forget it
  • Precision Dosing calibration feature eliminates guess work
  • Dependable and virtually maintenance free
  • Self-priming and Anti-siphoning
  • Compact size and cool operation
  • Precision dosing system can be powered directly from a 12VDC battery
  • Highest quality precision dosing system – incomparable accuracy

The new LiterMeter III™ is an automatic precision dosing pump for the aquarium and horticulture industry. Three independent programs control one built-in pump and one or two external pumps. Perform 2-way water changes, in addition to eliminating the manual drudgery of dosing Kalkwasser, trace elements, or topping off evaporated water. Quiet operation, auto-calibration, and virtually maintenance-free.

The new aquarium dosing pump is crafted from precision-machined aluminum fabricated to exacting aerospace tolerances. For example, such critical tolerances as the rollers are machined to +/-0.0005″. The outer surface is polished to a mirror finish. Internal surfaces are held to a 63 micro inch finish and hard anodized to provide a durable and low-friction raceway. The pump’s planetary direct drive is at an 11:1 ratio, thus providing enough torque to generate over 40 pounds of pressure. This incredible lift enables the LiterMeter III™ to pump over 60 feet above itself at a flow rate of over 250 ml/min. It can also draw up from 25 feet below. The motor in the LiterMeter III™ is made by a manufacturer of precision high reliability motors made to our specifications as a peristaltic drive motor. The pump is so reliable we now offer a five year limited warranty.

Calcium maintenance and alkalinity control are essential for a healthy reef tank. SpectraPure’s LiterMeter III™ eliminates the manual drudgery of dosing Kalkwasser, trace elements, or topping off evaporated water. Kalkwasser replenishment, to be most effective, should be added to your aquarium slowly and consistently to avoid precipitation of calcium carbonate. The LiterMeter III™ automatically and reliably performs this task for you.

The LiterMeter III™ offers features found only on expensive laboratory pumps. Built-in calibration features eliminate the guesswork of un calibrated competitive units. Unlike noisy industrial metering pumps sold to the aquarium trades, SpectraPure’s LiterMeter III™ was specially designed for critical aquarium dosing and is so quiet you can use it in your living room. Improved three-roller direct-motor drive eliminates noisy gears and improves flow accuracy and tubing life. It can be run dry without damage. Three independent programs control the internal pump, as well as two optional external pumps. The LM3-RPM is a LiterMeter III™ pump mounted in a small plastic box. The LM3-TCM is an optional level sensor that interrupts power to the LiterMeter III™ when a high water level is detected. The LM3-WXM combines an LM3-RPM and an LM3-TCM in one package, interrupting power only to that pump. See the Operations Manual for application examples.

Monday, June 1st, 2009

With the debut of an unprecedented series of aquarium equipment, dramatic new opportunities now unfold for you to create your ultimate aquatic showcase. The flagship of the Marine Series is a range of Deep Dimension Corner-Flo™ Aquariums, each 36 inches from front to back—the largest production tanks ever, available with high-definition Starphire® glass. You can select any Marine Series component by itself or choose a complete, matching reef-type system.

Deep Dimension Corner-Flo™ Aquariums

  • The largest production aquariums available: 36 inches from front to back, 27 inches high and either 3, 4, 5 or 6 feet long
  • Corner-Flo filtration technology
  • Available in Starphire® Ultra-Clear Glass

Two Size-Matched Stands & Canopies

  • Stylish, easy access, high-capacity design
  • Available in two distinctly different styles with different finish options
  • Designed to work with many different components
  • Generous under-tank areas for filter systems and supplies, and for easy, convenient maintenance.

Three High-Capacity Acrylic Sump Filtration Systems

  • The ultimate in big tank filtration solutions
  • Three front loading media trays
  • Patented high-capacity BIO-Wheel® included

Four Premium Utility Pumps

  • Seven compact, flow adjustable models: 100–1400 GPH
  • Design provides maximum flow while energy efficient
  • Submersible or external placement
  • Thermally protected and UL listed

Five Advanced In-Sump Protein Skimmers

  • 100 and 300 gallon models—world’s smallest footprints
  • No unsightly external pipes, hoses or sponges
  • High-performance plug & play simplicity

Six Sophisticated 24-Hour Lighting Systems

  • HQI metal halide, high-output T5 fluorescent, and LED moonlights
  • Integrated controllable three-mode digital timer
  • 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 foot models meet the 24-hour requirements of marine, reef, plant, or freshwater
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