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Friday, June 24th, 2011


Here are a few links to some new products we just added to our website & super sales. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at call
317-895-9005 or use our new Live Chat feature available from 10am-6pm M-Friday.

Tom Aquarium Aqua Lifter Pump Holder Now available – Tom Aquarium’s Aqualifter Holder!
Only $3.29
Seachem Reef Phytoplankton - 500 mL / 17 fl. oz. Seachem Reef Phytoplankton now in stock! 

500ml – $12.29

Premium Pressure Gauge Kit for RO Premium Pressure Gauge Kit 

Great add-on gauge for only $12.99!

PE MYSIS + CYCLOP-EEZE Twin Pack 4 oz cubes The best just got better with this combo Mysis and Cyclopeeze pack! Receive 4 oz cube packs of each type for only $22.99!
Hanna Pocket TDS Tester Hanna TDS Meter now in stock! 

HI-TDS1– $20.99

Bubble Magus 1.5 Liter Size Liquid Storage Bucket for use with Dosing Pump New Bubble Magus Storage Container Size! Order your 1.5L container for only $35.99 today!
Marineland Double Bright LED Light Fixture 48-60in New Marineland Double Bright LED available in 48-60 inches! 12.5 Coming Soon! New colors for the Ecoxotic Stunners!
HM Digital SM-1 Inline Single TDS Monitor Single Inline TDS Monitor now available! 

Only $24.49

Ultrazone-DUAL 40 Watt UV Sterilizer / Ozone Generator NEW UltraLife’s Dual UV & Ozone unit available!

Be sure to check out our CLEARANCE section this week. It’s packed full of brand new closeouts, damage items, returns, etc. 

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Yesterday my co-worker Bill noticed an extraordinarily long, but thin, shrimp leg darting in and out of a series of holes that appeared to be drilled through the top of the rock. He chiseled open the rock and found this pistol shrimp. The pistol shrimp had to have been trapped inside the rock unable to leave since it was very young, similar to the way a gall crab grows inside a coral. If anyone recognizes this pistol shrimp and can identify it, please leave a comment.

(Yes, we know the image is huge when you click on it, we wanted to make sure you can see the details)

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

LSS Labratory in Japan has been receiving reports that EcoSmart Drivers mounted close to the tank were being damaged during maintenance. You all know the “oh crap I forgot my hands were wet” syndrome. You’re doing something in the tank, you think to yourself, let me turn down the flow, and sure enough you get the EcoSmart wet. Or you casually remove your hands from the tank dripping over the VorTech driver.

In addition to these regular reports, the recent earthquake resulted in a wave of damaged systems. Any electrical component mounted near the tank, was likely to be effected by water splashing out of the tank. A need arose for a protective cover for the EcoSmart Driver.

LSS Labratory responded to this need by developing a beautiful and sleek drip-proof cover for the EcoTech EcoSmart Driver. Like an iPhone case, the new cover offers great protection while allowing the hobbyist access to all the control features. While not 100% water proof, the new cover should protect your EcoSmart from damage caused during regular maintenance or the occasional earthquake.

[via LSS Labratory]

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

We’ve all seen several LED systems simulation lightning over reef tanks, but this HP Aquaristik system is just so much better. Designed with the goal of replicating nature, this system simulates cloud cover with LEDs which are individually controlled and dimmed. Rather than providing a fixed intensity throughout the ON period of the lighting cycle, this system outputs varied degrees of power over the different zones.

Next comes a true thunderstorm! The thunderstorm program includes LED lightning flashes, which increase in intensity as the storm develops. The last, and definitely coolest, part, is a 2 minute rain shower. An integrated tube system drips rain drops on the entire system, providing not just an amazing visual effect, but also serving as a partial auto top off.

The whole cycle lasts 8 minutes, with the last 2 minutes featuring rain. Here is a nice video showcasing the system.

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Monday, June 13th, 2011

Ecoxotic just keeps it coming. A few days ago, the company dedicated to “endangering the status quo” came out with 5 outstanding new color spectrums of Stunner LED strips. The extremely versatile line of Stunner LED strips is now available in:

452nm Actinic Blue
8000K White/453nm Blue
8000K White
403nm UV
12000K White/Magenta
445nm Royal Blue
445nm Royal Blue/12000K White
453nm Blue/Magenta

From Ecoxotic: “Our customers love the versatility, linkable design and instant shimmer & coloring effects,” said Dennis Fredricks, president of Ecoxotic. “It’s all about having fun and with five new color spectrums, we’ve made the one minute LED upgrade an even better lighting solution for aquarists at all levels.”

The completely water-resistant, low voltage Stunner LED Strips, consume only 6 watts of power. Hobbyists are now able to very easily achieve their desired color spectrum by mixing and matching up to 10 6-watt Stunner LED Strips on each 60 watt driver. That’s absolutely beautiful. Similarly to T5 bulbs, you can now make slight adjustments by simply replacing one strip, until you are completely happy with the results. UNLIKE T5 bulbs, you will not need to replace these every 6-12 months.

We are very excited to see more and more applications using these versatile and modular LED strips. Check them out on the Ecoxotic website.

Saturday, June 4th, 2011


Here are a few links to some new products we just added to our website & super sales. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at call
317-895-9005 or use our new Live Chat feature available from 10am-6pm M-Friday.

AquaIllumination Nano SOL Now available
for Pre-Order! AquaIlluminations Sol Nano
Red Sea Iodine Pro (I2) High accuracy analytical test kit In Stock Now! Red Sea PRO Test kits!
PO4x4 Phosphate Remover 500 ml Now available for purchase! PO4x4 Phosphate remover

250ml – $
500ml – $39.99

Octopus Ozone Reactor 6 Coralvue Ozone Reactor available immediately! 

OR150 – $294.99

Octopus Electronic Surge Protector/Timer Octopus Surge Protectand Time in stock now with many setting options! Pacific Coast CL-650 1/4 HP Inline Chiller Back in stock! Pacific Coast chillers!  

1/10HP – $409.99
1/4HP – $549.95

Deep Blue Silicone Air Tubing 12 FT Deep Blue air and silicone tubing now available in 12′, 25′, and 500′ lengths! Ecotech Coral Glue 295ml Don’t forget your Ecotech Coral Glue to glue everything from frags to rock-work!
Octopus 14 Octopus Hang On Regfugiums coming Soon! PreOrder yours today! BioSphere Pellets have just arrived! Available in 500ml and 1000ml
Octopus Ground Probe Don’t forget to get your Grounding Probe to prevent stray voltage! 

Only $10.99

Reef Pearls 2.82 oz Reef Pearls are in stock! Pick up this great food for corals and filterfeeds today! 

Only $19.99

Be sure to check out our CLEARANCE section this week. It’s packed full of brand new closeouts, damage items, returns, etc.


Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Skimz has released their new protein skimmer, the Leopard. A very exciting feature, unique to the Leopard protein skimmer, is the Integrated Inverted Cone (IIC). This new feature is intended to channel bubbles to the outer ring of the reaction chamber. The idea here is to reduce turbulence within the reaction chamber, and therefore achieve improved and more consistent skimming. Skimz says that together with a bubble plate, this design promotes maximum air flow capacity in compact skimmers.

The new line of Leopard protein skimmers are powered by a new Askoll LS skimmer pumps. This extremely quiet pump, pulls in a ton of air, and has an adjustable intake to suite different applications. Here are flow rates for the SL skimmer pumps:

SL200 – 1,600 l/h air – for aquarium up to 2,500 L
SL250 – 2,100 l/h air – for aquarium up to 3,500 L
SL300 – 4,200 l/h air – for aquarium up to 5,000 L

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Last month we reported a Bladefin Basslet being sold for $9,999. Many reader have asked if we could get them a closer look at this fish. Well, here is a beautiful video of the Bladefin Basslet,Jeboehlkia gladifer, from Blue Harbor, the famous Osaka, Japan shop. As we mentioned, this fish is found at a depth of over 500 feet, and therefore is extremely rare in the hobby. This may actually not be due to the fact that it a “rare fish” per se, but rather, due to the fact that collecting this fish is extraordinarily difficult.

Let us know what you think.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Premium Aquatics: Blue Life, 00123, Lugol’s Solution. Regular price $16.99, now only $6.99!
Salty Critter:Aquactinics Solar Flare T5 High Output Fixtures (instock items only)
HelloLights: Hamilton Cabo Sun Mini Reflector. Regular price $99.95, now only $76.95!
Marine Depot: JBJ Aquascraper 4-in-1 Cleaning Kit. Regular price $15.74 now only $12.74.
That Pet Place: 20% Off aquarium filters, bulbs and light fixtures, filter media, cartridges, fish food, protein skimmers, ro filters and more. Use code TAKE20!
Bulk Reef Supply: 30% off BRS Bio Pellets
Foster and Smith Aquatics: 15% OFF Hydor Multi Light.
Reef Specialty: ReeFlo Wahoo Pump, 1550 GPH. Regular price $399.99, now only $299.95!
SeaQuest Marine: Red Sea C-Skim 1200 Deluxe Protein Skimmer. Regular price $449.99, now only $347.44!
Aquarium Guys: Supreme Mag Drive Water Pump 1800 GPH. Regular price $143.99, now only $117.89!
Big Als Online:  26% OFF Marineland black Diamond Carbon. Regular price, $17.49, now only $12.99.

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Friday, June 3rd, 2011

We wanted to share TheBlackReef’s video of a 90 Gallon reef tank which has been running two Ecoxotic Panorama LEDs for over a year. TheBlackReef is reporting that the corals are doing great, and that the color from the unit is incredible. In addition to the impressive color and intensity, TheBlackReef is now using a lot less electricity, and is very happy about the fact that the Panorama LED Modules produce A LOT less heat the Metal Halides used before.

After checking out the videos below, get some more details about the Panorama LED Fixtures on the Ecoxotic website.

Here is the video posted last month:

Recently, two T5 actinic bulbs were added for more power over the tank.

Here is another video from TheBlackReef posted back in July of 2010, 7 months after the LED installation:

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