Monday, November 30, 2009

Deal of the Week, 11/30/09

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Book Of Coral Propagation Vol. 1 Edition 2

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JBJ 28-Gallon Nano Cube LED Aquarium w/ FREE Stand

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Sale at MarineDepot.com


All of the Black Friday specials teased in our email last Friday are now unlocked! We encourage all aquarium hobbyists to come check out our biggest sale of the year (while supplies last, of course).



PS - We're unleashing more awesome deals on Cyber Monday and our loyal email subscribers will be the first to hear about them. If you're not already signed up for our free newsletters and weekly specials, now is the perfect time!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Deal of the Week, 11/23/09

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Vertex Alpha Internal Cone Protein Skimmers

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New this Week, 11/17/09

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Hagen Fluval G3 Advanced Filtration System
The Fluval G3 is an Advanced Filtration System ideal for saltwater and freshwater aquariums up to 80 U.S Gallons (300 Liters). Equipped with HydroTech, an intelligent monitoring system, the HydroTech microprocessor stores and communicates real time filter performance, water parameters and filter cleaning intervals. A quick release cartridge system featuring top access to pr
e-filter & chemical cartridges saves time and effort for a fast and simple maintenance experience. Media baskets contain Bio-Nodes, a high capacity biological medium, essential for active biological filtration.

Hagen Fluval G6 Advanced Filtration System
The Fluval G6 is an Advanced Filtration System ideal for saltwater and freshwater aquariums up to 160 U.S Gallons (600 Liters). Equipped with HydroTech, an intelligent monitoring system, the HydroTech microprocessor stores and communicates real time filter performance, water parameters and filter cleaning intervals. A quick release cartridge system featuring top access to pre-filter & chemical cartridges saves time and effort for a fast and simple maintenance experience. Media baskets contain Bio-Nodes, a high capacity biological medium, essential for active biological filtration.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Deal of the Week, 11/16/09


Vertex RF-1 ATC Aquarium Refractometer

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Friday, November 13, 2009

New Products: Marco Rocks arriving 11/20


Already a hit on the east coast, Marco Rocks made a splash at Reef-A-Palooza this year and will soon be making their way to the west so we can ship them to reefers around the globe.

We'll begin by selling 2 box sizes: a 35-pound box of rocks for $99.99 + shipping and a 50-pound box for $129.99 + shipping.


Marco Rocks are natural calcium carbonate and quarried near Key Largo, Florida. The company promises to be a reliable base rock source for marine and reef aquaria.


Each box is hand packed by a reef enthusiast to ensure you get a nice variety for your own tank. These reef safe rocks arrive to you pre-cycled to help speed the setup of new aquariums. They are porous, lightweight and have a large surface area.

In an average 50-pound box you'll get 3 to 4 football-sized rocks and an assortment of smaller pieces to round out the box for weight. Marco Rocks promises "no rubble" and, in fact, adds an extra 1-2 pounds for any rubble that may result through the shipping process.

You can look for these babies on our website November 20. To view pics of what you can expect,
click here.

If you have questions about Marco Rocks or any aquarium product or livestock, don't hesitate to
contact us or leave a comment.

Q&A with Keith, 11/13/09


QUESTION

What is the best way to get rid o
f hair algae in a reef tank?

ANSWER
There are many ways to battle hair algae. But it really boils down to a couple of factors:

  1. Controlling the "fuel" that is feeding the algae (i.e. dissolved organics, like nitrates and phosphates)
  2. Having a great clean-up crew that grazes upon the algae.
For brevity's sake I won't paste the article here but I highly recommend reading Nuisance Algae by aquarium expert Steven Pro. He details how to win the battle against hair algae in a very matter-of-fact way and there are a few pictures to help guide you. There are many other useful articles you can access for free in our Knowledgebase.

Even subtle changes to your aquarium maintenance routine can make a big difference so hopefully these articles are a springboard to getting this problem in your tank resolved. Remember, the algae will not go away overnight. Be patient, don't overfeed, beef up your clean-up crew and follow the best practices described in the aforementioned articles.

For one-on-one support you're welcome to call us toll-free at 1-800-566-FISH or drop us a line any time. We love to talk shop!

Till next time.

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If you would like to ask Keith a question,
click here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New this Week, 11/10/09

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Tunze Wavebox 6215
Tunze Wavebox 6215 is a wave generator for aquariums from 52-317gal (200-1200L). It is specially suitable for reef biotopes as it generates an oscillating current. The current corresponds exactly to the wave structure and water movement in reef top zones. The Wavebox applies this oscillating principle through Wave Controller 6091, which uses the intrinsic resonance of the tank. A very low power consumption generates ideal water movement. The water is in movement in all areas of the aquarium, even the smallest section behind a decoration benefits from the wash. Magnetic holders now make the Tunze 6215 even more stable in your aquarium.


Hagen Glo T5 HO Linear Fluorescent Lighting Fixture
These fixtures are not only incredibly attractive but also incorporate an incredibly designed and engineered housing that directs maximum lighting into your aquarium. One of the reason the housing reflects so much light is that these fixtures have been highly polished by state-of-the-art equipment. GLO T5 HO Line
ar Flourescent Lighting Systems are available in three High Output formats; 2 x 24W, 2 x 39W, and 2 x 54W. All models are equipped with a T5HO (High Output) electronic ballast, water resistant compression-fit end caps and "mirror-finish" internal aluminum reflector. Available in 24, 36 and 48-inch sizes.

Hagen Fluval Edge 6 Gallon Aquarium
The simple yet elegant architectural lines of the Fluval EDGE capture emotion and serenity in an easy to use aquarium set. Inspired by architectural styling using materials such as glass and steel, the new EDGE Aquarium three dimensional water cube provides a unique visual effect within a contemporary setting. Features include retractable halogen lighting system (suitable for aquatic plants), removable cover for easy aquarium and filter access, powerful easy-to-use EDGE f
ilter with 3-stage filtration, sealed glass top, overhead ventilation grill and more. Available in pewter or black.

D-D Giesemann Powerchrome AquaBlue+ 80W 60 inch T5 High Output Fluorescent Lamp
A special 60:40 combination of 6000K and 22000K (approx) phosphor blend. These bulbs are specifically designed for reef aquariums mimicking sea water to a depth of one to twenty meters. It can be used for growing SPS corals up to 80cm in the aquarium. The 60-inch 80 watt model is available now for only $29.99.



D-D Giesemann Powerchrome Midday 80W 60 inch T5 High Output Fluorescent Lamp
The D-D Midday 6000 T5 bulbs have a full 5-point color spectrum and 6000K color temperature which exactly recreates natural sunlight. Su
itable for saltwater (fish only and reef) and freshwater aquariums. Midday is a 6000 Kelvin tube with a 5-point spectrum which recreates sunlight. The 60-inch 80 watt models is available now for only $25.99.


D-D Giesemann Powerchrome Actinic+ 80W 60 inch T5 High Output Fluorescent Lamp
A special 60:40 combination of deep blue and actinic wavelengths. It is specifically designed for saltwater marine aquariums to mimic deeper water and is recommended to be used with A
quaBlue+ tubes. A mixture of 40% Actinic and 60% Blue, it emits levels of actinic as well as a blue spectrum. It will make even the drabbest corals stand out by producing levels of fluorescence.

D-D Giesemann Powerchrome Pure Actinic 80W 60 inch T5 High Output Fluorescent Lamp
Recommended to be used to compliment AquaBlue+, Midday 6000 or HQI lighting on saltwater marine aquariums with its pure actinic spectrum. A complete pure actinic tube with all the power of the “T5” illumination in actinic form. This lamp will fluoresce your corals to the max and blended in conjunction with the HQI or Midday 6000K will bring out the maximum col
or in your corals.

Prodibio IODI+ PRO - 10 Vials
IODINE is a very important trace element. It is rapidly eliminated by invertebrates, protein skimmer, active carbon, algae or is dispersed into the atmosphere. IODI + gives your aquarium the iodine it needs for the development and coloring of invertebrates. It helps them t
o adapt to lighting changes and neutralize excess oxygen produced by zooxanthellae in the case of excessive lighting and thus fight whitening. IODI + is particularly beneficial for Xenia, Anthelia, Clavularia and corallimorphs. In the long term, it has a beneficial effect on hard corals and favors the sloughing of crustaceans.

Prodibio STRONTI+ PRO - 10 Vials
Hard corals need Strontium as well as calcium to form their skeleton. In the ocean, currents provide all the necessary elements. In the closed environment of the aquarium, Strontium demand is constant so its input is necessary. STRONTI + provides the Strontium needed and stimulates growth of hard corals
and clams and the production of pink calcareous and encrusting algae that produce the d├ęcor.

Lumatek 250W 120/240V Dimmable / Multi-Wattage Ballast Kit
Lumatek's new dual-voltage dimmable electronic ballast has the same light output on 120V or 240V. This multi-wattage e-ballast powers 150W, 175W, 250W and HQI lamps and the HQI setting on the 250 watt ballast provides 10% more light! Lumatek digital ballasts are the brightest in the industry. Light meter readings indicate that the Lumatek ballast is up to
27% brighter than common core and coil magnetic ballasts. Lumateks are also 10-15% brighter than other brands of digital ballast on the market.

Lumatek 400W 120/240V Dimmable / Multi-Wattage Ballast Kit
Lumatek's new dual-voltage dimmable electronic ballast has the same light output on 120V or 240V. This multi-wattage e-ballast powers 250W, 400W and HQI lamps and the HQI setting on the 400 watt ballast provides 10% more light! Over time, core and coil ballasts will degrade, become louder, use more electricity, an
d produce more heat, while the lumen output declines. Digital ballasts maintain lumen output and efficiency over the life of the unit. The output of magnetic ballasts degrades over time and can fluctuate by up to 10% during a 12 hour cycle. Digital ballasts produce a constant output without any fluctuation.

Sera NO2 Aquarium Test Kit - 75 Tests
Nitrate test kit (75 tests)The sera nitrite-Test makes it easy to determine the level of toxic nitrite. For approx. 75 measurements in fresh and salt water. Sera NO2 Aquarium Test Kits are available online now at MarineDepot.com for only $9.99 for 75 tests.





Hydor Koralia Replacement Impeller
Replacement impellers for the Koralia 1-4 pump/powerheads, Koralia Nanos and and Koralia 1 Controllable pump/powerheads by Hydor. All sizes available now for only $6.99 each at MarineDe
pot.com.





Mr. Aqua 7.5 Gallons Frameless Bow Front Glass Aquarium Tank 18.1 x 9.4 x 10.2 Inch
Mr. Aqua aquariums are produced using high clarity glass with thicknesses ranging between 5mm to 10mm depending on the size. By eliminating the p
lastic frame that surrounds typical aquarium systems, the Mr. Aqua aquarium provides a clean and clear view of your aquatic life. Normally the plastic frame is used to support and keep the glass from bending under pressure in standard quality aquariums. Mr. Aqua utilizes a thicker glass for increased rigidity with a specially formulated silicone manufactured in Germany that bonds the glass together with extreme strength while being safe for your fish and aquatic life.

Mr. Aqua 12 Gallon Frameless Glass Aquarium Tank 35.4 x 8.3 x 9.4 Inch
Mr. Aqua aquariums are produced using high clarity glass with thicknesses ranging between 5mm to 10mm depending on the size. By eliminating the plastic frame that surrounds typical aquarium systems, the Mr. Aqua aquarium provides a clean and clear view of your aquatic life. Normally the plastic frame is used to support and
keep the glass from bending under pressure in standard quality aquariums. Mr. Aqua utilizes a thicker glass for increased rigidity with a specially formulated silicone manufactured in Germany that bonds the glass together with extreme strength while being safe for your fish and aquatic life.

Azoo Reef Trace Elements Supplement 500ml
For saltwater and reef aquariums. Extracted from “natural deep seawater” to formulate a perfect supplement source for the marine creatures. Contains super-concentrated essential trace elements such as Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn), Colbolt (Co),
Molybdenum (Mo), Fluorine (F), Selenium (Se) and Antimony (Sb) that help fishes and invertebrates grow healthy. Perfect buffer formula leaves living creatures free from a stressful environment. An economical and essential nutrient for weekly use in reef and marine aquariums.

Azoo Reef Calcium & Magnesium Supplement 500ml
For saltwater and reef aquariums. Extracted from “natural deep seawater” to formulate a perfect supplement source for the marine creatures. Contains super-concentrated calcium and m
agnesium ions for reefs and invertebrates to promote their healthy growth in a closed system. Perfect buffer formula leaves living creatures free from a stressful environment. An economical and essential nutrient for weekly use in reef and marine aquariums.

Azoo Reef Strontium & Molybdenum Supplement 500ml
For saltwater and reef aquariums. Extracted from “natural deep seawater” to formulate a perfect supplement source for the marine creatures. Contains super-concentrated Strontium and Molybdenum that promote a balanced growth for fishes and
invertebrates in a closed system. Perfect buffer formula leaves living creatures free from a stressful environment. An economical and essential nutrient for weekly use in reef and marine aquariums.

Azoo Reef Iodide Supplement 500ml
For saltwater and reef aquariums. Extracted from “natural deep seawater” to formulate a perfect supplement source for the marine creatures. Contains super-concentrated iodine and neces
sary minerals that promote fishes and invertebrates stabilized physiological functions. Perfect buffer formula leaves living creatures free from a stressful environment. An economical and essential nutrient for weekly use in reef and marine aquariums.

Azoo Macroalage Nutrient Supplement 500ml
For saltwater and reef aquariums. Extracted from “natural deep seawater” to formulate a perfect supplement source for the marine creatures. Contains super-concentrated essential trace elements such as Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Iron (Fe), Magne
sium (Mg), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Cobalt (Co), Molybdenum (Mo) that help macro algae grow healthily. Special anti-oxygen chelated treatment, can be effectively adopted and used by fishes and invertebrates for enhancing their stabilized physiological functions. An economical and essential nutrient for weekly use in reef and marine aquariums.

Azoo Reef Vitamins Supplement 500ml
For saltwater and reef aquariums. Extracted from “natural deep seawater” to formulate a perfect supplement source for the marine creatures. Contains super-concentrated vitamins and G
lucan that provide coenzyme to increase the living creatures immune system. Special anti-oxygen chelated treatment, can be effectively adopted and used by fishes and invertebrates for enhancing their stabilized physiological functions. An economical and essential nutrient for weekly use in reef and marine aquariums.

Azoo Coral Plus Supplement 500ml
For saltwater and reef aquariums. Extracted from “natural deep seawater” to formulate a perfect supplement source for the
marine creatures. Provides essential multi-minerals, vitamins and coenzyme for healthy and vigorous growth of corals. Enhances the colors for corals and refrain from coral bleach. Improves budding and growth of macroalgae. An economical and essential nutrient for weekly use in reef and marine aquariums.

Azoo Phosphate Remover Supplement 500ml
AZOO Phosphate Remover will remove the diluted phosphates and restrain the growth of algae from your fresh or saltwater aq
uarium. This safe, efficient, and easy to use liquid application will combine the phosphates in the water and turn them into safe compounds so they are not used by algae. 500 ML bottle treats up to 700 gallons. Can be used each week as an algae prevention. Combines phosphates and turns them into safe compounds. Prevents the growth of adhesive algae and prevents algae outbreaks. Safe for fresh or saltwater aquatic life.

Azoo Protein Remover Supplement 500ml
For freshwater, water plant, saltwater and reef aquariums. Eliminates protein, oil and foam on the surface. Causes no h
arm to aquarium lives. Creates no obstacle to the filtration system

Monday, November 09, 2009

Deal of the Week, 11/9/09


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Friday, November 06, 2009

New Aquarium Salt from Tropic Marin Coming Soon

Just got word from our friends at Tropic Marin that they've got a new aquarium salt that should arrive on our virtual shelves mid-December.

Tropic Marin's BIO-ACTIF Sea Salt will be available in a bucket (mixes 200 gallons) or a box (32 gallons) to fit your aquariums need
s.

Here's the gist, straight from Tropic Marin:

The new synthetic sea salt combines maximum purity in terms of its components with the protective and growth-promoting action of bioactive substances naturally found in the sea. They form effective protection for the mucous membranes of the fish whose improved health is clearly reflected in their increased levels of mating and reproduction.

Corals respond by displaying even brighter and more vibrant colors. The extent to which both stony and leather corals enlarge and open their polyps is unprecedented. Indications of the improved conditions seen in the corals are greater growth and stronger tissue. They build up reserves which strengthen them and make them less sensitive to unavoidable fluctuations in their surrounding conditions.

At the same time BIO-ACTIF SEA SALT encourages the breakdown of pollutants in the water which is evident in the brilliant clarity of the water after every change. Regular use of BIO-ACTIF SEA SALT maintains optimised conditions at a consistent level over the long term.

It is never too early to add Tropic Marin BIO-ACTIF SEA SALT to the aquarium and, if added when the tank is filled for the first time, it will guarantee healthy microbiological development from the outset and the best possible preparation of the water before the aquarium is stocked with fish and corals. This effect is revived and prolonged each time the water is changed. Changing up to 15% of the water on a weekly basis will sustain the quality of the water at a level which is conducive to the well-being of fish, corals and other invertebrates.
In addition to the new aquarium salt, Tropic Marin will also be introducing a complimentary line of additives. Although we don't have an ETA of when those will be in stock, you're always welcome to check back and drop us a line to ask if you don't see them yet on our website.

For more information on Tropic Marin's new BIO-ACTIF products,
click here.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

New this Week, 11/4/09


Vertex Alpha 170 Internal Cone Protein Skimmer
This is the Protein Skimmer you have been waiting for. The revolutionary conical body paired with the refinement of the Red Dragon pump creates a potent combination of exceptional waste extraction, whisper quiet operation and low-impact energy conse
rvation. The precision construction from the highest quality materials coalesces together in a form that is both durable and being feature-rich. These meticulous attentions to design result in an execution that is conclusively untouchable. Owing to its full-body conical reaction chamber, the Vertex™ Alpha Kone eclipses all the traditional conditions of conventional protein skimming. By allowing the foam mass to accumulate in a gently sloping transition zone, protein extraction is remarkably increased.

AquaEuroUSA Classic 135 Protein Skimmer w/ Needle Wheel Pump and Bubble Plate
AquaEuroUSA's Protein Skimmers are popular among aquarists due their superior craftmanship, body design, performance and aff
ordability. Rated for aquariums up to 135 gallons, the AquaEuroUSA Classic 135 Protein Skimmer features high-grade acrylic construction, high-quality needle wheel pumps and a 2" diamater chamber. This efficient, durable and reliable skimmer has a footprint of 11.4" x 8.9", easy water height adjustment and a low noise design. Available now from MarineDepot.com for only $199.99 with free shipping.

Deltec External Protein Skimmer TC Series
Deltec's innovative new TC (twin chamber) range of external protein skimmers feature Deltec's brand-new high-performance pump and class-leading energy-to-air ratio (E-T-A). Choose fro
m four high-end skimmers ($1349.99 to $3399.99) rated for aquariums from 375 to 1060 gallons. The new products have an E-T-A Ratio of around 60-to-1 and can produce 1500 lts of air per hour whilst using only 25W of power. Compare this with the current Deltec modified Eheim pumps, (already renowned for their performance), which only produce 600 lts of air for 36W of power and you will understand why we are so excited. The TC name describes the special Twin Chamber design of the bubble chamber which is patented and has the benefit of pressurizing the pumps for higher performance and ensures that only unskimmed water passes through he pump rather than reskimming and reprocessing water in the chamber.

Deltec Internal Protein Skimmer SC Series
Deltec's innovative new SC (single chamber) range of in-sump skimmers feature Deltec's brand-new high-performance pump and class-leading energy-to-air ratio (E-T-A). Choose from four high-end skimmers ($1349.99 to $3399.99) rated for aquariums from 375 to 1060 gallons. The new bubble plate design allows the height of the skimmers to be reduced compared with the current range to allow them to fit in a greater number of installations and cabinets. The air-to-water ratio is so high that there is almost immediate reaction with waste. Therefore there is no need for the tall reaction chambers found on some low air skimmers (thus keeping the units compact).

Polyp Lab ONE Calcium Supplement 500ml
One is a revolutionary calcium supplement for reef aquariums containing balanced levels of calcium, alkalinity and magnesium. It is a complete calcium system in a single bottle. Tradition
al calcium supplementation methods such as calcium reactors and two-part systems can be confusing and troublesome. Additionally, they often require extra steps to correct ionic imbalances. One was designed with simplicity and convenience in mind. Every addition made with One ensures balanced levels without building up any unwanted residual ions.

JBJ Macro-Glo Replacement CF 6400K Lamp
Available in 15-watt ($11.99) and 25-watt ($12.99) 6400K models, these lamps by JBJ are replacements bulbs for their
Macro-Glo Adjustable Refugium Light ($39.99 to $49.99).






JBJ Nano Cube Replacement Remote Ballast
If you own a
JBJ 12- or 24-Gallon Nano Cube Aquarium, you may at some point need to replace your ballast. Never fear, MarineDepot.com is here. We've got both models in-stock and ready to ship ($45.99 to $59.99 each).