Showing posts with label Betta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Betta. Show all posts

Monday, November 15, 2010

New this Week, 11/15/10

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Nature Luminous Hand Blown Glass Betta Bowls
Hand blown glass instilled with a timeless design to provide a lifetime of enjoyment and function for your imagination. Each piece features an artistic fused spectrum of colors along the bottom half of the aquarium. These colors dance around when light and water movement are introduced. The Luminous glass aquarium is artisan hand blown glass, made in the United States. The Luminous Aquarium Betta Bowl is the perfect home for your Betta or small fish to fit any lifestyle. Available in 5 colors: Ocean, Autumn, Earth, Rainbow and Forest. Only $39.99 each. More accessories arriving soon!

Reeflo Hammerhead Hybrid Pump (6000/4590 GPH)
The Hammerhead Hybrid can be converted into a Hammerhead or a Barracuda. The Hammerhead is the most powerful pump in its class. This energy efficient pump is ideal for 300-500 gallon aquariums. This unit is rated for a maximum flow rate of 6000 GPH, a shut off head of 24 feet and maximum wattage of 355/ 3 amps. Using a 1/3 horsepower Baldor® TEFC Motor manufactured in the USA. The Barracuda™ is our energy efficient entry-level pump for applications requiring moderate head pressure and high flow rates. Ideal applications for this unit are 180-350 gallon tanks with sump return systems requiring a minimum of 10 feet static head. This unit is rated for a maximum flow rate of 4590gph, a shut off head of 20 feet, and maximum wattage of 253 / 2 amps. Now available for $389.99 + free shipping.

Elos Osmocontroller Digital Water Level Controller
The entirely new Osmocontroller Digital uses a patent pending sensor with no moving parts as the first measure of the water level in the SUMP. Most other systems will use multiple float switches or sensors to act as back up to the initial float switch, elos does not. We believe the float switch or sensor will always be the weak link as it is usually a moving part and/or in direct contact with the water, most of the time. To provide an adequate fail-safe the Osmocontroller Digital uses a small microprocessor in combination with our patent pending sensor to control the pump and monitor the top off of your system. Get yours for $195.99 + free shipping.

Elos E-Lite XP Marine LED Anodized Aluminum Fixtures
The E-Lite XP is the newest E-Lite using the latest LEDs (CREE XP series) in a combination of 12 white and 6 blue LEDs, putting out a total of 3650 lumens while drawing only 67 watts. With a larger milled aluminum body than the E-Lite, the E-Lite XP is the perfect fit for the larger MIDI POOL. Available in anodized aluminum or anodized black, the E-Lite XP is an ideal selection for the aquarist that prefers the minimal look of the E-Lite XP without sacrificing performance. Available in either silver or black for $849.99 each + free shipping.

Elos E-Stripe LED Strips
A trend setting generation of light sources resulting from a long term research into individual light sources for different types of aquariums. Elos E-Stripe LED Strips measure 53x2x2 centimeters, contain 9 LEDS (1735 lumens) and the 21-watts are powered by an external electronic ballast. Simple, stylish and available in 10K and 20K color variations. Add one to your system for just $214.99 + free shipping.

Elos 36-Gallon System Midi Aquarium & Cabinet Stand w/ Overflow
At 36 gallons, the MIDI gains some welcomed aquarium space for a larger array of marine layouts, while keeping a compact and manageable size. Along with extra space in the display aquarium, the Elos MIDI shares the same Elos SUMP 400 as the Elos system 70, which allows the MIDI to greatly improve the filtration and the total water volume, a key to a successful marine aquarium. Many “nano" aquariums suffer from poor filtration and a limited water volume due to designs that attempt to combine filtration fitted into the back of the display aquarium. While the idea of an integrated filter sounds good, in practice the limited space, the decreased depth in the display aquarium and the inherent sacrifices made in order to fit all parts of filtration in these smaller aquariums often result in an aquarium that is both unattractive and difficult to maintain. With the Elos MIDI you have a 36-gallon display aquarium with a large Elos SUMP 400 that allows the user to organize all filtration, heaters, pumps, etc. into the cabinet, leaving the MIDI display aquarium as the focal point. The cabinet/stand is available in 4 colors: black, white, silver and wenge. Get one of these beautiful systems yourself for $1599.99 + $225.00 for shipping (lighting not included).

Monday, November 03, 2008

New this Week, 11/3/08

Current USA SunDial HQI Pendant 1x150W 10K HQI / 2x32W Dual SunPaq Actinics
The PowerPaq 10,000K HQI metal halide will make your corals thrive with stunning intensity and awesome color rendition. Packed with lumens, the 10,000K provides the natural shimmering effect found on coral reefs. Coupled with a highly efficient electronic driving system and SunPaq Dual Actinic lamps, the SunDial HQI produces more lumens per watt than any comparable lamp or fixture.

Current USA 36 Inch 39W T5HO 460nm Actinic SlimPaq Bulb
SlimPaq T5HO lamps feature remarkable color consistency and rendition. This consistency is essential for simulating the wavelengths of natural light found on living reefs. Our proprietary blend of Nichia Phosphors creates colors that replicate those found in the natural aquatic environments. Available in Daylight 10,000k & 6,7000k and Actinic Blue 460nm & 420nm wavelengths.

Aqua Medic Ocean Light 1 X 250 Watt 10000K HQI Lighting System
When you need the ultimate in flexibility for lighting very small or very large systems, Oceanlight Pendants offer amazing results in a powerful, compact package. Each pendant system is driven by external magnetic ballasts, housed in a quiet aluminum chassis that boasts silent convective heat dissipation. Joined to the fixture by a generous 114" cord, this external ballast format integrates nicely into almost every installation. By removing the ballasts from the light housing Oceanlight Pendants achieved a substantial hanging weight reduction and eliminated a large source of internal heat which translates to longer bulb life and simplified lifetime service. Oceanlight Pendants include an Oceanlight Pendant Hood, external Oceanballast M magnectic ballast, and bulb.

Current USA BettaCube w/ Black Frame Kit 1.25 Gallons
Simplistic in d
esign, these handcrafted glass aquariums are as stylish as they are practical. Keep your favorite Betta fish, bamboo plants or terrascape a miniature garden in these compact cubes. The open top design of the BettaCube allows for unique aquascaping with both aqautic and terrestrial plants. Available in two finishes, each BettaCube is accented with real wood trim - making them a perfect addition to your home or office. A lovely aquarium that makes a great gift too!

JBJ Digital Controller Upgrades (Chillers Sold Separately)
Digital Controller Upgrades For JBJ Nano-Arctica Chiller DBI-038 and DBI-050. Remove that old Analog Controller and swap it out with the new JBJ Digital Controlle
r! Easy to install, Easy to calibrate.

Friday, May 11, 2007

An Aquarius Becomes an Aquarist

For those who need my witty title explained, I was born late in the month of January.

When I find myself daydreaming about fish, I like to think back to the good ‘ol days of owning a small, freshwater tank and having
Goldfish or Betta. I loved the instant gratification of dumping “Goldie” into her spherical tomb.

Now, fifteen years later, I’ve once again been drawn back to the

As I peer into my 3-gallon utopia, I find myself craving more: more
corals, more crabs … more life!

I’ve also recently taken on the responsibility of caring for another 1-gallon tank. In the few weeks I’ve had my tank setup, I’ve already experienced two major tragedies.

First, the almost-instantaneous loss of 2 (a
Pistol Shrimp) and the funerals of 3 and 6 (Chromis Damsel).*

*I was told it is bad luck to name your fish. If only I had known that when I was younger! I would never have condemned my aquatic friends by naming them. Since then, I’ve devised a simple solution to this problem: I no longer name my fish, I simply assign them a number. This way, “the curse” (as I have come to know it) will not befall upon my fish. It is also a handy way to keep track of how many fish you have sent to a better place.
My favorites these days are 4 and 5 (Cleaner Shrimp). As you gaze into the tank, you really get the sense that each fish has its own personality. In my 3-gallon tank, 4 is the big shot and has claimed dominance over 5.

I’ve also separated 1 (
Devil Damsel) into his own asylum, since he is seemingly unable to play nice with the others.

Owning a
saltwater fish tank is quite addicting, and it’s easy to get hooked. I can already picture myself in the not-too-distant future having more undersea life on my desk, and even a few at home.

I think I may finally be responsible enough to take care of my own tank.

And this time, without the fake plastic kelp.