New this Week, 9/7/11

MegaChrome crystal metal halide bulbs offer excellent coloration and high intensity. They produce a crisp white light with a violet-blue tint that highlights the fluorescent pigments in corals. While fluorescent supplementation is not necessary, they can be added for greater intensity and to simulate a dawn/dusk effect. The high color temperature of these bulbs is achieved through a special manufacturing process that guarantees a longer color stability which is a common problem with bulbs toward the bluer end of the spectrum. Manufacturer tests reveal these bulbs should last over 3 years. MegaChrome bulbs contribute to healthy coral growth and will produce stunning colors in your reef aquarium. They are an excellent choice for reef tanks with SPS and LPS corals. Available now in 150 ($89.00) or 250 watts ($107.00).
Framed or ready-to-frame watercolor and pen & ink fine art prints of recognizable reef aquarium fishes from artist Karen Talbot. These one-of-a-kind scientific illustrations are available in open and limited prints. The limited prints are numbered (only 30 prints of each in the series) and hand-signed by the artist. In addition to being a scientific illustrator, artist Karen Talbot is an avid aquarist and diver. Her paintings of tropical and temperate reef fishes are the result of hours spent observing her subjects both in aquaria and in their natural environments. Karen donates 10% to conserving the ecosystems in which the animals that inspire her life. Current prints include Percula Clownfish, Wide-Band Clownfish Adult, Wide-Band Clownfish Adult Swimming, Wide-Band Clownfish Juvenile, Blue Tang, Garibaldi and Banggai Cardinalfish ($24.99 to $184.99 each).
We now stock replacement protein skimmer collection cups for AquaMaxx skimmers. These collection cups are the same cups that ship with AquaMaxx protein skimmers but are being sold separately for hobbyists who need to purchase a replacement or would swap out cups. All sizes and styles are available: HOB-1, AM100, AM150 & AM200S, AM250 & AM300S, AM350, AM500 and Cone 3. Available now for $21.99 to $119.99 each.
AquaticLife’s new Expandable LED Fixtures feature broadcast reflectors with a “dimple” design to diffuse LED light evenly throughout the aquarium. You can link up to four AquaticLife Expandable 0.5 Watt LED fixtures together for even brighter lighting! All the hardware is included. When the fixtures are linked together, multiple cords are concealed by specially designed covers for aesthetic appeal. Adjustable width frame mounts will hold the fixtures securely above your aquarium. Durable on/off rocker switches are used for convenient lighting control and a UL approved low-voltage power adapter provides metered electricity to ensure long LED life. Optional suspension hardware is available for additional installation options. 2 colors and 3 sizes to choose from, $79.99 to $119.99 each.
Make testing aquarium pH easy with Hanna Instruments Checker pH Colorimeter! The pH Checker series supplies users with fast and accurate readings from 0 to 14 pH with a resolution of 0.01 pH. This compact tester features an easy to read LCD and simple to perform two point calibration. Supplied with HI 1270 pH electrode, batteries (3,000 hours) and instructions. Highly accurate with 0.01 pH resolution, two-point fast and accurate calibration and usable with virtually any electrode that shares the same connector. The pH electrode of the Checker can be easily replaced. You only need to unscrew the electrode from the meter body and screw on a new one. The Checker is fast, accurate, lightweight and with 3000 hours of battery life, you don’t have to worry about frequent battery replacement. Now available for only $37.99.
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