Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Is your RODI water really near zero TDS?

Confidently Know Your TDS Levels!

Are you measuring the total dissolved solids (TDS) of your reverse osmosis deionized water after it's in your reservoir?

Although inline TDS monitors can be useful, they don't give you a reading of the water in your storage tank. Over time, storage tanks housing RODI water can easily become contaminated with dissolved solids. Although the TDS meter on your RODI system is reading close to zero, the water you use for your reef tank can actually have a higher TDS reading.

It's best practice to monitor the water in your storage reservoir to make sure contamination, TDS, or unwanted particles don’t get added back into your aquarium.

The following meters are both designed specifically for low TDS environments and feature automatic temperature compensation – both which greatly improve testing accuracy.

For continuous monitoring:
Try the HI983304 Pronto EC Meter, featuring water resistant housing, large LCD display & visual LED alarm with a selectable set point.







For spot checking:
Check out the HI98308 Pure Water Tester. Featuring an amperometric graphite electrode that provides better repeatability in measurements, since it won't oxidize.





Confidently know your TDS levels and get the most out of your RODI system!


Copyright / Credit - Kevin C. Costa, Hanna Instruments

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Reefbrite Supra Quad T5 Fixture


Are you looking to add the benefit of T5HO lighting to your aquarium or existing lighting set up? Made in the U.S the Reef Brite Supra Quad T5HO offers proven performance and reliability in a sleek easy to install fixture. The Supra Quad T5HO features a proprietary reflector system that allows the maximum amount of light to be transmitted from the lamp for greater penetration and coverage.

The highly polished aluminum reflector system can also be adjusted allowing you to direct light where you need it most. Energy efficient digital electronic ballasts save energy while operating lamps at peak performance. The Supra Quad T5HO produces more light, while maintaining ideal lamp temperatures. This allows the lamps to produce the greatest amount of light. Add up to two Reef Brite Tech or XHO LED bars (sold separately). Comes with 1/4-20 eye hooks standard which screw into the threaded inserts on the rear of the fixture. Also works with ReefBrite's standard halide cable hanging kit.

Available in 24″, 36″, 48″ and 60″ models.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Why you should be using the Seneye Reef Light Meter


Why you should be using the Seneye Reef Light Meter
How much do we all spend on corals in a year? How much do we spend on different supplements to try and make the coral grow and to improve its colour? How much do we spend on making sure the light output we have put these delicate and expensive species under is correct? I think the majority of us are guilty of not spending anything on the last but is without doubt after water quality the most important element in keeping corals successfully.
Until a short time ago working out correct light outputs for corals was based on choosing what we believed to be the right spectrum of bulb for your T5 or MHO, then along came LED’s on mass and changed all this, all of a sudden you had multi channel variances to deal with, many reefers have seen their corals succumb to the wrong type of light output, often put under far to higher intensities.
The answer of course is a light meter but these were costly and often confusing to use, this has put off many reefers from purchasing probably the most important piece of equipment you can have along side lights pumps and filters.

This answer came with the launch of the Seneye Reef Aquarium Life support monitor, not only does the Seneye Reef come with a very accurate light meter, it also will monitor your pH, Temperature and Ammonia, as well as your Ammonium level, ideal for seeing if your nutrients are on the rise. The Seneye Reef light meter has stood up against big names such as Apogee and held its ground in terms of accuracy and functionality equally and in some cases reported better.

When we walk into our fish store and walk out with that new prized coral, would it not be advantageous to know what lighting this specimen is going under? Is it correct for its species? Too hot and the coral will stress and bleach, too cool of intensity and at best it will lose its colour and not grow. Having access to an affordable light meter bridges the gap from failure to success.

Having the ability to balance your tanks lighting, especially LED is now very important to the success of keeping corals, with the Seneye Reefs light meter you no longer are leaving this to chance.

Even if you have not adopted LED lighting, using the Seneyes light meter to measure the output of your bulbs and tubes is as important, changing bulbs at the right time can both save you money and also help assure better success with coral health. Another great use for the Seneye Reef.

The Seneye Reefs biggest advantages are
• Cost coupled with accuracy, multiple head to heads have shown the Seneye Reef Light meter to be as accurate to names such as Apogee, but costing as little as $199.00
• Ability not only measure PAR but also LUX Kelvin and PUR, the latter PUR is the percentage of useable light (growth light) that is being produced, the higher the number the better growth potential the output has.
• With the addition of the Seneye Web Server (SWS) data logging of all parameters over an internet connection and email alerts and alarms.
• 24/7 warnings of nutrient issues.

For $199 is it worth the risk not knowing the right lighting output for your corals?

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Icecap 3K Gyre Water Flow Pump


Max Flow 3,000gph | 40~8 watts | 25-100+ gallons
Includes 3K gyre pump, power supply and controller
Applicable for glass or acrylic aquariums up to 3/4 in.

Crossflow Water Movement Technology

    Unique Gyre Flow - Virtually Eliminates Dead Spots
    Evenly Distributed Linear Flow
    Discrete Design
    Twin Directional Flow Cages
    Waterproof Magnet Mount
    Controller with Mountable Cradle
    5 Flow Modes
    24 Hour Program Cycle
    Technology licensed by Maxspect

Friday, January 27, 2017

Make your RO/DI lines nice and professional - 1/4" Tubing Clips


Almost all Saltwater and many Freshwater hobbyists have installed an RO or RO/DI system in their setup. They do a wonderful job giving us ultra clean water. The messing look with all the tubing, on the other hand, is another story. Here is a simple way to make things look nice, tidy and professional. Mur-Lock 1/4” Tubing Clips. These simple little clips can mount 1 or 2 lines of RO tubing. They come in a 10 pack, which includes 10 clips and 20 screws so you can easily tack your tubing down the wall, down the cabinet etc and create a much cleaner and safer setup. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Kessil A80 Tune Blue LED Light

Kessil A80 Tune Blue LED Light.

Introducing the new Kessil A80 Tuna Blue. It's Kessils answer to Nano Reef tanks. A small LED still using there famous Dense Matrix LED array

Dense Matrix LED Array
Our unique, efficient Dense Matrix LED array is built in-house and packs high-power and deep penetration onto a single small chip.

Efficiency
Utilizing our carefully designed optics and the Dense Matrix array, the A80 provides the most light per watt of any fixture have built so far.

Spectrums
The result of years of research and testing, our aquarist-specific spectrums ensure vibrant coloration and prolific growth.

Advanced Controllability
Use the dials on the fixture to quickly set the spectrum and intensity for a personalized look or use your favorite 0-10V controller. Kessil Logic maintains consistent output no matter the spectrum. Daisy-chain multiple lights for seamless control from a single source.

Specifications

Dimensions - Outer Diameter=4.88" Height=0.98"
Coverage Up to 24" surface diameter
Power Supply 100-240V AC (input) 24V DC (output)
Power Consumption 15W

What's in the Box
A80 Tuna Blue
DC Power Supply
Mounting Adapter

Accessories (SOLD SEPARATE)
A-Series Spectral Controller
90° Unit Link Cable
Mini Gooseneck

Monday, August 1, 2016

Easy Reefs Masstick Fish Food - New Way to Feed

Masstick is a blend of various highly technical, natural ingredients of marine origin used to provide balanced and natural feed for omnivorous fish and marine invertebrates.

Masstick does not contain animal or vegetable compounds of land origin, or from sweet water, attractants, artificial preservatives or synthesis products.

Masstick is a self-adhesive paste in powder formula, ready to use once it has been rehydrated.

• The rehydratable powder formula allows Masstick to be blended with any mollusc or crustacean pulp as well as eggs from fish, molluscs and crustaceans, artemia, mysids, copepods, rotifers and medicines that are administered orally.

• Once prepared and introduced into the aquarium, Masstick does not disperse into the water for hours, so it can be completely taken advantage of by fish and crustaceans. This feature allows the product to be used as “ad libitum” or rationed feeding.

• Because Masstick is comprised mainly of freeze-dried crustaceans, it does not contain fish skeletons and is thus very low in phosphates compared to its protein content.