Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Neptune DŌS - Fluid Metering System

DOS Meter System

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A multi-purpose dosing and fluid delivery system of uncompromising quality combined with the simplicity of Apex Fusion software wizards for operations such as:
  • 2-part dosing (Calcium and Alkalinity)
  • Other additives dosing
  • Automatic water changes
  • micro-quantity dosing
  • delivery of liquid foods and supplements
So, here’s what the DŌS can do

The DŌS is a multi-purpose Dosing and Fluid Metering System. The DŌS connects to any Apex via its AquaBus connection.  The true versatility and functionality of the DŌS comes to life via the software wizards built into Apex Fusion.  This takes dosing to a whole new level in terms of ease of use as well as functionality when compared to standalone dosing systems because the DŌS is part of your Apex ecosystem. Not only can you integrate it into other operations and devices you have configured, but we also will be continuing to expand on its capabilities as time goes on via software updates to Apex Fusion.


2-part dosing made easy

The #1 reason people purchase a dosing system for their aquariums is for consistent and easy dosing of 2-part solutions (calcium and alkalinity) to their reef tanks. The DŌS wizards in Apex Fusion take this to the next level by integrating a feedback loop from your water testing to make suggestions to fine tune the amount you dose each day. Simply put in your tank size and after a few days of entering testing results, it will help you refine your dosing amounts for the demand of your particular aquarium.  No more guessing. No more fooling with the timings.


Water changes – the never ending chore of an aquarium
Hate doing water changes? – everyone does – so they never get done as often as they should. Not only that, water changes are disruptive to the stability of your system since all of that change is happening at once.

With the DŌS all you do is place your empty vessel and your fresh stock of saltwater under your stand. Then, with the Apex Fusion wizard just tell it amount of water you want to change over what length of time and the hours of the day you want it to happen and it figures it all out for you.  It will perform an automatic, continuous water change for you. It gets better. If you have our dual optical water sensing accessory Apex Fusion will send you an email or text message letting you know it is time to change out the jugs.  Less time pumping, siphoning, and sloshing water and more time enjoying a great aquarium.

Micro-dosing of elements

If you need to dose tiny amounts of a particular solution, element or other fluid (like vodka dosing or Zeovit systems), the DŌS is the perfect solution due to its precision controlled stepper motor. This ability to control pump movement in such a refined manner means that you can dose all the way down to a single drop of fluid at a time!

When it comes to dosing, it all starts with the peristaltic pump
First, lets talk about the pump hardware. Be aware that not all dosing pumps are built alike. Well, lets clarify that. Almost all OTHER dosing pumps are alike – but most ALL OTHERS are very different from the DŌS.

Nearly all dosing  systems on the market today use a standard, DC brush-driven motor. Why? Because it is economical. This is the same motor you might find in your child’s toy car. We thought that was just not adequate for an aquarium where you might have thousands of dollars invested.  So, we spent over a year searching and testing pumps and motors and decided on using a pumps with industrial grade stepper motors in the DŌS – the same type of motors used in high end robotics, 3D printing, and medical equipment. So, why does it matter?

Stepper Motors Make all the Difference

Precision
With the stepper motor pumps on the DŌS, you have precise control each time you dose. And, you are guaranteed it will stay calibrated pretty much forever. On the other hand, with the standard DC motor pump found in most dosing systems, it cannot dose small quantities with ongoing accuracy and consistency. They also require ongoing calibration to account for the wear of the motor and the mechanisms. When pumps fall out of calibration, they dose either too much or too little – never a good thing considering an overdose to a tank will often be its demise.

Variable Pump Speeds

One of the great features of the stepper motors on the DŌS pumps is that they can be driven at various speeds depending on the purpose for which they are being used. For instance, dosing of vodka may require the slowest possible rotation while a water change use requires a much higher pump speed. The best part is that Apex Fusion wizards automatically select the proper speed based on the use and because of the stepper motor, accuracy is not compromised even at the higher speeds.

Gearing and Drive Mechanism

The DŌS uses a direct drive mechanism that will not slip, it will not strip, it will not grind to a halt.  On the other hand, many other peristaltic dosing pumps used for aquariums have gears that can (and do) strip. Or, worse yet, some pumps work by using the friction of rubber rollers on the smooth metal motor shaft to make the pump spin. Foreign matter like salt creep, additives, etc. often get into the drive mechanisms of these pumps and make them fail or pump unknown amounts.

Lifespan

The stepper-motor in the DŌS has a MTBF (mean time before failure) of 5000 hours. Other systems with brush-driven DC motor pumps have lifespans measured of just a few hundred hours of use. This means the pumps on the DŌS may have up to as much as 12x the lifespan of others.

Secure, Large Diameter Tubing Connections

Leak proof fittings are very important, not just because of the possibility of leaking fluid, but also because the leaking of air into a line would cause the pump not to meter the correct amounts.  The pumps on the DŌS have sure-fit compression fittings that are virtually leak-proof. Contrast this to other dosing systems on the market that still use dual-barbed fittings that commonly split the tubing and cause leakage of fluids or air.

Larger size tubing means that your pump does not have to work nearly as hard – or stay on for longer cycles. The most popular dosing pumps on the market use tube fittings with the tiny diameter of 1.67mm. The DŌS uses much larger tubing and fittings. In fact, at 3.33mm in diameter, the pump on the DŌS can handle 4x the flow of the most common pump style on the market (pictured).  This means that your pump (and motor) will run 1/4 the time to pump the same amount of fluid. Less run time means less wear on the pump mechanism, tubing and motor and extends your dosing pump’s life. Larger diameter fittings also eliminate clogging – a common issue when dosing various elements like Calcium, Alkalinity, or Kalkwasser on smaller tubing pumps.

Simplified Interface

Though nearly all interaction with the DŌS will be done through the graphical user interface on Apex Fusion, there still is a need simplified user interface on the DŌS itself. This is accomplished using a multicolor indicator for each pump to show its status as well a button to be used for priming the pump or for use during a calibration process.

Replacement Parts

Changing out the peristaltic pump tubing on the DŌS is a snap. Literally! All you need to do to change out the pump tubing is squeeze the pump head and remove. Then take out the tubing, replace with a new one, and snap it back on. No screws, no impossible snap on covers and no fussy loose rollers to mess with. And, because you are not changing out an entire pump head, your costs are lower as well!

AquaBus Connection to your Apex

The DŌS easily connects to your existing Apex System via an AquaBus cable.  All configuration and control of your DŌS is done through the Apex Fusion interface on your phone, tablet, or computer from at home or anywhere in the world! And, because there are two AquaBus connections, you can daisy-chain up to 10 DŌS systems together.

Accessory Port

The DŌS has an accessory port that will enable it to be connected to an upcoming optional accessories like the DDR – Dual DŌS Reservoir. This accessory has two separate 2-liter cylinders for holding your additives. It also has optical sensors at the bottom that tell the Apex when it is time to refill and it then can send you an email or text alert. Another optional accessory will be a set of two optical level sensors you can install in the water change vessel (jug/rubbermaid/brute) of your choice.

Quiet Operation

We understand that aquariums are supposed to be serene. And noisy pumps often ruin that mood. So our engineering team has taken extensive steps both in how the pump operates as well as the enclosure design to ensure that the DŌS system is one of (if not) the quietest dosing systems on the market for the fluid volumes it delivers.

Stylish Yet Functional Design

The DŌS was designed to compliment your aquarium – not just be a box that holds pumps. Its attractive enclosure has the pumps  rotated at an outward angle to allow for the tubing to be routed with no chance of kinking, even when placed on a shelf. The DŌS are also designed for stacking and they can be daisy-chained together via the AquaBus ports. Even when stacked, all tubing can be easily routed kink-free. For those that prefer a wall mount, the DŌS has easy to use slots in the back so you can attach it to a wall or to the inside of your aquarium cabinet. With the exterior design, component selection, and software functionality, the DŌS communicates how much total effort we have put into this product to raise the bar not only for dosing systems, but for premium aquarium products overall.

It doesn’t get easier than this!

In a nutshell using the DŌS is as simple as telling the Apex Fusion DŌS wizard how much fluid (in ml) you want to pump, and over what time you would like it to happen. The DŌS takes it from there and figures out what speed to run the pump and the exact amount of fluid will be dispensed over that timeframe.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Doc's Eco Egg Brew




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A special brew of Doc’s Eco Eggs in a rich brine solution; no additives or preservatives. You don’t have to refrigerate Doc’s Eco Egg Brew until you open it, and once opened it should last 6-8 weeks. This is an ideal food for marine corals and invertebrates.
Instructions: dilute in tank water to target feed or add as needed to your tank and watch your marine inhabitants enjoy and thrive.
Guaranteed Nutritional Analysis: Protein 12.7% (30.25% dry weight), Fat 1.26% (3.025% dry weight).
Rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. No copper or heavy metals present.
Additional Information
Weight .4 lbs
Dimensions 2 x 2 x 4.25 in
Protein - 12.7 (30.25% dry weight)
Fat - 1.26% (3.025% dry weight)
Heavy Metals - None Detected

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Spectrapure 99% Rejection Membrane

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SpectraSelect Plus™ membranes set the industry standards for highest rejection, flow rate, and longevity. SpectraSelect Plus™ 99% Rejection Membranes effectively DOUBLES post Deionizing cartridge life! See why HERE.
SpectraPure® SpectraSelectPlus™ membranes are treated with a proprietary process to enhance rejection, increase production and speed rinse up times. These treated membranes are then hand-picked and individually tested for consistent ultra-high rejection. No other membrane can match the SpectraSelectPlus™ for long life and the ability to remove silica phosphates, nitrates, and heavy metals.
SpectraSelectPlus™ Membranes are standard equipment in our Maxcap, and UHE RO/DI Systems and can also be used available as an upgrade replacement option for most Reverse Osmosis Systems, and are interchangeable with Captive Purity™, Kent Marine®, Air Water Ice®, Bulk Reef Supply®, and most residential/aquarium RO or RO-DI systems.
FEATURES:
- Typical stabilized conductivity rejection 99%, minimum conductivity rejection 98%.
- Membranes produce rated GPD ± 20% at 60 psi.
- *Permeate flow and conductivity rejection based on 500 ppm, 77°F (25°C) softened water feed, 15% recovery and the specified applied pressure.
Working limits:
- Maximum temperature 113F (45c)
- pH range 2-11
- Free chlorine limits less than 0.1ppm
- Maximum feed water silt density index (SDI) 5

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

50% OFF EcoTech Marine ReefLink

50% OFF EcoTech Marine ReefLink
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MP10ES*, MP10WES, MP40WES, MP60WES
Radion G3, Radion G3Pro.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Aqua Pro MicMol Color LED Aquarium Light

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A real amazing
We present to you the Aqua Pro. A superior product designed inside and out. Made to the highest standards for the best customer experience.

Innovation extra revolution
Aqua Pro features a 1.8 inch thin uni-body enclosure, carved from a single solid block of aluminium. Created by computer controlled CNC for numerical engineering precision. Inside and out we make use of environmentally friendly materials to minimize the environmental footprint. You have never seen an aquarium light like quite like this one, built to make any aquarium owner proud.
A removable panel at the bottom makes cleaning inside completely painless. Once you're inside you will see how clean and organized the Aqua Pro is. It also features a ultra silent cooling fan that you will barely hear when running.

Touch, Programmable
The Aqua Pro has 4 built-in smart touch buttons. You can easily set the timer, LED brightness, special effects such as sunrise, sunset, thunderstorms and more...

Program settings
The Aqua Pro comes with a variety of settings: the timer, the set LED (white, blue, or special led), special effects (sunrise, sunset, thunderstorms), demo and factory reset. You can use the "demo" setting to go through all the settings in 1 minute or you can reset your Aqua Pro to its initial default state by choosing "factory reset". Furthermore Aqua Pro has 3 LED-channels each of which can be set separately.

Installation systems
The Aqua Pro can be installed in three different configurations using the enclosed super bracket, the hanging kit and the connector parts . As it is designed for maximum flexibility the installation kit fits fish tanks of almost all sizes. Anyone ready for some serious reef fun?
Features
All new inside design
All in one aluminium modeled body
20 energy-efficient LEDs
Super bracket hanging system
Programmable lighting System
4 smart touch switch controls
Water-resistant cooling system
One quiet temperature controlled fan
HD LCD digital display
Powerful and high par value LED system

Lens & Optics
We use a combination of 80 and 100 degree reflectors to penetrate the deepest tanks and to also provide greater coverage. Our independent refraction optic design provides full light coverage for your tank.

Size and Weight
The perfect fit for your reef-tank
Length: 7.8 inches (20cm)
Width: 7.8 inches (20cm)
Height: 1.8 inches (4.8cm)
Weight: 6.2 pounds (2.8kg)

Aqua Pro Color
Array: 20 Lenses (5 x 4) = 20 LEDs total
6 - Cool white 1 - white led channel
Cree: XT-E - Temperature (CCT): 8,300K
6 - Royal blue 2 - blue led channel
Cree: XP-E - Wavelength: 440~460nm
2 - Warm white 3 - special led channel
Cree: XT-E - Temperature (CCT): 3,000~3,500K
2 - Deep blue 3 - special led channel
OSRAM OSLON - Wavelength: 410~420nm
1 - Deep red 3 - special led channel
OSRAM OSLON - Wavelength: 650~660nm
2 - Blue 3 - special led channel
Cree: XP-E - Wavelength: 460~490nm
1 - Green 3 - special led channel
Cree: XP-E - Wavelength: 525~530nm

Electrical and Operating Requirements
Maximum continuous power: 60W
Line voltage: 100-240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
Operating temperature: 50° to 113° F (10° to 45° C)
Storage temperature: -40° to 140° F (-40° to 60° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 90% noncondensing
Application: 25 to 60 Gallon Tanks

What's in the Box
Aqua Pro
Super Bracket
Hanging Kits
Power Cord
Power Adapter
Tool Sets
Printed Instructions

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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The newly announced MPR - Magnetic Probe Rack is the perfect product for anyone with an existing Apex or those just now picking one up. The MPR has four locations for probes so customers can rig up their pH, ORP, salinity, and temperature probes. And, it is the only probe holder on the market that has a hole large enough to accept the Apex temperature probe from the top. The magnets are incredibly strong and will easily hold the MPR to the side of thickest of sumps (up to at least 1/2"). It is stylishly designed and priced on par with other probe holders on the market at $39.95.