Monday, October 26, 2009

Coral RX products are here . . .

Coral Rx was developed in 2006 for two purposes: to treat corals suffering with parasites, and as a prophylactic measure to promote healthy corals before parasites or bacterial infections become harmful. Coral Rx is tough on parasites, yet gentle on your coral (contains no iodine or oxidizers) allowing you to be proactive in protecting your investment.

Coral Rx can be purchased in three different concentration levels: Coral Rx, Coral Rx Pro and Coral Rx Industrial. Coral Rx (8oz) is ideal for retail store sales, and produces approximately 12 gallons of coral dip. Coral Rx Pro (1oz & 4oz) is ideal for online orders to reduce shipping cost, and produces approximately 17 gallons and 66 gallons respectively. Coral Rx Industrial (8oz & 16 oz) is ideal for organizations caring for a large quantity of corals, and produces approximately 295 gallons and 590 gallons respectively.

Independently Tested
Coral Rx was independently tested by Andrew Lynford, M.S. in Biology from Hofstra University. This investigation attempted to quantify the efficacy of three chemical flatworm controls: Flatworm Exit, Coral Rx, and Povidone. His research is available in a featured article published in Advanced Aquarist, April 2009. Below are excerpts of his findings:.

Ø Coral Rx was the most effective treatment…

Ø Coral Rx performed well as a coral dip, and it would be advantageous for coral aquaculturists, wholesalers, retailers, aquariums, and hobbyists to use this product when quarantining newly purchased corals.

Ø Chemical treatments are utilized as a preventative protocol used to eradicate flatworms before they are introduced into an aquarium. These chemical treatments are referred to as a coral dips.

Ø Quarantining corals and live rock with coral dips is the best way to deal with marine flatworms because it prevents their introduction, and circumvents the problems associated with convolutrilobid toxin release.

Ø Harvesting coral reef taxa (species) to replace livestock lost through convolutriloba toxin release is environmentally costly, and should be prevented by using coral dips.

Coral Rx can be used in treating many types of live corals; soft, LPS and SPS. Coral Rx should be used in treating corals that have parasites or other bacterial infections. Additionally, it should be used as a prophylactic treatment before bringing live coral into your aquarium.

Coral Rx is effective in removing the following parasites:

- Acropora Eating Flatworms (AEFW)
- Montipora Eating Nudibranchs
- Bristleworms
- Zoanthid Eating Spiders
- Red Flatworms

Also aids in the treatment of:
- Filamentous Hair Algae
- Rapid Tissue Necrosis (RTN)
- Slow Tissue Necrosis (STN)

- Bacterial Infections & More

Coral Rx should not be used on fish, shrimp, crabs, snails, clams or other invertebrates. Coral Rx may not be effective on Acropora Red Bugs.


o Dosage
- Coral Rx: 20ml or 4 capfuls
- Coral Rx Pro: 30 drops
- Coral Rx Industrial: 10 drops

o Shake bottle of Coral Rx. Add dosage as stated above based on product purchased to 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of saltwater from aquarium. Mix well. Using a small power head, keep the water moving and place coral in the coral dip. If you do not have a power head, gently shake coral in the coral dip. Keep coral in the coral dip for 5 – 10 minutes. After 5 – 10 minutes, remove coral and discard the coral dip. Do not reuse the coral dip as parasite may release toxins. Rinse coral with clean saltwater and return to aquarium. Do not add Coral Rx directly into aquarium.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Proprietary Blend of Natural Extracts. (Coral Rx Industrial contains no distilled water)


Friday, October 23, 2009

Celebrating Algae Free's 10th Anniversary

In celebration for Algae Free's 10th Anniversary, we are offering the follow at 20% off. This special end November 23rd, 2009

Super Charge your Maxijet's
Increase your Maxijet's flow to 1300-2100GPH with this kit!!
Now 20% Off!
*Don't forget the SureGrip Magnets (AF-SG50 and AF-SG100) to secure your Maxijet Pumps! ALSO 20% OFF!**Sale Ends November 23rd, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Milwaukee Econo pH Tester

Not a new item, but in this slow down economy, savings is important and this is a decent little pH tester for 20 bucks.

Milwaukee's economical testers are easy-to-use and low cost instruments to measure quick and reliable pH values.
Range 0.0 - 14.0 pH
Resolution 0.1 pH
Accuracy ± 0.2 pH
Calibration Manual 1 point
Battery Life 700 hours

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tropic Eden Goes LIVE - new aragonite live sand

Tropic Eden's Aragonite just got better. Now available in packaged "LIVE" 10lb packages.
Aragavive Aragasnow, 10lb Live Sand
Aragavive Miniflakes 10lb Live Sand
Aragavive Reeflakes 10lb Live Sand
Aragavive Rubbly Reef 10lb Live Sand

Tropic Ede's Aragavive Live Aragonite Reef Sand
Natures Carpet for Marine Fish, Coral, and African Cichlids. Excellent as substrate for
sand bed, plenum, and refugium in reef systems, marine fish, and African cichlid aquariums.

Contains broad spectrum of bacteria found in natural coral reef sandbed, boosted with specially selected strains of symbiotic marine bacteria and microbes for complete and efficient nitrification and denitrification.
Shorten cycling time, avoid dangerous ammonia spikes.
Help maintain proper pH and biological balance.
suppress pathogenic diseases and nuisance algae.
Carefully hand collected from offshore remote islands, absolutely Tropical Ocean Clean! No rinsing required!
Picked and packed immediately in this special blue tray to ensure minimal disturbance to sandbed fauna.
Special low pressure packed and naturally preserved for Maximum Vitality and Freshness!
Promote healthy microcosm like the natural coral reef!

Grain Sizes:
Tropic Eden Aragasnow: .5mm
Tropic Eden Miniflakes: 2mm
Tropic Eden Reefflakes: 3.5mm
Tropic Eden RubyReef : Mixed Grain Sizes

Friday, October 2, 2009

NEW Reeflo Snapper 18 External Water Pump

The NEW SNAPPER 18 will have several advantages:

40-60% higher pressure capacity- Max pressure is nearly 18' , performance is
equivalent to a Mag 18 at 40 less watts!
Average Wattage: 117 Watts
Max Output: 2300 GPH
Input/Output: 1.5"x 1.5"
Cord Length: 15'

Reeflopumps can serve a wide variety of water transfer and re-circulation
applications. They are designed to operate efficiently over a wide range of
flows and pressures. This allows you to get exactly the flow you want.

Draws 50% less power than comparable submersible pumps while giving more flow.

Reeflopumps installed near areas of relaxation and entertainment generate
minimal noise levels For example, the 1/4 H.P. unit has 52 dB noise level at
10'. A normal conversation is 60 dB for reference.

Reeflopumps are end-suction centrifugal units, designed to be placed outside the
pond or water. This means no devastating 'oil slicks', no dangerous electrical
situations, and no messy wading or diving to service the unit. This protects you
as well as your fish!

Motor Type
Our motors are totally enclosed for maximum protection. Their breakthrough
design provides for ultra low watt consumption, along with low temperature rise.

Reeflopumps are manufactured in the USA of the best materials available. The
motors are specially designed and custom built for long term continuous duty.
Each Reeflopump is fully bench tested prior to shipping.

Reeflopumps produce a maximum flow rate with minimal electrical consumption. The
money saved from lower operating costs, can pay for the pump in a matter of

Reeflopumps are industrial grade equipment. When properly installed, they
provide you with years of dependable, trouble free service.