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AI Wireless Adapter

The long awaited and much anticipated Aqua Illumination wireless adapters are coming to Aquarium Specialty next week and Aquarium Specialty should be one of the 1st companies in the US to get it's hands on the new adapters.  We will have 50 units (25 black and 25 white) arriving next week and orders will begin shipping the day they arrive.  Pre-Order yours now if you would like to get be get one from the first shipment.  We understand that we are getting the lions share of these since we preordered them early on.

About the Aqua Illumination Wireless Adapter:


  • AI Sol
  • AI Sol Nano


Eliminate the mini-dim cable from the controller to the fixture.  Improved controllability and functionality between the wireless controller and wireless adapter.  If you have multiple fixtures then you may want to consider using one wireless adapter for each module.  By doing so you will also eliminate the need to daisy chain the modules together and you will have the added benefit of controlling each fixture independently from one another.

Other Benefits:

  • Left to right or right to left sunset (multiple fixtures)
  • Cloud and storm effects left to right or right to left (multiple fixtures)

AI Wireless Adapter and Controller

Note: You will need the above independently Illumination wireless controller for the wireless adapter to work.  The old (push button) AI controller is not compatible with the wireless adapter.

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Hydor Pro Canister Filters

The Hydor Professional External Filters are a new line of canister filters arriving from Hydor.  The Hydor canister filters feature a rectangular footprint and tight fitting filter baskets that force water through the media and not around it.  Hydor Professional External Canister Filters feature an improved efficient internal motor and added soundproofing features to make the canisters super quiet.

Pro Canister

One of the most attractive aspects of the Hydor Professional Canister besides the design, features and thought that went into building the pro series is the price.  Typically higher end canister filters cost much more and many of them don't offer any media to get started.  That is not the case with the Hydor Pro Canisters.  The canisters come with ceramic rings and filter pads but you will need to add your own carbon. The Hydor Pro Series come in 5 sizes.  Below are the specifications for each model.

Hydor Pro Canister Chart

Parts and replacement media pricing will be listed soon and we are waiting on that to come in from Hydor.

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The information is so detailed we decided to re-post the information directly from the Aqua-Crobes directly from the Aqua-Crobes website.  In other words, we couldn't have said it better.  This is one of the hottest probiotic products in Europe and Aquarium Specialty is now introducing it into the US market.  Aquarium Specialty will be receiving the 1st shipment sometime next week and pricing will be loaded tomorrow or early next week.  Pricing will be available to retail and wholesale customers.


About Aqua-Crobes:

Aqua-Crobes is a biological product of natural occurring bacteria and enzymes that reduce the threat to fish caused by pathogenic bacteria. Through years of field and laboratory research the folks at DVH have developed a line of specifically formulated microbes for maintaining water quality, increasing growth rates and ensuring the health of your aquatic animals. Aqua-Crobes is a competitive excluder of pathogenic microbial diseases such as Vibrio, Pseudomonas, Aeromonas, Streptococcus, Allococcus, Myxobacterium, Columnaris and other gram negative bacteria. The way it works is by creating competition with negative bacteria by introducing bacteria to the water that is beneficial to the fish that live in it. This is a process known as competitive exclusion.  Aqua-Crobes competes with these pathogenic bacteria for the nutrients in the water that they depend on for their survival while waiting to attack your fish.  At the same time little peptides are produced that are t...

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The reef aquarists is almost always on the hunt to find the best and most practical way to create random flow patterns in the reef aquarium.  This article is going to touch on 2 products that help create random flow patters from the sump return pump without adding any additional pumps to the aquarium.  Currently there are several products on the market that create random flow but there only only a handful of products that take the return flow and sweep the water to different spots within the aquarium.  The first product line is from a company called Aquarium Currents, the maker of the various Sea Swirl models.  Aquarium Currents is located about 2 hours to the East in the low country of South Carolina.  They have been around and producing Sea Swirls for 15+ years.  The other company is located in South Korea and they OEM their 2 models to Vertex under the Moceans badge.

Ok, lets start with the Aquarium Currents Sea-Swirl line.  Aquarium Currents offers 5 basic models and the models are setup for 1/2", 3/4", 1" and 1 1/2" diameter return pipes.  Each model can be positioned to sit on top of the aquarium frame it it can be bracketed to fit on all aquariums.

Sea Swirl 1/2":

  • * Compact (5" x 7" x 2½")
  • * Energy efficient (4W) motor is UL Listed and CSA Certified
  • * Max Flow Rate: 550 gph
  • * $139.00


Sea Swirl 3/4":

  • * Compact (5" x 7" x 2½")
  • * Energy efficient (4W) motor is UL Listed and CSA Certified
  • * Max Flow Rate: 850 gph
  • * $179.00


Sea Swirl 1":

  • * Compact (5" x 7" x 2½")
  • * Energy efficient (4W...
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Innovative Marine is about to release their new Nuvo Nano24 gallon aquarium and to celebrate this awesome new aquarium, Aquarium Specialty is doing a giveaway for one of these bad boys.  More about the drawing later.  Here's the skinny of the Innovative Marine Nano Nuvo24.


Innovative Marine Nano NUVO24 Aquarium

The newest Desktop Series Innovative Marine Nuvo24 gallon aquarium is the perfect blend of unique beauty & customizable function.  Innovative Marine has redesigned the "traditional" nano, by offering an impressive 36" of panoramic viewing & providing more valuable real estate to create limitless aquascapes. Enjoy crystal clear water powered by a 476 GPH pump with dual overflow intakes, dual media baskets, dual flare nozzles, and enlarged baffle columns that easily accommodate (2) MiniMax media reactors & (1) SkimMate protein skimmer.

Showcase your new living art on the custom acrylic pedestal to create a focal point wherever it's placed.

Innovative Marine Nuvo Nano 24 Gallon Aquarium Features:

  • 24 Gallon Capacity
  • 6 mm Bent Glass
  • Tempered Glass Lid & Clips
  • Acrylic Pedestal
  • DIMS (36” x 12.2” x 13”)
  • Available in Black or White
  • Acrylic Filter Wall w/ Dual Overflows
  • (2) Media Baskets
  • Mechanical Sponges
  • Activated Carbon Sponges
  • Phosphate Sponges
  • (2) Flare Nozzles
  • Designated Expanded Water Column
  • Accommodates (1) MiniMax Reactor (Bio Pellets) & (1) SkimMate Protein Skimmer (Sold Separately)
  • Designated Water Column (1) MiniMax Reactor (Sold Separately)
  • Lighting Sold Separately


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Waveline DC3000

The Waveline DC3000 DC Controllable pumps can be used as a return pump, reactor or skimmer pump.  Out of the box the DC3000 pump includes the standard return impeller, 6 speed adjustment controller, 10 minute feed timer button and 2 sets of hose barb fittings that can be connected via the included union coupling.  In a relatively short amount of time Waveline DC pumps have revolutionized the way people look at aquarium pumps and many people are switching off their standard AC pumps and going to the super quite, reliable, adjustable and energy saving DC controllable pumps from Waveline.

Waveline DC-3000 Specifications:

  • Input: DC24V  (converted by AC100-240V 50/60 Hz)
  • Wattage: 30
  • Water Flow Rate: 3000 Liters Max (900 gallons per hour)
  • Water Flow Height: 6'
  • Dimensions:5 1/2" L x 3" W x 4 1/2" H )

For more information about Waveline DC Controllable Pumps and accessories visit the link to Aquarium Specialty.


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    So what is the RoboSnail and what can it do?  Well, let's start from the beginning.  Milan, the owner of Aqua Genesis and I began discussing his concept of th RoboSnail about 3 years ago.  After speaking to him, I realized it was going to probably take a lot more R&D to have the final production model ready so I kept in touch with Milan for the next few years hoping to one day have a prototype to test. Well, that day finally came about 5 months ago and we have been using the RoboSnail and putting it though it's paces ever since.

    As of this week, the production model is now available. Our current inventory is being offered at a special introductory rate of $299.00.  Once the current inventory is gone, the pricing will be $349.00 for the foreseeable future.

    About the Aqua Genesis RoboSnail:

    The RoboSnail™ was designed by an aquarium keeper for an aquarium keeper. It's a superior quality product that offers simplicity and ease for the aquarium enthusiast. 

    The RoboSnail is ideal for home use or in the business place.  Locations such as hotels, offices, and restaurants can each benefit and allow you to focus on the business at hand and not your dirty aquarium. RoboSnail saves you time and money.

    The RoboSnail is an automated glass cleaner that prevents algae build up on the aquariums surface. This is accomplished by the RoboSnail's unique ability to clean the aquarium's viewing panel once a day without user intervention. The constant preventative cleaning performed by the RoboSnail st...

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    Flipper Mag

    The Flipper Mag's patented design creates the only aquarium cleaner that can FLIP from scrubber to scraper simply by rotating the handle. Complete cleaning without ever getting your hands wet! Each Flipper Mag includes two blades, one for glass surfaces (Metal blade) and one for acrylic surfiaces (plastic blade).

    Flipping is Easy once you know how, but it does require you to follow the instructions.  It's possible to flip in areas with low water currents and near the top of the tank where you have room to flip away from your rocks.  The Flipper Mag can be used on glass or acrylic tanks up to 12mm (1/2") thickness.

    The Metal blades are made with 316 stainless steel which is highly corrosion resistant. You can leave the Flipper Mag in your tank and the blade should last for months depending on your use. Bow-Front aquarium owners will also be pleased to know that the Flipper Mag is also compatible with bow-front aquariums.  The blade attachment is great for removing coraline algae and stubborn algae.  Click the video below to see the Flipper Mag in action but you might want to turn down your sound.  The accompanied music is pretty bad :-).


    FAQs from the Flipper Mag website:

    1) Is Flipping difficult?

    Flipping is Easy once you know how, but it does require you to follow the instructions (better yet, watch our flipping demo on this website.)

    Flip in areas with low water currents and near the top of the tank where you have room to flip away from your rocks.

    2) What is the maximum tank thi...

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    Cobalt Aquatics has recently announced the launch of several new products that will be hitting the market in the coming months.  Here's a list of some of them and what to expect from the company that sits about 60 miles to the North of us. Aquarium Specialty will be placing stock orders for the new products in the coming days and weeks.  Below are a few of the products with some details and pricing along with a timeline on when the new Cobalt Aquatics products will be released.

    Neostat Electrical Thermostat Control

    The Cobalt Aquatics Neostat can control up to a 500 watt heating element, but it’s a one-way heater controller, and as of now cannot be used to control a chiller. The Neostat has a range of 66F to 96F with highly visible and intuitive indicator LEDs that let you know the set temperature and actual temperature, as well as allowing for programming with the push of a single button.

    Even if you already have a heater with electronic temperature control, the Neostat adds an extra level of security should your heater’s built-in thermostat stick “on” and cook your livestocks. As someone who came from the I.T. industry, redundancy is best when it comes to keeping your prized fish and corals happy.  

    We expect to see a street price close to $115 and product should begin shipping at the end of March of beginning of April 2013.

    Cobalt Aquatics Oxypro Air Pump

    Oyxpro Air Pump

    The pump is innovative with its electronic adjustment, allowing precise control of airflow to run a variety of air driven dev...

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    Kessil A360W
    Kessil has announced an externally controllable version of the popular Kessil A350W.
    The A360W wide lens version and A360N narrow lens vesrsion have a slightly greater output in the balanced color spectrum setting and a significantly greater output when tuned toward the blue or white ends of the spectrum. Unlike the A350W that has separate controls for the blue LEDS and white LEDs the A360W has one control for color balance and one control for brightness. The A360W also has an Outboard Controller Input allowing you to control both the brightness and color temperature from a Neptune Apex or Reef Keeper 2 Aquarium Controller.  The A360W can also daisy chain up to four units so a single Kessil can control the others or an outboard controller can control up to four Kessil A360W’s at the same time. With the Neptune Apex controller (and I believe the Reef Keeper 2 as well) you can set the light to start with a low intensity bluer light, ramp up during the day to a whiter full brightness, and then reverse towards the evening.  Retail pricing on the new Kessil A360W will be $449.99 and you can pre-order these at Aquarium Specialty and orders will begin shipping no later than the week of March 25th.
    Kessil Press Release:

    RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA (March 6, 2013) - Kessil® Lighting, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality LED aquarium lights, proudly announces the release of the A360N and A360W models. Based on the award-winning A350/A350W platform, winner of the Reef Builders 20...
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