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BioTek Marine Nylon Filter Socks

BioTek Marine Filter Socks

You rarely see a blog article about filter socks, however, the new BioTek Marine nylon filter socks offer a huge advantage over standard felt type filter socks.  These filter socks are easier to use and offer long-term economy over their felt-type counterparts, even though they cost slightly more on the front end. So let's discuss the BioTek Marine advantages.

The most notable advantage is longevity.

BioTek Marine Nylon Filter Socks are Longer Lasting: You may expect these nylon socks to last for dozens of cleanings before they need to be discarded and replaced.  Unlike standard felt-type filter socks that typically only last for 3-4 cleanings, BioTek Marine filter socks can be reused dozens of times before needing to be replaced.

Next advantage, cleanability.

BioTek Marine Nylon Filter Socks are much easier to clean: Standard felt-type socks are difficulty to thoroughly clean.  Typically, when a standard filter sock is cleaned, it must be rinsed in a dish washer or washing machine to get them cleaned well enogh to use them again.  This can be a stinky process that will make you unpopular aound the house.  Also, running the dish washer or washing machine uses additional energy in these times when we are all trying to do our part for the lanet (not to mention our wallets).  BioTek Marine Nylon Filter socks can easily be rinsed out in a sink or with a garden hose in just a minute or two, and returned to the sump for reuse.

Finally the value factor.

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Nano Fusion

Innovative Marine announces the launch of its new 18 watt Skkye LED lights in tandem with the line of 10 and 20 gallon Fusion Nano aquariums.  The newly designed 18 watt Skkye LED fixtures are designed to complement the Fusion Nano Series and feature 90 degree angles as opposed to the curved brackets on their earlier 4,6 and 8 watt fixtures.  In addition to the sleek new look, the fabrication has incorporated a premium looking polished aluminum housing which replaces the earlier plastic composition. Aquarium Specialty will have these lights and combo packages available as soon as Innovative Marine ships its initial product to dealers.  For more info on Innovative Marine Skkye lights, please visit this link.

Fusion 20 Nano

Fusion 10 Nano

The 10 gallon Fusion Nano tank/light combo is priced out at $199 and the 20 gallon Fusion Nano tank/lights (2 each) combo will be priced at $399.  The Fusion Nano 10 Gallon tank without the Skkye Light sells for $99.00 while the 20 Gallon tank sells for $199.00.  For more on Innovative Marine aquariums visit here.

From the Innovative Marine Website:

IT'S SLEEK. STYLISH. SKKYE LIGHT.

Pair off your Fusion Nano with the new stylishly slim SKKYE Light 18 watt LED clamp. Specifically designed for the Fusion Nano 10 & 20, this clamp light may also be used with other rimless aquariums for a space saving form factor and pure minimalism. Each clamp boasts 6 x 3 watt LEDs (3 x 10K and 3 x 456nm) that gives the Clamp 18 a powerful 18 watt light output. Alternating LED color pattern blend...

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Innovative Marine Fusion Nano 10 & 20 Gallon Aquariums

To see the Fusion Nano Video, click the headline.

We are pleased to announce that Innovative Marine is releasing smaller sized Fusion aquariums.  The new aquariums will be called Nuvo Fusion Nano and we expect retail orders to begin shipping by the 2nd week of August.  Like it's bigger brothers, the Fusion Nano all-in-one aquariums feature a rear filtration compartment for a heater, Ghost skimmer, All-In-One Biopellet Reactor and return pump (included).  Aquarium Specialty has made it extremely easy to order additional compatible Fusion Nano equipment such as lighting, heaters, filtration and other accessories.

Fusion Nano aquariums feature low iron glass and are carefully assembled to look great in any home or office environment.  We expect these to be extremely popular aquariums for the foreseeable future.  For detailed information about the new Fusion Nano aquariums we suggest you visit here for the Fusion Nano 10 gallon and here for the Fusion Nano 20 gallon aquarium.

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BioTek Marine Ceramic Reef Rock

Aquarium Specialty is pleased to announce a new line of reef-ready ceramic rock to it's expanding line of BioTek Marine products.

Each piece of reef-ready ceramic rock is carefully hand sculpted by experienced artisans.  BioTek Marine ceramic rock does not need curing.  Simply add it to your aquarium and it will begin colonizing coraline algae and probiotic bacteria along with your favorite corals.  Unlike some other ceramic rock options on the market, BioTek Marine Ceramic Rock has plenty of surface area and hiding places for fish, shrimp and more cryptic aquarium inhabitants.

BioTek Marine Ceramic Rock is available in sculptured cave and shelf style pieces in various sizes.  Since each piece is hand-made, you may expect slight varations in shapes and sizes from the stock depictions of this product.  For pricing, sizing and several more product images, please visit here.  Now Biotek Marine has two eco-friendly options for aquascaping your reef aquariums with it's Dry Reef Rock and Ceramic Reef Rock.  

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Aquarium Specialty announces new product offerings in it's online catalog.  Recently,  Doctor Eco Systems, the makers of high quality fish, coral and invertebrate foods asked us to consider carrying their coral, inverebrate and fish foods.  After careful study, Aquarium Specialty is pleased to offer these new products.  The following is a review of one of these products known as Doc's Eco Eggs.

Dr Eco Systems Super Eggs

 

Doc's Eco Eggs are super high in protein-brined fish roe which contains a high fat content including omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids for your fish and corals.  Made from a high quality brined-fish roe which has been shown to send corals and fish into a feeding frenzy.  A benefit of this product  is that it can be shipped via regular UPS/FedEx with no need for refrigeration until it is actually opened for use by the consumer.  

The manufacturer reccomends not to overfeed Doc's Eco Eggs or you might have a protein skimmer.  RLSS DC controllable protein skimmers offer a 30 minute feed timer button as do many of the Reef Octopus models so we reccomened pushing the 30 minute feed timer button when using a lot of the food at one time.

Doctor Eco Systems recommends breaking up the egg mass in a cup of water prior to feeding your aquarium, but you may also squeeze some  directly onto your finger and add it directly to the aquarium. The egg gel tends to stay together longer, allowing large fish and larger LPS corals to ingest larger globs of the food. Small fish and corals benefit more from break...

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The new Ecotech Marine Radion XR15wPRO is here

Radion XR15wPRO

We are pleased to announce that the Radion XR30 will be getting a new little brother! EcoTech Marine has been working tirelessly to create a new, smaller Radion LED to compliment the highly successful XR30w. The Radion XR15wPRO features the same great spectrum, same features and same warranty as the XR30wPRO. With one cluster, half the wattage, a 24" coverage area, and a lower price point, the XR15wPRO is the perfect solution for small to medium-sized tanks where the full output of the XR30w platform is not necessary.

Shipping now!

 

 XR15wPRO FAQs:

 

Q: How do I pre-order and when will the fixtures begin shipping?

A: Ecotech Marine expects to begin shipping out orders by mid July and it takes 2 days for the time Ecotech ships to arrive at Aquarium Specialty.  In stock now - click here.

 

Q: What is the MRP of the XR15wPRO?

A: $449USD

 

Q: What is the coverage of an XR15wPRO?

A: 2x2ft. 

 

Q: Why is the spread almost as much as an XR30 model light?

A: Spread is more of a factor of optics than wattage or clusters. The XR15wPRO comes with Wide Angle TIR Optics installed standard so the spread from one cluster is not much less than the spread from two clusters located inches apart on an XR30. What is different however is the PAR at the same % output. You will achieve less PAR with an XR15wPRO versus an an XR30 model. The XR15wPRO is ideal for the many commercially available shallow tanks where PAR at depth is not necessary.

 

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BioTek Marine Frag Mounts

Aquarium Specialty is now offering BioTek Marine's new line of premium ceramic frag plugs, frag disks, frag mounts and micro mounts.  Each mounting option features scored/grooved surfaces that hold the coral glue and frag in place on the surface of the mount.  The plugs, mounts and micro mounts are available in natural and coraline colors. The larger 1.75" flat Frag Disk is offered in natural. 

Each of the seven different products are presented in attractive retail packaging.

For pricing, product images and further information, please click here.


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BioTek Marine Dry Reef Rock

BioTek Marine Premium Dry Reef Rock is now available from Aquarium Specialty and we are pleased to be able to offer this premium dry rock mined from land in the sate of Florida.  BioTek Marine Dry Reef Rock is a dry rock that is mined from land and thus it has no impact to the reef environment and marine systems.  All of the rock is cleansed after it's mined so that dirt and other organics are removed from the rock crevaces and rock surfaces.

BioTek Marine Dry Reef Rock is delivered reef-ready and pest/organism free.  The advantages of using a natural dry dry over live rock is that it won't leach out potentially hamful substances into the aquarium water column and it provides a strong and supportative reef structure for your aquarium inhabitants.  BioTek Marine Premium Dry Rock can be used in marine fish only systems, reef aquariums and fresh water setups.

This product is presently in stock with same day shipping from Columbia, SC.  All orders received prior 3:30 PM EST will ship out the same business day.  BioTek Marine Rock is offered in 10lb boxes at a price of $22.49 and 25lb boxes sell for $56.49 per box. Both the 10lb and 25lb boxes ship at a flat rate of $10.00 per box within the continental USA.  To order or learn more please visit here.

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The new BioTek Marine frag racks are available from Aquarium Specialty.  They will also be debuting at other retail locations in the near future.  The new rack features a 23 3/4" x 23 3/4" surface for mounting your favorite frags.  The rack is black in color and is comprised of polished furniture grade black PVC pipe and PVC fittings to support your corals.  The cross members, fittings, egg crate and zip strap are all packaged in the kit.  Also included are two 21 1/2" PVC furniture grade sticks that can easily be cut to the desired length for the legs of  the rack.  The BioTek Marine Frag Rack assembles in a matter of minutes and is immediately ready for use upon assembly.  No gluing is required and the rack may easily be disassembled as needed.  For information and pricing please click here.

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Those of you that own or are familiar with the Ecotech Marine Radion LED fixtures are most likely aware of or own the Ecotech Reef Link wireless controller.  Until recently the Reef Link was only able to control the Radion LED fixtures but now it also has Vortech control.  The pumps themselves have had wireless functionality for many years and Aquarium Specialty was the company that had the honor of being the sole distributor of the 1st several hundred wireless upgrades to be sold in the US market several years ago.

The Vortech wireless pumps were limited to pump-to-pump communication so as to create synchronized and anti-sync wave patterns. Now with the addition of the Reef Link Vortech firmware update aquarists hobbyists can sync their pumps to their Radion LED lighting schedule and control everything wirelessly from a smart phone, computer, or tablet.

EcoTech Marine’s latest updates to their EcoSmart Live software now includes settings for the VorTechs, allowing hobbyists to control their pumps via the internet and mobile devices. The software has all of the native wave modes of the EcoSmart controllers, but adds to that with greater precision of control, as well as a few other nice touches that will probably result in you never actually touching the physical control hardware ever again.

In the video above, EcoTech Marine quickly steps us through the updates. It’s not as in-depth as we’d like but we expect Ecotech to role out more in-depth videos in the near future.  For more...

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