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I) Mail Time
Here’s what the manufacturer has to say about this product (I think they need an English major to rewrite this 🙂
“Razor Marine is slow acting and may require multiple applications to achieve the effect desired by the user. Used as directed, it is safe for marine fishes, hard and soft corals, and other inverts, as well as most macro-algae, however, as all animals are individuals, and water conditions vary in many aquariums, animals should be observed closely during use for signs of stress (corals closing and not re-opening, erratic behavior etc.). If signs of stress occur, or if macro-algae are affected negatively, reduce or discontinue use as necessary. If symptoms persist, do a partial water change and add carbon.”
With huge features jammed in a tiny package, the Duetto is the perfect ATO for your aquarium. XP Aqua’s proprietary dual-optical sensor packs two precise level sensors in one incredibly small package. In addition to keeping your water level constant, the two sensors also work in concert with the intelligent QST programming to help prevent overfilling.
All the installation parts are included and a magnetic coupling allows you to easily mount or adjust the dual-sensor. Installation takes just seconds so you can spend less time working on your aquarium and spend more time enjoying your aquarium.
Photon V2+ WiFi Upgrade
The Photon Series is Reef Breeders’ flagship light. Designed for reef tanks from the beginning, the Photon V2+ brings refinement, style and power to your aquarium at an affordable price.
The Photon V2+ adds an upgraded controller to the Photon V2s. Our new controller is very similar in how it is programmed, simply enter the intensity you would like for each hour during the daylight and night time cycle. However the V2+ Controller takes those one hour steps, and automatically splits each hour into 10 small ramping increments. That means smoother ramping and more realistic transitions between night and day.
The Photon V2+ uses 5 watt Cree XT-Es, and 3 watt Cree, Semi, and Osram diodes, bringing the Photon V2+ up to date with the latest in LED technology. There are also 6 dimming channels, so you can have precise control over every color.
Our layout is based on years of reef keeping, research, and consulting with experts and renowned hobbyists. We target both chlorophyll and the accessory proteins and symbiotic bacteria in coral tissues which aide in growth and color. Just ask one of our customers- our layout is one of the best around and has been for years!
Each light is now made with a slim, 100% extruded aluminum case which will not rust in a marine environment and is built to last. Each light includes adjustable tank mounting legs as well as the standard hanging set. Alternatively, you can use the T track on top of the light with your own bolts, for almost limitless mounting configurations.
The Photon V2+s are cooled with silent, temperature-controlled fans. The Air moves over the heat-sink and never comes into contact with the internal electronics, keeping all components cool and dry.
The new Photon V2+ includes a wireless hand-held controller that can program multiple Photon V2+ units at the same time. (Note: The new remotes are not compatible with the original V2- however upgrade kits are available). You can program the light to change all 6 channels every hour for a sunrise, sunset, and moonlight simulation. The new smart controller will then take that hourly program, and automatically break it into 10 smooth ramping points. Because of the WiFi signal the controller uses, you can even program your lights through a canopy while comfortably seated across the room.
The ReefBreeders Photon V2+ is backed in the USA by our full 2 year warranty, which covers parts, labor, and shipping for the entire fixture and controller, both ways.
Marine Depot Control Board
Keeping your aquarium cabinet clean and organized is a challenge that often goes unmentioned because –let’s face it— it’s tough to keep all your equipment and cords organized and looking presentable.
The Aquarium Controller Board Mounting System offers a complete solution to help you mount and organize all the controllers and various equipment you use on your aquarium.
The 1/2″ thick panel is made of a strong yet lightweight plastic material that can be cut, drilled and sanded just like wood making it easy to attach just about any aquarium controller, power supply, or piece of equipment that will fit on the board.
Included mounting brackets allow you to quickly remove the face of the board giving you access to the back of the board where all your power cords and cables will be stored and organized. A convenient mounting template is included to help you quickly drill and mount the entire controller board to your tank stand or wall.
The Deluxe Aquarium Controller Board features 13 cut-outs with caps to conveniently thread your cords to the back of the board where any excess cord can be neatly wound and bound to one of the three zip tie rails. These zip tie rails also make it easy to secure power supplies to keep them up off the ground and away from water.
You will also be able to hide away that nasty mess of cords, help prevent hazardous situations and make it easier for you to access and maintain your equipment. A shelf accessory is available and sold separately. The shelf makes it easy to mount your dosing pump or hold additives and dosing containers. The controller board can accommodate up to three shelves.
II) Something New
III) Question & Answer
IV) Product Spotlight
HI780 Marine pH Checker HC Handheld Colorimeter – Hanna Instruments
The HI780 pH Checker HC by Hanna Instruments is a simple, accurate, and cost effective way to measure pH in seawater. Designed as a more convenient alternative to chemical test kits, this handheld colorimeter provides quick, accurate pH testing results.
Why are pH levels important?
pH levels affect marine life growth, reproduction, and communication. In the context of corals, incorrect pH levels can inhibit skeleton building and limit overall growth.
- Great for saltwater aquariums and marine environmental testing
- Easier to use and more accurate than chemical test kits
- Dedicated to a single parameter
- Simple one-button operation
- Digital read out for added convenience
- Compact size for easy travel and storage