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by Matt Rogers at 10:59 PM
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Next month the Kessil A160WE hits the shelves. This is a tunable version of the 150 model that is compatible with the new Kessil Spectral Controller. A nice upgrade for only $20 more in price. How cool is that? First to hit will be the Tuna Blue at 10k - Actinic and the Tuna Sun at 6k to 9k color temp. I expect to see 900 of these new lights over all the frag stands at Reef-A-Palooza next month.


MSRP $239
by Matt Rogers at 10:32 PM
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All the gee-whiz stuff with aquarium controllers are great, but I think the ability to graph conditions over time with probes might be a real aide, especially on a nano aquarium. So I've been studying my pH lately - looking over the weeks for patterns and zooming in on daily shifts. What an eye-opener this has been. My pH is all over the road with a bit more variation than is healthy I fear. I need to address it, but first I am trying to understand it. Just take a look at that massive pH drop below. That happened right after the refugium light went off and the actinics went on. I think this tells me light overlap is needed. I've had it in the past and probably need to bring it back. The controller is paying off.

What have you learned from your controller graphs?

by Matt Rogers at 9:00 PM
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RS sumps by Elite Aquatics are CAD designed and CNC cut from high quality cell cast acrylic. And they are bone white. I love that look. More importantly, they are feature-packed at a great price. All RS sumps come with nice touches like an adjustable float switch bracket, an adjustable water depth baffle, fully recessed sock holes and 4-place probe holders. And if you know your sumps and are thinking about Royal-Exclusio, you will see the big difference in prices. RS sumps range from just $299 for the 24" to $549 for the 40". Not bad for a sump with style. Coming soon. More details below.



  • Dimensions: 24″ long x 13″ wide x 14.75″ high
  • Skimmer Section: 10.75″ x 11.75″
  • Return Pump Section: 5.25″ x 11.75″
  • Total Water Volume: 16.2 gallons
  • Skimmer Water Level: 6.5″ to 9″ adjustable
  • Drain...
by DeeBee at 8:19 PM
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Hi everyone. I just received my new Aquamaxx CO-1 skimmer today from Marine Depot and wanted to provide a review of the components, followed shortly by performance once it breaks in.

So I currently run a Reef Octopus NWB-110 that was great on my previous tank but recently noticed it wasn't keeping up with my 57 gallon that is more heavily stocked. The Reef Octopus was also notoriously loud with the older OTP pump. Based on many glowing reviews I decided to go with the Aquamaxx skimmer as it provided good bang for the buck and said to be dead quiet.

These skimmers have been hard to come by lately and Marine Depot recently go a shipment in so I jumped on it.

This is how it comes in the box. The Sicce pump broke lose from the compartment within the box during shipment. Luckily it did not seem to damage anything.


Once I unpacked the components my first...
by Reef Breeders at 12:23 PM
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We are pleased to announce our long-awaited sale, which will run from September 15th, 2014 (now) until September 26th, 2014. The sale will apply to our Photon, Value, and SuperLux lights. All lights are in stock and will ship within 1-2 business days. Also, the SuperLux will be available with mounting legs (they will not work with the current light) around Wednesday, that light will be included in the sale when we put it up on the site as an option.

Along with our LEDs, we will be running a sale for $20 off of all WP series Jebao pumps. The RW series and DP-4 are MAP priced, so unfortunately we cannot offer a discount on those, as much as we love giving our customers a great deal.

Here is a link to our website, where you can purchase the lights. The coupon codes and their respective lights are listed below.

Photon Series (16,24,32, and 48): photon40
Value Series: value20
SuperLux: Super20
Jebao WP-Series (25,40):...
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