Posts made in August, 2013

60 gal cube reef with Pacific Sun Triton LEDs and GHL Pofilux conroller

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in acans, aquarium service ma, chalice coral, Coral, Fish, Hyperion SMT, Installation, Inverts, Lighting, Live, Pacific Sun LED, pH, SMT Technology, Triton S, vacation care | 0 comments

This sweet 24” x 24” x 24” cube nano reef is home to many coral frags. This aquarium service customer in Boston, MA has the right equipment to maintain his finicky species.     The Triton S from Pacific Sun is the industry leader in LED lighting for small tanks. This 145 watt lamp is completely programmable and can be controlled wirelessly on your computer or smartphone for maximum ease of control. The native Bali program will mimic he light patterns and weather seasons of...

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250 gallon Reef Aquarium Breakdown

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in aquarium installation ma, Aquarium relocation, aquarium service ma, Coral, coral acclimation, customer service, Equipment, Filtration, Fish, fish acclimation, Installation, invertabrate acclimation, Inverts, Lighting, Live, Live Rock, livestock acclimation, quarantine, Tropical Fish, Uncategorized | 0 comments

While most of our big jobs are aquarium installations, one of the services we provide are aquarium moving and breakdown services. This Essex, MA customer had unrelated water damage in their home and needed to have the floors, walls, and ceiling replaced or repaired and there was a 250 gallon, six foot reef tank standing in their way.     Imagine an Ocean was just the team for the job. Not only are we experienced in moving large, heavy tanks; we also can expertly break down your...

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75 gallon reef aquarium in Beverly Farms, MA with a unique stand and Pacific Sun Triton LED lighting: Vacation service for aquariums

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in aquarium service ma, Coral, Fish, green star polyps, Inverts, Lighting, Pacific Sun LED, Tropical Fish, Uncategorized, vacation care, Yellow Tang | 0 comments

This 75 gallon reef tank is one of our favorites. The customer has long been a reef keeper and home aquarist who first sought us out to care for his tank while he was away on vacation and business.   This tank comes enclosed in a unique, one-of-a-kind stand and canopy. The plumbing and filtration are hidden beneath the tank while the lights and brackets are hidden over the tank. Six holes have been cut out for easy feeding of the fish and corals inside. A hinged top makes this tank so easy to...

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Fishinformation vol 1: Yellow Tang

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in aquarium service ma, customer service, Featured, Fish, fish acclimation, Fishinformation, General Information, Live, Tropical Fish, Yellow Tang | 0 comments

The yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) is a very popular fish for home aquarists. These stunning animals are native to the shallow reefs west of Hawaii and East of Japan and Korea. In the wild they survive on algae, whether it is the turf variety that grows along the reef and reef beds or the algae that grows on the shells of marine turtles. Stunning video of yellow tangs eating algae off of a sea turtle. Go follow the crew over at SeaLife Help who shot, posted, and own this clip.   The...

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Coral Corner: Green Star polyps

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in aquarium service ma, Coral, green star polyps, Inverts, Live | 0 comments

Green star polyps are usually among the first corals a reef keeper places in his tank. These colony-based animals are peaceful, colorful, and as far as corals are concerned, easy to maintain.     Green Star polyps spread very rapidly. They do this by emitting a purple mat that clings to rocks, upon which the polyps grow.       It is also along this purple mat that signals travel from one polyp to the next. For example, when one polyp is attacked, it signals the other...

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