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Cyanobacteria (Red Slime Algae) and the importance of regular aquarium maintenance

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in aquarium service ma, Aquatic Community, customer service, General Information, Live Rock, medical, pH, Problems, Red Slime Algae (cyanobacteria), testing, Uncategorized, vacation care | 0 comments

  Many reefkeepers are unfortunate enough to have encountered red slime algae in their aquariums and fish tanks. Many of us have encountered red slime but what is it and what causes it to grow?     Red slime algae is not actually an algae at all, but rather an ancient form of bacteria called cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are marine, unicellular, photosynthetic organisms that have the distinction of being the oldest fossil on record at 3.5 billion years! Though they are...

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180 gal Aquarium makeover and maintenance: Part 1

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in aquarium installation ma, Aquatic Community, ATO, commercial, Community, Filtration, Lessons and Fact Sheets, Lighting, Manchester Memorial Elementary School, Pacific Sun LED, Pond Service, PS Black Python, quarantine, SMT Technology, vacation care | 0 comments

Imagine an Ocean was recently hired to organize and update a large 180+ gallon reef system. There is a gorgeous tank upstairs with pumps, filtration, and RODI water being kept in the basement.     When we arrived,there was an unsafe collection of wires and power strips hanging precariously over and around large volumes of water. Even if a short circuit or electric fire never occurs, simple or emergency maintenance and tank shut-off becomes much more difficult with so many cords,...

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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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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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