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240 gallon freshwater tank in Ipswich, MA- Aquarium Installation by Imagine an Ocean

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in aquarium installation ma, aquarium service ma, customer service, Featured, Fish, General Information, Installation, Live | 0 comments

This curious parrotfish is checking out his new digs.   The Imagine an Ocean installation team recently delivered a six foot long 240 gallon aquarium  to the second floor of a beautiful Ipswich, MA home.  Our experience and ability make us the people to trust when moving hundreds of pounds of glass or acrylic in your home.                         This stand and canopy were custom stained at our customer’s request. This tank...

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Multi-story saltwater reef aquarium installation

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in aquarium installation ma, aquarium service ma, Aquatic Community, customer service, Equipment, Filtration, Installation, Plumbing | 0 comments

    These two empty tanks may look like they’re being stored safely in someone’s basement, but they have been placed deliberately and will soon be full of cycling saltwater.       The more water a system has, the more stable it is. Minor changes in pollution or nitrate levels will have a smaller net effect in a large environment.                       This is the display tank for this reef aquarium. We would...

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Fishinformation vol: 3 The Emperor Angelfish

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in aquarium service ma, Aquatic Community, customer service, Emperor Angelfish, Featured, Fish, fish acclimation, Fishinformation, General Information, Live, livestock acclimation, Tropical Fish | 0 comments

  Look at this fish…     …Now look at this one: What do these two have in common?     If you answered “they’re both beautiful”, you’d be accurate. If you answered “”they’re both beautiful tropical reef fish”, you’d be more accurate. If you answered “They’re both angelfish”, you know your fish and I tip my cap. The real answer is that these two eye-catching fish are both members of the same species, the Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus...

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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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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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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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