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240 gallon freshwater tank in Ipswich, MA part 2- Aquarium Installation by Imagine an Ocean

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in aquarium installation ma, aquarium service ma, Aquatic Community, Equipment, Featured, Filtration, Fish, fish acclimation, freshwater, Hyperion SMT, Installation, Lighting, Live, Pacific Sun LED, pH, Plumbing | 0 comments

  Last week we took a quick look at a 240 gallon freshwater tank that we installed in Ipswich, MA.  Today we’ll take a closer look at some of this aquarium’s components and residents.     The fish you see here, and some of the water, came from a 75 gallon freshwater aquarium that we had been maintaining for several years now. This new tank sits on a custom built stand and has a matching custom canopy. The tank is lit by a Pacific Sun Hyperion LED aquarium...

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Freshwater aquarium care in Stoughton, MA: Filter replacement.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in aquarium installation ma, aquarium service ma, Equipment, Filtration, freshwater, Installation | 0 comments

We were recently called to replace the filter in a freshwater cichlid breeding tank in Stoughton, MA. This filter was the “hang-on” type that relied on pads and sponges as media to filter debris and pollutants from the water. When we arrived at the house, the filter was very dirty and the tank’s owner wanted a new one. We decided to do away with the hanging filter.   Instead, we installed this much more efficient pump and filtration system underneath the...

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125gal freshwater tank installation for Hebrew Rehab Center MA

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Community, Filtration, freshwater, Installation | 0 comments

Imagine an Ocean had the recent privilege of installing our fourth tank at the Hebrew Rehab Center in Roslindale, MA. These tanks have been greeted with enthusiasm by the residents who love having a  little oasis of motion, color, and life in their halls and lobbies. Sean and Yorgos are constantly peppered with questions about the individual fish as the community engages Imagine an Ocean and each other around the care of growth of these scaled and shiny residents.    This is...

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Aquarium cleaning MA – A necessary chore

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in aquarium installation ma, aquarium service ma, freshwater, General Information, Installation, pH, testing | 0 comments

  If you’re a regular reader of our blog or Facebook posts you’ll have noticed that we tend to post a lot of aquarium installations like this one, this one, and this one. These can be interesting and a great way to view a tank’s progress and evolution from the beginning. Aquarium installation is a one-time deal however and most of our time is spent on aquarium service and maintenance.     Keeping a healthy tank, like the one pictured above, requires diligence and...

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Essex, MA Pond;This Old House Update

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Aquatic Community, Community, Featured, freshwater, Installation, Live, Plumbing, Pond Service, This Old House, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Back to Essex, MA to check up on the TOH pond. More plants have been added and the vegetation is growing in well. The waterfall runs on a 12 hour on/off cycle. It not only provides a great visual effect and soothing sound, but oxygenates and aids in clearing the water as well. Lilies and floating plants in the foreground, tall reeds and bog plants as a backdrop. Plenty of direct sunlight for the majority of the day in this clearing. But, these plants don’t need to worry about drying...

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Beautiful Essex, MA pond revisited – A year after “This Old House”

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Community, Equipment, Featured, freshwater, Installation, pH, Plumbing, Pond Service, This Old House | 0 comments

            After removing the leaves and debris we added rubber insulation to keep the water contained within the system. With the path cleaned and ready we began circulating water through the pump and filtration...

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