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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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Imagine an Ocean installs 240 gallon aquarium in new science labs at Melrose High School

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in aquarium installation ma, aquarium service ma, Aquatic Community, Community, Featured, Hyperion SMT, Installation, Lighting, Live Rock, Melrose High School, Pacific Sun LED | 0 comments

At the end of the last school year, Imagine an Ocean was contacted by Melrose High School to remove and store their tank while work was being done in the classrooms.   After removing the water, live rock, and sand, Yorgos and Sean lifted the tank off of its stand and brought it back to our shop to be cleaned and stored.     It was also time for a new stand. Fortunately, we have an in-house carpenter who can build stands, canopies, and other pieces of aquarium...

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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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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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Fishinformation vol. 2: The Flasher Wrasse

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in aquarium service ma, Featured, Fish, fish acclimation, Fishinformation, Flasher Wrasse, General Information, Live, Live Rock, Triton S, Tropical Fish | 0 comments

  It’s Fish Friday at Imagine an Ocean and today we’re be taking a brief look at the colorful and entertaining flasher wrasse.   The term Flasher wrasse is used to describe species in the genus Paracheilinus.  They are named for their brash, showy movements and bright, bold colors that the males use to attract mates.       Their natural habitats include Kenya, the Maldives, Bali, Indonesia, and the Philippines. They are a hardy fish and live quite long in home...

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