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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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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Who was that cleaner shrimp looking at? 90gl Tank, 5 Month Old Peabody, MA continued…

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Aquatic Community, Coral, General Information, Inverts, Live, Metis Hyperion, Pacific Sun LED, pH | 0 comments

  On Tuesday, we had just introduced a cleanup crew into this 5 month old, 90gl reef tank. We also asked whether anyone knew what he was looking at. Were your guesses correct?    This cleaner shrimp is looking down on a purple firefish swimming past an elegance coral. Below is a close up of these gorgeous animals.   Elegance coral really takes well to quality lighting and this one is no exception. It’s a magnificent specimen.   This picture has a little bit of...

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Simple, Beautiful Corals: Mushroom Anemones and Colonial Polyps

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in Coral, Inverts, Live | 0 comments

  A tropical saltwater aquarium can be one of the most interesting and beautiful additions to your home or office space. From fish, to invertebrates and corals, saltwater reef tanks are a great way to capture a piece of the tropical sea that can be enjoyed with family and friends alike. As any aquarium owner or hobbyist will soon find, maintaining a saltwater tank can be a challenging task. Though, the introduction of certain species can have a profound benefit on the overall health and...

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