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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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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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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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125 gal reef tank installation in Winchester, MA

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Equipment, Installation, Live, Live Rock, Pacific Sun LED, Plumbing | 0 comments

Fans of our Facebook page will be familiar with this 125 gallon tank in Winchester,MA. Imagine an Ocean installed this tank on the finished half of a basement and the filters, pumps, and other noisy components on the unfinished side. Yorgos ran a line through the wall that carries water back and forth between the two. This is what lies just out of sight on the other side of that wall. This keeps the living space clean and your tank uncluttered.   Live rock is in an important...

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