Hanna Instruments Introduces 2 New Marine Checkers

Hanna has just announced 2 new Marine Checkers for testing marine aquarium water. The new Checkers (electronic water testing devices) are designed to test for Magnesium and Ammonia. For a long time Hanna has been teasing the Magnesium Checker and it’s finally about to hit retail store shelves. Both Checkers are map priced at $59.95 and we expect the see the Magnesium Checker become as widely used like the Alkalinity, Phosphate, Nitrate and Calcium checkers. The Magnesium Checker (HI783) will accurately measure (±5% of reading @ 25 °C (77 °F) Magnesium levels between 1000 and 1800 PPM and the steps are simple and straightforward as show below. Magnesium Testing Guide Features at-a-glance Fewer steps than other chemical tests Color-coded syringes make the magnesium test simple and

BioTek Marine Frag Tags and Photo Boxes Released

We are pleased to announce the release of 2 new products from BioTek Marine. First on the docket, are the Frag Tags. Frag Tags Frag Tags come in 2 different sizes and they are available in black or white. Both sizes are sequentially numbered in packs of 25. The tags simply slide around the stem of various brands of frag plugs and disks. The larger are better suited to use with larger corals so you can see the tag from the top down. The tags are laser cut and easy to read even if they become covered with Coraline algae. Unlike similar products, BioTek Marine Frag Tags slide over the frag plug stem and won’t drift away in the aquarium current. Both sizes are retailing for $12.00 per pack and

Protecting Your Investment with the IceCap Battery Backup

Sometimes hindsight is 20/20 for some and that is no exception in the aquarium hobby. Many of us here on the East Coast either experienced or are still experiencing a major winter storm. With nearly 130,000 power outages and counting, it is vital to have some form of backup power to keep our tanks going. Aquariums can go a few days or more without lighting but maintaining the water temperature and water circulation is imperative. Having a  generator on hand for such emergencies is great, but for some hobbyists this is not feasible. There is one simple and affordable solution that addresses water circulation concerns during a power outage.  CoralVue recently released their 3rd generation IceCap Battery Backup that can keep aquarium pumps running for hours. The IceCap V

Newly Designed Tunze Osmolator Revealed

Nano Osmolator current version and Gen 2 shown on the table Tunze is coming out with a new Osmolator (Version 2) design that is going to be a complete redesign of the popular Osmolator auto-top-off devices. While this model is more intended to replace the Nano, it can handle larger aquariums also. Tunze plans to market this more as a stand alone, economy version compared to the deluxe model and it was not developed specifically for nano aquariums. Tunze is being pretty tight lipped about this but now know that they have been working on the new design for about 5 years with several different prototypes being developed along the way. Tunze has been teasing some of their new products as of late and most of their
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