New from Neptune Systems: The Apex EL

The real pleasures of an aquarium are often overshadowed by the struggle of upkeep. Worse yet, aquatic animals are unnecessarily sacrificed everyday when parameters like temperature drift into lethal ranges due to failed equipment or other mishaps. A proper monitoring and control system for your aquarium solves both these problems. And while the Apex has been out for years, Neptune Systems realized there was a void in their product offering. Creating a more affordable, entry-level next generation model was needed, and now the need is filled with the ApexEL. The ApexEL makes keeping your aquarium easier while also monitoring key parameters such as temperature, pH, and the health of your connected equipment, for under $500.00. APEXel Features – THE ENTRY LEVEL APEX  Lower cost version of

Rapid Tissue Necrosis (RTN) – A Reef Keeper’s Nightmare

Your tank is on cruise control and all SPS corals are in a happy zone, growing and thriving like you had always imagined. Then one day the lights come on and your eyes zero in on a dead coral. What the heck? How could that happen when everything was going so well? Reef keeping can be a humbling experience, trying the patience of both beginners and veterans. Sometimes bad things happen due to poor husbandry and other times there is no clear explanation. I can sleep better at night when something bad happens as long as I know what caused the problem, allowing me to prevent it from reoccurring. That’s just the way I am wired. I like closure. It’s those mystery events that drive me batty

RAP 2017 Recap

WWC – please send this to me! The guys from Worldwide Corals have done it again with the best Reefapalooza Orlando show I have attended.  In it’s 4th year in Orlando, this was, in my humble opinion, the best run show we have ever been to and I’ve had the pleasure of attending all four Orlando shows as a vendor. When we arrived, the Reefapalooza crew greeted us a the back entrance and within about 20 minutes they had the contents of our truck and trailer unloaded and delivered to our 20′ x 10′ booth.  Our thanks go out to the RAP staff that helped us get our gear into the convention center and bring water to our booth for our coral and Tahitian Maxima clam display.  Well