Red Sea Updated ReefBeat Software for ReefWave Gyre Pumps

In case you haven’t heard, the new ReefWave 25 and 45 watt gyre style pumps just started arriving at Red Sea authorized retail & online stores (ours included). To take full advantage of all of the features the pumps offer, you will need install the latest version of the ReefBeat app by downloading it from the Apple or Android app store. By updating or installing the latest version of ReefBeat, you can take full control of your ReefWave 25 watt or 45 watt gyre style wavemaker pumps. The update has features designed to give you greater flexibility: Quick action button features:Feed – switches on/off selected wave pumps (with a specified time for each pump). Maintenance – allows selected pumps to be turned on/off as a group. Emergency –

A New “Superfood” from Red Sea, Reef Energy AB+

Red Sea is doing away with their popular Reef Energy A & B and are replacing it with a newly formulated solution called, Reef Energy AB+. The original 2 part formula has now been replaced with an easier to dose, one part formula. According to Red Sea, Reef Energy AB+ is an enhanced superfood for corals that delivers crazy polyp extension, puffed-up corals, better growth, higher resilience, and brighter colors! This new product produces minimal over skimming effect and provides greater ease of use with automatic dosing units. Unlike Reef Energy A & B, AB+ requires no refrigeration or stirring for up one week. A week is not a lot of time for the additive to be used up but it may be convenient for some hobbyists

STN and RTN in Corals, Not a Cure but Maybe a Life Saver From Triton Labs

Triton Labs has just a new reef safe in tank treatment that can reduce the chances of RTN (Rapid Tissue Necrosis) and STN (Slow Tissue Necrosis) in corals. These 2 newly released products are aptly called RTN-X and STN-X and they are available from Triton Labs distributors, Unique Corals in California and Aqua Specialty Wholesale in South Carolina. They will soon be available from retail stores across the country in the coming days and weeks. What is STN and RTN? Slow Tissue Necrosis (STN) and Rapid Tissue Necrosis (RTN) are two common problems that have become increasingly prevalent in the modern reef aquarium. With the growing popularity of small polyp stony coral (SPS) dominated systems this problem has become disheartening and sometimes expensive for many aquarists

Seachem CoralCrete Epoxy

There are several brands of coral / rock work epoxy on the market and now there is another option called CoralCrete from Seachem. Seachem CoralCrete™ is two-part epoxy putty that can be used to secure coral to rock work or fuse rocks together for a more stable aquascape structure. Like most epoxies, CoralCrete has a working time of 5 minutes before it begins to harden to the point where it is not usable. CoralCrete™ is ideal for working with larger colonies of branching coral, many large polyp corals or adhering plating corals (like Montipora caps) to rock work. It is safe for aquarium inhabitants when used as directed. FEATURES: Secure coral to rock work & fuses together rock work Working time of 5 minutes Ideal for working with larger