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NYOS Purpure salt mix announced at MACNA

NYOS Purpure is a new salt mix from the German company that we just spied in the NYOS booth as they are setting up. Purpure is a funny name but an interesting salt mix that borrows some ideas from two existing salts on the market. The new salt mix will be packaged in boxes, each

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CoralVue is releasing a slew of new IceCap marine aquarium products

IceCap is making a huge come back in the marine aquarium market with the brand being resurrected first for a reverse osmosis unit, the dosing pump, then the IceCap Gyre Interface module, and now a whole slew of diverse marine aquarium products. CoralVue is barely beginning to set up their booth here at MACNA but

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Reef Octopus VarioS Controller for Regal protein skimmers

We’re still 24 hours away from MACNA opening its doors but already we’re starting to scoop all the latest and greatest new products from this seminal, annual show. The Reef Octopus VarioS controller is a swanky looking new driver box for Reef Octopus’s own line of DC pumps. The Octo VarioS is so spanking new

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Come visit us at MACNA booth 611

  The build out of the 2015 Marine Aquarium Conference of North America is just starting to build out in preparation for a big weekend, and Reef Builders is already on the scene. We usually like to pace the conference floor the entire weekend, scouring for new products and scooping all the new information and

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MASNA Announces 2015 MACNA Aquarist of the Year – Terry Siegel

The annual Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) award, Aquarist of the Year, will be presented to Terry Siegel at the Saturday banquet during the XXVII Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA 2015). MASNA is proud to present this award to Terry for his continued support of the hobby as well as his

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Neptune DOS gets special pricing this weekend only

With all eyes on MACNA this weekend, Neptune is offering any the chance to save big on its Neptune DOS dosing and fluid metering system. This is a nice nod for the people who aren’t able to make it to MACNA to take advantage of deals and goodies that take place at the event. So what

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The ABCs of deepwater Chromis

The pan-oceanic genus Chromis is a ubiquitous component of any coral reef, and can be found anywhere from sun speckled coral gardens to lung compressing depths in the mesophotic twilight zone. Despite their near abrasive presence both in the field and in the aquarium trade, not much is known about the genus collectively. With increased deep water exploration,

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Deep sea exploration of the Canadian northeast Pacific Ocean

Ocean Network Canada (ONC) in Partnership with the exploration vessel Nautilus, research vessel Thomas G. Thompson, and the University of Victoria have launched a three week long expedition in the Canadian northeast Pacific Ocean. As part of the expedition the E/V Nautilus and R/V Thomas G. Thompson, will visit eight sites along the Canadian west coast, and

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NanoBox Reef Tide and Duo LED get a nice refresh

NanoBox Reef is channeling its inner spectrum with a refreshing update to the Mini Tide and Duo LED fixtures that sees them getting thinner, brighter, and much more colorful. The New NanoBox Reef Tide and Duo LEDs are a half inch thinner than last year’s model, with 2 or 4 channel wireless control, including a much quieter fan

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Smart ATO micro is the smallest optical top off device yet

The Smart ATO Micro is a new optical water level sensor and top off device in one. This new ATO is a miniature version of the Smart ATO released by Auto Aqua just about two years ago. Like the Smart ATO, the Smart ATO Micro is an optical water level sensor with the controller built right in,

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