ESV B-Ionic Seawater System is an exciting new liquid salt formula that we reported on a couple of months ago. After a thorough round of testing, new mixing isntructions and some fancy new labeling, the B-Ionic Seawater is ready for the mainstream with a 50 gallon mix running ~ $30 and 200 gllon mix running $75. Both are availble now from Premium Aquatics.
The Lighthouse Pro aquarium controller has just seen the version 4 Firmware released. New features include support for web cams, mobile phone optimized web pages, multiple lighting schedules per outlet, and a host of other features. MCU states that this fourth firmware revision is significantly different from previous ones and that Lighthouse Pro owners read the updated user manual to learn all of the new bells and whistles. Visit the MCU Research firmware page to learn more.
We did an evil teardown of the Evilc66 PAR 38 LED spotlight from Nano Customs the other day where it was revealed that this lamp could almost comprise a new LED platform with interchangeable lenses and eventually some swappable LEDs. We’ve learned that Nano Customs willÂ soon have different lens options for this lamp; it currently comes stock with 40 degree lenses which produce a very dramatic spotlight effect but it is possible to use 60 and 80 degree optics to get some different functionality from the lamp.
Finally, the Solid Vodka Dosing method Biopellets which we began to popularize about a month ago have arrived at a handful of American reef product vendors including Aquarium Specialty, Premium Aquatics and Marine Depot. Most dealers are selling the 500 ml of biopellets for $55-60 and the 1000ml of biopellets for $99. Still no word on how exactly to use the stuff or how well it works but with the biopellets becoming more widely available, surely we’ll start having reports on it’s effects round the first of the year.