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by Matt Rogers at 1:18 PM
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ReefGeek has an interesting new lighting fixture - AquaIllumination LED Light Systems. They say it is capable of producing as much light as a 400w halide system with only 50% of the energy!
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AquaIllumination LED Light Systems

This aquarium lighting fixture has sunrise, daylight, sunset and lunar light cycles. All that and a lamp life of up to 10 years. :eek: Are LEDs here to stay?

More info:
http://www.reefgeek.com/lighting/LED_Lighting/AquaIllumination_LED_Light_Systems/
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by Matt Rogers at 11:23 PM
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It appears that those cool DIY foam backgrounds are going commercial. Check out the Flexible Foam Aquarium Backgrounds from K and A Imports. Nice detail, but from here it looks like they have to work on the 'natural' part. The rocks are kind of floating. Look forward to more though and the marine versions of course!
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Flexible Foam Aquarium Backgrounds from K and A Imports

This will beat those pesky plastic paper backgrounds with depth but you have to pay to play with this luxury.

More info:
Aquarium Backgrounds: Flexible Foam Aquarium Backgrounds from K and A Imports
http://www.3reef.com/images/misc/products/foam_aquarium_backgrounds.jpg
by Matt Rogers at 2:22 PM
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Odyessea's low-profile HQI Metal Halide Aquarium Fixtures pinged on the 3reef Radar recently. HQI halide, PC actinics, LED moonlights and electronic ballasts and only 3" tall.
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Lightings
http://www.3reef.com/images/misc/products/odyssea_halide.jpg
by Matt Rogers at 10:55 PM
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It was very strange to walk into Petsmart and see T5 light fixtures for sale. :eek: Yet, after rubbing the eyes, it was clear that they indeed have several Hagen T5 HO GLO aquarium fixtures for sale now. Make note, you freshwater plant tank people and nano reefers, as these 2x39w T5 HO fixtures from Hagen may be the answer for your lighting needs. Especially for less than $130.
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Hagen T5 HO Lighting Systems
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HAGEN - GLO T5 HO
http://www.3reef.com/images/misc/products/hagen_t5_glo.jpg
by Matt Rogers at 8:44 AM
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Deltec is renown for their amazing skimmers. But were you aware that Deltec now makes a revolutionary new chiller called the 'Eco Cooler?' Either were we.
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Deltec Eco Coolers

Some of you hard hats may know about the concept behind water cooling towers... same with you hard core computer geeks with the heavily mod'd boxes out there. The concept with the Deltec Eco Cooler is the same: "Water from the aquarium is forced to evaporate which draws latent heat from the water thus cooling it down."

"Eco coolers are incredibly cheap to run and are much quieter than a refrigerant cooler. They can be turned on or off using standard temperature controllers.

For example - to achieve 950 watts of cooling:

Refrigerant - 570 watts of electricity.

Eco- cooler - 35 watts of electricity."

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More info:
Deltec - Aquarium Equipment - protein skimmers, turbo skimmers, calcium reactors, fluidized...
http://www.3reef.com/images/misc/products/deltec_eco_cooler.jpg
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