Going Large with The Portal Coral Viewer

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The Portal, a side-mounted magnified coral viewer, is a little product that created a big buzz at Reef-A-Palooza last weekend. The folks at IVS saw a bunch of floating coral viewers and decided to design one that mounts on the front where most view the tank - brilliant! The Portal is a simple two-piece viewer that uses magnets to allow you to position the magnifier where you like and twists apart easily thanks to the contours of its ergonomic grip. The MSRP for the 4" units will be around $65.00 and the 2.5" units will be priced around $45.00. Their goal is to have 6" units available soon. The first shipment of Portals are already sold out with more on the way in late January. Their site will be updated in a couple days with new delivery dates. Time to get in line!

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    Innovative Viewing Systems Web site:
    Innovative Viewing Systems.com

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Oh ! I love this and must have. Holding the magnifying glass is getting really old.:)
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  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I added PDF brochures of The Portal that contain more specs. Check it out. 8)
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    "werd".

    Just sent this to Santa Claws

    (typo intentional)
  7. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    Hey Matt, links to the floating ones?
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    Ummm.

    If I want to get a shot of a coral in the middle of the tank and can not with a macro setting, yes I use a magnifying glass. So this would be very helpful to me. And I like looking at all the stuff the naked eye misses.

    Taken with the assistance of a magnifying glass.

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  11. Pickupman66

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    <---- WANTS ONE! But WHEW. they are pricey.
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    Excellent pic, agree on trying to see everything in fine detail stinks, especially only with regular glasses that are no line bi-focals.
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    LOL the site needs to be updated with a site. It is still under construction.
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    Ok nice! I was going ask what the big deal was with floating viewers but these magnify AND most on the front. Pretty cool!
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    attach a scrubber pad to the inside the tank ring, and I'm sold! ;D
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    Wow something so simple, but so pricey.. Looks like they copied Koralia's mounting design.
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    I was having a discussion about this just the other day. My age has caught up with me and I have to take my glasses off and get inches away from something to see anything in detail. Obviously, aquariums cause me difficulty because my nose keeps bumping into the glass and I can't get any closer. For hobbyists with really poor eyesight like me, $65 is money well spent.
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    Dude!!! I was thinking about the very same thing!! Add felt on the front one and the scratchy thing on the inside part and this would be the greatest thing to see corals while doing maintenance at the same time.

    Recreational maintenance is something that sounds very, very appealing, doesn't it? :)
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    You can magnet float sells the pad and scrubber a rebuild kit. Its like 5.00 for the largest size.

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    I know this post is alittle old but i just checked out the side and it looks like they took your guys advice and added that scrub to the magnifier haha so now u can clean your glass as you view it :D
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    OMG now I really want one LOL. My eyes aren't what they were in 2002!
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