Saturday, August 4, 2018

New Bubble Magus Curve Elite Series


 Curve Elite Series By Bubble Magus

The new innovative space saving design by Bubble Magus is the Curve Elite Series, in addition to offering a very small footprint and a pipeless airflow, and extra padded cushion for noise control, the real notable design change is that the Bubble Magus Curve Elite Series is the only model that uses the Italian Sicce PSK series needle wheel pumps.


Before the Bubble Magus Elite series released in June of 2018, the original Curve models used the Rock pumps, designed by Bubble magus, that seemed to still hold their own, and get the job done, But now with the Curve Elite Skimmers using the powerful Sicce PSK pump in all 3 of the Elite Models, my fellow Reefers are sure to be impressed with the efficacy used to generate foam.





Bubble Magus Elite Series has a great price tag and comes in 3 sizes depending on the size of your Tank..

Bubble Magus Curve 5 Elite Series, Internal Protein Skimmer with Sicce SK200 Pump

Features:
  • High quality polished cell cast acrylic body
  • Long lasting efficient skimmer pump
  • Needle wheel impeller for optimal micro-bubbles
  • Innovative features
  • Stylish space saving design
  • Efficient venturi
  • High air suction
Technical Details:
  • Footprint = 7.3" x 7.1"
  • Height = 18.5"
  • Rated for aquariums up to 130 gallons
  • Recommended running level = 9.5" - 11" water depth
  • Pump: Sicce SK-200
    • Power: 18 watts, 120 V ~ 60 Hz / 0.6 A
    • Pump output = 375 gph
    • Air intake = 300 lph

Bubble Magus Curve 7 Elite Series, Internal Protein Skimmer with Sicce PSK-600 Pump

Features:
  • High quality polished cell cast acrylic body
  • Long lasting efficient skimmer pump
  • Needle wheel impeller for optimal micro-bubbles
  • Innovative features
  • Stylish space saving design
  • Efficient venturi
  • High air suction

Technical Details:
  • Footprint = 9.3" x 7.9"
  • Height = 21"
  • Rated for aquariums up to 240 gallons
  • Recommended running level = 9.5" - 11" water depth
  • Pump: Sicce PSK-600
  • Power: 29 watts, 120 V ~ 60 Hz / 0.33 A
  • Pump output = 661 gph
  • Air intake = 520 lph

Bubble Magus Curve 9 Elite Series, Internal Protein Skimmer with Sicce PSK-1200 Pump


Features:
  • High quality polished cell cast acrylic body
  • Long lasting efficient skimmer pump
  • Needle wheel impeller for optimal micro-bubbles
  • Innovative features
  • Stylish space saving design
  • Efficient venturi
  • High air suction
Technical Details:
  • Footprint = 11.6" x 9.3"
  • Height = 23.6"
  • Rated for aquariums up to 400 gallons
  • Recommended running level = 9.5" - 11" water depth
  • Pump: Sicce PSK-1200
  • Power: 60 watts, 120 V ~ 60 Hz / 0.9 A
  • Pump output = 1049 gph
  • Air intake = 900 lph



Sometimes the instruction manual can be a little confusing!! So here is a great Step by Step video to help you set up your Elite the correct way!!










Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chaetomopha

CHAETOMORPHA




Chaetomorpha, Chaeto, Spaghetti Algae, or Chato is a Macro Algae that is extremely beneficial to a reef aquarium. It absorbes nitrates and phosphates from your saltwater aquarium. Keeping your parameters in check, helping your corals grow better and faster.


We sell our Chaeto for $12.00 plus $3.50 shipping for about 2 cups worth, more than you will find from anywhere else!!

Chaeto will arrive in a plastic bag with a paper towel and a small amount of water, Our Chaeto is full and Thick and extremely healthy!!



Live Chaetomorpha Chaeto Chato Marine Macro Algae Nitrate Remover.   This is one of the hardiest and most commonly used algaes. Great for introducing into marine aquariums. As a nutrient exporter, it absorbs, or feeds on dissolved organic waste. This algae thrives on fish waste, nitrates, & phosphates. This is a big contributor to maintaining a healthy aquarium system for our fish and corals. Also gives your copepods and anthropods a place to thrive and breed. This is like a natural protein skimmer and helps to purify our water. Introducing this algae is a natural way of maintaining good water quality for our corals also. This is chaetomorpha  raised grown and raised in our own marine reef system and will be hand picked at time of purchase.

Email us at Eric'smarinelife@gmail.com if you would like to purchase our Chaetomorpha we can send you an invoice right away. All shipping is done though usps with a tracking number

Monday, May 14, 2018

Vermetid Snail Pest Removal



The Vermetid Snail is a very Unwanted Saltwater Aquarium Pest, A Coral killer,  that is a stationary gastropod, often red, brown or purple in color, that has a hard shell that is cemented hard to your rocks, corals, glass, and other snail shells.

Vermetid Snails will slowly kill your corals by smothering them with the mucus webs they cast from the ends of their open tube shells, which are used to catch food and nutrients they need for survival, the webs often irritate surrounding corals, causing polyps to remain closed eventually ending in tissue loss. 

Vermetids also hurt or slowly kill corals by stealing their much needed calcium, impeding their skeletal growth! Often the Vermetids will attach their selves to a coral causing lesions that will result in tissue loss and tissue damage, eventually killing the coral if not removed.



The best practice is to manually remove the Vermetid Snail, using a razor of sorts to cut the snail from the rock, coral, or whatever it may be attached to from the base of the snail. The snail is not in the tip of the tube, its actually down in the base of the tube as you can see in the picture. 
Some aquarist will glue the tips of the snail closed, which will kill the snail, eventually starving it, but after doing this over a period of time, you will end up with unwanted nutrients in your system due to the dead creature still trapped in your tank. 
There is much controversy about different types of Fish, Dips or Treatments to kill these snails, but from most of the research I have done, I have come to the conclusion that its just best to manually remove them.

 


Sunday, May 13, 2018

The New YouTube Reef Tank Build

                     The YouTube Tank Build Is Underway!!

Thanks to ARC Reef, We just Received our Reef Rock to begin the Aqua scape. Our YouTube Viewers and Subscribers will be able to voice their opinions and ideas that will allow them to have a major impact on the outcome of this build!



We will be filming the progress of this build the whole way through, our viewers will not miss anything that goes on during this build!! It is so important that we teach as many people as possible about how important the reefs in the oceans are to our planet!

We owe many thanks to ARC Reef for sponsoring us and our channel. Be sure to check out their website, For every pound of live rock they sell they plant 10 pounds back into the ocean!! So by purchasing your live rock from ARC Reef, you are helping rebuild the oceans reefs!! So far they have planted over 200,000 pounds of reef material, and they have created over 43,500 sq ft. of New Coral Reefs of the Coast of Maimi Florida, Called Heart Reef!!!


Would you like to Donate to Eric's Marine Life? We have started a Go Fund Me account and all that is donated will be used to help with buying equipment and tools for the reef tanks, corals, and supplies for the reef tanks.  We will also be using money donated to help with the YouTube Tank Build!! Because the whole Tank build process will be filmed, you will get to see everything we put in to it, and you can even be a part of the build by commenting and giving your imput on our YouTube Channel, Eric's Marine Life!!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Copepods and Amphipods, Facts and Breeding Tips and Tricks





Copepods are extremely important to a well balanced aquarium ecosystem, not only are they extremely beneficial, but they are also an important food source required by some species to survive.


Copepods and Amphipods are a natural part of the plankton food chain, so they will naturally occur in a saltwater aquarium. If you already have a well established tank you probably see many of the little guys on the glass of your aquarium, in the substrate and even on your rocks.

If your tank has not been going long you can easily buy them from many different online vendors. If you want to breed them like we do to ensure your population never depletes check out our YouTube video above. 


Its not to hard to breed pods, just get a 10 galloon tank, have your salinity at around 1.023, temperature around 78 Degrees F, and add chaeto, they love to breed in the stuff, we even added a small amount of substrate and rubble from our live rocks, then some pinky's filter floss from our sump, they were already breeding in it in the sump so we simply transferred it over. We add phytoplankton til the water has a green tint, when the water begins to clear after a few days you just add more, giving the little guys plenty to eat. We also added a small amount of fish flakes or pellets just to ensure we have enough for them to eat. We add fresh Chaeto to their tank and only keep the lights on the pod tank about 2-4 hrs a day. To transfer our pods we will take a small bit of the water, pick up the chaeto and shake it out giving us several hundred at a time, sometimes we will use our Pod Condo, video below, it makes transferring pods extremely easy. Water Changes are very important when breeding pods, you don't want your parameters to get to crazy, and they always breed better right after a water change. 



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Monday, May 7, 2018

The Frogspawn Coral


The Frogspawn Coral is a LPS Coral, Euphyllia Divisa, and is sometimes called a wall coral, Grape Coral, Honey Coral, Honey Coral Wall, and even a Octopus Coral.




The Frogspawn Coral does best when placed on the bottom half of your tank, with low water flow and moderate to high lighting.  Make sure you keep some distance between this and other corals since it has sweeper tentacles and my sting nearby corals, you can have the Frogspawn coral close to his brother, the Hammer Coral, they get along pretty good and will not harm one another, but its cousin the Torch Coral needs to be a good distance from both of these guys since they will harm one another. The Branches of this coral are not connected so therefore if one branch is hurt or dead it will not affect the other branch. The frogspawn coral is not recommended for beginners as it can be quite difficult to handle for starters. 




The Frogspawn Coral produces its food via photosynthesis. It will also accept meaty foods such as raw shrimp, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp and silverside when placed near the oral opening. The Frogspawn Coral will grow rapidly in a marine aquarium if the tank parameters are perfect.  Adding Calcium and other trace elements to the water is important to maintain this corals good health!






  • SCIENTIFIC NAME:                         Euphyllia Divisa
  • CARE LEVEL:                                    Moderate
  • TEMPERAMENT:                            Aggressive
  • DIET:                                                 Phytoplankton, Meaty foods
  • LIGHTING:                                       Moderate to Intense
  • WATER FLOW:                                Moderate
  • PLACEMENT:                                   Bottom Half
  • TEMPERATURE:                            72  -  78 Degrees F
  • PH:                                                     8.2  -  8.4
  • SG:                                                    1.022  -  1.025
  • DKH:                                                 8  -  12
  • CALCIUM:                                      350  -  420
  • MAGNESIUM:                               1200  -  1350


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Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Doughnut Coral Information


The Doughnut Coral is a LPS Coral, Acanthophylia sp., and is also known as the Meat Coral. 


The Doughnut Coral does best if placed on the bottom half of your tank, with low water flow and moderate lighting. Make sure you keep some distance between this and other corals since it can double its size when it expands. The Doughnut Coral can grow up to 12" in an aquarium if properly maintained. They will be very easy to keep as long as they get enough space for it to grow. This coral would be an excellent choice for beginners to expert aquarist!




The Doughnut Coral produces food through photosynthesis but will also except meaty foods as well when it is placed near the oral opening.  Adding Calcium and other trace elements to your water is extremely important for growth of this coral. 



      • SCIENTIFIC NAME:              Acanthophylia Sp.
      • CARE LEVEL:                        Moderate
      • TEMPERMENT:                     Semi-Aggressive
      • DIET:                                        Phytoplankton, meaty foods
      • LIGHTING:                          Moderate
      • WATER FLOW:                   Low
      • PLACEMENT:                       Bottom Half
      • TEMPERATURE:                 72  -  78 Degrees F
      • PH:                                          8.2  -  8.4
      • SG:                                        1.022  -  1.025
      • DKH:                                     8  -  12
      • CALCIUM:                       350 - 420
      • MAGNESIUM:                1200 - 1350