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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:35:31 +0200
Tropical Marine Centre (Trade Only)
This is the LED aquarium lighting deal of the summer!

TMC Bristol fish house showing off the UFO’s that they have over their frag tanks!

Now’s the time to upgrade your lighting to the ultra-stylish and well revered ZETLIGHT UFO – Save a HUGE 41% on the original RRP for a WiFi connected setup. The Zetlight UFO pumps out a hefty 96w of CREE LED lighting across 4 channels and 11 LED colours. The light also comes with the adjustable tank mounting kit and a sleek suspension kit in the box! No additional purchases necessary. Was £399.99 now only £233.99 with WIFI, £197.99 without! If you want two or more units on your aquarium – you only need to purchase one with WiFi for full smartphone app control.

This price only whilst stocks last! – Available from all TMC stockists

#TMC #tropicalmarinecentre #TMCLookForTheLabel #ufo #ZETLIGHT]]>
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:35:31 +0200
Tropical Marine Centre (Trade Only)
This is the LED aquarium lighting deal of the summer!

TMC Bristol fish house showing off the UFO’s that they have over their frag tanks!

Now’s the time to upgrade your lighting to the ultra-stylish and well revered ZETLIGHT UFO – Save a HUGE 41% on the original RRP for a WiFi connected setup. The Zetlight UFO pumps out a hefty 96w of CREE LED lighting across 4 channels and 11 LED colours. The light also comes with the adjustable tank mounting kit and a sleek suspension kit in the box! No additional purchases necessary. Was £399.99 now only £233.99 with WIFI, £197.99 without! If you want two or more units on your aquarium – you only need to purchase one with WiFi for full smartphone app control.

This price only whilst stocks last! – Available from all TMC stockists

#TMC #tropicalmarinecentre #TMCLookForTheLabel #ufo #ZETLIGHT]]>
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 18:13:25 +0200
Pond Planet
Check out the Brand New AquaSky 2.0 Bluetooth LED Aquarium Lighting from Fluval. Control your Aquariums illumination at the touch of a button via the FluvalSmart App!!]]>
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:45:06 +0200
Tropical Marine Centre (Trade Only)
This is the LED aquarium lighting deal of the summer!

Now’s the time to upgrade your lighting to the ultra-stylish and well revered ZETLIGHT UFO – Save a HUGE 41% on the original RRP for a WiFi connected setup. The Zetlight UFO pumps out a hefty 96w of CREE LED lighting across 4 channels and 11 LED colours. The light also comes with the adjustable tank mounting kit and a sleek suspension kit in the box! No additional purchases necessary. Was £399.99 now only £233.99 with WIFI, £197.99 without! If you want two or more units on your aquarium – you only need to purchase one with WiFi for full smartphone app control.

This price only whilst stocks last! – Available from all TMC stockists

#TMC #tropicalmarinecentre #TMCLookForTheLabel #ufo #ZETLIGHT]]>
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 11:59:03 +0200
Tropical Marine Centre (Trade Only)
This is the LED aquarium lighting deal of the summer!

Now’s the time to upgrade your lighting to the ultra-stylish and well revered ZETLIGHT UFO – Save a HUGE 41% on the original RRP for a WiFi connected setup. The Zetlight UFO pumps out a hefty 96w of CREE LED lighting across 4 channels and 11 LED colours. The light also comes with the adjustable tank mounting kit and a sleek suspension kit in the box! No additional purchases necessary. Was £399.99 now only £233.99 with WIFI, £198.99 without! If you want two or more units on your aquarium – you only need to purchase one with WiFi for full smartphone app control.

This price only whilst stocks last! – Available from all TMC stockists

#TMC #tropicalmarinecentre #TMCLookForTheLabel #ufo #ZETLIGHT]]>
Tue, 22 May 2018 16:16:16 +0200
Carl Strohmeyer
AAP/Aqueon PLANTED Freshwater Aquarium LED Clip-On Light- $39.99

Aqueon Planted Aquarium LED Clip-On Light for up to 20 gallon.
Convenient and affordable options to add LED lighting in any aquarium.
These elegant super thin Clip-On LED lights hover over aquarium providing optimal lighting for a bright thriving environment.
Soft-touch switch LED, easily mounts on framed or frameless aquariums using versatile mounting screw. 60 Bright LED's for shimmering illumination, ideal for freshwater aquariums up to 20 gallons.

Soft-touch switch LED
Easily mounts on framed or frameless or trimmed frame aquariums using versatile mounting screw.
Width of mounting bracket 2 cm (approx. 3/4")
Ideal for community or high planted light freshwater aquariums up to 20 gallons (example: two will generally work well for a standard 36"L 40 gallon aquarium)
Multiples can be used for larger aquariums
3-way soft-touch control(All On/Blue On/All Off)
60 bright LEDs (12 Blue) help support and grow lush plants
12 Watts Input


Aquarium LED Lights Page Two; Including the Ai Hydra Twenty-Six, Aqueon LED Clip-on lights, and TMC Flexi Red & Blue strips. Suggestioned lights from the aquarium keeping guru Carl Strohmeyer
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Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:19 +0100
Home Kitchen Products

SensoryMoon 3.9 ft Bubble Tube Floor Lamp w 10 Fish, 20 Color Remote and Tall Water Tower Tank is Best LED Aqua Night Light for Kids Bedroom, Autism or Fake Aquarium Column Stand for Living Room Decor

SensoryMoon is proud to introduce our new Sensory Bubble Tube Floor Lamp! Standing at an impressive 3.9 feet, our high-quality aquarium fish lamps come with a sleek blue motor base, a tall plastic water bubble tube, 10 plastic “swimming” fish (including 2 horsefish!), and a 20-color option remote control. Simply fill the water bubble lamp with distilled water, insert the multi-colored fish, and set the remote control to your favorite solid color or color-changing setting! Our aqua bubble lamp’s long-lasting LED lights can cycle between gorgeous aqua, blue, green, purple, red, white, yellow and other colors (or be set to just one of them), while its tropical toy fish interact with the water currents in the bubble column in an incredibly lifelike way.
Save hundreds when building a sensory room. Because sensory equipment offered by special needs companies is highly overpriced, buying sensory bubble tubes for your child with autism, sensory processing disorder, or special needs can cost an arm and a leg. Instead, try our bubble tower lamps and achieve a similar effect at a fraction of the cost!
Mesmerize and relax your kids with no effort at all. Keep your child quietly occupied for hours as they track the fish swimming about the water bubble lamp. The soothing color-changing backdrop and peaceful motor hum and bubbling sound make it the ideal bedroom night light to put your kids right to sleep!
Dazzle and impress children and adults alike. These aquarium fish lamps demand the attention of anyone who walks into your home or office, quickly becoming the focal point at any room or party. A perfect piece for home decor, our multi-sensory fish floor lamps offer a very acceptable motor hum to not intrude on the household environment you are trying to maintain.
Note: the fish start to “swim” only as they soak into the water, so it may take a few days to see the full effect.A BREATHTAKING AQUARIUM EXPERIENCE THAT DAZZLES AND RELAXES. Now with 10 fish (including 2 horsefish!) and 3.9 feet (120 cm) of swimming room, our new sensory bubble tube floor lamp makes the perfect gift for the children in your family or decor piece for sensory loving adults. Watch as colorful fish bob up and down the water tube, waving their mechanical tails and interacting with the streaming bubbles in an incredibly lifelike way – all on a soothing backdrop of color-changing LED ambiance.
SENSORY ROOM LIGHTING WITHOUT THE SENSORY ROOM COSTS. Stimulate object tracking, color recognition, and sound localization abilities without spending thousands on expensive sensory bubble tubes from special needs companies. Keep your child, student, or client with ASD and-or SPD sitting still for hours with this captivating multi-sensory fish water lamp display. Our bubble column sensory lights for autism are great presents for kids with disability or special needs!
20-COLOR OPTION REMOTE CONTROL FOR FULL WIRELESS CUSTOMIZABILITY. Our bubble tower lamp allows you to choose between 16 solid colors (including blue, green, purple, red, yellow, white), 4 transition settings (flash, strobe, fade, smooth), and on-off modes with the touch of a button. Whether you want your child’s favorite color as a bedroom night light, or the perfect color-changing setting for your living area – nothing is outside your control with the SensoryMoon aquarium fish lamp remote!
ATTENTION-GETTING CENTERPIECE THAT SPARKS CONVERSATION. Get your friends, family, guests, co-workers, or patients talking at your parties, get-togethers, or office. Our aqua bubble lamp offers a very acceptable motor hum that fades into background noises already created by the TV, laptop, and conversation – no special mats, rugs, or carpets needed. Perfect home decor for adults who are sensory seekers, or parents who don’t want to deal with the hassle of real fish!
CAPTIVATING NIGHT LIGHT THAT MAKES BEDTIME EASY TO HANDLE. Send your son or daughter straight to sleep with these mesmerizing LED water bubble tube. The constant but quiet bubbling noise and soft whirring of motor provides an ideal white noise for a serene, restful, and relaxing environment. Your children will insist on turning off the bedroom lights as they calmly watch the cycling colors, streaming bubbles, and bobbing fish until they fall asleep!

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Sat, 28 Oct 2017 21:41:20 +0200
AquaCave Aquatics
Neptune Systems Apex Aquarium Controller - EB832, Temp Probe, Salinity Probe, Double Junction Lab pH & Lab

The Neptune Systems Apex Aquarium Controller System includes everything to monitor and control your aquariums from anywhere in the world. It monitors temperature, ph, orp, salinity along with 8 individual controllable outlets.

The Neptune Systems Apex Aquarium Controller System does all the dirty work for your aquarium so you can do more important things like fragging your corals or layng on your couch and enjoying your aquarium. The Apex System has built in Wi-Fi, an incredible 802.11g/n Wi-Fi connection with reliability that rivals a wired connection. The Apex System comes with all the essentials for monitoring and controlling a reef like controllable power outlets, temperature, pH, ORP, salinity, etc. What's awesome about the Neptune Systems is that it allows you to monitor and control the conditions of you tank using your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.You don't have to go to your aquarium to check the conditions of your tank anymore. Everything can be monitored and controlled from the touch of your phone. Talk about convenience!

The Energy Bar 832 was redesigned from the ground up and includes eight 120V AC outlets, an internal 100W 24VDC power supply, three built-in 1LINK ports and two 24VDC accessory ports. Each individual outlet has power monitoring and there are individual LED indicators for each outlet.

FEATURES:

Monitors and controls light, temperature, pH levels, and ORP
Double Junction Lab Grade PH and ORP Probe, and a Lab Grade Conductivity Probe
Wi-Fi Internet connectivity! Allows remote access and control via laptop, tablet or phone.
Sends e-mail and text reminders

WHAT'S IN THE BOX:

Apex Base Unit
Energy Bar 832
New, Lab grade, double-junction pH and ORP probes
Lab grade salinity probe
Temperature Probe
Salinity and pH Calibration Solutions

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet Interface
Embedded Web Server
Only controller with web browser Monitoring, Control & Configuration.
Email Alarms

EXPANDABILITY

Most expandable Controller (Up to 240 modules, hundreds of probes, and thousands of controlled outlets).
Simple menu driven Configuration: No program language knowledge required.

ROBUST TIMERS

Simulates sunrise/sunset
Simulates moon cycle
Wave Maker and Random timed cycles
Built-in Variable speed pump control
Still water feed mode (multiple modes)

ULTIMATE CONTROL

Monitor/Control Temperature, pH, and ORP
Digital Calibration on all probes
Seasonal temp & lighting control
Flexible Control Options


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Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:26:37 +0200
Cypress Guppies
Aquarium Lights for Happy Fishredfire • July 4, 2017 • No Comments
Aquarium lighting fixtures are complete lighting units that mount on your tank. There are two reasons to have an aquarium lighting fixture. First, to simulate the natural light your fish would get in the wild, secondly, for you to see the fish and plants, and enjoy the vivid colors.

Light Fixtures for Freshwater Fish-only Tanks

Fish-only freshwater tanks are the most popular first aquariums. Artificial rocks and plastic plants decorate the tank, no living plants. The beauty of this for budding aquarists, is that you don’t have to get a fancy light fixture, as fish don’t photosynthesize! You can hone your lighting choice down to two factors. First, simulate the natural day/night light of your freshwater fish. Second, display your fish to show off their colors.

Popular freshwater tank fish come from tropical parts of the world where they live in shallow waters and get regular sunshine. Popular aquarium fish such as the cichlids, gourami, betta are all great for new aquarium owners. For bulbs, use full color spectrum ‘color enhancing’ bulbs.

Your fish will get stressed and unhealthy under unnatural light cycles. Keep on main day lighting no more than 8 hours a day. The main reason people go wrong with lighting for these systems is they do too much light and get algae problems. Never run actinic lights on your freshwater system – algae will multiply. Running the lights too long will promote algae bloom. It’s best to control the aquarium lights with an automatic timer.

For the best aquarium lighting experience, get an aquarium lighting fixture with lunar lights built in. The moon lights are inexpensive LEDs. Hybrid lighting fixtures keep each light source on separate power circuits. Automatic timers can switch each light to give a natural day/night lighting cycle, including dawn and dusk light.

Light Fixtures For Freshwater Planted Tanks

Freshwater planted systems are the next step up from fish-only tanks. Live plants nicer to look at, and with these primary producers in your tank, you’ve got a complete self sustaining ecology in your tank. Keeping live plants, your aquarium lighting fixture must provide the vital light that plants need to photosynthesize. Plants use chlorophyll to photosynthesize, this absorbs light at certain wavelengths (430nm and 680nm). They require light from both the red and blue parts of the color spectrum.

A dual bulb aquarium light fixture with a red plant growth bulb of 3000K and a full daylight of 6500K for vigorous healthy plants, especially when you are starting seedlings or cuttings. An added bonus of having both lamps is that daylight bulb brings out more of the colors, than using the plant growth bulb alone.

Light Fixtures For Saltwater Fish-only Tanks

Now let’s move on to the saltwater marine tanks. Without corals to think about, lighting choices are simple for saltwater fish-only tanks. Popular saltwater fish like clownfish, angelfish, and gobies don’t need uber-lighting fixtures. The aquarium lighting system you choose is to delight the viewer. After all, no one wants a dark box in their room. A daylight lamp of 5500K up to 10000K is a reasonable choice. Feel free to experiment with different bulbs till you get the fish colors popping just right. Just don’t overdo it with your photoperiod. Keep your day lighting down to less than 10 hours per day, too much lighting will boost algae growth.

One caveat – you may get the hankering to turn your fish-only tank into a mini-reef at some point in the future. Consider getting an aquarium light fixture with space for one or more bulbs than you need right now, in the future you can pop in an actinic bulb to keep your corals happy, and keep the same light fixture.

Light Fixtures for Reef Tanks

Finally, we come to the most challenging of tanks – the reef tank. The choice of aquarium lighting fixture is critical to the health of your corals and their symbiotic zooxanthellae. These are a beneficial algae that give nutrition to the corals. In return for the coral providing a nice safe home, the symbiotic algae repay their host with nutrition from photosynthesis. Coral needs this to stay healthy. Getting the right light to the zooxanthellae is the main lighting issue for reek-keepers.

Many people are nervous of taking the next step, and adding live rock to their saltwater tank. Industry marketing is to blame here -reading vendor’s blurb one would think that you need the most powerful and expensive Metal Halide lamps. It’s not true. There are many folks out there with excellent healthy corals, running on T5 HO or Power Compact fluorescent lighting fixtures. It all depends on your tank setup. Shallow tanks under 24″ in depth don’t necessarily require a MH lamp beaming down into the depths. Multiple T5 HO bulbs can provide enough intensity at these depths.

It also depends on your corals. These can be divided into three categories. Hard corals (stony corals) have an exterior skeleton built from calcium. Hard corals are referred to as LPS or Large Polyp Stony, and SPS or Small Polyp Stony. Given that the light must penetrate through the water, and through the hard body of the coral to reach the photosynthesizing algae, these kinds of corals can require advanced aquarium lighting fixtures.

Soft corals don’t use calcium to build a hard skeleton. These ‘softies’ include the leather, and mushroom corals. Generally soft corals need less intense light than the hard corals need to survive, meaning you can get away with High Output fluorescent lamps for the soft corals.

There are many factors which go into running a successful aquarium, and choosing correct aquarium lighting fixtures for your tank environment makes all the difference between success and failure of your aquarium project. Aquarium lighting fixtures must be selected on the basis of your tank’s setup.


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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:49:44 +0200
Lando Chillers

What Is Water Chillers For Saltwater Aquariums ?


The Water Chillers For Saltwater Aquariums Description :


If you want to enjoy observing fish and other marine life on a daily basis, you may wish to purchase a small aquarium .

For the aquarium typically contains a water filtration system, an aquarium water chiller , and an artificial light.


The majority of aquarium fish, both freshwater and marine, hail from the tropics. However, in a heat wave or under the light of high-powered aquarium lighting you can heat aquarium water beyond safe temperatures. When aquarium water gets above 82 degrees Fahrenheit, you need to take steps to cool the water .


Marine aquarium temperatures should mimic the natural environment of the inhabitants and are most commonly maintained at 20 to 28 °C (70 to 82 °F).

when the ambient temperature is less than the desired temperature of the aquarium this generally necessitates the use of an aquarium heater. when the ambient temperature is greater than the desired temperature, or for cold water systems, refrigeration devices known as "Aquarium Water chillers" are used to cool the aquarium water. Shenzhen Lando Aquarium Water Chillers with Cooling and Warming function .


The Water Chillers For Saltwater Aquariums Advantage:


1. Corrosion resistant titanium heat exchange cools efficiently

2. Energy Efficiency: Provide the best BTU heat removal capacity with the lowest amperage draw. More electricity savings.

3. Full Auto Digital Temperature Control System

4. Efficient and reliable brand compressor saves money by using less electricity

5. Lowest Noise and Vibration Level

6. Refrigerant: Uses Ozone Friendly Refrigerant (R134a or R410a )


The Water Chillers For Saltwater Aquariums Application :

1. Have aquarium water chillers available from 1/13HP to 5HP .

2. Ideal for keeping your aquarium at the perfect temperature

3. Ideal for keeping hydroponic solution in your reservoir at the perfect temperature.

4. Also fit for cooling industrial laser machine ,cooling Uv led laser machine and cooling Uv led printers .




Shenzhen Lando Technology Industrial Co.,ltd

Cell : 86-15814051508 ( whatsapp available )

Contact : Fany Fan

Email : sales@cnlando.com

Tel: 86-755-28241365

Http://www.lando-chillers.com




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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:13:51 +0200
sammi huo
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:03:42 +0200
lando-chiller
What Is The Aquarium Water Chillers ?


The Aquarium Water Chillers Description :


If you want to enjoy observing fish and other marine life on a daily basis, you may wish to purchase a small aquarium .

For the aquarium typically contains a water filtration system, an aquarium water chiller , and an artificial light.


The majority of aquarium fish, both freshwater and marine, hail from the tropics. However, in a heat wave or under the light of high-powered aquarium lighting you can heat

aquarium water beyond safe temperatures. When aquarium water gets above 82 degrees Fahrenheit, you need to take steps to cool the water .


Marine aquarium temperatures should mimic the natural environment of the inhabitants and are most commonly maintained at 20 to 28 °C (70 to 82 °F).

when the ambient temperature is less than the desired temperature of the aquarium this generally necessitates the use of an aquarium heater.

when the ambient temperature is greater than the desired temperature, or for cold water systems, refrigeration devices known as "Aquarium Water chillers" are used to cool the aquarium water. Shenzhen Lando Aquarium Water Chillers with Cooling and Warming function .




The Aquarium Water Chillers Advantage:


1. Corrosion resistant titanium heat exchange cools efficiently

2. Energy Efficiency: Provide the best BTU heat removal capacity with the lowest amperage draw. More electricity savings.

3. Full Auto Digital Temperature Control System

4. Efficient and reliable brand compressor saves money by using less electricity

5. Lowest Noise and Vibration Level

6. Refrigerant: Uses Ozone Friendly Refrigerant (R134a or R410a )



The Aquarium Water Chillers Application :

1. Have aquarium water chillers available from 1/13HP to 5HP .

2. Ideal for keeping your aquarium at the perfect temperature

3. Ideal for keeping hydroponic solution in your reservoir at the perfect temperature.

4. Also fit for cooling industrial laser machine ,cooling Uv led laser machine and cooling Uv led printers .




Shenzhen Lando Technology Industrial Co.,ltd

Cell : 86-15814051508 ( whatsapp available )

Contact : Fany Fan

Email : sales@cnlando.com

Tel: 86-755-28241365

Http://www.lando-chillers.com


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Tue, 16 May 2017 05:45:06 +0200
Serenity Aquariums LLC
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 03:28:53 +0200
Chris Howard
I started this aquarium downsizing and automation project a couple months ago, and it’s going to take at least another four to five months to complete--maybe longer. Even if all the equipment is ready, there’s no hurrying the life behind the glass--you never want to rush the beginning of a new habitat. You have to let it come to life first, let it settle down, find its balance--and that can take anywhere from a couple months to a year. This may actually be the most difficult part of this hobby--the waiting, the patience required to just let things calm down on their own. You provide the stability, the nutrients for coral growth and the spread of that beautiful red and purple coralline algae (Lithothamnion sp. and the like). But you can’t rush the process and be successful. You can buy all the frags you want, but it’s going to be hell without a mature system.

Okay, back to what I’m working on: You might laugh at the idea of downsizing a 30g/113l tank, which is on the small side in this hobby. (I consider it a “Nano reef” aquarium, as would many of my fellow aquarists). I have had 40, 60, 160, 200 gallon reef systems in the past, but for the foreseeable future I’m going to stick to a nano-sized system, anywhere from 12 - 18 gallons of total water volume, and I’m starting with the foundation, building out a better, higher-tech moveable base for the aquarium, lighting, dosing system, electronics (battery backup), and the automation infrastructure (timers, temperature control, pH, ORP, monitoring). I have all of this running smoothly right now on the 30g, and transitioning it at some point will be a fairly big task. But back to basics: this weekend I have completed most of what I wanted for the base, the tank stand, with the lighting structure. (I run four Kessil LEDs, an A160EW Tuna Blue (all-day blue, color: 20,000K), A160WE Tuna Sun (Daylight, color: 9,000k), A150W Tuna Blue (Mid-day intensity, color: 15,000K), and an H150 Red (2 hours per day at dusk and dawn, wavelength: 620 - 710nm). I know, a lot for light for a smallish aquarium, but they’re not all on at the same time, and they’re on for varying lengths of time.]]>
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:38:35 +0200
Kevin Novak
Review of a Current eFlux 1900-gph DC pump with flow control.


If there is one thing I loathe about aquariums with sumps and overflows is the noise from splashing water going into the weirs overflow and then the return water into the sump via the pluming. I have written and made some YouTube videos on how to remedy this problem by adding a reducer endcap at the end of the return 1” pipe in the sump that equals that of the pumps output. Most pumps will never meet the requirement of a 1” pipes fulfilment to make it a solid full suction pipe. However, once that problem is remedied to one’s satisfaction then the next issue is the return pump that is the heart of the system making noise and/or heating up the aquariums water.

After buying the SCA 50 gallon Starfire Glass Aquarium complete package which comes with an Atman PH2500 return pump, (650-gph with a 7.5’ head shut off using 45.5 watts of power) is not quite the right pump for complete control over the restricted water coming from the weir into the sump via a 1” return pipe. It works, but because of the pumps short comings of a reduced amount of torque and only pumping at a measly 275-gph due to head pressure it would falter in keeping the weirs water level at a precise preset water mark. Note: If water in the weir drains too slow to the sump the water will then rise in the weir until it begins to trickle down the emergency standpipe and make noise. If it drains too fast, then the sumps return pipe will start sucking in air with water and begin to make and unbearable noise in the sump and weir too. Therefore, you need a pump that can overcome these hindrances in keeping water levels steady in the weir and keeping the whole system quiet when running.

It now was time to get a more competent pump to do the job than the smaller Atman that came with the setup could not do. In my aquariums, I like moving volumes of water from point A to point B as fast as possible without hindering the inhabitance daily routine. This way particulate matter gets into the mechanical filter and out of the waterbody giving it a clean polished look. Velocity on the other hand, may deceive the hobbyist into a false sense security that they are moving lots of water when they have only restricted volume and turnover rate of the aquariums pump. Because the SCA comes with Duckbill outlets as part of the pluming, to stimulate velocity, a stronger pump will do the same plus add the needed volume output to keep the system cleaner. Most aquarium turnover rates should be between 5-10 ratio of the tanks volume and I prefer to keep turnover at the higher mark. All pumps in this review can be use internally or externally if needed.

Choice one on my short list was the Eheim model 1262 hobby pump (898-gph, head 11.8’ to shut off and 80 watts of power consumption priced at $ 179.99 USD.). Eheim is one of the better aquarium products out there in my opinion for the hobbyist in as far as reliability and quietness. Been using Eheim filters and pumps now far over 30-years with nothing but good and positive results.
The second pump on my list is the Supreme Mag Drive (MD 18) pump. (1800-gph, head shut off @ 16.85’ ,145 watts and cost $184.99 USD.) At present time, I’m using a 2400-gph (MD24) on my pond and this pump has been running now nonstop far over 15-years. The MD 18 is my backup pump in case the MD 24 would ever need servicing or quit. Noisy, yes, but the reliability is on par with the best. They are available at most hobbyist stores and Garden Centers and have a very wide network outside of just buying them on the internet.

The third pump on my list is the Current eFlux 1900 DC Pump, one of three in its line of hobbyist’s pumps, with flow control and the ability to have add on power heads or Loop system if that is a must for biotic reef keepers. Current USA, in case you haven’t heard of them sell aquarium lighting and have been around far a long time, if not one of the oldest lighting companies in the hobby. This is the pump this review is all about. It’s rated at 380-1900gph veritable controlled rheostat that not only lessen the water output but also the electrical consumption of the pump too, from 11-55 watts, with a shut off head @ 14.75’ and costing $178.95 USD. I paid far less for the one I bought than the give price listed. The price point of all three of these pumps is about the same and each one of them has a better head shutoff than the smaller Atman pump that came with the SCA system.

However, the eFlux pump nudged the other two contenders out of the picture because the eFlux uses less electrical energy than the others do along with a higher gph output and with very good torque. It uses what is called an enclosed turbine impeller, the same as used in air-raid sirens and professional leaf blowers. Runs cooler than the Mag Drive and Eheim pumps and takes up less room in the sump than the Eheim. The only part on the eFlux 1900 that gets warm is the AC/DC power converter that sit on the outside connected by an Umbriel cord to the pumps control center and that’s it. The motor itself seems to not have any influence on water temperature like the Supreme pumps do.
It’s also a 24-volt DC pump which makes it safer because of it low pure DC voltage and not the very dangerous AC voltage. DC voltage sources are more constant or should I say cleaner power source than AC and such motors are always used in High End turntables because of their stability. It wasn’t long ago when stray AC current from submersible pumps in salt water aquariums was to be grounded with a Titanium probe to earth because of stray voltage bothering the sense organ called the lateral line in fish.

Some of the key selling words that advertisers use in selling pumps is ultra-quiet, whisper-quiet, quite operation, virtually silent and silent running . None of these adjectives are true in my opinion because being an owner of all three of these pumps I do not find then to be dead quite or silent running as the advertisements lead the consumer to believe. In my experience, the lesser the pumps water output the less noise it will make when running under load. None of these pumps fall into that category of reduced water output and therefore hum noise is unavoidable. How much noise is audible from a DC pump is from 20dB-55dB and is up to the consumer and their tolerance level for pump hum noise if that is too loud. The eFlux does make hum noise and doesn’t fall under the umbrella of “dead quiet”, but nothing I find to be out of place with a pump of this magnitude comparing it to its top-of-the-line AC brethren. With that said, you can buy quieter DC pumps but they may cost you an added $100-300 dollars more than the eFlux 1900 does and have more bells and whistles added to them via their controls (see Ed. Notes).

The trim pot and/or rheostat that comes with the eFlux 1900 pump is not a very precise actuator and will turn the pump on to full throttle even though it may still have more room for adjustment. It probably would be better off if Current USA just had six preset buttons on the controls with indicator lights and just leave it at that. So, don’t think you can dial in the pump so precisely (as some have stated in advertising) for an Animal Bean Overflow and do away with expensive valves instead; it’s just not made for that kind of accurate output control.
Since I’m using a reducer endcap that I came up with on my 1” return (as shown on my YouTube video) to the sump from the weir, no problems on turning the eFlux to full output using the ½” return/s pipe with no restrictions into the aquarium. With the Atman pump the reducer endcap has a 7/16 hole (3.25psi or 7.5 foot of head) in it and the new endcap using the eFlux 1900 pump has a 17/32 hole in it (6.5psi or 14.75 foot of head). That makes it 22.5 % larger, making that much more water to go through the whole filtering system. A 22.5% larger hole may not sound like much until you realize that about 650gph is now going through the system verses the 275gph with the Atman pump.
Water flow is accurate enough (as can be expected) with the eFlux 1900 no matter how full the sump is or how low the water is in the sump. This was a problem with the Atman pump that would change the water in the weirs water height too when sump water levels went low. It did not have enough torque to overcome these obstacles.

I know I left a lot out of this review but I though most of that information would be impertinent and most hobbyist just want to know is the product being review worth the price of admission or not? I feel that DC energy efficient pumps are going to nudge out their counterpart AC pumps one day like LED’s have extinguished the Metal Halide and T5 and T8 lights of the past. With cost going south for DC pumps like the Current USA eFlux 1900, that now makes such great pumps like Eheim and Supreme Mag Drive performance and energy efficiency behindhand in caparison to DC pumps. So, one must ask: Why would you buy old technology when the newer technology is so much better? After all we don’t use cathode ray tubes anymore because better and more efficient technology has superseded it, not because it didn’t work.

My recommendation is this: You can never have too much of a good thing until you don’t need it. DC pumps with their rheostats controlled outputs or push button water regulation really are the future of this aquarium hobby. They give you room to expand when it is needed and may save you money on additional power heads and pumps in the future along with saving room on electrical cords and valuable real state on that power strip. For the price, I find the eFlux 1900 to be worth the cost of admission and then some. AC is out and adjustable DC is now in. It now gives me the water movement I want and turnover rate without sacrificing velocity over volume.

Ed note: I’m sure there are quieter DC pumps out there put at what cost? Will that cost be justified in better quality of the pumps stator and rotor or just added gimmicks? They all seem to have ceramic bearings and shafts so where does all the extra hundreds of dollars go for? Plus caution must be taken with some DC pumps because they come from Europe and have metric fittings and oddball size connectors that nothing here in the USA, as for as PVC piping goes, will fit it, so the hobbyist must use only the fitting that are provided with the pump.



http://Anoxicfiltrationsystem.blogspot.com



YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DVsmOVJ0cc&t=64s


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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:32:38 +0200
Kevin Novak
Review of a Current eFlux 1900-gph DC pump with flow control.

If there is one thing I loathe about aquariums with sumps and overflows is the noise from splashing water going into the weirs overflow and then the return water into the sump via the pluming. I have written and made some YouTube videos on how to remedy this problem by adding a reducer endcap at the end of the return 1” pipe in the sump that equals that of the pumps output. Most pumps will never meet the requirement of a 1” pipes fulfilment to make it a solid full suction pipe. However, once that problem is remedied to one’s satisfaction then the next issue is the return pump that is the heart of the system making noise and/or heating up the aquariums water.

After buying the SCA 50 gallon Starfire Glass Aquarium complete package which comes with an Atman PH2500 return pump, (650-gph with a 7.5’ head shut off using 45.5 watts of power) is not quite the right pump for complete control over the restricted water coming from the weir into the sump via a 1” return pipe. It works, but because of the pumps short comings of a reduced amount of torque and only pumping at a measly 275-gph due to head pressure it would falter in keeping the weirs water level at a precise preset water mark. Note: If water in the weir drains too slow to the sump the water will then rise in the weir until it begins to trickle down the emergency standpipe and make noise. If it drains too fast, then the sumps return pipe will start sucking in air with water and begin to make and unbearable noise in the sump and weir too. Therefore, you need a pump that can overcome these hindrances in keeping water levels steady in the weir and keeping the whole system quiet when running.

It now was time to get a more competent pump to do the job than the smaller Atman that came with the setup could not do. In my aquariums, I like moving volumes of water from point A to point B as fast as possible without hindering the inhabitance daily routine. This way particulate matter gets into the mechanical filter and out of the waterbody giving it a clean polished look. Velocity on the other hand, may deceive the hobbyist into a false sense security that they are moving lots of water when they have only restricted volume and turnover rate of the aquariums pump. Because the SCA comes with Duckbill outlets as part of the pluming, to stimulate velocity, a stronger pump will do the same plus add the needed volume output to keep the system cleaner. Most aquarium turnover rates should be between 5-10 ratio of the tanks volume and I prefer to keep turnover at the higher mark. All pumps in this review can be use internally or externally if needed.

Choice one on my short list was the Eheim model 1262 hobby pump (898-gph, head 11.8’ to shut off and 80 watts of power consumption priced at $ 179.99 USD.). Eheim is one of the better aquarium products out there in my opinion for the hobbyist in as far as reliability and quietness. Been using Eheim filters and pumps now far over 30-years with nothing but good and positive results.
The second pump on my list is the Supreme Mag Drive (MD 18) pump. (1800-gph, head shut off @ 16.85’ ,145 watts and cost $184.99 USD.) At present time, I’m using a 2400-gph (MD24) on my pond and this pump has been running now nonstop far over 15-years. The MD 18 is my backup pump in case the MD 24 would ever need servicing or quit. Noisy, yes, but the reliability is on par with the best. They are available at most hobbyist stores and Garden Centers and have a very wide network outside of just buying them on the internet.

The third pump on my list is the Current eFlux 1900 DC Pump, one of three in its line of hobbyist’s pumps, with flow control and the ability to have add on power heads or Loop system if that is a must for biotic reef keepers. Current USA, in case you haven’t heard of them sell aquarium lighting and have been around far a long time, if not one of the oldest lighting companies in the hobby. This is the pump this review is all about. It’s rated at 380-1900gph veritable controlled rheostat that not only lessen the water output but also the electrical consumption of the pump too, from 11-55 watts, with a shut off head @ 14.75’ and costing $178.95 USD. I paid far less for the one I bought than the give price listed. The price point of all three of these pumps is about the same and each one of them has a better head shutoff than the smaller Atman pump that came with the SCA system.

However, the eFlux pump nudged the other two contenders out of the picture because the eFlux uses less electrical energy than the others do along with a higher gph output and with very good torque. It uses what is called an enclosed turbine impeller, the same as used in air-raid sirens and professional leaf blowers. Runs cooler than the Mag Drive and Eheim pumps and takes up less room in the sump than the Eheim. The only part on the eFlux 1900 that gets warm is the AC/DC power converter that sits on the outside connected by an Umbriel cord to the pumps control center and that’s it. The motor itself seems to not have any influence on water temperature like the Supreme pumps do.

It’s also a 24-volt DC pump which makes it safer because of it low pure DC voltage and not the very dangerous AC voltage. DC voltage sources are more constant or should I say cleaner power source than AC and such motors are always used in High End turntables because of their stability. It wasn’t long ago when stray AC current from submersible pumps in salt water aquariums was to be grounded with a Titanium probe to earth because of stray voltage bothering the sense organ called the lateral line in fish.

Some of the key selling words that advertisers use in selling pumps is ultra-quiet, whisper-quiet, quite operation, virtually silent and silent running . None of these adjectives are true in my opinion because being an owner of all three of these pumps I do not find then to be dead quite or silent running as the advertisements lead the consumer to believe. In my experience, the lesser the pumps water output the less noise it will make when running under load. None of these pumps fall into that category of reduced water output and therefore hum noise is unavoidable. How much noise is audible from a DC pump is from 20dB-55dB and is up to the consumer and their tolerance level for pump hum noise if that is too loud. The eFlux does make hum noise and doesn’t fall under the umbrella of “dead quiet”, but nothing I find to be out of place with a pump of this magnitude comparing it to its top-of-the-line AC brethren. With that said, you can buy quieter DC pumps but they may cost you an added $100-300 dollars more than the eFlux 1900 does and have more bells and whistles added to them via their controls (see Ed. Notes).

The trim pot and/or rheostat that comes with the eFlux 1900 pump is not a very precise actuator and will turn the pump on to full throttle even though it may still have more room for adjustment. It probably would be better off if Current USA just had six preset buttons on the controls with indicator lights and just leave it at that. So, don’t think you can dial in the pump so precisely (as some have stated in advertising) for an Animal Bean Overflow and do away with expensive valves instead; it’s just not made for that kind of accurate output control.

Since I’m using a reducer endcap that I came up with on my 1” return (as shown on my YouTube video) to the sump from the weir, no problems on turning the eFlux to full output using the ½” return/s pipe with no restrictions into the aquarium. With the Atman pump the reducer endcap has a 7/16 hole (3.25psi or 7.5 foot of head) in it and the new endcap using the eFlux 1900 pump has a 17/32 hole in it (6.5psi or 14.75 foot of head). That makes it 22.5 % larger, making that much more water to go through the whole filtering system. A 22.5% larger hole may not sound like much until you realize that about 650gph is now going through the system verses the 275gph with the Atman pump.

Water flow is accurate enough (as can be expected) with the eFlux 1900 no matter how full the sump is or how low the water is in the sump. This was a problem with the Atman pump that would change the water in the weirs water height too when sump water levels went low. It did not have enough torque to overcome these obstacles.

I know I left a lot out of this review but I though most of that information would be impertinent and most hobbyist just want to know is the product being review worth the price of admission or not? I feel that DC energy efficient pumps are going to nudge out their counterpart AC pumps one day like LED’s have extinguished the Metal Halide and T5 and T8 lights of the past. With cost going south for DC pumps like the Current USA eFlux 1900, that now makes such great pumps like Eheim and Supreme Mag Drive performance and energy efficiency behindhand in caparison to DC pumps. So, one must ask: Why would you buy old technology when the newer technology is so much better? After all we don’t use cathode ray tubes anymore because better and more efficient technology has superseded it, not because it didn’t work.

My recommendation is this: You can never have too much of a good thing until you don’t need it. DC pumps with their rheostats controlled outputs or push button water regulation really are the future of this aquarium hobby. They give you room to expand when it is needed and may save you money on additional power heads and pumps in the future along with saving room on electrical cords and valuable real state on that power strip. For the price, I find the eFlux 1900 to be worth the cost of admission and then some. AC is out and adjustable DC is now in. It now gives me the water movement I want and turnover rate without sacrificing velocity over volume.

Ed note: I’m sure there are quieter DC pumps out there put at what cost? Will that cost be justified in better quality of the pumps stator and rotor or just added gimmicks? They all seem to have ceramic bearings and shafts so where does all the extra hundreds of dollars go for? Plus caution must be taken with some DC pumps because they come from Europe and have metric fittings and oddball size connectors that nothing here in the USA, as for as PVC piping goes, will fit it, so the hobbyist must use only the fitting that are provided with the pump.



http://Anoxicfiltrationsystem.blogspot.com



YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DVsmOVJ0cc&t=64s

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