Jul23

Alkatronic 101: Installation, Setup & Configuration

Today on [CVtv] we are going over the setup and installation of the Alkatronic Alkalinity Controller. Arguably, Alkalinity is widely used as a way to gauge the overall stability of a reef tank.  If our alkalinity is within our desired range, it is safe to assume that most other elements like Calcium and Magnesium are within acceptable range as well. There is a wide array of opinions as to how often someone should test Alkalinity.  Up...

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Jul10

RECURVE (R6) Firmware Updates

Below you will find the latest firmware updates and tools for your Maxspect RECURVE (R6).  Always read and follow the instructions and guides prior to updating your firmware.  Not following the directions can potentially “brick” your fixture and render it inoperable.    WARNING Please be sure to install ONLY the correct firmware for your fixture.  Not doing so will “brick” your fixture and render it...

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Jul06

Aquaforest Marine Salt: Reef, Sea & Probiotic Blends

Considering a new salt for your reef tank?  Perhaps a premium salt made from quality ingredients and a proven track record of success?  Stay tuned. S alt is such a basic component of our reef tanks and amazingly, for something that seems so simple, choosing the right salt for our system is one of the hardest decisions we will make.  The sheer number of competing brands available along with the plethora of positive and negative...

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Jun15

IceCap K1-Nano Skimmer 101: Assembly, Installation & Operation

Are you looking to make your new Octo Pulse Flow Pump work with your APEX by Neptune Systems or other advanced 3rdparty controllers?  Stay tuned! In a previous post we covered IceCap K1 130, 160 and 200 models. Like the rest of the K1 series the Nano is master crafted from robust PVC and high quality acrylic. The IceCap K1 Nano is a remarkably compact skimmer that offers a new level of refined filtration for marine aquariums ranging...

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Jun12

Turbine Pump Firmware Updates

Below you will find the latest firmware updates and tools for your Turbine Pump Controller.  Always read and follow the instructions and guides prior to updating your firmware.  Not following the directions can potentially “brick” your controller and render it inoperable.   Turbine Pump Firmware: T1-2.3.bin   You Will Need 32GB or smaller micro SD card (FAT32 formatted) We HIGHLY recommend the Sandisk Ultra – Flash...

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