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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Apr13

IceCap 1K Skimmer 101: Assembly, Setup & Installation

In this blog post, we will cover the basic essentials of how to assemble, setup and operate your new IceCap K1 protein Skimmer. The IceCap K1 series are remarkably compact skimmers that offer many of the features found in higher priced skimmer. The K1 skimmers were designed around providing proper filtration without sacrificing valuable sump space or performance. Master crafted from robust PVC and high quality acrylic, these skimmers...

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Mar23

IceCap Gyre 1K 101: Setup & Installation

The IceCap 1K is a great option for smaller aquariums that would benefit from the horizontal and vertical water movements only a cross flow pump can produce. The IceCap 1K is a great option for smaller aquariums that would benefit from the horizontal and vertical water movements only a cross flow pump can produce. The Icecap 1K is a small, single mount magnet, supporting a very efficient motor consuming a mere 18 watts at 100% flow...

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Mar16

IceCap Salinity & Temperature Digital Pocket Tester

Tired of checking your tank’s salinity with a plastic hydrometer or blurry and hard to read refractometer? Do I have the perfect solution for you!  Stay tuned! Salinity while sometimes considered secondary and often taken for granted is crucial to the health of our aquarium inhabitants.  Generally, the specific gravity of salt water is around 1.025 or 33 parts per thousands.  While fish can tolerate swings that are higher or lower,...

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Sep13

IceCap 3K Gyre Controller Firmware Updates

Below you will find the latest firmware updates and tools for your IceCap 3K Controller ONLY.  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.    WARNING Please be sure to install ONLY the correct firmware for your controller.  Not doing so will “brick” your controller and render...

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Jun28

IceCap 3K Alternating Gyre Mode

Did you know you can run your IceCap 3K flow pump in reverse mode? Stay tuned as we explain this unique feature! O ne of the 3Ks most unique features and which sets this pump apart from other pumps in the market is its ability to run in reverse.   This is like having two pumps in one. Not only can you have your pump create it’s signature gyre as it runs, but you can actually have the pump switch to reverse mode and then create the...

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