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Innovative Marine NUVO SR Series Brings Beauty and Function to Large All-in-One Aquariums

b6a3Innovative Marine NUVO SR 120 Innovative Marine NUVO SR Series Brings Beauty and Function to Large All in One Aquariums For years, all-in-one aquariums have been limited to small volumes and insufficient out-of-the-box features. Most of tanks that saw mainstream success stayed around 30-gallons or less, with just about all of them coming with inadequate filtration for a fully functional reef aquarium. Even adding extra equipment proved to be difficult, as the rear chambers of these tanks were often too small and the built-in lid limited what you could put in the back. Innovative Marine changed all that when they introduced their NUVO line of aquariums. The sleek, open-top aquariums had huge rear chambers for additional equipment, and they even made solid performing protein skimmers and media reactors that could easily fit. After a couple of very successful years, IM has expanded their initial lineup to include the all new Shallow Reef (SR) series, which was designed specifically from a hobbyist standpoint. The new SR tanks come in three beefy sizes of 60, 80 and 120 gallons MORE: Innovative Marine NUVO SR Series Brings Beauty and Function to Large All-in-One AquariumsMore:

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Unboxing the Innovative Marine HydroFill ATO Controller System

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Innovative Marine has really been rounding out their Auqa Gadget lineup with some very useful products this year, and one of their most anticpated pieces of equipment has been the HydroFill auto top off system. We’ve been covering their entire lineup rather extensively, and we recently had the opportunity to get some significant one-on-one time with this ATO. While we haven’t finished up all of our routine testing, we wanted to just take a minute to share our initial overview and unboxing of the HydroFill, as well as discuss all of the product’s potential uses. Perfect for tanks of any size, the HydroFill system is composed of two independent components, the HydroFill controller and the HydroFill ATO diaphragm pump. Both products are packaged separately and can be used independent of each other, allowing aquarists a little more freedom with pump selection and use. The controller has a single power outlet that has a 1000W, 8Amp/120V capacity. That’s a ton of power, which may seem a bit excessive, but it allows hobbyists to use virtually whatever pump they want to top off their aquariums. MORE: Unboxing the Innovative Marine HydroFill ATO Controller SystemMore:

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Innovative Marine Adds CustomCaddy Media Baskets to Aqua Gadget Line

b6ffInnovative Marine CustomCaddy 38 Innovative Marine Adds CustomCaddy Media Baskets to Aqua Gadget Line Innovative Marine is about to make swapping out filtration media in their Nuvo Aquariums a whole lot easier. They’re set to release a new AuqaGadget, called the CustomCaddy, which comes in three sizes and has removable shelves that can accommodate a variety of filter media or can even be converted into a refugium. The acrylic media holders also have a built-in arm that secure it in place within the rear chamber of an aquarium, with holes in each of the dividers to allow for ample water flow through the media. The CustomCaddy will be offered in three different sizes, with each targeting different Nuvo Aquariums. The CustomCaddy 38 fits the Nuvo Micro30 and Mini38, while the CustomCaddy 24 is designed for the Nuvo 24, and the CustomCaddy 16 for the Nuvo Pico4, Nano8 and Nano16 tanks. The price breakdown for the media caddies is $40, $30, and $20 respectively. Innovative Marine expects the CustomCaddy to start selling from authorized retailers next week. MORE: Innovative Marine Adds CustomCaddy Media Baskets to Aqua Gadget LineMore:

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Innovative Marine’s New MagnaFuge LED Refugium Lighting

68c6Innovative Marine Magnafuge LED Innovative Marine’s New MagnaFuge LED Refugium Lighting The nano enthusiasts at Innovative Marine are continuing their pre-MACNA product announcements with one more addition to their Auqa Gadget lineup. The MagnaFuge LED light fixture, as its name so perfectly eludes to, is a refugium light for the all-in-one Nuvo aquariums. It mounts directly to the back of the tank via neodymium magnets, and after a little peeling off of the black film, illuminates the rear chambers of the tank so that beneficial algae like Chaetomorpha can be grown. It’s not wholly dissimilar from other refugium lights available for AIO nano tanks, but its magnet mounts and powerful LEDs make it stand head and shoulders above the rest. One of the major benefits of the MagnaFuge, besides supplying a thriving refugium with light, is the fact that it sits behind the tank, out of view. Lights mounted above a rear chamber refugium would be far too distracting, especially if the tank sits in your bedroom and prevents you from getting to sleep in a dark room. In terms of firepower, this low wattage and small stature fixture maximizes its function by using a total of six 1 watt LEDs and 120 degree optics. The output is around the 6500K spectrum, which is definitely a good color for growing algae. The retail price for the MagnaFuge is set at $99, and we’ll be getting plenty of one on one time with it at MACNA next week. Specifications: LED Watts: 6 x 1 Watt Kelvin: 6500K Optics: 120 Degree Lumens per Watt: 120 Current: 350mA 4 Rare earth neodymium magnets Fixture Dims: 4.09” x 0.82” x 7.24” Magnet Dims: 2.76” x 0.82” x 1.77” MAP: $99 MORE: Innovative Marine’s New MagnaFuge LED Refugium LightingMore:

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MiniMax Media Reactor Next Up From Innovative Marine

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Today Innovative Marine is unveiling another product to be added to their ever expanding line of all-in-one tanks and accessories in the form of a small media reactor dubbed the MiniMax. Like the skimmer line that was released last year from IM, these reactors will be available in two different sizes which have been dubbed “Desktop,” and “Midsize.” Pricing will also be following along with the SkimMate protein skimmer line with the smaller, 150ml version fetching $99 and the larger, 350ml model retailing for $129.  … More:

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Skimmate Desktop Protein Skimmer by Innovative Marine Reviewed

Recently, Innovative Marine released a new offering in the nano reef aquarium protein skimmer market that they dubbed the Skimmate which comes with a design that’s very familiar, until now, only with larger skimmers. Two sizes are available covering tanks up to either 25 gallons or all the way up to 65 gallons depending on which model is selected, and with needle wheel pumps powering both, they are sure to do the job well. 2013 01 11 19.41.27 e1357959577699 768x1024 Skimmate Desktop Protein Skimmer by Innovative Marine Reviewed Following the release of these skimmers, I was quick to jump on board. Being an early adopter of IM’s products, I already have an Innovative Marine 30 gallon Nuvo Aquarium set up and running, so the addition of the Skimmate Protein Skimmer seems all too natural. For my needs, I decided to go with the Desktop model, which is built for the 16 gallon Nuvo, but should fit my tank well.… More:

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Nordic Reef Set to Offer Innovative Marine Products to European Hobbyists

European hobbyist will soon have another aquarium and aquarium accessory manufacturer to consider for their purchases with the announcement that Nordic Reef Shop will be stocking Innovative Marine‘s line of products including the Nuvo Aquarium line, Skyye LED lighting and their newest addition, the Aquagadget line. Screenshot 2013 01 08 23 22 32 300x166 Nordic Reef Set to Offer Innovative Marine Products to European Hobbyists Nordic Reef appears to have products in stock and ready to ship, but I can’t help but wonder if there’s more room in the European market with such established companies as Blau Aquaristik and Elos already carving out a huge nitche in the high end aquarium sector. Only time will tell whether or not Innovative Marine’s products will remain overseas, but for now, it’s certainly a leap they should be proud of.… More:

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MACNA Coverage: Innovative Marine Nano tanks

featured13 MACNA Coverage: Innovative Marine Nano tanksInnovative Marine is a relatively new company on the US market, however they offer a wide range of products for reefkeeping enthusiasts. Their booth at 2012 MACNA in Dallas showcased, amongst other equipment, a line of nano/pico aquariums. The sleek looking, modern design fish tanks are offered in several sizes and configurations, all sharing some key features, like… More:

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