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Innovative Viewing Systems 4 Inch Portal w/ Scrubbing Pads for Glass Aquariums

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Innovative Viewing Systems (IVS)

Innovative Viewing Systems - The Portal

A revolutionary new tool for your aquarium.

  • The Portal allows you to enjoy the details of your fish, corals, and invertebrates like never before.
  • Magnetically attaches to your aquarium allowing you to move in any direction while staying securly in place.
  • Specially developed prescription lenses magnify incredible details while the scrubbing pads on the interior clean your tank.
  • Made in the USA The Portal is a unique attractive addition to any aquarium.
  • Both Glass and Acrylic Portal models are designed for aquariums with a thickness between 7/16" and 5/8".


15 Reviews

MICHAEL MATTIL from MISSION VIEJO, CA UNITED STATE

02/23/2012

Experience Level: Expert

Works great

This is really cool. The optics are awesome. It seems more like an eye glass lens than a magnifying glass because it can focus on a large depth of field. I love it and stays in my tank because I use it every day. You still need to have another algae mag because I cant get this one to go around corners without separating which I guess is the only thing that sucks and that if separated the inside sinks rather than floating so if the two become separated you have to get wet or use something to hold it up against the glass but whatever I love it. What's also cool is the further away from the viewer the bigger the objects appear.

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TODD THOMPSON from GRETNA, LA UNITED STATES

01/29/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great Product

Portal is a good size, looks great and you can see your tank and detail from a mile away. Only issue I have is; my tank has different depths with where my corals are. Some are reset higher and fartehr back which the portal doesn't show very well. The portal works great for things about 1 foot behind the portal. Corals about 1 1/2 feet away aren't as sharp due to optical distance. The company makes a more distant optic for this so I guess I will need to order one for my tank.

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STEVEN WALKER from OLYMPIA, WA UNITED STATES

01/06/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

The Portal

Excellent for viewing and I love it for that purpose. Magnet is not as strong as designated algae cleaner so it only gets 3 stars for that purpose. I would buy again for sure

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RC from Portland

12/28/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Popping hermit crab

I was wondering if the price was going to be worth it and it definitely was. The clarity is great and the corals look amazing under magnification. The other day I was looking at a crab stumbling over a sponge and caught him in the act, it was a bit ackward. It is larger than I was expecting but not too large. Construction seems good enough, wet side sinks like a rock though so be careful around delicate corals. I still use another magnet for cleaning purposes, especially edges and corners. I have it on a not very deep (front to back) tank too, not sure how it is at greater distances.

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PB from WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA UNITED ST

12/27/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Gifts for Experts

I bought 2 of these for my husband and my son because they were on their Christmas lists. They each have had many salt water acquariams over the years and are very expert at maintaining them. They have had these new portals for 2 days and LOVE them. Not just a fun new toy, but a helpful one!!

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JOHN MORRISON from AMARILLO, TX UNITED STATES

12/17/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

The kids love it!!

Great product! Does a good job of cleaning the glass. The lens doesn't focus very well on things that are at the back of the tank, but is great for things about 15" or closer.

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KARLA from JANESVILLE, WI UNITED STATES

12/10/2011

Experience Level: Beginner

outstanding

The quality of the product is great! Would recommend.

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DAVID SZLAPAK from AURORA, CO UNITED STATES

11/09/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Adds finishing touch

A bit pricy, but absolutely worth it. My wife and I enjoy the reef and all its inhabitants so much more now that we can get a macro view. Funny how the fish like looking back.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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MJH from LAS VEGAS, NV UNITED STATES

11/07/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Cool

Mine floats, but some of my friends got sinking ones which are not as nice. You can use it to take cool macro pictures too. It's a crowd pleaser.

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BOONYAKET PHUMTIP from OCEANSIDE, CA UNITED STATES

06/06/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Innovative Portal

I can see details of my SPS and LPS very clearly and make me easier to clean up my tank.It is worth the money. Highly recommended!

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