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

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

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




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".




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Posted: 2/23/2012 from MISSION VIEJO, CA UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: 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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Great Product

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Posted: 1/29/2012 from GRETNA, LA UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: 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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Great Product

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Posted: 1/29/2012
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: 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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The Portal

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Posted: 1/6/2012 from OLYMPIA, WA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: 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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Popping hermit crab

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Posted: 12/28/2011 from Portland
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: 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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Gifts for Experts

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Posted: 12/27/2011 from WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA UNITED ST
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: 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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Gifts for Experts

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Posted: 12/27/2011
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: 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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The kids love it!!

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Posted: 12/17/2011 from AMARILLO, TX UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: 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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outstanding

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Posted: 12/10/2011 from JANESVILLE, WI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: The quality of the product is great! Would recommend.


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Adds finishing touch

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Posted: 11/9/2011 from AURORA, CO UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: 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.


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