At Marine Depot, we spend a lot of time mixing fresh saltwater and performing water changes for our home and office aquariums. So much so that we discovered we all pretty much rely upon the same pieces of equipment to perform these important weekly (or bi-weekly) tasks:
We put together a saltwater mixing kit and water change bundle that includes all of these useful items. The best part? Purchased separately these products would cost you $145.50. Bought together in this bundle, you`ll pay only $99.99—a savings of $45.51!
Hobbyists are often particular about the salt mix they use, so that`s why we decided to omit salt from this bundle. However, if you need help choosing a salt mix for your tank, feel free to contact us with your questions! We are happy to help!
Now, let`s take a closer look at each of the items included in this bundle. You`re going to love it!
|Model||Watt 120v-60Hz||Max Flow (GPH/LPH)||Max Height (in/m)|
|MJ1200||20||295 (11000)||69" (1.74m)|
The Original MJ multi-use submersible pump and power head is built to perform and last under the harshest conditions. Ideal for wave makers, protein skimmers, calcium reactors, nano aquariums, under gravel filters and hydroponic applications.
Roll of 1/2" I.D. (inside diameter) Clear Flexible Vinyl Tubing. Made in the USA! Marine Depot`s flexible vinyl tubing is made with FDA-approved materials. It is flexible and non-toxic so it works great for aquarium plumbing and other applications. The smooth-bore interior allows for better fluid transfer. Perfect for commercial and industrial applications as well.
AquaMaxx designed the REEFractometer specifically for reef aquarium use to measure the salinity of natural sea water (NSW). Additionally, the AquaMaxx REEFractometer is calibrated at a natural seawater temperature of 77°F.
Most handheld saltwater refractometers available in the hobby are designed and calibrated for testing brine solution (i.e. sodium chloride) at 70°F and does not account for the refractive index of natural sea water and the warmer reef temperatures. This is a very important distinction: other salinity refractometers used for marine aquariums are designed to test saltwater and nothing else! The AquaMaxx REEFractometer is designed to measure the salinity of NSW taking into account all the other elements that comprise salinity in the reef aquarium at the correct water temperature. The difference can amount to a 4-5% differential.
Even though the largest percentage of salt in the sea is sodium chloride, the presence of other significant ions such as magnesium and calcium in NSW results in a different refractive index to that of brine. A standard (brine) refractometer will therefore not give the correct salinity for NSW and a conversion factor must be applied.
For example, a 35 ppt (parts per thousand) solution of NSW has the same refractive index as a 36.5 ppt solution of brine. When using a brine refractometer, an aquarium hobbyist should therefore look for a reading of 36.5 ppt when trying to achieve a reading of 35 ppt for NSW.
Large, Easier to Read Scale
One of the other problems with most refractometers is the scale displayed normally reads from 0-100 ppt when we are really only interested in the region from 30-40 ppt. The AquaMaxx REEFractometer has therefore been specifically designed to read from 1.000-1.030 which gives you much better resolution of a normal 1.000-1.070 scale.
Easier to Calibrate
The AquaMaxx REEFractometer is also designed to be easy to calibrate. Calibration can be done with either a calibration solution, or simply RO/DI water. Adjustments are easily done with the included screw driver.
Ideal for aquariums and terrariums. Readings in 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius. Temperature range -10 degrees F to 140 degrees F (-23 degrees C to 60 degrees C). Mounting suction cups and battery included. 39 inch long temperature probe cord.
|Tank Size||Power Needed||Heater Length|
|26-40 gallons||100 watts||12.2"|
Fully submersible, fully waterproof and UL Certified heater suitable for both fresh and salt water aquarium set ups featuring TrueTemp technology. Made in Germany.
Marine Depot was started in 1998 by a self-professed reef geek and pre-med student Ken Wong. Ken envisioned a one-stop shop where customers could find everything they needed, from technical product specifications, reef aquarium information, expert advice on the hobby and friendly one-on-one customer support. Having grown from a one-man crew to being one of the world’s largest suppliers of reef and marine aquarium products, this very core philosophy still lives strong in the Marine Depot culture 20 years later.
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