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Aquatic Life Releases New 14,000 Kelvin T5HO Lamps

AQUATIC LIFE RELEASES NEW 14,000 KELVIN T5HO LAMPS
Innovative new bulb provides ideal intensity, color and spectral distribution to enhance quality as well as aesthetic appeal.

COMMERCE CITY, Calif. (September 14, 2012)—With a smooth and unwavering color spectrum, Aquatic Life LLC is remaining ahead of the curve with its new 14,000-Kelvin T5-HO lamps, which achieve more light while using fewer bulbs.

Staying true to its original undertaking of bringing the ocean to aquarium users everywhere, Aquatic Life’s blue tinted T5-HO lamp accommodates the biological requirement of mid-water corals, while highlighting the aesthetic appeal of the fish allowing their true colors to show. Additionally, the blue color produced by the florescent bulb compliments surrounding purple and actinic light to create custom colors.

“It’s a very exciting time at Aquatic Life,” says co-owner of Aquatic Life David Troop. “Our new German-made T5-HO lamps are redefining our already high standards both in terms of craftsmanship and efficiency. Our goal is to provide the ultimate aquarium experience to a wide range of aquarium hobbyists, and our new T5-HO lamps are  another example of how committed we are to maintaining that goal.”

The T5-HO lamps are available in 24,” 36” and 48” sizes.

For more information about Aquatic Life and its premium product offerings, please visit www.AquaticLife.com.

ABOUT AQUATIC LIFE, LLC
Founded in 2008 by co-owners Michael Elliott and David Troop, Aquatic Life products are produced by Aquatic Life LLC, a company that creates, markets and manufactures premium branded aquarium equipment. Aquatic Life’s products and information are designed to bring the experience of freshwater and saltwater marine life directly to customers. Aquatic Life products are available through distributors across North America. For more information, please visit the website at www.aquaticlife.com or call (818) 768-6943.

Posted September 17th, 2012.

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AQUATOP to Display New Line of Aquatic Plants

AQUATOP to Display New Line of Aquatic Plants
The company will showcase their complete line of realistic fabric and plastic aquarium plants for both fresh and salt water.

LAS VEGAS NV, September 11, 2012 – AQUATOP Aquatic Supplies, Inc., a Southern California-based manufacturer of aquarium and pond supplies, will unveil its full line of synthetic aquatic plants at the 2012 Super Zoo (booth #1357). The first in their décor series which will eventually include aquarium substrate, driftwood from around the world and themed decorations, the realistic plants are made of non-toxic nylon and plastics and will add color and depth to any aquarium setup.

“It’s hard to tell that these plants are not real,” notes Alexander Phelps, Product Manager. “Just like live plants, they add brilliant colors and move gently with the flow of the water. But of course fabric plants have a lot of advantages over live species.”

In addition to easy care and maintenance, AQUATOP’s aquarium plants give fish and other creatures a safe place to hide, reducing stress. The line includes over 100 renditions of actual species including brilliant green Anubias and Java Fern growing off of driftwood, easy-to-place Hair Grass and Chain Swords, as well as all-time hobbyist favorite, the Pennywort. Each plant uses a different array of colors and heights so aquarists can tailor their foreground, mid-ground and background. The plants are also specially weighted and will not float up as some inferior bands are apt to do.

AQUATOP’s Fabric and Plastic Aquarium plants will be available in the fall. For more information, go to www.aquatop.com or call 888 915-2782.

About Aquatop Aquatic Supplies
AQUATOP is a lifestyle aquatics company with cutting-edge technology and affordable pricing. We are committed to providing customers with superior quality fish tank supplies and will always provide excellent customer service. Whether you own a small fresh water setup or a 300-gallon dream tank, AQUATOP has the right equipment for your special needs.

Posted August 30th, 2012.

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EcoTech Marine Participates In Coral Reef Restoration

August 2, 2012, Key Largo, FL – EcoTech Marine, the industry leader in LED lighting and pump technology for marine aquariums, has long been committed to the preservation of coral reefs worldwide. The company recently re-affirmed this mission, as the founders of EcoTech traveled to the Florida Keys to assist the Coral Restoration Foundation as it transplanted Elkhorn corals from a nursery onto nearby reefs.
The CRF has nurtured small Elkhorn coral fragments into large colonies over the last several years. For the first time, the CRF and EcoTech harvested those small coral fragments to be transplanted, where previous Elkhorn colonies have died off.
“EcoTech and CRF share the same passion of working to protect coral reefs,” EcoTech Co-Founder Tim Marks said. “We hope our work together will help reestablish the colonies that once dominated the reefs, but have been damaged in recent years.”
The Coral Restoration Foundation, which is sponsored by EcoTech, is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to developing offshore coral nurseries and implementing reef restoration programs. CRF architects sustainable, cost-effective strategies for protecting coral reefs and specializes in training and empowering others to implement those strategies in their coastal communities.

About EcoTech
Now in its second decade, EcoTech Marine continues to revolutionize the way people think about aquarium technology. Each of EcoTech Marine’s products are meticulously engineered to improve the health of aquarist’s ecosystems – and to enhance the natural beauty of aquascapes.

EcoTech Marine has set all new industry standards for aquarium equipment. Its technologically superior products produce unmatched performance, and its commitment to elegant design minimizes the equipment’s visual intrusion into customer’s aquarium.

Working tirelessly to improve upon “state-of-the-art,” EcoTech Marine enables customers to create the healthiest, safest and smartest aquarium possible. That’s why EcoTech Marine’s products offer a wide variety of easy-to-program modes and have been thoroughly tested and endorsed by marine-biologists – making them the most versatile and proven products on the market. For more information about EcoTech Marine and their products, visit: www.ecotechmarine.com.

Posted August 14th, 2012.

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New LED Driver 3D Models from Thomas Research Products

Huntley, Illinois June 28, 2012— Thomas Research Products now offers 3D models of their LED Drivers on the company website.  Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions.

The LED Drivers 3D modeling files from Thomas Research Products are available for use by their customers in designing luminaires.TRP has launched a page under the help menu on the company website featuring links to STEP files and IGES of many of the company’s most popular models of LED Drivers.

About Thomas Research Products

Founded in 1997, Thomas Research Products designs, manufactures and supplies advanced drivers and power solutions for solid state lighting. TRP also manufactures energy-saving electronic controls, surge protectors, switches and relays for commercial HID and fluorescent lighting in indoor and outdoor applications.

Thomas Research Products is located at 11548 Smith Dr. Huntley, IL 60142.

Tel 847-515-3057, Fax 847-515-3047

Website: www.trpssl.com
Email: info@trpssl.com

Posted June 28th, 2012.

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Aquatic Life Launches Adjustable .5W LED Freshwater Fixtures

COMMERCE, CA (June 4, 2012)— As LED lights become the standard in contemporary aquarium lighting, Aquatic Life LLC continues to offer progressive aquarium care fixtures that generate a natural aquarium habitat. The new 0.5W LED Freshwater Fixture offers flexibility and beauty in a wide range of sizes and colors to highlight the natural aesthetics of the fish. Along with the customary benefits associated with LED aquarium lighting, the new 0.5W Freshwater light fixture is Aquatic Life LLC’s first product to fit aquariums as small as 10 gallons.

Broadcast reflectors with a “dimple” design diffuse LED light throughout the aquarium while the included red LED fixture caters to the biological requirement of mid-water vegetation and visual appeal of the fish.  The expandable design and included hardware allows for up to four fixtures to be linked together while concealing unwanted cords with specially designed covers.

“Aquatic Life is always striving to remain ahead of the curve in order to bring our customers premium aquarium care and our new 0.5 LED Freshwater fixtures maintain a level of excellence consistent with what has come to be expected of Aquatic Life,” says David Troop co-owner of Aquatic Life, “It’s our first fixture made to fit such a broad range of tank sizes, while the energy efficient half watt LED fixture produces a spectrum of light ideal for keeping freshwater fish.”

The 0.5 LED Freshwater fixtures will be available in 20”, 24”, 30”, and 36” sizes and come complete with mounting brackets as well as optimal suspension hardware. For more information about Aquatic Life and its premium product offerings, please visit www.AquaticLife.com. To order the 0.5W LED Fixture, please call 1-888-548-3480 or visit dealersupport@aquaticlife.com.

ABOUT AQUATIC LIFE, LLC

Founded in 2008 by co-owners Michael Elliott and David Troop, Aquatic Life products are produced by Aquatic Life LLC, a company that creates, markets and manufactures premium branded aquarium equipment. Aquatic Life’s products and information are designed to bring the experience of freshwater and saltwater marine life directly to customers. Aquatic Life products are available through distributors across North America. For more information, please visit the website at www.aquaticlife.com or call (818) 768-6943.

Posted June 26th, 2012.

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Aquatic Life Introduces New Line of Adjustable LED Fixtures

AQUATIC LIFE INTRODUCES NEW LINE OF ADJUSTABLE LED FIXTURES
Innovative LED 1.0W Fixtures offer customization and lens options to enhance the look and feel of aquariums

COMMERCE, CA (February 3, 2012) – With benefits ranging from energy efficiency to light output that enhances coral growth and visual appeal, LED lights have become very popular among aquarium hobbyists. In response to this growing trend, Aquatic Life, LLC has launched a new line of LED 1.0W fixtures and options to create a custom lighting solution that highlights the beauty of nearly any aquarium.

White, blue and purple LED lights allow for enhanced coral growth and help make the fish and corals within the aquarium visually appealing. For the first time, two 1.0W LED fixtures can be linked together in five different combinations for more even light distribution across the entire aquarium – contributing to its overall beauty. Plus, 90-degree reflectors around each LED reduce hot spots and offer even light distribution. And, optional 60-degree lenses can further customize light direction.

“Unlike the LED lighting options available now, Aquatic Life’s 1.0W LED Fixtures allow for maximum benefits of color, light focus and installation options to provide for and contribute to the health of an aquarium,” said David Troop, Aquatic Life co-owner. “This new product is just another example of how we continue to develop innovations to help aquarium retailers and owners get the best results.”

As with all Aquatic Life products, retailers and hobbyists enjoy appealing upgrades such as blue accent panels on the ends of the fixture and adjustable mounting brackets with optional suspension kit for use on a broader range of aquariums. For more information about Aquatic Life and its premium product offerings, please visit www.AquaticLife.com. To order the 1.0W LED Fixture, please call 1-888-548-3480 or visit dealersupport@aquaticlife.com.

ABOUT AQUATIC LIFE, LLC
Founded in 2008 by co-owners Michael Elliott and David Troop, Aquatic Life products are produced by Aquatic Life LLC, a company that creates, markets and manufactures premium branded aquarium equipment. Aquatic Life’s products and information are designed to bring the experience of freshwater and saltwater marine life directly to customers. Aquatic Life products are available through distributors across North America. For more information, please visit the website at www.aquaticlife.com or call (818) 768-6943.

Posted February 7th, 2012.

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AQUATOP Debuts New Line of Glass Nano Aquariums

Brea, CA- December 12, 2011—AQUATOP Inc., a Southern California-based manufacturer of aquarium and pond supplies, now offers a new line of all-in-one Glass Nano aquarium systems with complete filtration and energy efficient lighting. Perfect for desktops, dressers or any small nook, AQUATOP Nano systems use high quality glass and a frameless design for a simple, modern look. The new, compact tanks include the AT Nano System, the SC-380 Semi Circle aquariums, and the ST Series, all constructed of glass with zero acrylic.

“The scratch-resistant glass gives hobbyists a bird’s eye view without messy silicon or acrylic,” notes Alexander Phelps, product specialist for AQUATOP. “Plus the design is simple without a lot of components, less components mean less problems.”

Phelps points out that the AQUATOP Nano Series will appeal to beginners and hobbyists alike. The series is completely customizable so users can add their own filtration systems or use the system’s included in the package. In addition to space-saving aquarium systems, AQUATOP is unveiling several larger setups, including the AB/AW and FB/FW Aquarium/Cabinet Series with rounded corners and complete lighting/filtration systems. The company is also introducing frameless aquariums with high clarity glass.

To purchase, go to www.truaqua.com or call 888 915-2782.

About Aquatop

AQUATOP Inc. is committed to providing customers with superior quality fish tank supplies at an affordable price. Our company is staffed by knowledgeable aquatic enthusiasts who will always provide excellent customer service. Whether you own a small fresh water setup or a 300-gallon dream tank, AQUATOP has the right equipment for your special needs.

Posted December 13th, 2011.

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Seneye Set to Make a Big Splash with Its Little Product

It’s been a problem that has plagued new fishkeepers – and the more experienced – since time immemorial. That is keeping fish alive and thriving. However, new start-up company seneye, founded by very some familiar names in the industry, believes it has found a solution at an affordable cost.

“Fish, plants and corals die for many reasons,” says Managing Director Matthew Stevenson. “Whether it’s new tank syndrome, poor filtration or simply a broken heater. seneye has invented an integrated product that helps, by constantly monitoring life-critical parameters for any sized aquarium or pond.” The seneye products are a massive step forward in fish care and allow any fish keeper, whatever their experience, to monitor the invisible pollution in their aquarium or pond which result in fish death and lead to fall out from the hobby.

The revolutionary product constantly monitors, among other parameters, free ammonia (NH3), pH, water level, temperature, and Light levels. Importantly, it utilises predictive software, thereby warning owners before a dreaded aquarium crash and its related loss of life. The device is available with a USB connection for connection to a PC with a range of over 15m using the optional active extension cable. If you don’t want to connect it to a PC then an optional USB power adaptor can be used, allowing it can work autonomously.

The results are relayed to the customer’s computer and automatically uploaded to their online web space where they can view graphs of the data collected and get advice. Alerts are sent to the customer via text messages and e-mail allowing for complete remote monitoring and peace of mind that the fish are safe. The sophisticated software analyses the results and raises a warning when parameters stray from the norm, as well as recommending corrective actions.

With an MSRP from just $110 for the home version, this is a cost-effective way to keep constant tabs on any sized aquarium or pond. seneye has three versions, all aimed at different hobbyists – home, pond and reef. seneye home, is aimed at anyone who owns a tank, be it a $100 aquarium or a large expensive fish tank. seneye pond is aimed at owners of garden and koi ponds, while the reef version targets reef aquarium keepers and planted aquarium owners and includes a full light meter able to do LUX, Kelvin and PAR.

John Wright, head of engineering at seneye, explained that “an easy to use, low cost monitoring device is the missing part of the fish keeping puzzle, we like a challenge and tackling the biggest issue in fishkeeping has been very exciting”.

The seneye is sure to make a big splash and it’s easy to see why people are already saying this is the biggest innovation in the aquatics market for years. Exciting times ahead are sure to follow for this innovative business and its products.

For further information on seneye, please visit www.seneye.com.

Posted November 22nd, 2011.

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Aquatic Life Wins Two Best of 2011 Awards from MarineDepot.com

Aquatic Life Wins Two Best of 2011 Awards from MarineDepot.com
Premium aquatic product provider recognized for Best New Product and Best Warranty

COMMERCE, CA (November 21, 2011) – Aquatic Life, LLC, a leading provider of premium aquarium products, took home two Best of 2011 Awards from MarineDepot.com, the world’s largest aquarium supply store. The company won Best New Product for its RO/DI 4-Stage Power 200 GPD Professional Water Purification System, as well as Best Warranty.

Aquatic Life is one of twelve winners presented with beveled teardrop-shaped awards during the world’s largest aquarium expo, Reef-A-Palooza, Oct. 22-23, at the OC Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa, Calif. More than 170 brands from across the globe were considered for the MarineDepot.com Best of Awards, which recognize aquarium supply manufacturers and products that have demonstrated outstanding performance throughout a one-year period.

“It is an honor to be named among the aquatic industry’s elite not once, but twice,” said Michael Elliott, Aquatic Life co-owner. “It feels great to be recognized for building quality equipment and putting the customer first.”

Product winners were selected based upon key performance metrics including sales volume, Internet searches, website searches and customers rankings. The Best Warranty was based upon the strength, length and level of support offered by the manufacturer combined with the brand’s return rate and MarineDepot.com’s own call center data.

Aquatic Life’s reverse osmosis/deionization (RO/DI) 4-Stage Power Systems remove harmful substances such as heavy metal ions and total dissolved solids from tap water. The patented top-loading canister design makes it easy to check and replace cartridges. Each unit includes non-marring feet for freestanding placement and a heavy-duty bracket for convenient wall mounting. Additionally, the system features a built-in computer, which manages automatic backflushing of membrane to prolong its useful life, as well as digital display alerts to notify when the unit has filled a container and valve has shut-off.

The company’s Lifetime Fixture Guarantee is the first of its kind in the aquatic industry. Under the lifetime repair policy, all labor will be performed free-of-charge for any new or used light fixture manufactured by Aquatic Life for consumer use. The lifetime policy is in addition to the standard 12-month limited warranty and applies to any light fixture that is not considered beyond repair (where the cost of replacement parts exceeds the cost of replacing the fixture).

To learn more about Aquatic Life and its premium product offerings, please visit www.aquaticlife.com.

ABOUT MARINEDEPOT.COM
MarineDepot.com is the world’s #1 supplier of marine and reef aquarium supplies. The company was founded in 1997 by self-professed “fish geek” Ken Wong after he became frustrated by the lack of selection and support provided by many local fish stores. Today, MarineDepot.com offers over 7,500 popular and hard-to-find products with free technical support provided by a staff of aquarium experts known as the Reef Squad. MarineDepot.com employs 45 full- and part-time employees in Garden Grove, CA. The company was included in the 500|5000 List of Fastest Growing Businesses in 2011 and is a 3-time Top 500 Internet Retailer and BizRate Circle of Excellence winner.

ABOUT AQUATIC LIFE
Founded in 2008 by co-owners Michael Elliott and David Troop, Aquatic Life products are produced by Aquatic Life LLC, a company that creates, markets and manufactures premium branded aquarium equipment. Aquatic Life’s products and information are designed to bring the experience of freshwater and saltwater marine directly to its customers. Aquatic Life products are available through distributors across North America. For more information, please visit the website at www.aquaticlife.com or call (818) 768-6943.

Posted November 22nd, 2011.

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Hagen’s Fluval Flora Aquatic Plant Kit Wins Pet Product News International’s 2011 Editor’s Choice Award

MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Fluval Flora Aquatic Plant Kit from the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. was designed to highlight the natural beauty of aquatic plants while adding a comforting and stylish design element to any home or office décor, and it is these innovative features that have prompted Pet Product News International to present the Fluval Flora with its 2011 Editor’s Choice Award.

This unique, seamless habitat enables aquarium enthusiasts to create a mini-ecosystem rich in aquatic plant life, small fish and other invertebrates, yet also allows them to create a habitat devoted entirely to aquatic plants, if they so choose. The 7.9 gallon (US) Fluval Flora Aquatic Plant Kit comes with everything needed to establish a healthy environment for plants and fish, including the Fluval Nano Aquarium Filter, designed specifically to maintain clean water and ensure life-sustaining oxygenation in small, or nano, aquariums, and the full-spectrum Fluval Compact Fluorescent Lighting System, which provides balanced light essential to photosynthesis.

When establishing a planted tank, substrate is important, so Fluval’s Plant Stratum is included with the Fluval Flora. Developed just for aquatic plants, Plant Stratum promotes neutral to mildly acidic pH and helps keep the water clear. Additionally, the habitat comes with 30 mL (1 ounce) of Plant Gro Aquatic Fertilizer, to promote vigorous growth and vibrant coloration in plants, and because plants rely on the absorption of carbon dioxide to live and flourish, Fluval’s Mini CO2 System is included, as well.

“We are pleased to accept this Editor’s Choice award for the Fluval Flora Aquatic Plant Kit, and are honored that Pet Product News International recognized the uniqueness and innovation that went into the design of this product,” said Damian Hall, Marketing/Events Manager for the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. “Our nano aquariums are some of our most popular items and the Fluval Flora is the only one designed to accommodate aquatic plants and we are thrilled that it had been given this award.”

Innovation, function or design, or a combination of all three, were the criteria used in choosing the winners of Pet Product News International’s Editor’s Choice Awards, which were chosen from hundreds of products submitted by manufacturers or viewed at trade shows.

The Fluval Flora Aquatic Plant Kit measures 11.8” x 11.8” x 13.75” (30 cm X 30 cm X 35 cm), and in addition to the above items, comes with a realistic rock background, a thermometer, internal filter, planting tongs, a protection mat, and an informative care guide. It has an MSRP of 119.95. For more information visit www.hagen.com, or contact the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. at 1-800-225-2700.

Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1955, Rolf C. Hagen, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of pet products, pet food and pet supplies with facilities located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Posted November 3rd, 2011.

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