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  1. You could buy it from : Aquarium Iwarna Pte Ltd Loyang Agrotechnology Park No 70 Pasir Ris Drive 12 Singapore ( 518234 ) Tel : +65-9667-6432 F2 Aquarium Centre Pasir Ris Farmway 2 Lot 35, Block C2 Singapore ( 510000 ) Tel : +65-9639-5355 Golden Octopus Trading 472 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore ( 534509 ) Tel : +65-6286-4247 Pet Mart Pte Ltd Blk 151 Serangoon North Avenue 2 Unit # 01-79 Singapore ( 550151 ) Tel : +65-6289-6471 Polyart Aquarium 24hours 328 Clementi Avenue 2 Unit # 01-194 Singapore ( 120328 ) Tel : +65-6775-4773 Reborn Aquarium & Supplier No 235 Lavandar Street Singapore ( 338781 ) Tel : +65-6299-5060 Thank
  2. Hi chris, the 'side effects' are the same as any food you will feed- be it frozen mysis/brineshrimp or even dry pellet foods. There will be an increase of nutrients when the food or in this case algae cells break down. The excess nutrients or build up is the cause for algae blooms. For starters , you may half or even 1/3 or 1/4 the dosage of the phytoplankton. If everything seems fine, move up to the recommended amount of 1ml per 100gal after 3 weeks. If you use the Nannochloropsis (green cap), This algae will stay suspended for up to 3 days- by which bacteria will start to break it down. A skimmer turnover minimum should be the tank volume within 18-24hrs. If you are unable to reach this amount of skimming- even without dosing phyto it is already underskimmed, and your daily normal food feedings have to be light. If you stick to weekly water changes - then the skimmer issue is not a major one. Hope it helps
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    Where to buy ?

    i think it is called a connecter, the outer pipe is a male and the inside is female. All hardwear stores carry it.
  4. Hi our attention was brough to this post, we have an active sponsor forum and an active support email for product queries. its here: sponsor forum and email address: support@aquaz.org we apologize to the admin and mods for any issues caused. All Aquaz Epozy Fix products are labelled as a "Made in USA" evident on our packaging. Thus, we are not certain if the product with "Made in Germany" as you claimed to be one that is distributed by our company. We however would be interested in seeing this above mentioned product to verify your claim and Epozy Fix is not 'OEM" from brand Wessbond unless again you wish to enlighten us further with your claims. The above allegation pertaining to our brand Aquaz was unnecessary and to date, unsubstantiated, as our epozy fix was never labelled to be a product from Germany. Aquaz does not intend to establish itself with practice in "price gourging." It has been our company's policy to price competitively and support dealers,hobbyists and clubs while trying to stay afloat as a business entity. A juggle that is not easy. We find our time more productive in acquisitions and product testing for future launches and promotions. Aquaz has from day one fought against all odds in the industry to bring quality and affordable products to the hobbyist, it has been an uphill struggle from the beginning...and we are just at the foot of the hill. We would not hesistate to replace or phase out any product that is indeed inferior in quality through verification and testing. Thank you for your time Aquaz
  5. Hi Lester, Hammer corals are photosynthetic and does not need to be directly fed, but will take small meaty foods that are offered. regards
  6. Seahorses and starfish? The answer is No. Nearly all except maybe the pigmy seahorse fry will be small enough to take phytoplankton directly (& not the nanno- maybe some bigger strain). To raise seahorses, you need a phyto source to culture rotifers and copepods for the baby seahorse ponies. The ponies will grow on rotifers for the first 1 week and then you will need to introduce bigger foods like copepods and baby brine shrimp. The combination of phyto strains that we provide have been studied in fry development for food fish production. Certain HUFA and lipid profiles can help brain and body development- but that goes deep into strain profiles and for another day. Starfish - depending on the various genus that you choose(reef safe or non-reef safe), usually feed on the bacteria film on liverocks and scavange on leftovers. For non reef safe stars, well they may take a liking to your corals and clams, as shellfish are part of their wild diet. To feed phyto to your tank (doesn't matter which brand) you will be feeding filter feeders and the micro fauna. Hope it helps
  7. Hi regal, Aquaz is from singapore. ----- Aquaz Phytoplankton is not live - termed non-viable. It is because of this that the paste can be so dense(cells numbering in the billions). It is used in fisheries and scallop farms around the world because of the economical value- if compared to manpower hours needed to cultivate live algae in the agriculture world, it wins hands down. Another different aspect is that our phyto contains no preservatives - this limits shelf life but not using preservatives make a whole world of difference when culturing larvae and rotifers. If you get the pure nanno paste, the shelf life can go beyond 1 year frozen. Otherwise when kept in the fridge 3 months. If storage temperatures go beyond 6c then this also shortens lifespan. The facility producing our phytoplankton was founded in 1995 to farm bivalve shellfish. The original concept was to produce the first commercially available shellfish that was raised on land, not in the ocean, producing a product that would be completely safe from toxins such as red tide algae, bacteria blooms, viruses, sewage run-off, and toxic metals.They developed tank raised shellfish technology for three years and during this same time developed and refined the technology for large-scale grow out of marine microalgae, which is the feed for shellfish. In 1998 it was determined that there was a more lucrative market in selling the microalgae directly to other hatcheries and shut down all shellfish operations. Today they sell marine microalgae concentrates to 67 countries and is the largest commercial producer of marine microalgae in the world. Their core technology is a proprietary closed-system photobioreactor design that allows microalgae to be grown in laboratory sterile conditions. This technology is radically different than the open-pond technology used for growing freshwater species of microalgae such as Chlorella, Haematococcus, and Chlamydomonas.
  8. Hi Joeyttk, Currently they are available at: Iwarna Aquarium Reborn Aquarium Petmart Pte Ltd Ocean Planet Polyart Aquarium 24hrs Aquamart Pte Ltd Bio Ocean Aquarix
  9. Hi butteye, Although it should not be a problem, it would be better if you could finish up the phosremover first. regards
  10. Hi chewlaoheng, It depends on your current phosphate level and how much you need to reduce, if you have high levels of PO4 it would be best to use Purephos Premium. Carbphos Premium also has carbon and zeolite in it and to be used more for aquariums with normal or lower PO4 levels. Although It will still lower phosphate and at the same time also remove organics for water quality. If you use Carbphos in aquariums with very high phosphate - yes it will work but you will end up changing the media more often. For that we rather you use Purephos initially to bring down levels. This way you will find that not only did we launch 2 products for PO4 , we make it cost less for you to run in the long term because once you have drop your phosphate levels you can use Carbphos to keep the level down and at the same time benefit from the usage of carbon. regards
  11. Surface waters of tropical oceans contain very low amounts of nutrients such as phosphate, typical phosphate values can be 0.003ppm or less. While every progressive marine hobbyist strives for better skills and struggle to meet the hobby’s demands, the one of the biggest problem is the fight against Phosphate (PO4). Phosphate, in excess can drive nuisance algae growth, and inhibit calcification of corals and coralline algae. Phosphate is input to the aquarium through feeding fish food and tapwater topups; both sources may be laden with orthophosphate. A Phosphate (PO4) testkit is essential for determining and track the levels in the aquarium water. There are natural methods of phosphate removal such as the use of macroalgae growth to compete against the nuisance algae for phosphate; however that option might not be available to all. Skimming will remove organic orthophosphate before breaking down into inorganic orthophosphate. Use of limewater as a clarifying solution can precipitate phosphate and other contaminants from freshwater tapwater topup. Aquaz recommends the use of Kalkwasser Premium for calcium hydroxide with unparalleled solubility and the lowest heavy-metal content. Maintaining a high pH of at approximately 8.4 may also help keep phosphate binded to rock and sand and from re-entering the water column. Aquaz has included a phosphate binding agent in its product range made from granular ferric oxide (GFO). An iron based media originally developed for arsenic removal but was found to work very well in removing phosphate with a higher absorption rate than aluminium base media. According to studies, iron media, in general, binds a wide range of compounds including arsenic, selenium, silicate, organics, trace metals- manganese, cobalt, nickel and zinc. In view that these kinds of filter media need to be changed when exhausted, Aquaz believe in launching our phosphate media, which is reasonably economical for everyone to use on a regular basis. Carbphos Premium™ Retail Price SGD$24.00 Purephos Premium™ Retail Price SGD$28.00 Hints & Tips: *To obtain the best results from the filter media and to keep your tank at very low or zero phosphate levels it is important when starting up a new tank or a mature tank with phosphate levels, to use the filter media on a permanent basis. The filter media will absorb phosphate, silicates and arsenic. It is entirely safe in both fresh and saltwater systems. *Change Media when phosphate levels begin to rise after three to six months, depending on original levels. With high levels of phosphate the media can be saturated much faster for the initial usage. The iron media in Purephos Premium™ and Carbphos Premium™ is an absorbent and will bind phosphate to the surface of the granule, once full it will not release phosphate back into the aquarium but needs to be replaced with new media. *Before use, rinse the media in running water/old saltwater or RO/DI water before placing it in the tank. Rinsing the product will not affect its preformance. *It is not a must to run a specific media reactor, although highly recommended. With a dedicated reactor you can control the flowrate to achieve optimal results. *The media can be put in a nylon/polyester filter bag and placed in a high flow area. In marine aquariums where we run our parameters usually at saturation levels (e.g high calcium and alkalinity) - caking of the media (by calcium precipitation or bacteria) usually occurs when it is used for a long period. This prevents tank water from an optimal flow through the media. To overcome this you can rinse the media bag in old saltwater and loosen the granules, or if this happens in a reactor - run the flow in the opposite direction for a short period. *Do not sprinkle directly into the aquarium. *Adsorption is a continuous process conducted at a specific flow rate or velocity. In addition to velocity, the other key process parameter is media contact time, which dictates the amount of water residence within the media bed required for optimal adsorption. The water flowing through the media should be clean(prefiltered) and gentle enough to not fluidised the media. Fluidization of the media will cause the grains to rub against each other with the fine particles escaping into the tank. *A higher efficiency of absorption is achieved if the water slowly flows through the granules ensuring maximum contact with the water. *It is not possible to overdose Purephos Premium™, an increased amount of media will only increase the absorption lifespan capabilities.
  12. Hi all, there will be 2x Aquaz PO4 media launching in the near future. Will be leaving port soon for our shores in the coming weeks. One is a combined mix of carbon,PO4 media(iron based) and zeolite. (Carbphos) The other is a pure PO4 iron based media. (PurePhos) We will release more product details and the retail prices later on nearer to the launch date. Thank you for your patience
  13. Hi Lester, Only the bottle of pure nanno(green cap) you bought can be frozen. The other blends (gold & supreme) should be refrigerated. So far only Nannochloropsis and Tetraselmis algae strains can be frozen without affecting the cells. Research for freezing the other strains we carry are still on-going. In actual fact, the bottle you have has a 1 year shelf life at full nutritional value(if kept frozen). After 1 year , there will be a drop of about 5% in nutrition value. The algae is still good at 2 yrs. (if kept sealed and frozen). Hope you like the product Best regards
  14. Hi chewlaoheng, yes, the dosage drops to as low as 0.3ml or 1/2ml for tanks smaller than a full 3ft reef.This is due to the density of the algae cells in billions and why it is a very economical phytoplankton feed. The expiry date on supreme and gold blends are stated as 3 month from packing date but may be used up to 4 months or beyond (depending on how cold your fridge is) before it starts to go bad. The red and orange cap bottles can tolerate storage temperatures to not lower than -2c. Only the brown algae strains(Iso,Pavlova and Thalassiosira algae strains will be affected by ice crystals at -2.5c). You can keep on using it untill you notice a kind of rotten egg smell. That is the end of the lifespan and time to dispose. The downside of the supreme blend is the limited shelf life without preservatives- we wish not to include preservatives due to the sensitivity of feed usage. (When used for larvae or rotifer cultures you will see the direct effect of preservatives). In a reef tank, some soft corals show visual signs of degeneration or stress from preservative usage. Best regards
  15. Hi Patrick, How much and how often totally depends on how you have stock your reef tank, and depending on the corals that you keep you may or may not need more frequent feedings. (with exceptions like goniopora,alveopora)LPS & SPS will not need phyto feedings- their main diet consist of mainly zooplankton. Always error on the side of caution when feeding any new product - feed less and work your way up.(this allows the filtration to acclimate) we recommend 1ml of our concentrate for a 100gal reef with heavy filter feeding load 2-3 times a week. Roughly this means for a 4ft tank, for a 3ft and smaller start with 0.5ml(half a ml)per feeding. Best Regards
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    Aquaz Private Limited is a Singapore based and registered Company , with distribution dealers around the globe. We don't manufacture , but OEM from around the world. Trying to provide an affordable alternative for hobbyist. For any further queries , please email support@aquaz.org Aquaz
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    Italy is one of the many dealers and is listed on our dealers section thus it is not a factory of manufacture. For any further queries , please email support@aquaz.org Aquaz
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    For many people, especially newcomers to reefkeeping, additives seem to be the easy option. They're often simple to add, and many are relatively cheap to buy for small systems. There are dozens on the market, many of which are based around different concentrations of the same basic chemicals. If you can't afford to buy a reactor, they're probably the next best bet. We strongly encourage that when anyone embarks upon the attempt to increase and maintain calcium levels in a reef aquarium, it is important to understand the methods available and that all should be used slowly. Increasing any parameters in a aquarium should be done gradually - in the best interest of the tank habitants, and also helping to avoid any problems that may arise from adding chemicals too fast. Probably the simplest method of calcium replenishment is with regular water changes, most commercial salt mixes contain balanced buffer levels. With low tank calcium uptake this would be the most cost effective method. Only when calcium usage goes up,salt mixes become an expensive method. The cloudiness that you experience is not an ideal situation you want when adding additives or new salt mixes. This is calcium precipitation and you actually end up with less available calcium in the tank(as it turns to solid). When precipitation occurs (aka snowstorm) it falls out of solution into a solid, what you want is for the calcium or buffer to stay in solution and be bio-available for coral uptake. The brands that you use will advise you on this if you asked them, sometimes this will occur if you dose 2 part additives too closely together or if the current levels in the tank are already high. It is not toxic, neither will it harm your tank but you may not be getting the optimal results from it - and when adding it too fast may result in future ionic imbalance which can be frustrating and lead to impatience and the hobbyist may end up spending even more on other unnecessary chemicals or equipment. The snowball effect. We recommend that you dose our 2 part separately(on alternate days) or at separate ends of a small aquarium in order for this reaction not to occur.Part A is dosed first, then an equal amount of part B is dosed. This will allow you to raise your parameters gradually. I am sorry that ours does not cloud the water but this is what we are trying to avoid so that you get the best results . The dosing amount can then be adjusted based on the aquarium needs. We also strongly encourage that when dosing additives - you should use a test kit to acertain your current parameters and your optimal levels. We understand that sgreef club and any other reef club in the world have always emphasize that practice. If pH exceeds 8.5 , calcium may precipitate out of solution and you get little calcium increase. So adding calcium additives in gradual steps(over a few days) will produce better stabilized and more effective results. All our ingredients are listed, and they have to be in order to enter Australia. We apologise admin/mods for the long reply in this thread, If there are any questions support@aquaz.org will always be open for feedback. merry christmas Aquaz
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    Hi Milky, Yes, some other brands have no seal. And in some brands only the new batches have seals. We will contact the main office or local distributor for permission before we release the name willingly. You may then address that issue to them. As a Company, we have no interest in deflaming other brands in the market so we are acting in the interest of the other parties when we don't disclose the particular brand names however the sales procedure is in singapore. In the international market, this is not the practice(nor do we want to). We rather establish open communications with other companies then sow discord. The width of the pores ranges from 0.3mm to several nm. All activated carbons are characterized by their ramified pore system within which various mesopores (r = 1-25 nm), micropores (r = 0.4-1.0 nm) and sub micropores (r < 0.4 nm) branch off from what we call macropores (r > 25 nm) (Figure I ). Activated carbons have been used for many years quite successfully for adsorptive removal of impurities from exhaust gas and waste water streams. However, for cost-effective removal of certain impurities contained in gases (such as hydrogen sulfide, mercury and ammonia), the adsorption capacities and the feasible removal rates must be substantially boosted by impregnation of the activated carbon by suitable chemicals,with the majority of pores falling in the micropore range (5-10 Angstroms), particularly effective for air purification applications. This will be noted in the grade quality of the carbon. There are over 100 types of carbon in pellet,granular,powder forms. Aquaz do list their ingredients on all their products from C.O.A (certificate of analysis)received : Steam activated Bituminous coal . Shape Granular, Size 0.5 mm - 2.8 mm, Phosphate Leachable < 0.012 mg / cc, Surface Area 1250, pH 7 - 7.1, Iodine No 1200, Density 0.48 g / mL (p.s do you actually see brands listing leachable phosphate amounts?) It is a well known fact carbon will release it, of course the lowest would be best. But lowest as compared to low? Everybody will say theirs have the lowest - Its up to the user to decide. A copy of the cert can be faxed to you if you would like a reference, Please contact support@aquaz.org and we would gladly help. If you have any queries on any of the products we will do our best to help you with what we have, if not, yes we will recommended a product or piece of equipment that you may need from another brand. We were advised by the manufacturer to store in a closed dry container as per water purification outlines. The aquaz tub has a double layer of protection against liquid splashes(the screw cap and a inner rubber liner). In liquid applications, why is it important to deaerate (fully wet) the carbon? A container of carbon is roughly 20% carbon, 40% interstitial space (the volume between the carbon granules), and 40% pore volume (the volume inside the carbon granules). If air remains in the pore volume, the fluid being treated cannot migrate to the adsorption sites. The air becomes a barrier to the carbon functioning properly. Hence for aquarium usage we actually use the air as a barrier.
  20. Yes you can,but Because there are no preservatives in it there will be a limited shelf life if kept liquid. If kept in the fridge (temp usually 6c-8c) the shelf life will be 3 months. If kept frozen - it will be good for a year. (only nannochloropsis and Tetraselmis strains can be frozen) You could thaw by leaving bottle in the fridge overnight and keep half in the fridge and freeze the other half, or mix a little of the frozen with new salt water (ready to use phyto mixture) and keep in the fridge and use this mixture within 7-10days for tank feeding etc. By thawing it in the fridge and refreezing once or twice will not affect the product, but try to keep this to a minimum just to portion it. Due to the high concentration of algae with very little water and tough oculata cell walls is the reason this can be done. Lab test has shown that after thawing & freezing 10 times, there is minimal cell damage.(but we advise that you do not try the extremes). Hope it helps Aquaz
  21. 1ml would be for 100gallons tank volume (safely for a moderate 4ft reef) 1 teaspoon is 5ml, maybe for smaller tanks u actually use the end of the teaspoon(the handle part) and mix with a cup of tank water (any amount of your choice). No hard rules abt mixing water, just scoop a little(half cup or so) all pharmacies sells 1ml syringes for abt 30 cents.(used for diabetic), just use the syringe (without the needle). pls do not use 1 teaspoon, unless its a 10ft tank reef tank. or The tank will turn green, skimmer will be working overtime and take 24-48hrs to clear, Depending on the skimmer effiency. (we have tested all tank feeding scenarios of overfeeding)
  22. Hello Rocks, You could check with our lists of dealers here : Click Here Hope it helps. Aquaz
  23. Hi Rocks, For a all round feed you should go for the supreme blend (red cap) , but if usage is little - pure nanno (green cap) will be better since it can be stored frozen up to a year. You won't find the other classic single strains in the shops - we only send them out on request basis as these have limited shelf life(usually 3mths) and are mainly for larvae culture or culturing/enrichment of other animals. If its the first time you use aquaz phytoplankton - pls use less than other products that you have tried. 1ml feeds 100gal starting with half dosage to get the filtration used to it.(ard 2-3 times a week) The phyto is non-viable(non-live) but it is concentrated and is pure. No fertilizers,No preservatives,with better value for money.
  24. actually,based on numbers you were right on - 1 cup= 250ml 1tsp of calcium to a 90gal(3ftx2x2) will give you 5ppm rise. (didn't count rock/water displacement,coral bio-load etc etc).
  25. As the uptake of calcium differs in every tank depending on corals kept, 1 tsp per cup of water is a generic and safe dosage. This dosage can be applied to 50gal safely. Regular testing should be done to achieve desired levels. Depending on your volume, you can use an online calculator by Andy Hipkiss This will give a closer calculation but still not exact- the rest will be down to individual daily uptake and slight tweaking of the measurements. Calcium Premium is anhydrous and you can use the CaCl2 calculation. To get a 50,000ppm stock solution from pure calcium chloride- use 138 grams per 1 liter of freshwater. (readings vary according to grades used) Calcium Chloride has a very high solubility and is a potent solution, take care when making these and adding to the aquarium. Try not to raise calcium levels too much at one go, just add a little more at a later time. hope it helps
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