There are a few select products which every service company should use. We would like to introduce a few products which will help create a more hands free and smooth process for your service accounts.
We all know some customers like to over feed the aquarium while you end up cleaning the mess. In between water changes, the phophates build and promote algae growth. The Aqua Medic Phosphatfilter FE (GFO Reactor) is a “must” for any aquarium, and particularly aquarium which do not get serviced everyday. The Aqua Medic GFO Reactor pre-filled with High Capacity GFO AKA Phosphatﬁlter Fe is a compact chemical ﬁltration chamber for aquarium use. It can be installed in line with any standard canister ﬁlter, or fed via a separate pump(not included). The phosphatﬁlter Fe contains 400 ml of Aqua Medic’s Antiphos Fe (High Capacity Granular Ferric Oxide or GFO), which has been granulated to the perfect size for this reactor. It reduces the level of phosphate and thereby curtails the growth of ﬁlamentous algae. Depending on the phosphate level, one ﬁlling of antiphos may be sufﬁcient for an aquarium up to 150 gal. between 3-6 months. The phosphatﬁlter Fe can be used in fresh and saltwater aquaria. The Phosphatfilter can be run inline with aquaria plumbing via gravity feed, pump feed, or independently fed on its own pump (pump not included). Generally it is best to feed water upward through the reactor but in some cases when no other options are available, water can be fed downward in which case the reactor may need to be flipped around once a month or less. The reactor can be hung on the aquarium or on the sump with the included mounting device. The reactor is simple and has no moving parts and can be easily re-filled with GFO, carbon or any other granulated media. Effectiveness is dependent on bioload, aquarium size, and feeding regiments. The Maximum suggested pressure is 264 gallons per hour.
Removing fish from an aquarium, especially when you told your service client it wouldn’t get along, can be a job in its own. The Aqua Medic Fish Trap is a safe, effective and quick manner of removing fish without tearing apart the aquarium. The Fish Trap is baited with food; as soon as the desired fish has entered the trap the patented trigger release closing mechanism is simply released by hand via string. The trap door stays open, hands free until the time of release. This removes the possibility the fish will feel vibrations of holding the trap door open as with all other fish traps. The angle of the sliding glass door assures the fish will not escape when the glass is released as it confuses the fish. The Fish Trap is constructed in such a way that when it is removed from the aquarium with the fish inside it remains half full of water. This method considerably reduces the stress on the fish.
Not all aquariums have the room for media reactor, as a result we use media bags. Changing the media can be quite a hassle and many times the media bag is thrown away because of broken or knotted drawstrings, non-the-less the mess left behind when the bag is not tied tightly enough. Aqua Medic’s zipper media bags are designed to contain fine filter media, such as activated carbon, GFO or other granular media. The filter bag is fitted with a zip fastener for quick and easy replacement of the media. Three sizes are available. Made with an all plastic zipper, no more messing with drawstrings. These bags are great to have on standby for emergencies when carbon and other media need to be introduced immediately.
Whether an aquarium is at its best or seen better days, regular aquarium maintenance requires cleaning the glass. The Aqua Medic Aquarium Scraper is no ordinary scraper, with its 6 inch real razor blade, calcareous algae and aquarium margins are cleaned with little effort and time . The removable blade protector also acts as a squeegee for cleaning the outside of the aquarium glass. A unique feature of the scraper is the hinge which allows the blade head to be turned up to 180 degrees. This feature allows the user to clean the aquarium even when the tank decoration, such as rocks or roots, are very close to the glass.