We are honored to have provided the custom GLA CO2 system and Atomic CO2 diffuser for this inspiring planted tank installation. Thank you to our awesomely talented customer for sharing this video. It brings us so much joy to see the start of a beautiful aquascape and a passion for the planted tank hobby!! We love this planted tank!
Category: The Planted Tank
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GLA PRO-SS CO2 Collection – Stainless Steel!
We are proud to introduce our newest addition to our PRO-series, the GLA PRO-SS regulator and CO2 systems, available in single and dual stage options. These stainless steel beauties are engineered to meet the highest expectations in CO2 distribution and be a lifetime investment.
The GLA PRO-series CO2 regulators lead the way in adaptive CO2 distribution. Our innovative modular manifold, allows the user to add manifold blocks with ease, and expand CO2 supply, independently, to up to 5 aquariums. Our PRO-series regulators can adapt to the expansion of your aquarium system, allowing you to use one regulator for multiple tanks. We make sure that when you invest in our professional CO2 equipment, you invest in a single regulator that can grow with you and last a lifetime.
The GLA PRO-SS CO2 regulators feature:
- High purity stainless steel regulator body
- High purity stainless steel diaphragm. Multi-stage stainless steel micron fitration inlet and outlet
- Stainless steel spring and stem. Stainless steel gauges
- Laser precision metal-on-metal valve seat. Valve seats – PCTFE, PTFE & Vespel
- Integrated stainless steel pressure relief valve (PRV)
- Custom precision GLA needle valve
- Pro-class solenoid valve with ‘cool touch’ technology keeps the solenoid cool to the touch during operation
- Custom GLA bubble counter with advanced filtration and check valve to protect internal components of regulator
- Dual gauge (tank volume and working pressure)
- No end-of-tank dumps
- We are confident that our Pro-series GLA CO2 regulators rise above and outlast the competition
- Custom built, pressure tested, and leak tested in the USA
GLA High Clarity Aquarium Tank – Diamant Glass
Inspire and be inspired. The GLA High Clarity Aquarium is a vision of nature, designed for optical brilliance. Our aquariums deliver exceptional clarity in our extra clear, DIAMANT, low iron glass, allowing the true color of the aquascape to enhance your home. Low iron content provides higher light transmittance and excellent transparency. Our frameless tanks are skillfully hand crafted with polished, beveled edges, and precise silicone application for a seamless presentation.
Cleaning your Professional Atomic CO2 Diffuser
Our professional Atomic CO2 diffusers are designed for supreme diffusion of CO2. Overtime, however, you may realize that it’s time to clean your diffuser to keep it performing optimally. We have put together a few guidelines and tips to help you clean and maintain your diffuser.
- Please remember to always handle your Atomic CO2 diffuser carefully. Install and remove the tubing carefully. Do not touch the ceramic.
- Monitor and clean your diffuser regularly. Observe the performance and appearance of your diffuser. The in-tank type CO2 diffuser should be cleaned approximately every 2-3 weeks, or sooner if needed. Clean the in-line type diffuser approximately every 6 months, or as needed.
- Clean atomic diffuser carefully with mixture of 3 parts water to 1 part bleach. Never rub ceramic.
- Leave diffuser to soak for 30 minutes.
- Rinse diffuser carefully with fresh water, do not rub or touch ceramic of diffuser.
We find it convenient and always recommend to keep two diffusers for your aquarium and rotate cleanings. This avoids any downtime in CO2.
Change your CO2 without interruption – with our Ultimate Changeover System
Our Changeover CO2 System allows you to switch between two CO2 cylinders easily, without an interruption to your CO2. This system connects two CO2 tanks with one heavy-duty flexible hose, as one cylinder empties you can switch to the second full cylinder, allowing you a longer time between trips to refill your CO2.
Setting New Standards in CO2 Equipment
Our team of CO2 experts is always working hard to ensure that we provide our customers the best possible equipment. We specialize in CO2 regulators. Our custom regulators are built to surpass the highest standards in CO2.
We are proud to introduce the newest advancement to our custom regulators, our advanced, built-in CO2 bubble counter, now standard on all of our custom built CO2 regulators.
Out with the old brass bubble counter, and in with the new, sleek GLA bubble counter. Designed with built-in filtration and a no-fail check valve; crafted of CNC aluminum with a modern, slender appearance.
Check out our complete lineup of custom CO2 regulators and CO2 systems and take control of your CO2. We are confident that our regulators will take you to the highest standard in design, control, performance & reliability, with a team of CO2 experts standing behind our products. Let us know if you have any questions, we are always here to help.
We love it … the ‘Intense’ NEO Solar LED
This is truly one of our favorite LED’s for planted tanks. The NEO Solar Hi-Power LED stands out with it’s modern design and advanced optics. Its 6500K white light mimics natural sunlight, promoting lush vibrant aquascapes for freshwater tanks.
It’s one of the few all-in-one LED aquarium lights that has a fully adjustable arm built in. It’s ready to install on any frameless tank. No need to purchase or ponder over any other installation hardware, which saves you time & money. The mounting arm has four lockable, adjustable links that can be positioned to fit your needs; making this LED versatile for a variety of tank setups.
Another great feature is the shimmer it produces. It’s shimmer is truly outstanding. You will be as surprised as we were to see such intense shimmer in the aquarium water. Feel free to email us your videos of it’s shimmer to share with everyone!
A few more great features to mention…
- The NEO is 100% waterproof, which is awesome!
- It doesn’t need a built-in fan, so it operates silently, without noise!
- It’s power consumption is only 30 watts
Our PPS-Pro Fertilizer Pack … Just Mix & Dose
It’s ready to go…our new PPS-Pro Fert Pack is everything you need to get started with the Perpetual Preservation System (PPS) method of fertilization. The PPS Pro method is a convenient, low maintenance method of fertilizing your planted tank.
Our PPS-Pro Fert Pack includes:
- Two 500mL Fertilizer Dispensing Bottles
- Plantex CSM+B (trace elements)
- Potassium Nitrate KNO3
- Mono Potassium Phosphate KH2PO4
- Potassium Sulfate K2SO4
- Magnesium Sulfate MgSO4
- dosing pipette
What you will need to get started…
- our PPS-Pro fertilizer package
- distilled or RO water
- a digital scale
Preparing the fert mix in the 500mL dosing bottles…
The following solution recipe is based on the use of two 500mL bottles. Before starting, we recommend to boil the plastic bottles to sanitize them.
Bottle #1 – use your digital scale to weigh the following ferts, then place dry contents in bottle:
- K2SO4 – 29.3 grams
- KNO3 – 32.6 grams
- KH2PO4 – 2.9 grams
- MgSO4 – 20.2 grams
Bottle #2 – use your digital scale to weigh the following ferts, then place dry contents in bottle:
- Plantex CSM+B – 28.6 grams (Trace Elements (TE) recipe updated 4/11/2016, previous recommendation was 40 grams)
Fill both bottles with distilled or reverse osmosis (RO) water, up to the 500mL water level line. Screw on caps tightly and shake well. Let the mixture sit over night until dissolved completely.
How to dose the mixture…
Bottle #1 Macros: daily dose of 1 mL per every 10 gallons or 40 litres of aquarium water. Dose daily, prior to your aquarium lights turning on.
Bottle #2 Micros: daily dose of 0.5 mL or 10 drops per 10 gallons or 40 litres of aquarium water. Dose daily, prior to your aquarium lights turning on. (updated 7/7/2018, previous dosing recommendation was 0.1mL or 2 drops per 10 gallons)(updated 4/11/2016, previous dosing recommendation was 1 mL per 10 gallons)
(1 ml = 20 drops)
How to do PPS-Pro with water changes?
Dose PPS-Pro Solution #1 and PPS-Pro Solution #2 at the same time daily for a week, then 50% water change.
PPS-Pro Solution #1, 0.5ml or 10 drops per 10 gallon or 40 L
PPS-Pro Solution #2, 0.25ml or 5 drops per 10 gallon or 40 L
Water change 50% once a week
This limits water column nutrient levels to 7 ppm NO3, 0.7 ppm PO4, 9 ppm K, 0.7 ppm Mg, 0.35 ppm Fe(TE).
PPS-Pro Solution #1, 1ml per 10 gallon or 40 L
PPS-Pro Solution #2, 0.5ml per 10 gallon or 40 L
Water change 50% once a week
This limits water column nutrient levels to 14 ppm NO3, 1.4 ppm PO4, 18 ppm K, 1.4 ppm Mg, 0.7 ppm Fe(TE).
PPS-Pro Solution #1, 2ml per 10 gallon or 40 L
PPS-Pro Solution #2, 1ml per 10 gallon or 40 L
Water change 50% once a week
This limits water column nutrient levels to 28 ppm NO3, 2.8 ppm PO4, 36 ppm K, 2.8 ppm Mg, 1.4 ppm Fe(TE).
(1 ml = 20 drops)
The Newest TMC AquaRay LED lineup for Planted Tanks
Tropical Marine Center TMC has recently released their newest series of LED’s designed for the planted tank. We are happy to make them available to our customers.
Their newest LED tile, the AquaRay Grobeam 1500 Ultima, uses the latest and brightest generation Natural Daylight CREE XB-D Natural Daylight PowerLEDs with a 6500K color temperature for optimum plant growth and color rendition. Consisting of 10 x 6500K high output LEDs. It’s wide-angle beam allows for optimum and even light distribution at over 2000 lumens for full illumination of the freshwater biotope.
Also introducing, the newest TMC LED strip, the AquaRay Grobeam 600 Ultima. The Grobeam 600 comes in two options: a single strip with one power supply or the Dual Pack which includes two Grobeam 600 strips powered by a single power supply. These LED strips use the latest and brightest generation Natural Daylight CREE XB-D PowerLED’s with a 6500K color temperature for optimum plant growth and color rendition. Consists of 5 ultra-efficient CREE XB-D PowerLED’s. 1 x 12W 6500K. Wide-angle (120 degree) beam allows light unit to be mounted close to the aquarium surface for optimum and even light distribution. 30% brighter than the Grobeam 500 it replaces.