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Specials Highlights
Neptune Systems – APEX
Article – One change took
this fish from fins to limbs
Photos of fish and corals that are
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Blue Spot Jawfish, Fiji Foxface,
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Helfrichi Firefish Goby, Firefish Goby,
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Metallic Star Polyp, Orange/Yellow Sun Polyp, Blue/Green Organ Pipe, Ultra Maxima Clams and many more!!
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APEX Neptune
The Apex is a self-contained monitoring platform built for reliability – for when things go wrong – It’s not just a toy to play with when everything is A-OK.
Every Apex has a built in web-server (tech talk for its control software and built-in web interface) with complete functionality – even if the internet is down! This is important, see why. . .
Let’s say you have a power outage and want your aquarium to take the appropriate actions to maintain the fish and corals for the longest time possible. Or, what if the internet is down (or a company’s cloud servers) and you simply want to manually turn on your lights or turn off your skimmer.
Some aquarium devices work ONLY via their online cloud service, so when the internet is down or slow, you are out of luck. With the Apex, even if the internet is down, your tank will continue operating without interruption.
· Prevents catastrophes by monitoring key parameters in your aquarium, takes corrective actions for you, and alerts you via your smart phone when things go off track.
· Monitors your equipment – ensuring it is operating correctly at all times – and lets you know when it’s not.
· Tracks your manual test results, maintenance, livestock purchases, and tank observations and helps you correlate issues in your aquarium to the things that are happening inside.
· Manages the full operation of equipment (lights, pumps, filters, ATO, etc.) on your tank with simple setup wizards and an easy to use app.
· Takes the place of many costly and cumbersome discrete components such as light timers, heater controllers, pump controllers, etc.
· Gives you the peace of mind to know how your aquarium is doing, instantly, from anywhere in the world.
Probes for Temperature, Salinity, ORP and pH
Leak Detection Carpet
Leak Detection Solid Surface
Solenoid Valve
Auto Feeding System
Apex System
Calibration Pack
COR-20 Return Pump
Flow Sensor 1inch
Flow Sensor 2inch
Trident Reagent 6 Month
Trident Marine Water Analyzer
WAV Single Pump
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One change took
this fish from fins to limbs
By Katie Hunt, CNN
Shown here are an unmodified zebrafish (top) and a zebrafish with a genetic mutation (bottom) that has given its front, or pectoral, fin a limblike structure.
(CNN) – Life on Earth began in the water. When animals moved onto the ground, they switched fins for limbs. How exactly thatmight have happened hundreds of millions of years ago, however, has long been an evolutionary mystery that has puzzled scientists.
Now, US scientists say they may have stumbled on a possible answer.
By tweaking a single gene, researchers at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have engineered zebrafish that showed the beginning of limblike appendages.
To answer how animals made the transition from sea to land, scientists have traditionally looked to the fossil record. But in the past 30 years, scientists have searched for changes in genes that can account for the shift from fin to modern limb.
“Most surprising to me is that such a dramatic change to the fin skeleton and musculature is possible with just a single mutation,” said Brent Hawkins, a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital and the first author of the study that published Thursday in the journal Cell.
“Before this discovery, the fin-to-limb transition was presumed to involve manifold changes to a myriad of genes,” he noted via email.
“Of course this transformation was still a very gradual and complex process, but our mutants show that it might have involved quick leaps as well, and that developing animals are able to incorporate new bones quite easily.”
This illustration, produced by the study’s researchers, depicts (from left) how a human limb has multiple long bones that allow for a wide range of movement; the fin skeleton of a normal zebrafish that has no articulation; and that of a mutant zebrafish, with new bones growing away from the body in a pattern similar to limbs.
Innate ability
While previous research has identified genes that are required to make fin and limb bones, no one has previously found a genetic change that causes a fin to shift to a more limblike pattern, explained Hawkins via email.
The mutation the researchers found causes a change in the zebrafish’s pectoral fin bones, which attach to the fish shoulder joint a little like how the human arm attaches to the shoulder.
A new set of long bones — called intermediate radials — develops, making a joint similar to a human elbow. The genetic change includes new muscles and joints that are found in limbs but not the simple fins.
The scientists’ discovery has shown that the fish, which had been thought to have lost the machinery necessary to evolve limblike body parts, actually retain an innate ability to form these structures.
Thumbnail-size zebrafish have become a mainstay of genetic research. They are easy to keep in large numbers and breed easily, with a single mating pair producing hundreds of eggs each week. These fish are also gentle and easy to handle, plus their eggs and embryos are translucent and easy to examine.
The researchers mutated the zebrafish genes at random and then screened the fish systematically to find those that underwent interesting changes to their form — in this case the limblike structures.
They then sequenced the DNA to discover which genes were affected before using the CRISPR gene editing tool — a method to modify genes that won the Nobel prize for chemistry last year.
This genetic link between fins and limbs could, with more research, shed light on how some animals made the transition from sea to land and what genetic mechanics are necessary to make it happen.
One question the team hopes to examine next is whether the new bones change how the zebrafish’s fins function and how the fish moves.
“That such complex and coordinated changes can result from changing a single letter of DNA was quite shocking, and reveals that our fishy ancestors had the raw genetic material and latent capacity to create limbs,” Hawkins said.
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What to do if your shipment is delayed or lost
We want to remind everyone what to do if your
shipment becomes delayed or lost.
Contact your SDC-ERI Sales Rep immediately to help expedite the shipping process and to help you with the process of doing a claim.
No matter if your shipment is two days late or a week late, it is ultra important to pick it up from the airlines so that SDC-ERI can have a chance to get a freight claim on your behalf. Regardless of what the airline rep says, ONLY THE SHIPPER (SDC-ERI) is allowed to do a claim.
In most cases, shipments that have been in transit for more than 48 hours have a very good chance of receiving a claim.
Helpful reminders…
Request a claim form from the airline representative. Get them to notate what the circumstances are with your order. Notate if the boxes are damaged or leaking. If they do not have a claim form then feel free to bring your own with you by downloading it from your airlines website. If you do not have a claim form then write some notes on the airway-bill BEFORE you load the freight on your truck and ask the rep to acknowledge what you mutually agree on by signing and printing their full name on the airway-bill or the claim form.
The next step is to get the fish back to the store and carefully acclimate them. Neutralizing the ammonia is the most important part of the process. First, float for temperature acclimation. Next cut open the bags and pour the fish gently into your buckets and measure the pH & ammonia levels. Neutralize the ammonia and begin to drip acclimate slowly.
While you are acclimating you can notate the DOA’s on a copy of the invoice that we sent to you.
Please photograph the DOA’s which can greatly aid in our attempt to get your claim. This is best done by lining up the DOA fish neatly on the white Styrofoam lid that accompanies the box.
We will need you to fax/email the DOA’s along with the claim form, photos and the airway-bill as soon as possible along with any other useful information about the situation.
While every situation has its own particular set of nuances, this is a general guide of the most important steps.
In review…
-Never Refuse a shipment… No one wins and everybody loses.
-Contact your SDC-ERI Sales Rep immediately if there is some unusual delay.
-Get a signed document from the airlines
(claim form or airway-bill)
detailing the circumstances.
-Neutralize Ammonia before introducing a different pH level to the fish
-Send DOA’s, Claim Form, photos and YOUR Airway-bill copy to your Sales Rep.
Most of you will never have to deal with any of this but we want to make sure that you are aware of the proper protocol in the event of a claim situation.
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Your friends at SDC – ERI
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Kessil users can select the perfect spectrum and color with one button and adjust the intensity with the other.
Kessil Logic™ will not only dramatically improve the user experience, it will also boost the light output at both ends of the spectral tuning range by as much as 30%.
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MJ Pumps
The Original “MJ 1200” pump. This is the “Industry Standard” for submersible
 powerhead pumps.
 Originally marketed by another company, this pump was abandoned by them and picked up by their former product development expert and is now being sold under the Cobalt brand because the other company decided to save a few bucks by moving production from Italy to China, mistakenly so.
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Also available in the classic 400, 600, 900 and this 1200 size @ SDC – ERI
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Aiptasia Rx is an excellent product to help you rid your aquarium of nuisance Aiptasia and Majano anemones.
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Clear Fx Pro
Crystal clear water. Removes: odors, tannin’s, phenol’s, gases, pollutants, CO2, phosphates (PO4), silicates (SIO2), copper, metals and nitrogenous organic waste. Does not actively remove essential trace elements
   Raises Redox (ORP) significantly. Controls ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. Removes contaminants and irritants harmful to coral, compounds carbon can’t remove alone, light blocking impurities and organics that degrade water quality by reducing oxygen. Stimulates coral and plant growth. Stabilizes pH (buffers without shock to fish).
   Will not release organics back into tank once exhausted. Decreases need for water changes.
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Two Little Fishies
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A two-part solution for replenishing calcium and alkalinity. Adjusts calcium, magnesium and strontium ions to Natural Seawater ratios, and achieves a balanced ionic residual. Promotes the optimal conditions for stony corals and coralline algae. Now available in a new 8 oz size (two 8 oz bottles) for use in Nano Aquariums, two 16oz. bottles, two 32oz. bottles, or as a 1 gallon concentrate.
A revolutionary product developed by Julian Sprung for cleansing live stony and soft corals, zoantharians, and anemones. Can also used for cleansing live jellyfish. It is a surface cleaning dip based on plant extracts. Use for all general purpose cleansing as a part of acclimation to aquariums when corals, zoantharians, anemones, or jellyfish are first received, for rinsing prior to shipping, and for rinsing newly fragmented corals at coral farming facilities. 500 ml (16.8 fl oz) bottle.
CorAffix™ Pro
CorAffix Pro is an ethyl cyanoacrylate bonding compound with a thick gel consistency and lightning fast bonding. It is very easy to use for attaching frags of stony corals, zoanthids, and some soft corals to plugs or bases. Also great for Aquascaping. Bond forms underwater in 10 seconds. Shelf life is 2 years. Available in a 295 ml bottle with easy to use, re-sealing pin cap.
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Gyre Pumps
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SDC -ERI is always looking for the tweak items to play with that make the reef keeping experience exciting and better than the past. We are pleased to say we found such a product with 4k Gyre Pumps.
Using them in our facility gives us a leg up due to the extremes that we put our equipment through. They are rated for up to 125+ gallon aquariums. We like to use multiple units on our coral grow-out systems as well is in our coral raceways because of their spectral flow. This ensures that all of our corals are getting quality flow without dead spots in the flow to the bottom, corners and edges of our systems.
SDC – ERI’s industry professionals have
approved them as worthy for use!
Why have Gyre pumps taken the aquarium world by storm? There are three main reasons:
1. They leave virtually no dead spots in your aquarium.
2. The flow is evenly distributed through your entire aquarium.
3. Water bounces back off the other side of your tank, creating a full circulation to complete the Gyre pattern.
Unique Gyre Flow:
   Virtually Eliminates Dead Spots
   Evenly Distributed Linear Flow
   Discrete Design
   Can Be Mounted Vertically or Horizontally
   Can Be Mounted Close to the Water Surface
   Waterproof Magnet Mounts
   Twin Directional Flow Cages
   Includes 2 Sets of Propellers: Orange and Black
   HYDROS WaveEngine Direct Drive Compatible
   1-Year Limited Warranty
   Rating: Aquariums 25-150+ Gallons
   Maximum Flow: 4,000 Gallons Per Hour
   Minimum Flow: 1,286 Gallons Per Hour
   Power Consumption: 13-45 Watts
   Size (in): 12L x 3.15W x 1.7H
   Weight: 711g/25.1oz
   Cable Length: 6ft
   Tank Thickness: Up to ⅝” thick
   Glass or Acrylic: Safe for Both
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