luckysnapper

Reef Octopus Skimmers & Ecotech Marine Mp40's

Recommended Posts

I just got on board with Coralvue which means I can sell their entire line of products including, what I think are some of the best skimmers on the market, Reef Octopus !! I also just got off the phone with Ecotech Marine who makes the best Powerheads on the market. Cortech MP10, MP40, and MP60's IF you have never heard of these brands you have either not been in the hobby very long or have been living under a rock !! :)

As always special pricing for club members !!

The next company I have set my sights on is Neptune Systems and their Apex Controllers !!

Prices and updates coming soon!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would certainly like to see what price you can get me on an MP40!

Waiting for a reply form Ecotech. My first impression is that they are a small - med company with around 20 employees and they make some of the best circulation pumps on the market today. I had a really nice conversation with one of the sales guys today seems like a nice bunch of people.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yardboy   

I've looked at the several dozen places I could find that sold them and they were pretty much the same price everywhere, almost like there is either price fixing or very low margin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've looked at the several dozen places I could find that sold them and they were pretty much the same price everywhere, almost like there is either price fixing or very low margin.

Well actually there is a form of price fixing and it is set by the manufacturer it is called MAP pricing. When you sign an agreement with most major manufacturers they make you agree to not go below a certain price floor set by them. They do this to protect their brand and to keep people from destroying the market. If a manufacturer catchings a vendor selling below the agreed upon price then they can and will not sell to that shop owner anymore. It is very common with online retailers and that is why if you see all the reef octopus stuff I have up there is only the MAP price listed. Now I can sell below that I just can't advertise below that. So with the MP40's that is why the most common price you see online is $459.99. Now I have not got my price list from them but I would guess that there is about 20-30% mark up in that 459.99 price you see advertised. What i am really interested in is the price on the mp10's for my frag tanks and the Radion LED modules that EcoTech now sells.. The Radion is probably the best commercially built LED fixture on the market because it incorporates the entire spectrum and is completely programmable and uses CREE 3w leds. Most of the stuff out there is "not reef capable" meaning in other words is 1 watt junk. LED's are the way to go and any one who has been to my house and seen my tank will tell you .. I have 9 cree 3 watt LEDs that light half my tank 3ftx2ft section and it is almost as bright as the 250 Halide that currently sits above the other side of the tank. I also recently added 4 UV 3w leds and the colors that I see at night are almost indescribable !! You want to talk about SUPER ATTINIC .. everything glows and fluoresces. Now the disclaimer I want to give here is that 9 LEDS are not enough for long term especially if you want coral growth but I am really surprised at what they are currently doing. If you remember that small aluminum heat sink I brought to the last show .. it is that same heat sink that I used to light half the tank. I will let you know as soon as I can get my hands on some Vortech's for you. I am thinking I should hear back as soon as monday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yardboy   

You don't have to convince me of LED's, I've got three different kinds running over my tank, and my new tank is designed to be lit by them, though I'm going to use a 400W MH and T5's in addition initially because I have them and don't have enough LED's (the surface are of the tank is 16 sq. ft.)

One of the things I like most about led's is that they are modular so you can add to them over time, and as the technology evolves. I started out with 3W Cree's running at 1 watt, and my sps corals grew under it, slowly. I simply added another driver and increased the intensity to 2.2W and the corals really grew then. Later I began building my own stuff. I made some errors but they were fixable without losing anything. I'll phase out the T5's/metal halides with long strings of LED's over time. I'm very excited, about the longetivity of the systems and the power consumption too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites