Its MACNA time again.

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  1. gooch

    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    As MACNA continues to sneak up on us and all the vendors prepping for the show it just hit me. Its only a few weeks away. As always we will try to bring in some nice stuff for people to check out. I will use this thread to start posting some teaser pics in the next few weeks. Most if not everything I picture will be available shortly after Macna.


    We will have:

    Two SPS-10 styles. One is new for the show.
    Two SPS-40 Styles. One new for the show. These will also work with a few other powerheads.
    Two SPS-40 XL Styles.


    We might be lucky enough to bring the new Frag Station we built to hide the Gyre. Not sure they will be ready by Macna. It looks AWESOME.

    2-4 Synthetic Magnetic Frag Stations up to three new styles.

    Up to 8 nano synthetic magnetic types. 3-4 new for Macna.

    Ceramic Nano Magnetic Frag Stations and Reef Shelves have gotten a new upgrade and should be even better than the original. If all works right we are also upgrading the standard ceramic magnetic frag station. That one is still in the works.

    At the last show we brought some tiny goby rocks and odd pieces that were very well received. We will try to make some of those for the show as well.

    Overall the last month and a half has been a non stop whirlwind of adventure. Hopefully you like the new stuff and the changes we are making to our existing products. Watch for pics soon.

    Scott
     
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    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    First pic is a nano synthetic magnetic frag station.

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    This is a nano ceramic magnetic frag station. We not 100% on purpose redesigned the magnet for the nano magnetic frag stations and reef shelves. But a nice little upgrade. On the synthetic magnetic frag stations and some power stations we use this new magnet and they are still embedded into the structure. But on the ceramic magnetic frag stations and reef shelves we no longer epoxy the magnet in. We redesigned the cavity of the ceramic shell. Now the magnet is 100% removable. This really isn't going to be a big deal for most but some people let these structures grow over with coral. A customer will be able to remove the magnet frag up the structure and purchase a new shell. Now admittedly the magnet will only be able to be removed a limited amount of times but then it can be swapped with the back side magnet or a new half will be able to be purchased. Also what is great about the new design is the nano will be able to be used on thicker walled tanks with a backside magnet upgrade.

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    More teasers later.
     
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    nbagnardi Well-Known Member

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    Scott! what do you mean you have pieces for the Gyre?!??! Im going to need one... maybe 3! message me details please!
     
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    Scott , will the SPS - 10 styles be available to be sold online or shipped if we cant attend MACNA ? I need 1 or 2 as have quite a lot of frags lined up .

    Regards,
    Abhishek
     
  5. gooch

    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Yes, they will be available online but not until after Macna. We are honestly at the moment out of magnets. I have enough to continue making the product but we will not have back sides made up until just before we pack and leave. I anticipate a surge in interest in more than a few of the new designs.

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    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Sent you a pm. I will post a picture or two later in the week hopefully. I am awaiting feedback from someone before I post pics of it. I like it.

    Scott
     
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    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Here is a little vase like magnetic. I know you think why would you want that? I have two similar to it in my tank. Great to place a colony on top of or fill with sand and stick a branch of frogspawn or hammer in it and grow a bouquet of corals.

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    [QUOTE="gooch, post: 3936462, member: 238"

    We might be lucky enough to bring the new Frag Station we built to hide the Gyre. Not sure they will be ready by Macna. Watch for pics soon.

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    I can't wait to see this one. Which booth # will you be at?
     
  9. gooch

    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    We finished a second sps 10. We will have two versions. This one is a little bigger.

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    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    And a second sps 40.

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    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    A pic of some of the nano ceramic magnetics we will display.

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    Scott,
    I need those. Just like you said for my hammer and torches. Keep them away from stinging all my other coral. Let me know when i can order
     
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    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Hopefully right after Macna.

    Scott
     
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    reefwiser LMAS R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Article Contributor Partner Member

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    Scott, will pick up a couple of the MP 10 frag units for sure. Look forward to seeing you again this year. :)
     
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    Branespikin Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    How thick glass can it hold?
     
  16. gooch

    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    We rate the sps-10 and sps 40 to 3/8", SPS-40 xl will go to 3/4 with caution. The nano to 3/8" but we may be able to get it stronger with magnet upgrades on the newer magnet. The original nano magnet was set differently. The new nano is made like the magnet we use to make our larger pieces. I haven't done testing on the different combinations yet to know what we can get away with for sure yet.

    Scott
     
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    Branespikin Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Thx Scott but im talking about the vases!! I know the other ones because i got them all in my tank.
     
  18. gooch

    gooch Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    3/8". Same as the nano. We have a larger one too.

    Scott
     
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    Branespikin Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Ok thx Scott.
    Let me know when i can place the orders.
     
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