What Makes our Commercial Lobster Tanks The World's Finest?
Our Superior Biological Filtration
The bio-beds in our tanks are made up of a large quantity of bio-balls and bio-bricks. Bio-balls are simple pronged plastic pieces that maximize surface area. By creating a large surface area, bio-balls/bricks provide an efficient media for beneficial bacterial colonization.
A key element of the filtering systems is to have even water flow across the area containing the bio-balls /bricks. If dead spots are present in the water path over the bio-balls, valuable surface area will be wasted.
The bio-bed containment area in our smallest tank has 30 Gallons of bio-balls/bricks, providing up to a 400% greater surface area over other lobster tanks on the market. This allows for an increase in the number of beneficial bacterial that eliminate ammonia and nitrites, keeping the animals that live in the tank healthier and sweeter tasting.
Top Tank Full
Our Proprietary Drain Down System
Our proprietary Drain Down System is designed to provide an extra measure of safety to protect the lobsters in the tank should a power failure occur.
The two overflow drain system will completely drain the 3/4" thick acrylic tank within 30 minutes. Lobsters kept in water that is not adequately aerated can "drown" in a relatively short period of time due to a depletion of oxygen. Even if the lobsters manage to survive, the quality of the meat deteriorates rapidly due to the "oxygen deprived" environment.
When power resumes, the top tank will auto refill from the 3/4" acrylic base and return to temperature. Also, when cleaning and maintaining your lobster tank, draining the system into the base can be extremely helpful and time saving.
Top Tank Drained Down
Our Oversized Mechanical and Chemical Filtration
The mechanical pre-filter used in our lobster tanks is oversized for the system. And our Proprietary Positive flow super-activated carbon canister reduces odor and removes organic contaminants and other toxic chemicals. The filter pad and carbon canister are easily removed for cleaning or replacement.
Our High Efficiency Protein Skimmers
Protein skimmers are devices that extract protein from aquatic systems. Protein skimming, also known as foam fractionation, is one of the easiest and simplest methods for reducing levels of organic matter in aquarium water. Protein skimming is a filtration method used to remove dissolved organic compounds before they break down into toxic ammonia and nitrite compounds. In a process analogous to the production of sea foam in surf, injection of air bubbles into the aquarium water creates a meringue like foam when organic molecules collect at the air-water interfaces of the bubbles. This foam is captured in the collection cup and discarded. It is the only method available that physically removes organic pollutants from the water. All other techniques simply collect pollution within filter media, which is then removed and replaced with fresh media. Meanwhile, pollutant molecules may be constantly exchanged between the media and the aquarium water, reducing the overall effectiveness of the filtration system. For marine aquariums, foam fractionation is a practical and simple way to control this organic pollution.
Our Powerful Ultra Violet Sterilizer
UV sterilizers are flow-through chambers with an ultra violet light in the center. As the water passes through the chamber, the ultra violet light destroys any unwanted bacteria, spores and microorganisms. The UV chambers used in our tanks are over-sized for the tanks to ensure more than adequate effectiveness.
Our Reliable Titanium Chillers
Our chillers are efficient, state-of-the-art units with digital thermostats and easy-to-adjust temperature controls. The chillers have a two year manufacturer warranty with an additional three year option available for purchase.
Our Solid Warranty and Technical Support
All of Marine Ecological Habitats products come with a full One Year Warranty.
And, no matter how long you have owned the Lobster Tank, we have Technical Support on Hand that will answer the phone / email and get back with you a soon as possible. We Promise.