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The AquaSmarter™ is a revolutionary product for aquarium maintenance.

The AquaSmarter Ionizing Capsule is a revolutionary product for aquarium maintenance. The technology positively charges the water environment and significantly changes the process of maintaining a healthy aquarium.

AquaSmarter instantly neutralizes heavy metals and replaces the natural slime coating fish need in times of stress.

Algae on glass or acrylic has no chance against the AquaSmarter Ionizing Capsule. AquaSmarter provides a healthy beautiful environment for your fish, while dramatically reducing both Cost and Time in Aquarium Maintenance.

Algae, the bane of every aquarium keeper, has its way with every existing healthy aquatic habitat on the planet, whether it's your aquarium or the ocean. As difficult as it may be to understand, the presence of algae does not suggest that the aquarium is dirty. There is a safe way to completely stop or prevent algae growth.

The growth of algae is a result of the presence of light and nutrients in the water. Algae will normally begin its growth back into your aquarium within about three weeks of cleaning it and removing every speck of algae that resides there. Since you have cleaned away all existing algae, you have also removed competition for nutrients in the water that returning organisms will feed upon. However, with AquaSmarter Ionization Capsules you can control the return of algae to your aquarium.

Helping Avoid Algae Overgrowth

By Shirlie Sharpe, About.com Guide

Knowing the causes of algae overgrowth is the first half of the battle. Here is what you should do to avoid overgrowth.

    * Reduce Lighting – Don't place the tank where there is direct sunlight, for even part of the day. Sunlight can, and will, promote algae growth. When using artificial light make sure it is not stronger than necessary, and is not on more than about eight hours each day. To ensure that, use a timer to turn the lights on and off each day.

    * Feed Less – The majority of owners overfeed their fish, which increases the phosphate levels in the water. Feed small portions and watch the fish eat. If all the food isn't eaten in five minutes, you are feeding too much. Always remove any uneaten food promptly.

    * Water Changes – The single most important way to avoid algae is to perform regular water changes. Change ten to fifteen percent of your aquarium water every week to keep nutrients in the water low.

    * Know Your Water – Test your water source. If it is high in phosphates, you should consider using phosphate removers or find another water source. It's wise to also test for nitrates, as some water sources have elevated nitrates. It doesn't do much good to change the water if you are adding nutrients!

    * Clean It Up - If you see algae beginning to grow on the glass, rocks, or other hard surfaces of the tank, remove it. Scrape the glass, remove rocks and scrub them, and vacuum the gravel when you perform water changes.

    * Keep Live Plants – Live plants will use many of the nutrients that algae thrive upon. Fewer nutrients means there is less fuel for algae overgrowth.

    * Keep Algae Eating Fish – Keeping Siamese Flying Fox, Otocinclus, or even the common Plecostomus, will help reduce some of the algae in the tank.

Types of Algae

Already have algae in your aquarium, and need to get rid of it? Knowing the type of algae will help determine the cause and cure. Here are commonly seen algae types, and how to deal with them. For more information about a specific type, click on the link provided.

    * Brown, also known as Gravel or Silica algae. Common in new tanks, it will coat the tank in sheets, which are easily wiped off. It is usually harmless and will eventually go away as the tank matures.

    * Blue-Green, also known as Slime or Smear algae – Caused by excesses of nitrates and phosphates, this is actually not an algae at all. Instead it is a cyanobacteria. It can spread rapidly, and can cause considerable damage. Good water care will help, but if your water source has phosphates in it, you may have to use special treatments to remove the excess nutrients. Erythromycin is also effective against Blue-Green algae.

    * Red or Beard algae – This one is the toughest algae to get rid of, and usually appears on plants. A dip in weak bleach solution (5 to 10%) for a few minutes will often kill this algae.

    * Green, also known as Hair, Thread, or Spot algae – This is a normal healthy type of algae that every tank will most likely experience in some degree. As long as the tank is well cared for, it will not overgrow.

    * Green Water, also known as Algae Bloom – This is caused by growth of microscopic algae that are suspended in the water. It is one of the more frustrating types of algae to remove, as can't be wiped or scraped off like other algae. Generally water changes are not effective, as the remaining algae will quickly grow back. Use of a diatomic filter, or completely blocking all light for several days is usually necessary to conquer green water.

AQUASMARTER and The SeaWorld California

Placement of the capsule: anywhere in the flow ~ example in the filter house.

Capsule Size: The AquaSmarter Capsule is 3.5" and has been specifically designed to fit into any pool skimmer basket or Leaf Trap Baskets located around your Pool or close to a point of circulation as in the case of Water Tanks, Jacuzzi's or Aquariums.

Installation:

The AquaSmarter System is placed close to a point of circulation in your aquarium or fountain system. Within 24 hours, these metals begin to dissolve and produce "Negatively" charged ions. These tiny little ions Reduces the need for Chlorine and other Chemicals. These little ions also attract Dust and Dirt particles like a magnet and drops them to the bottom of your fountain or tank.

Effective Life: Each AquaSmarter Ionic Capsule is guaranteed to last for twelve full months. Replace your Ionic Capsule every 12 months.

Circulation: Inadequate circulation generally caused by a clogged filter or shutting off the main drain adversely affects the condition of the water. Circulation is essential for good water conditions.

The AquaSmarter System virtually eliminates the need for Chlorine and any other type of Chemicals for Pools, Jacuzzi's and Water Fountains as long as water circulation is maintained. The AquaSmarter System leaves your Water Fountain and Aquarium Tank Perfectly Clean and Healthy.

Customer Testimonials & Stories

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I Have a 10 foot stainless steel dual sided indoor waterfall or water feature. I use reverse osmosis water to reduce organic food for the algae. Now, I've had to pour lots of this disgusting smelling algaecide that of course didn't work well and yes it was a major brand. In a matter of week I started seeing debris which was black algae starting to form. Mind you no matter how much algaecide and hydrogen peroxide I poured in the basin, it didn't help whatsoever.

The black algae destroyed my $1000.00 pump and I couldn't afford to make the same mistake twice, so i hit the internet in the hopes of finding something inexpensive that will kill the algae. I wasn't going to blow $2,000 on an ozone device that I needed to hire an el
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The advantages of raw milk as a food

from Matt Stone, of 180 degrees health blog

Here’s a fascinating perspective from Matt Stone, of 180 degrees health blog, on the unique contribution made by raw milk as a food. Matt is nine days into a raw milk diet experiment.

“When I say “advantages of raw milk” I don’t mean advantages over pasteurized milk. I’m talking about overfeeding with raw milk, and what the potential advantages may be of a milk diet vs. a mixed, whole foods diet used specifically for overfeeding and stimulating the metabolism.

Advantages include:

1) Milk is 100% raw, with lots of digestive enzymes including lipases, lactase, and proteases which assist in full assimilation of the milk.

2) Raw milk doesn’t contain tr

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Wisconsin opens raw milk door

Source: Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. – Proponents of unpasteurized milk hope a victory in “America’s Dairyland” will encourage other states to legalize sales and make it more available nationwide.

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has indicated he will sign a bill allowing farms to sell raw milk directly to consumers through 2011. Although the bill is limited in scope, advocates who’ve worked for years promoting raw milk say legalization in Wisconsin could lead to broader acceptance nationwide.

“It’s the best state this could have happened in for us,” said Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Washington-based Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit group that advocates drinking raw milk.

The federal government doesn’t allow sales of raw milk because of

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Diesel Bug - Get it Out

Joe, your diesel is suffering from what's called Diesel Bug. There is always water in diesel, and the bacteria (bug) lives on the interface between the water and diesel.

In the UK, we use additives a great deal, and we've found there's only one which works completely. It's called Soltron, and it's available pretty well everywhere.

The Soltron enzyme eats the bug, and ingests dead buig as well, such that the residue naturally passes through all the filters to be burnt in the engine. Furthermore it consumes the water in the diesel.

The public challenge of Soltron is to find them a tank that's heavily contaminated, and their product will cure it. It might take some heavy dosing, but it's easier and simpler than steam cleaning.

As I said, in the UK we

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