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 New: The DUO add-ons are here!

Dear reef aquarists,

  

In our analyzes we often find a lack of nutrients, which can promote problems in coral maintenance and unwanted cyanobacteria and dinoflagellates.

To respond to this situation, we have theDeveloped Oceamo DUO add-ons nitrogen and phosphorus.The add-ons are packed in a practical dosing syringe,  and are supplied with the supply solutionsDUOmixed according to instructions. This ensures a constant supply of these important nutrients.

 

In addition, a barium source can be added to the DUO with the "Add-On Barium".

With the add-ons,  DUO flexibly and is supplemented by the possibility of nitrogen, phosphorus or barium dosing. And that simply by adding it to the respective DUO canister or bottle. Very effective and easy to use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find more information about the DUO add-ons here.

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 Oceamo Lecture at the Seawater Club Dreiländereck

Dear reef aquarists,

next week we will be in beautiful Vorarlberg"Seawater Club Dreiländereck"to guest. - Thank you very much for the invitation!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our lecture will take place on Thursday, February 14th at 8:00 p.mHirschen inn, Rheinstraße 10 in 6844 Altach. - Among other things, we will give a look behind the scenes of our laboratory, explain the measurement methods used, and also address some other topics on the subject of "chemistry in the reef aquarium". Of course there is also enough time to get to know each other, for questions and interesting discussions!

We look forward to getting to know you!

Many greetings,

The Oceamo team

PS.: Guests are very welcome, but we ask that they register with the Dreiländereck sea water association

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 Reactor media under the "ICP-OES-Lupe"

Dear reef aquarists,

We looked at reactor media such as activated carbon, zeolite and phosphate adsorbers to see which elements they can release into the aquarium water. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The report (which will be supplemented with further data) you findhere.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New:35.0 ppt salinity reference for refractometers

 

Our salinity reference solution for calibrating refractometers is now available!

A stable (and correct) salinity is an important basis for successful reef aquaristics. However, we often observe in our laboratory analyzes that the salinity value deviates significantly from the optimal value. In order to guarantee correct salinity in the reef aquarium, the measuring equipment should be constantly checked and calibrated.

The packaging makes our 35.0 psu reference solution very easy to handle, extremely productive and also very well protected from environmental influences (contamination, evaporation...), which means that the salinity value remains stable for a long time.

The reference is inOceamo online store, as well as in specialist shops available

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On the trail of (track) elements in lining

Which trace elements are contained in what quantity in feed? How much phosphorus is introduced by feeding? Is the supply of trace elements from feeding sufficient? Are there critical enrichments? 

 

To answer these questions, we acid digested (dissolved) common foods for fish (and corals) and analyzed them using ICP-OES.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the reporthere.

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 Laboratory Christmas break

Dear customers,

We wish you a contemplative and beautiful pre-Christmas period! We hope there will be plenty of time to enjoy them in front of the aquarium!

We will also make the Christmas season a little quieter, which is whyour laboratory will be closed between December 16th, 2018 and January 2nd, 2019.If samples arrive during this time, they will be stored temporarily and then on 3.1. analyzed. - The online shop remains open, of course we are also available for your questions!

Please note, however, that in the run-up to Christmas, post and parcel services are at maximum capacity, so shipping times may be longer.

 



 

 

 

Kind regards, Christoph & Kerstin

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 Changes in shipping samples from Germany

Dear customers,

Deutsche Post changed the shipping regulations at the beginning of 2019 , which also changed the shipping of our samplesfrom Germanyto the Oceamo laboratory, you can find out how the shipping still works without any problems, as well as current information on the current statushere.

If you have any questions or shipping problems, we will of course be happy to help you.

Best regards, 

Christopher

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From now on we will tooLanthanum measured

 

Together with phosphate, lanthanum forms sparingly soluble salts (lanthanum phosphate), which is why this element is used as a liquid “phosphate adsorber” in aquaristics. The phosphate is precipitated with lanthanum chloride: the resulting solid sediments - or is removed from the water cycle by filtration (or skimming if necessary).

However, caution is required because

  1. the phosphate content can be reduced very quickly with lanthanum, which can damage corals

  2. If the phosphate is not completely removed from the tank, re-release through microbiological activity is therefore conceivable

  3. Effects on various living beings were found when using lanthanum-based products: In some cases, turbellarians died (as a desired side effect), but there were also reports of symptoms of poisoning in fish. Possible reasons are a direct toxicity of lanthanum as well as secondary effects caused by the finely precipitating lanthanum phosphate.

In the Oceamo laboratory, we are now also determining lanthanum in your water samples in addition to the previous parameters.We measure this element using ICP-OES, with which we can reliably detect concentrations greater than 3 µg/l. Ideally, lanthanum cannot be detected in a seawater aquarium. A detection of lanthanum is a clear indication of a poor availability of phosphate and thus a clear warning sign. In this case, liquid "adsorbers" (as well as other phosphate-binding measures) should be suspended. Click here for the Oceamo Classic seawater analysis

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Brand new: Our supply systemoceano DUOis now available!

 

Often we are asked how bestkeep optimal water parameters in the reef aquarium,um Promote coral growth, color and health.   We are pleased to be able to present you with a very simple and effective solution!

After a long optimization and testing phase, Oceamo DUO is finally available: 

These are two solutions, which are usually dosed in equal parts. WithDUOthe reef aquarium will not onlysupplied with the important components KH and calcium, but additionallyAdjusted strontium, potassium, magnesium, bromide, sulfate, boron, fluoride and iodine provided. 

 

Thanks to the chemical concept of Oceamo DUO, theIncreased pH in the tank, andprevents ion migration. But the DUO system has many more advantages.Here you will find all important information!

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But that's not all the news: Our ideal addition to DUO, the Oceamo Regulator A and Regulator O double pack, is now available! You can do what these new products can dolearn here.

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How are "droplet tests" for nitrate affected by nitrite?



Again and again we read that test kits for nitrate are influenced by nitrite. From our measurements we know that nitrite occurs in almost all seawater tanks in a concentration of 0.05-0.1 mg/l. - Reason enough to take a closer look at this issue.

Standard solutions for nitrate and nitrite were used for our test, as well as a commercially available, frequently used nitrate test kit. Different samples were produced that only contained nitrite (0.05, 0.1, 1 mg/l) or only nitrate (2, 5, 10 mg/l), as well as a mixed sample with nitrite and nitrate.

You can see the result of our test here:

The result is quite clear, 0.05 mg/l nitrite simulate a value of 2 mg/l in this nitrate test, 0.1 mg/l nitrite show an incorrect nitrate value of 5 mg/l . This is particularly interesting for aquarists who want to keep their tanks low in nutrients but still want to keep nitrate in the detectable range.

Why do the nitrate tests react to nitrite (for chemistry geeks only)?: Nitrate is difficult to measure "directly", which is why the test sets take a detour: The nitrate is (partly) converted (reduced) to nitrite. In the acidic environment, the nitrite then forms a diazonium salt, which enters into an azo coupling with a suitable coupling partner. This creates an azo dye, which causes the pink color. Any nitrite that is already present can react immediately to form an azo dye and simulate a higher nitrate value.

In our laboratory we measure nitrite and nitrate using ion chromatography:The anions (including nitrate and nitrite as well as fluoride, chloride, bromide and sulfate) are separated on an anion separation column. Then these analytes migrate "individually" past sensitive detectors (we use a conductivity detector and an additional UV detector, since this is the only way to determine nitrite and nitrate with a low detection limit).This enables an unaffected nitrate measurement, even if there is a lot of nitrite in the water. 

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Welcome to Oceamo!

The Austrian start-up for chemistry around the aquarium introduces itself!

 

We are a small team with a strong background in chemistry, research and pharmaceutical production. Personal interest in water chemistry and our great passion for (reef) aquaristics gave rise to Oceamo in 2017. Since then we have been fine-tuning our concept and optimizing methods in order to be able to offer you first-class service.

 

We offer youLaboratory analyzes with modern analysis methods(ICP-OES, ion chromatography with UV detection and more), scientifically based methodology with  the highest quality standards and above allextensive advice on your analysis results!

 

In our first video we want to show you how the sampling for our seawater water analysis works and how the sample then gets into our laboratory:

 

Take a look around our homepage:You will find lots of information about reef aquaristics, our concept and our products. 

 

Oceamo products are inspecialist tradeand also in oursonline shopavailable. 

If you have any questions, contact us at any time! -We are available for you and look forward to your inquiry! 

We wish you lots of fun with your reef aquarium

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