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IceCap is back

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 17, 2014 09:00 AM
If you've been reefkeeping for more than a decade, it's a safe bet you know of or have owned a IceCap product. CoralVue is resurrecting the venerable brand! They plan to announce at least six IceCap products at Interzoo (May 29 to June 1, 2014).

IceCap was one of the most respected equipment manufacturers during the formative years of modern reefkeeping.  After twenty years, they closed their business in Q4 of 2010 due to the shift in consumer demand for aquarium lighting (ie. a shift away from retrofit fluorescent and metal halide lighting, which were IceCap's core product lines).

Icepcap660.jpgCoralVue assumed warranty and service of IceCap products shortly after IceCap went out of business.  Four years later, they are relaunching the IceCap brand.  CoralVue intends to re-release the 660 and 430 electronic ballasts* along with DC Fans, dosers, RO/DI, and ozone generators, with more products in the pipeline.

*CoralVue sold the 660 and 430 ballasts under their own brand for years, but now the two ballasts will return "home" to the IceCap brand.

Chris Conti is the current President of CoralVue and former President of IceCap (and also the lead developer of the 430 and 660), so it's not surprising to see CoralVue resurrect IceCap, which still holds a lot of brand equity amongst seasoned reefkeepers.

Stay tuned for more details.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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