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    Japan’s Blue Harbor Reopens this Weekend

    For our Japanese readers, or those planning to make a trip in the near future, Koji Wada’s well known shop Blue Harbor will be reopening this weekend after intense renovation. Congrats to Koji on the remodel and the new shark tank! Taken from the second level, here you can see some of the recently re-stocked […]

    For our Japanese readers, or those planning to make a trip in the near future, Koji Wada’s well known shop Blue Harbor will be reopening this weekend after intense renovation. Congrats to Koji on the remodel and the new shark tank!

    Taken from the second level, here you can see some of the recently re-stocked holding tanks powered by someΒ MT250 Metal Halides.

    11 Comments

    1. Ian
      January 29, 2010 at 1:16 PM | Permalink

      I'd love to see more of that place…

    2. January 30, 2010 at 2:34 AM | Permalink

      we need more pictures πŸ™‚ please Koji

    3. Tetsuo
      January 30, 2010 at 5:03 AM | Permalink

      Hi fish lovers,

      Please see the below site.
      http://blog.sideriver.com/coralfish/2010/01/pos

      Also today I have visited.
      Still Mr.Wada is working to make new tanks.

    4. Jim
      January 30, 2010 at 12:42 PM | Permalink

      Hi Tetsuo

      I noticed a Becket type skimmer in the backround. It seems that they are very popular in Japan. Have pinwheel skimmers caught on if not any reason for it?

      Thanks for your help

    5. glassboxdesign
      January 30, 2010 at 1:29 PM | Permalink

      Jim,

      I can't speak for Tetsuo, but the skimmer seen in the photo is an ETSS Downdraft–for which Blue Harbor is the Japanese Distributor.

      You are correct that downdraft and becket skimmers are more popular, but needlewheel are also growing in popularity. H&S is widely available and just a few months ago Bubble Kings began selling for the first time. Perhaps Tetsuo can elaborate on this.

    6. Tetsuo
      January 30, 2010 at 6:11 PM | Permalink

      Hi Jim,

      Japanese aquarist loves high power skimmers such as ETSS(Downdraft) or Becket type. Previously we thought needlewheel was not enough power for reef aqauriums.

      Now we know that Bubble Kings or other brand have a good performance, silent, and less eletric.
      I am using 2 needlewheel skimmers now.
      I am so happy to performance, and now many my friends interest in needlewheel.

    7. Jim
      January 30, 2010 at 9:27 PM | Permalink

      Thanks Guys for your comments.
      Which needle wheel are you currently using?
      Have you got ATB skimmers in Japan?

      Thanks

    8. January 31, 2010 at 7:27 PM | Permalink

      ATB's have not made their way to Japan, although that's not to say they won't in the future.

    9. February 1, 2010 at 1:27 AM | Permalink

      ATB’s have not made their way to Japan, although that’s not to say they won’t in the future.

    10. Rob
      January 31, 2010 at 9:09 PM | Permalink

      When is the glass-box going to re-open πŸ˜‰

    11. Rob
      February 1, 2010 at 3:09 AM | Permalink

      When is the glass-box going to re-open πŸ˜‰

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