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Thursday, July 31, 2014

 TRUVU Malibu Aquarium Stands

TRUVU aquarium stands and canopies are built tough.  We use 3/4" veneer plywood in the construction of our stands and canopies. This is necessary for the  strength required to stand up to an aquarium full of water.

Our stands and canopies are built  in our Chandler, Arizona factory.  This allows us the ability to match your stand and canopy to your aquarium order.  Overflow holes etc... are cut to match up between the aquarium and stand so there is no cutting or trimming on your end.

 TRUVU canopies feature a hinged top cover on most models.  Also featured is a 2" drop over the aquarium to hide the water line. The back is open to allow for hoses, wires or hang on the back products. The standard height of our canopies is 8 inches.

Our stands feature a removable back center panel. This allows  all the access needed to install larger sumps, refugiums etc...  Also featured are solid wood trim appointments and hinged doors.  The standard height of our stands are 30 inches.

TRUVU Stands and Canopies are available in Black, Cherry, Honey and a Two Tone (Cherry body with  black trim features)  samples below.

Custom heights and sizes are available.  Call 510 487-1133 or e mail for a quote.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012


TRUVU Aquariums,  for a limited time, is offering  discounts and FREE Shipping on select Reef Ready aquariums.

TRUVU DLS Pre Filter
Reef Ready aquariums are aquariums with an overflow box built in.  This overflow box skims the water surface removing toxins from the aquarium and transfers them along with the water through a pre filter ( in most cases a DLS roll )  from the pre filter the attachment of a TRUVU Connector kit ( two bulkheads and a flex hose ) will take the water from a pre drilled Reef Ready hole in the bottom of the overflow box to an in stand filtration unit.  Depending on the type of aquarium being kept ( freshwater, saltwater or reef aquarium) you have a choice of a wet/dry filter ( used for freshwater or saltwater fish only ), a Refugium ( used mostly in Reef Aquariums with live rock ) or a Protein Skimmer sump  also used in Reef Aquariums.

TRUVU Malibu Stand and Canopy
Once the water has passed through the filtration system, the aquarium pump will pump the water back to the Reef Ready Aquarium.  TRUVU offers two types of return lines.  The standard return system has the water return through tubing outside the aquarium between the back of the aquarium and wall and return through a bulkhead kit (sold separately) in the top of the aquarium.  The second and most popular return system is the IRS Return ( Integrated Return System) This return features a second hole in the bottom of the overflow box and another hole near the top of the overflow box.  The IRS Return Kit (sold separately) is a complete kit including bulkheads and Locline fitting allowing the water to pass from inside the aquariums overflow and back to the Reef Ready Aquarium without having a plumbing mess behind the aquarium. 

When figuring out which Reef Ready Aquarium, filtration system or return best fit's the aquarium set up you have in mind help is just an e mail away at

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
TRUVU Aquariums Recent Projects Update

Shown here is a 385 gallon custom TRUVU aquarium with the  installation of a coral reef insert.  The coral reef was purchased separately by the customer and shipped to TRUVU for installation.  The one piece insert, (too large to place through the openings) had to be fabricated in with the assembly of the aquarium.    The filtration main unit selected was a customized TRUVU TRUFLO 300 wet/dry filter.

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Monday, January 2, 2012
TRUVU Acrylic Aquarium adds new aquariums to site

TRUVU has added several aquariums to the website.  Recently added are the following aquariums:
Oceanic Bio Cube 
 JBJ Nano Cube

  BiOrb Aquarium
  Innovative Marine Pico

and the Innovative Nano

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
60 Cube Aquarium shown

Several of our most popular aquarium combo systems will be on sale for this holiday season. 

The very popular CUBE series of aquariums are featured in the Black Friday - Cyber Monday Aquarium Sale.  These aquariums are available in three sizes... Model 28, Model 50 and Model 60.  We also offer the Malibu series of stands and canopies (shown left) to fit all three sizes.  The CUBE series is now available in the AQUASYSTEM. The AQUASYSTEM features an internal wet/dry filter actually built inside the aquarium.  This false wall filter system is highly effective and is perfect for freshwater, saltwater fish and reef aquarium set ups.  Find these systems here: TRUVU CUBE series aquariums

55L Combo System

In addition the the Cube series we are offering the "Combo" aquarium kits.  These aquariums are available in model 45L, 50L, 55L and 65T.  The Combo kits may be purchased as a standard aquarium only, and AQUASYSTEM aquarium or as a "Reef Ready" system.  Please contact us if you have any questions on selecting the proper system for the type of fish or coral you'll be setting up.  Our staff will be happy to help put together a system for your needs including, lighting, filtration, heater or a chiller... whatever your system will require.  Please note: There are a limited amount of stand and canopies for these system and they are available only in Cherry.  When these systems sell out there will be no more available.   Find these systems here: Combo Aquarium Systems

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Since the introduction of the clearance section on our site we have practically sold out of our available clearance stock.  In the stand section we have a few of the 55L Ancient Mariner stands left and when they're gone ... they're gone.  We only have 3 showroom displays available as well.  One item that is back on the site is the 96x30x30.  The aquarium was sold but as in real estate sometimes the funding falls through.  Please take a look at this custom aquarium.  If you're looking for a large aquarium at a small price this is your chance!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011
Kessil LED Aquarium Lighting... A paradigm shift in aquarium lighting systems?

The aquarium lighting industry has been in constant evolution.  Our lighting systems have evolved from the 1960's and early 70's screw in  incandescent bulbs to fluorescent T-12 fixtures, Compact Fluorescents, Metal Halides, T-5's and now LED's.

The idea of an LED light system for aquariums has shown a lot of hope and promise.  Low power consumption, low heat factor etc... has a great appeal for aquarists.  Some early systems had an off color, as standard LED lamps were put together as an "aquarium" light.  The newest system on the aquarium market is the Kessil A150W LED.  This Kessil system shows a lot of promise for aquarists!

We at the TRUVU factory wanted to learn more so we contacted Kessil for some information about their systems.  It turns out they are located right here in the San Francisco Bay area not far from our facility.  When we placed a call we were surprised to learn they had a couple of guys in the field doing research.  They called and asked if they could meet here at the factory... the same day!  After a lengthy meeting and seeing samples, discussing lighting, acrylic aquariums etc... we were very impressed.  These guys have built a system from the ground up for use in aquariums.  From fantastic color, a halide like shimmer, low power consumption and cool running what more could you ask for.  The system looks great too!

Early proto types were tested by store owners here in the Bay Area.  The first time I saw the kessil system  was at All About Fish (a long time TRUVU customer).  At first I thought it was a halide.

See what Tatao has to say below.

The systems will be available soon and the first production run is expected to sell out fast. Don't worry though there are many more production runs to follow.

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