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Go Joe!

Joe and I have a long history together. From G.I. Joe and Sloppy Joe till I met Joe Black and ate at Joe’s Crab Shack, my perpetually positive experiences with the Joes I’ve encountered in my 27 years as an earth dweller continue, most recently with Joes Juice. Before you saddle up to the bar […]

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A Gift from Rod

During the 1930s, the name Roderick (of Old German origin, meaning “famous power”) was at its peak. The end of the baby boom in the mid-60s were noteworthy not only for all the political and social upheaval, but also because they mark the decline of Roderick’s popularity as a birth name.We don’t know too many […]

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Scientists discover rare marine species

I found this article on Yahoo! by way of the Associated Press. The story recounts the exploration of the “coral triangle“—a biologically diverse region in the Celebes Sea, south of the Philippines—and chronicles scientists’ discoveries of previously undiscovered marine life, including a 10-tentacled orange worm and a black jellyfish found near the sea floor. For […]

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Coral Propagation 101

Materials Needed: Propagation Tank or Vat (48X24X8) and Berlin Sump Light Source (Ice Cap 400W MH DE HQI) Flow and Water Movement (Return Mag 5 + (2) Hydor Koralia 3 Chiller (Aqua Logic 1/5th) Calcium Reactor (Korallin C1502) Protein Skimmer (Euro Reef RS 135) Bigger the better! Egg Crate, PVC, PVC Glue, and tools/materials Medication […]

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120 gallons – New Product – FragPod

120 gallons posted some info yesterday on a new product, FragPods. I forwarded the link to our purchasing department to evaluate, although nothing beats a testimonial. Does anyone have any experience with this product? Let us know.

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The New Hydor Koralia Nano is here! Your Nano tank just got bigger

Over the vast land of the internet I have been reading rumors and speculation about Hydor making a nano version of their Koralia series. For weeks, office talk suggested that what I have been reading and hoping for has come true. Today, MarineDepot.com proudly carries the Hydor Koralia Nano. That’s right, folks. For a mere […]

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International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest

Growing up, my parents were surprisingly accepting of me and my sister’s innate desire to keep and care for animals. Dogs, cats, rats, hamsters, lizards, turtles … heck, even sea monkeys. We tried—and often failed—being responsible pet owners. Of course, 6-year-olds are not generally recognized as models of responsibility. In fact, quite the opposite. I […]

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Reef Central

One of the sites recommended to me when I joined Marine Depot back in April was Reef Central. Being new to the industry—and the hobby, as it were—I had a lot to learn. I’d been perfecting my craft, working in e-commerce since 2002. However, nothing really prepared me for what I’d have to learn … […]

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International Cephalopod Awareness Day

I begrudgingly arrived at work this morning, greeted by an email from our customer service department stating that today, October 8, was “International Cephalopod Awareness Day.” After wiping the sleep out of my eyes and re-reading the email, I knew what I had to do: first, find out what the heck cephalopod means. Then, I’d […]

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Extreme Makeover

Welcome to Extreme Makeover: Website Edition! I’m your host, Jeff Johnston (who were you expecting, Ty Pennington?). If you’re a regular visitor to MarineDepot.com, you’ve undoubtedly noticed some significant changes to the look & feel of the website during the past couple of weeks. Of course, if you don’t frequent our online store and just […]

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