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The Hagen Fluval E-Series Aquarium Heater

My heater was giving me inconsistent performance so I had to declare my old heater dead. (“Dun, dun, dun… Another one bites the dust…”) I had used the heater for roughly three years, so it served me well. Goodbye old friend, there’s just no room for error here. After a short memorial, the search for […]

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Product Review: EcoTech VorTech Battery Backup

EcoTech Marine VorTech Battery Backup Item Code: EM1711 Specifications: 18 Amp-Hour 12-volt sealed battery Powder-coated white aluminum housing Dimensions: 9″ x 7″ x 3.25″ Product Contents: Battery Backup One page instructions with warranty on back Power Adapter Two VorTech cables Useful Information: Up to 20 hours with MP60w, 36 hours with MP40w, and 72 hours […]

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New this Week, 5/23/11

SEE ALL NEW PRODUCTS | SEE WEEKLY SPECIALS AquaticLife T5 HO Fluorescent BulbsWe just received some affordable new high output T5 bulb variations from AquaticLife including a 48″ 54W Purple, 36″ 39W Purple, 24″ 24W Purple and a 18″ 18W Marine 700+ 10000K. T5 HO bulbs should be replaced every 9-18 months, depending on usage. […]

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New this Week, 5/18/11

SEE ALL NEW PRODUCTS | SEE WEEKLY SPECIALS Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED FixtureThe Hydra Aquatics Retina I LED light fixture is designed for frameless aquariums with up to 8mm glass. The 50 Watt light shines a 9500K full spectrum using a combination of 12 white and 8 blue Samsung LEDs. The light unit lifts […]

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Ecoxotic EcoPico: Plants & Parts

A week passed after filling my Ecoxotic EcoPico with reverse osmosis water and the tank was still cloudy. I was seriously regretting not rinsing the Seachem Flourite before putting the substrate inside my little tank. My boss hooked me up with some plants and rocks he’d received from members of SCAPE (Southern California Aquatic Plant […]

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Product Review: AquaticLife 3700L High Head Submersible Pump vs Mag-Drive 9.5

Product Review: AquaticLife Marine Utility Pump 3700L (976 GPH) Item Code: AK01025 Dimensions: 7.5″ x 3.5″ x 5.1″ Inlet / Outlet: 3/4″ FPT, 3/4″ MPT Power Cord: 6.5 ft Voltage: 120V, 60Hz Watts: 82 Maximum Head Height: 12.3 ft   AquaticLife Marine Utility Pump 3700 (976 GPH)  Package contents include: AquaticLife 3700 Pump, […]

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ATI T5 HO Light Fixtures & Bulbs

ATI is a German company that develops high quality aquarium equipment, from protein skimmers to lighting. Their T5 fixtures and bulbs in particular are generating positive word-of-mouth, especially among reef aquarium hobbyists. ATI light fixtures are special for a few reasons. An active cooling system helps to keep T5 bulbs within optimal temperature ranges. This […]

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Angry Birds arrive at Marine Depot

Angry Birds swarmed our customer service supervisor’s desk this morning. It seems a trio of evil pigs had taken over his desktop. Actually, today is Jason’s birthday. A colleague cooked up these fun cupcakes. The cupcakes are vanilla cake. The birds and pigs are Rice Krispies with fondant icing.

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Product Review: AlgaGen ReefPods Tisbe Live Aquacultured Copepods

AlgaGen ReefPods Tisbe Live Aquacultured Copepods – 8ozItem Code: GV00005 Small harpacticoid copepod Lives on surfaces and swims in water column Life stages: Egg (1), Nauplii (6), Copepodid (5), Adult (1) Reproduction: sexual Eggs are deposited in an egg sac attached to female genital segment 10-70 eggs per egg sac Nauplii width: 55-140 m wide […]

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New this Week, 5/9/11

SEE ALL NEW PRODUCTS | SEE WEEKLY SPECIALS Orphek 24″ Power Reef PR156W White LED FixtureFeaturing new frosted 120 degree reflectors, 120 watt power consumption, 60 LEDs (70% white, 30% blue) and 8,000 total lumens (~18,000 LUX). This fixture is equivalent to a 250 watt MH/HPS light. Buy online today for $849.99 and receive free […]

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