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Marine Depot Staff Picks: 7 of our Favorite Products

With all of the options and choices when choosing aquarium supplies, we here at Marine Depot understand that choosing the right product can sometimes be a bit confusing. We work hard to provide you with the best selection of quality products and empower you with the knowledge you need to build a successful tank. We […]

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How to Frag Corals and Build a Frag Tank

So you’ve mastered the art of growing coral to such a degree that your tank is becoming cluttered and colonies have reached the water surface. What next? Building a frag tank is a fun and rewarding way to keep evolving in the hobby. Collecting and growing frags to sell or share with other hobbyists is […]

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Feed Frozen Fish Food to Increase Color and Vitality

For many aquarium keepers, fish become members of the family—just like cats and dogs! When you spend as much time around fish tanks as we do, it becomes obvious that fish have their own little personalities. Interacting with fish during feeding time is often an aquarium hobbyist’s favorite part of the day. Just like the […]

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Coral Food: Make Your Corals Fat and Healthy

While every single one of us feed our fish, not everyone is aware of the importance of feeding the corals in our aquariums. Corals are animals and while most of them obtain a majority of their energy from photosynthesis, it is also very important to feed them to ensure they have the necessary building blocks […]

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We want YOU to join the Marine Depot team!

If you love aquariums, making customers happy and live in the LA/OC area, we’d like to speak with you! We are currently looking for customer service representatives to bolster our support staff. Read on if you think you might be a good fit for this opportunity.CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE JOB DESCRIPTIONWe are looking for customer service […]

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How to Replace Your RO/DI Filter Cartridges

A RO/DI system is your reef defender, preventing harmful contaminates from ever entering your aquarium water. That is why it is important to regularly maintain your RO/DI filter so your reef is protected from these unseen killers. The biggest challenge most hobbyists face is not knowing precisely when to change out their filter cartridges. But […]

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SPS Corals for Beginners, Part 2

Arce’s Fuzzy Millie In Part 1 of this article series, we discussed the importance of stability in your levels. Stability is crucial to keeping a healthy SPS reef. We learned that your alkalinity was the key to this success followed by other parameters like calcium and magnesium. Now let’s talk more about testing and dosing. […]

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Aquarium Medications: How to Treat Sick Fish

We all want the fish in our aquariums to stay healthy. Unfortunately, like humans, fish may become ill from time to time. You can dramatically reduce the likelihood of a disease entering your aquarium by purchasing livestock from a reputable source and quarantining all new arrivals before placing them into your display tank. That way, […]

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Return Pump Rundown: What You Need to Know

Water pumps are the backbone of aquarium filtration. The tank is cleaned as the pump moves water through your filtration system. Pumps also help ensure proper gas exchange and healthy levels of dissolved oxygen. When building an aquarium with a sump or using an all-in-one aquarium, you will often hear the term “return pump.” This […]

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