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You’re Using The Wrong Test Kit: Why Aqua Medic’s Marine Lab Is Better Than ICP For Many Hobbyists

Aqua Medic Water Testing is the only service that does not use ICP machines to get results so we reached out to find out why. What we learned was that their time tested service is far more practical for a majority of hobbyists.

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Biological Filtration Demystified – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #10

The way you cycle your aquarium can actually impact its success long term. We discussed the pros and cons of a fishless cycle vs. cycling with fish and how to control the uglies in a new aquarium with Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec, the founder of DrTim’s Aquatics.

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Why Chasing Colors is Better Than Chasing Numbers – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #9

We quiz Jeremy Howell of Brightwell Aquatics about phosphate, nitrate, testing, dosing, and more. Then hobbyists from around the world had the opportunity to ask him everything they’ve ever wanted to know about coral colors and the Brightwell product line.

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A Pump Upgrade That Is Worth Every Penny: The EcoTech Marine VorTech QuietDrive Driver

Backwards compatibility is one of the VorTech’s best features. Upgrade previous model pumps to the current QD versions. QD upgrade kits can significantly reduce motor noise from older version VorTechs and in some models will also increase flow.

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Neptune Systems Apex Has the Skills to Control Your Aquarium with Amazon’s Alexa

We all have probably yelled at our aquarium at some point or another, but thanks to modern technology, now they can listen! Neptune Systems recently released an official Amazon Alexa Skill to access your Apex controller from any Apex enabled device.

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The World’s First Ocean Cleanup System Just Launched To Clean The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – INTERVIEW with The Ocean Cleanup

We’ve been closely following Boyan Slat and the Ocean Cleanup’s quest to rid the world’s oceans of plastic and scored this interview wherein they update us on the project and what they’ve learned so far.

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Aquarium YouTubers Unite! Q&A with Melev’s Reef and Reef Dudes – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #8

We chat with Marc Levenson of Melev’s Reef and Deven Rich of Reef Dudes about how they got into the aquarium, products they recommend, triumphs and challenges of making videos, and more!

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Help Hobbyists Discover Your Local Fish Store By Creating a Google My Business Listing — It’s Free, Easy, And We’ll Show You How!

Start building visibility for your fish store or aquarium maintenance service on Google Maps and Google Search by creating a Google My Business Listing. It’s like the modern day version of the Yellow Pages, only better!

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Algae Scrubbers Explained: Natural Filtration For Your Aquarium – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #7

We ask how algae scrubbers work, what the benefits are, how scrubbers compare to reactors and refugiums, what types of fish eat the algae harvested in a scrubber, and a whole lot more. Learn about algal filtration!

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Aquaculture’s Success Proven with a Juvenile Cortez Angel at Quality Marine

Quality Marine just dropped the news that a captive-bred Cortez Angelfish has landed and we could not be more thrilled to hear about yet another aquaculture success that surely will someday be the future of our hobby.

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