Coral reef sustainability on forum agenda

The University of Queensland is hosting an international forum this week to develop policies to sustain the world’s coral reefs. The forum, which is sponsored by the Coral Reef Targeted Research Program, is expected to attract leading scientists and more than 50 postgraduate and postdoctoral students from 20 countries. Professor Roberto Iglesias-Prieto from the National […]

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Hello I have a fluval 305 filter my question is how often should I change the filter medias and which are the best medias to run?

There will generally be three different filter media types found in the Fluval filters.  First is the mechanical filters.  These are the sponges that trap the debris from the water.  These sponges can be reused a couple of times, but generally should be changed about every 3-6 months. The second filter media is the carbon.  […]

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Saltwater, Freshwater and Pond Glossary

Even though my family’s kept freshwater tanks as long as I can remember, I’ve only been into the saltwater hobby for six months. Fortunately for me, I work with a team of experts. Unfortunately for me, their job is to help customers. Which, of course, I find vexing whenever I have a question (I have […]

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Just say Pro

Prodibio is revolutionizing the way hobbyists use aquarium additives. I was manually drip-drip-dripping a handful of different supplements into my aquarium straight from their bottles; some daily, some weekly. Everything in the tank seemed okay, but that was also the problem … everything was just okay. So, not long after Reef-a-Palooza convened in August, I […]

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Holiday Treats for the Animals

Marine Depot is visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on December 2 to celebrate the season during the Holiday Treats for the Animals event. Would you like to join us? Here’s more info from their website. In celebration of the holiday season, Scuba Santa will be delivering an ocean of gifts to […]

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The Reefers’ Wish List

Happy Holidays, hobbyists! We’ve chosen 10 best sellers (in honor of our 10-year anniversary) from our huge selection to create a holiday gift guide of sure-fire hits. Maybe it will inspire you to create your own wish list using the Email to a Friend functionality in our online shopping cart. Click here to check out […]

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Star Clownfish

The marketing department recently lost one of our two clownfish. I say “lost” because we searched high and low for her carcass but came up empty-handed (literally). Our remaining clownfish eventually healed from the stress and disease plaguing our tank and emerged a different fish. The first noticeably different change is new, darker coloring around […]

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Attack of the Giant Sea Scorpions!

For a second there, you might’ve thought this was a review about some long-lost sci-fi film from the 50s. Well, think again. British scientists announced on Tuesday that they’ve discovered a fossil claw in Germany belonging to the biggest bug ever known. Yahoo! News picked up the story by way of the Associated Press and […]

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MarineDepot.com T-shirts

One of our favorite blogs, 120 Gallons, is giving away MarineDepot.com T-shirts to reefers who call into their radio show/podcast. Of course, you could always buy one from us … but scoring one for free is even better! The 120 Gallons podcast is recorded on select Sundays at 8 PM EST. In the latest edition, […]

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Having a Ball: Non-profit organization builds undersea habitats

The Wall Street Journal printed an article on October 26 entitled, “From Balls of Concrete to Habitats for Sea Life: ‘Designer Reefs’ Proliferate As a Tool to Counter the Toll of Pollutants, Overfishing.” Our staff was moved by the story and wanted to learn more. We got in touch with the chairman of the Reef […]

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