Reef-A-Palooza 2008

Wow … Reef-A-Palooza time again already? Can’t say we mind, though. Reef-A-Palooza is one of the best aquarium-oriented events out there. Plus, it’s on our home turf … good ‘ol Orange County, California. New to this blog or the reef aquarium hobby? If so, lets get you up-to-speed on what the heck Reef-A-Palooza is! The […]

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Water Movement in Aquariums: An Overview of Powerheads by Keith MacNeil, MarineDepot Reef Squad

After lighting, the second most discussed topic in the reef aquarium hobby is how to provide adequate water movement in the tank environment. There is so much information available online and in books that figuring out which powerhead and controller to use may seem overwhelming. This article should be helpful for reef aquarium hobbyists of all […]

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New this Week, 9/15/08

Tunze Turbelle® Stream 2 Controllable Pump (New Generation with Titanium Alloy Shaft) – Models 6105, 6205, 6305 The Turbelle® stream 6105, 6205 and 6305 pumps have been fitted with electronic speed controllers running on safety extra-low voltage. They are ideal for wave or tide simulation in every aquarium, and contain a new “intelligent” micro-processor controlled […]

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Deal of the Week

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New this Week, 9/8/08

Caribsea BioMagnet Clarifier 16 ozBio-Magnet™ Cloudy aquarium water is caused by fine suspended particles such as algae, silt, and bacteria. These particles usually carry a negative charge as does most filter media. The filter media, therefore, repels these particles, and water can remain continually cloudy. Bio-Magnet™ imparts a positive electrical charg as a bacterial attractant. […]

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The World’s Largest

I didn’t think it was possible. But somehow, someone did it. There is now an ocean in the middle of downtown Atlanta, GA. I wouldn’t have believed it myself, but I had the chance to see it with my own eyes during a break from this weekend’s MACNA show. The Georgia Aquarium, opened in November […]

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Video of Snail Spawning in Reef Aquairum

I was watching my 240-gallon reef tank one evening recently with the main lights off and only the actinic lights illuminated. I was hoping to video one of my wrasses burying itself in the sand as it went to bed. I think they were embarrassed because I was watching; they hung around their favorite sand […]

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Deal of the Week

SpectraPure Maxpure 180 GPD RO System Regularly $249.99Now Only $179.99YOU SAVE $70! Learn More…

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Controllers and sump plans for the 54 gallon tank

Let me start off by saying that I am a little bummed I was not able to attend this years MACNA in Atlanta. I have made it to the last three (Washington DC, Houston and Pittsburgh) and was planning on attending this one also, but the timing was horrible. Between back to school for my […]

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Q&A with Aquarium Expert Anthony Calfo

MarineDepot.com: Are there any new aquarium supplies, solutions or technology released in the past 6-12 months that you’re really impressed by? Anything you’re looking forward to? Anthony Calfo: It would be really hard for me to sum up this question briefly, with all of the new and evolving products that are released in streaming fashion. But to […]

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