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Q&A with Affirm: Fair and Honest Financing in an Era of Credit Fear and Uncertainty

We recently announced that you can finance purchases at Marine Depot for up to 12 months. Check out our new in-depth interview with Affirm to see exactly how it all works!

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5 of Our Favorite Controllable LED Lights for Nano Reef Aquariums

LED light fixture manufacturers have stepped up and created purpose-built LED lights for nano reef aquariums. Let’s take a look at the features of 5 high-quality fixtures designed for nano tanks!

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Canister Filters: How to Optimize Performance by Using the Right Filter Media in the Right Order

Can you believe canister filters have been around since the 70s! Today we discuss the pros and cons of canister filters, which types of filter media they can use, plus the order in which to place your media for optimal performance.

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5 Simple Steps to Making Your Own Saltwater

Today we’ll explore some time-tested techniques that make mixing saltwater for your marine or reef aquarium easier and more consistent each and every time.

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5 Effective Ways to Control Algae in Reef Aquariums

We all struggle with algae problems in our reef tanks. Algae are an essential part of the aquarium’s food chain and ecosystem. It’s impossible to eliminate algae from our reef tanks but we can take steps to keep algae under control. The idea is to maintain the right natural balance so algae cannot take over […]

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Neptune Systems Headquarters: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

  Neptune Systems has been creating some of the most advanced and desirable aquarium products hobbyists like us love for years. Many of the world’s most beautiful aquariums rely greatly on the Apex and many of the useful gadgets and tools Neptune Systems offers. We recently had the pleasure of visiting Neptune Systems’ headquarters and […]

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Transform your reef aquarium into THE ULTIMATE TECH TANK

We started out with a fish only system, then converted the tank to a reef system.  In this video we are going to turn this tank into the Ultimate Tech Tank by installing a Neptune Systems Apex Wi-Fi controller along with a handful of Apex accessories. Adding a controller to your tank is hands down […]

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How to turn your FOWLR Aquarium into a (deluxe!) Reef Tank

We are often asked, “What would you do if it were your tank?”…… well today we are going to show you just that.  A few weeks back we showed you guys how to set up a simple fish only system.  If you missed that video, you can find a link on our video description below.  […]

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Aqua UV Advantage Series UV Sterilizers: What YOU Need to Know

The AquaUV Advantage Series Hang-on-back UV Sterilizers are designed to be plumbed inline from your sump or canister filter and hang directly off the back of your tank. These versatile UV sterilizers are available in two sizes; an 8 watt and 15-watt version. Both models include a ½ inch hose-barb for quick connection to standard […]

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Tunze Comline Filter 3162: What YOU Need to Know

The Tunze Comline Filter 3162 is an in tank filter that has a number of unique features that make it an excellent, no frills filtration solution for tanks up to 30 gallons.  This all-in-one filter measures 4.3″ x 3.5″ x 10″ and has a strong magnetic mount suitable for glass up to 3/8” thick; it […]

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