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Ecoxotic EcoPico: Driftwood and Cabinet

After a successful 48-hour leak test, I decided to shop for rock and driftwood. I was getting anxious. I wanted to get the new tank up and running! I visited a local fish store in Fountain Valley, CA with my boss during our lunch hour. I picked through two or three dozen antler-shaped branches. Most […]

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Ecoxotic EcoPico: Unboxing + LED Upgrade

It’s been about 2 years since I’ve had an aquarium of my own. One of the perks of working at MarineDepot.com is that I see aquariums every day. Monday through Friday, at least. But still, it’s not the same. I’ve been plotting my return to the hobby since I got married last May. Since we’re […]

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Q&A with Keith, 4/10/09

QUESTIONWhat type of medicine would you use to treat ich in a mixed and/or nano aquarium? Can Melafix be used in a tank with anemones, starfish and coral? Are there “maintenance” medications you can use for typical stuff? ANSWERThere are a few medications considered “reef safe” for ich, although they generally are not as effective […]

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Join us at the Marine Aquarium Expo

Do you have weekend plans? If so, cancel them … we have something much more fun in mind. Come visit our booth at the Marine Aquarium Expo this Saturday and Sunday at the OC Fair & Event Center and pick up a catalog along with some exclusive event coupons for our online store. If you […]

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Q&A with Keith, 3/27/09

QUESTIONAbout 2 months ago I was having issues with my Red Sea Max. I was getting a lot of red slime on my sand. I went to my LFS and he said taking the sand out and running the system with no sand would be the best thing to do. Since then I have had […]

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Q&A with Keith, 3/20/09

QUESTIONI have a 37-gallon tank I just started. It currently has live sand and 30 lbs of live rock. The only livestock in it is a Stars and Stripe Puffer. It seems pretty aggressive. I would like to add some live corals and invertebrates. Is it possible with the puffer? If so, I would appreciate […]

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JBJ Introduces Quad PowerCompact Nano

JBJ introduced the popular nano cube to aquarium hobbyists a few years ago. Today they are releasing the latest in their line of nano tanks perfect for your home or office: the Quad PowerCompact model. This new tank comes with a 105-watt power compact bulb to illuminate your tank and ensure your corals get the […]

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Tonga Rock, Corals and Fiji Corals Available Once Again

The Secretariat of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) recently lifted restrictions that had banned exporting species from Tonga, Fiji and Australia. That means you can now purchase Tonga rock, corals and Fiji corals once again! Check out MarineDepotLive.com for live rock, livestock and—sorry, ran out of rhymes—um, […]

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How we Handle Livestock @ MDL

Due to the amount of questions we receive daily, we thought we would offer some insight on how our livestock is handled at our facility. Upon receipt, our animals are inspected, slowly acclimated to RO/DI water and Tropic Marin synthetic salt mix and then quarantined. After this procedure, if any fish are showing signs of […]

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Deal of the Week

Expired!

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