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The Flashiest of Wrasses: The McCosker’s Wrasse!

Our very own Felicia recounts her experience with a pair of McCosker’s Flasher Wrasses she helped get going in her parent’s home aquarium and points out some of the critical but not-so-obvious care requirements for this impressive fish.

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Turn Your ATO Reservoir Into A Refugium And 4 Other Easy Mods For Your Red Sea Reefer 350

The Reefer 350 is a beautiful 73 gallon reef system from Red Sea. There’s not much you can really improve upon, but aquarium hobbyists always seem to find a way! Metrokat found four easy modifications online and performed them on her own aquarium. Check out the results!

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Aquascape Your Walls With Exclusive Paintings and Prints From ReefWeeds Artist Rachel Fogle

Rachel Fogle is the mastermind and creator of ReefWeeds: the eye-catching, UV-reactive reef-inspired art you’ve undoubtedly seen “glowing” at aquarium shows, in YouTube videos, and all over social media this past year. We have good news: ReefWeeds art is now available at Marine Depot!

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Red Sea Aquariums: Past, Present, and Future – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #4

We chat with Scott Kohler of Red Sea about all the new aquarium products they debuted at Interzoo this year like the ReefClean, ReefDose, and ReefLED. Then callers from around the US join the call to ask Scott about NO3:PO4-X and a whole lot more!

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Optimizing Lighting and Flow to Grow Healthier Corals in your Reef Aquarium – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #3

How important is water flow for coral health? How do we maximize coral coloration and growth while keeping operating costs low? What are the benefits of syncing lighting and flow? Join us for an enlightening conversation with Jay Sperandio of EcoTech Marine.

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Starting Your First Saltwater Aquarium? Here Are The Top 5 Best Beginner Saltwater Fish

If you are new to saltwater fishkeeping, you’ll want to start off with fish that are hardy, easy to care for, and adapt to aquarium life well. There are plenty of species which are both beautiful to look at, and some of them even help to keep your aquarium clean! Here are our Top 5 fish for beginning hobbyists!

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Practical Solutions For Controlling Nutrients in Your Reef Aquarium – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #2

How do high nutrients affect a reef tank? What problems might you face with out-of-control nutrient levels? How do you get your water parameters in check? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our live chat with Eric Cohen.

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We Talk to Julian Sprung About His First Aquarium, Growing Algae To Filter Water, And The #1 Mistake Most Hobbyists Make

Julian Sprung is one of our favorite writers about all things aquaria. He co-founded a company you probably know called Two Little Fishies in 1991 to publish books about the hobby and create practical products many of us at Marine Depot use every day on our tanks.

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How to Safely Medicate Sick Fish By Testing Copper Levels With The Hanna Copper Colorimeter Checker – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #1

Thinking of setting up a quarantine tank? We quiz Kevin Costa of Hanna Instruments about the technology that went into building the Copper Checker and how you can use it to monitor your quarantine so you don’t overdose or under medicate fish.

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AquaMaxx’s Bookshelf-Style Low-Iron Glass Aquariums Will Make You Want To Go Long

Joseph’s back on the blog with a new tank build! Using the big brother of the 12 gallon Long, Joe’s 22 gallon Long rests atop a vintage Bombay Chest he restored himself.

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