Category Archives: Advice

How to Set Up an Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquarium and Care for Moon Jellies

I’m sure many of us have been mesmerized by gracefully floating jellyfish at a public aquarium at some point. Up until recently, it has been extremely difficult to keep jellyfish at home successfully as they have unique care and feeding requirements. Today we are going to show you the Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquarium and how […]


How to Build a Custom Sump for Your Reef Aquarium

Today we are going to build a sump and show you guys just how easy it is to build a custom sump filter that is not only effective but also easy on the wallet. When building a fish tank, thorough planning really goes a long way especially when it comes to the sump. So first […]


How to Care for a Flame Wrasse in Your Saltwater Aquarium

Wrasses have always been a family of fish that reefers have been fascinated by. With its huge diversity of about 600 species, it is easy to find a perfect wrasse for any reef tank. Unlike clownfish and many tangs or angelfish, multiple wrasse species or harems of a species can often be kept together in […]


How to Build a Fish Quarantine Tank

Fish can be very sensitive animals. Problems with disease and parasites can be really tricky and quite frustrating if you are not armed with the knowledge of how to overcome such ailments. In this blog we are going to go over how to properly set up a quarantine tank and provide some helpful tips to […]


How to Build a Coral Quarantine Tank

Today, we are going to go over setting up a quarantine tank for corals, instead of fish, and show you why it is a smart idea to have a separate tank dedicated to the isolation and observation of corals.  New corals can carry a wide variety of not so pleasant hitch hikers into your tank. […]


How to Tune a Calcium Reactor to Meet Calcium & Alkalinity Demands

Tuning your calcium reactor can be a little frustrating, especially if you have never set one up before. In this video we are going to show you how to dial in your calcium reactor to help get your SPS corals growing as fast as possible and to provide some helpful insight into how a calcium […]


How to Care for Tridacna Clams in Your Saltwater Aquarium

Recently, we got some new giant clams here at Marine Depot and are going to show you everything you need to know to acclimate and care for a giant clam in your reef tank. When choosing a clam, it is best to get select a larger clam. Smaller clams are typically more difficult to keep […]


How to Set Up a Refugium Inside Your Sump

Refugiums are great because they provide a means to export waste and nutrients and also provide a safe haven for small, beneficial organisms to grow and reproduce. These small creatures, including copepods, amphipods and other ‘bugs’ which thrive in a refugium will help to devour leftover food and detritus. As some of these ‘bugs’ will […]


Biological Filtration: How to Grow Beneficial Bacteria for a Thriving Ecosystem in your Aquarium

I am sure most of you are familiar with cycling an aquarium. If not, check out this video. Cycling your aquarium is so crucial because it allows time for beneficial bacteria to grow in your aquarium and establish your biological filtration. In this video we are going to discuss biological filtration and provide you with […]


How to Get the Most From Your Aquarium Probes: Introducing the Innovative Marine CustomCradle

We just got word Innovative Marine is releasing a probe holder like you’ve never seen before. The CustomCradle is compatible with all current probes on the market, including the Neptune Systems Apex temperature probe. The CustomCradle organizes your devices in the most simple and efficient way possible. CustomCradle XL Here some of the convenient features […]