Category Archives: Auto Top Off

March’s New Aquarium Products: Our Top Picks.

With more and more innovation making its way into the aquarium hobby, manufacturers are constantly creating new products to offer our customers. We are hoping to continue highlighting some of our new favorite products coming to the open market. While we will not be able to show every new product, our main goal is to […]


Evaporation in Your Aquarium: Process, Causes, and How to Reduce It!

Evaporation occurs at the surface of the water, lost to the air in the room, but never returns to the aquarium. How does this happen? What are the causes? And how can we control it?


Kalkwasser Explained and How to Mix Your Own Solution

Maintaining calcium and alkalinity levels is important because an imbalance in either one can limit the growth of your corals and make it harder to keep your water chemistry stable. Using kalkwasser solution is a safe way to maintain calcium, alkalinity, and also stabilize pH in reef aquariums. Here’s how to make your own solution.


Smooth Handfish goes extinct

A species of handfish called Sympterichthys unipennis has been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The species was described after a single specimen was collected on an expedition to Australia in 1802. No other specimens have been seen or collected since that date so the IUCN have recently declared the species […]


How to Install the RO/DI Flood Guardian – Electronic Auto Shut Off Valve Kit from XP Aqua

Many of us have accidentally left our reverse osmosis system running, which then resulted in a flood. With what’s at stake in a RO-flood, the XP Aqua Flood Guardian is money well-spent. In this video we’ll show you how to install one. Check it out!


The New Larger HydroFill Ti Reservoir 15 by Innovative Marine Promises 3x The Water Storage for Only $50 More Than The Original

Innovative Marine is releasing a 15 gallon version of their popular HydroFill Ti Reservoir in early 2019. We’ve got pictures, pricing, and even video! If you have a large aquarium this might be the perfect solution for you.


I’m Dreaming of a Red Sea Christmas—’Tis The Season To Upgrade Your Reefer Aquarium

The Reefer Series is a hugely popular line of aquariums from Red Sea. Although they come with just about everything you’ll need, we’ve got a few ideas of how you can modify your system to make maintenance even easier!


The People, Science, and Technology of Tunze – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #6

We quiz Roger about the new Tunze macroalgae reactor we saw at MACNA 2018, get updates on the Smart Controller 7000, plus talk about pumps, protein skimmers, auto top-off systems, company history and so much more!


Always Innovative: Clever Solutions to Make Aquarium Keeping Easier – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #5

Join us for a live Q&A with Innovative Marine’s Marketing Director Royce Suzuki about the company’s new INT and EXT aquariums, APS stands, MiniMax Pro reactors, NuvoSkim DC skimmers, research and development and a whole lot more!


The Ultimate ATO Is The World’s First Auto Top Off With 4 Optical Sensors To Keep You From Shouting 4 Letter Words At Your Aquarium

XP Aqua spent a year designing, developing, and testing the Ultimate ATO. It is the first auto top-off system with 4 optical sensors which are used for top-off detection, dual over-fill protection, and run-dry protection. Packed with sophisticated safety features but with easy plug-and-play installation!