Category Archives: Filters

Best Aquarium Filters: Our Top Picks

When it comes to creating a beautiful aquarium, filtration is one of the most important factors in establishing long term success.


AquaMaxx roller filter is made to measure for Red Sea Reefer 170

The roller filter revolution continues as the first rollers produced to fit straight into popular aquarium lines start to appear. The AquaMaxx AF-RS170 roller is designed to fit and replace the filter sock on the Red Sea Reefer 170 aquarium, allowing owners to permanently remove the stock filter sock and obligatory hand-cleaning with it, in […]


Eheim go wireless with the professionel 5e

Aquarium filter pioneers Eheim have upgraded their flagship models with the introduction of Wi-fi control. The professionel 5e external filter range follows on from the top-end 4e with a DC pump and speed/flow functions including constant flow, bio mode, pulse mode and manual mode. But this time you can control it on your smartphone and […]


The Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 3

Filtering your tank using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 3 of a multi-part series, we discuss the similarities and differences of freshwater and saltwater scrubbers. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.


The Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 2

Filtering your tank using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 2 of a multi-part series, we discuss the pros and cons of buying an algae scrubber vs. building one. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.


The NuvoSkim DC Universal is Innovative Marine’s First Nano Protein Skimmer Built Specifically For Aquariums From Other Brands

This new protein skimmer is a bit of a departure from what we’re normally accustomed to seeing from Innovative Marine—namely aquarium equipment that is specifically built to fit and function perfectly inside their own brand of aquariums.


How to Set Up a Refugium: Harvesting Macroalgae To Control Nitrate and Phosphate

The idea behind a reef tank refugium is to provide an isolated environment, separate from the main aquarium for the cultivation of macroalgae, live foods and biological denitrification.


The Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 1

Filtering your aquarium by using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 1 of a multi-part series, we’ll learn the history of algae scrubbers from the 1970s to today. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.


The TRITON Method: Replacing Trial and Error with Conscious Control

The TRITON Method is a holistic reef keeping system. You do not need to be a chemist to use it. Just test your seawater, know what’s in it, and act to fix it. To take full advantage of the program, it is recommended you have a sump with a refugium that is 10-20% of your total system volume.


Biological Filtration Demystified – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #10

The way you cycle your aquarium can actually impact its success long term. We discussed the pros and cons of a fishless cycle vs. cycling with fish and how to control the uglies in a new aquarium with Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec, the founder of DrTim’s Aquatics.