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Support Walt Smith’s Efforts to Save Our Oceans with Bula Buddies

Around the world, our oceans and seas are facing severe problems that we’ve never seen before. Our Coral Reefs are not only a source of inspiration but are also a highly valuable and delicate ecosystem.

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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.

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Choosing the Right Light For Your Aquarium — Marine Depot Chats with Experts #12

David (Dave) Troop of Aquatic Life joined us to share his lighting expertise to help you select the right light for your tank. We discussed LED, T5, and—you guessed it—hybrids! His company also produces reverse osmosis systems and accessories for aquarium use so we explore that topic as well!

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Join Us For a Dive Trip in The Pacific with Concordia University Irvine Marine Lab

This is the third addition to our series with Concordia University Marine Lab in Irvine, CA. This time Robert joins Sean and Noah on a dive trip to collect animals for interactive touch tanks and research at the CUI Marine Lab. We’ve got great footage above and below the ocean surface!

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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.

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A Quick Guide to Fishless Cycling: An Easy Way to Start Your New Aquarium

Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec presents a short, concise recipe on how to fishless cycle your aquarium. You can add DrTim’s One & Only Live Nitrifying Bacteria or not with this method. By adding the bacteria, your cycling time will be shorter and you’ll be watching fish in your aquarium sooner.

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Transform Your Aquarium Experience with Sound and Color — Marine Depot Chats with Experts #11

Current USA’s Serene combines aquarium lighting, background lighting, and audio to change your mood and stimulate your feelings using a technique called chromotherapy. Learn more in our latest Chats with Experts!

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You’re Using The Wrong Test Kit: Why Aqua Medic’s Marine Lab Is Better Than ICP For Many Hobbyists

Aqua Medic Water Testing is the only service that does not use ICP machines to get results. We reached out to find out why. What we learned was that their time-tested service is more practical for the majority of hobbyists.

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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.

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Why Chasing Colors is Better Than Chasing Numbers – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #9

We quiz Jeremy Howell of Brightwell Aquatics about phosphate, nitrate, testing, dosing, and more. Then hobbyists from around the world had the opportunity to ask him everything they’ve ever wanted to know about coral colors and the Brightwell product line.

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