Category Archives: Filter Media

How to Lower Nitrates in a Saltwater Aquarium: Proven Techniques For Success

Keeping nitrate under control has always been a concern because nitrate is the end-product of nitrification via your biological filtration so it’s continually added to your aquarium water. It may seem like a constant battle to keep nitrate under control. The good news is there are many proven ways to minimize nitrate build-up.


How to Lower Phosphates in a Reef Tank: Mastering Nutrient Control

Phosphate has always been a hot topic with reef keepers. It’s in our tap water. It’s in fish and invert food. Phosphate gets the blame for algae problems. Some say it even hurts corals. We’ll break it down and tell you everything you need to know about phosphate and how to control it in your aquarium.


Red Slime!!! – Reef Tank Pest Control #3: How to Get Rid of Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria, or Cyano for short, is not an algae like what many of you might think but is in fact a photosynthetic bacteria that can quickly coat the surfaces inside your tank. Its ugly, prolific and can even out-compete your coral. Here is your guide to preventing this plague and some helpful tips for cleaning it up.


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.


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.


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!


We Get The Lowdown On The MiniMax Pro Reactor from Innovative Marine’s Royce Suzuki—BONUS: A New IM Skimmer Is Coming Soon!

The reactor is available in two sizes and designed to fit in the back of all-in-one aquariums where space is scarce—a place where fast, easy, and mess-free maintenance determines whether you love or hate a particular piece of equipment. Royce also tell us about their new NuvoSkim DC protein skimmer!


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.


The Sumpless ATO from XP Aqua is the First Auto Top-Off Built for Tanks Without Sumps

The Sumpless ATO from XP Aqua is the first and only auto top-off system specifically designed for aquariums without sumps. The dual-optical sensor ATO is hidden inside the included overflow box which acts as a surface skimmer but doubles as a media reactor.


Reuse Your Filter Media Over and Over (and Over) Again: We Talk To Eric Cohen About Blue Life USA’s New Regenerable Resin Line, Blue Fx

Blue Fx regenerable resins are an easy-to-use and cost-effective approach to aquarium filtration. All resins are regenerable 6 or more times with the Regen Fx Kit. Let’s look at each media and see which may be right for you.