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Category Archives: Filters

Algae Scrubbers Explained: Natural Filtration For Your Aquarium – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #7

We ask how algae scrubbers work, what the benefits are, how scrubbers compare to reactors and refugiums, what types of fish eat the algae harvested in a scrubber, and a whole lot more. Learn about algal filtration!

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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!

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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.

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We Talk to Julian Sprung About His First Aquarium, Growing Algae To Filter Water, And The #1 Mistake Most Hobbyists Make

Julian Sprung is one of our favorite writers about all things aquaria. He co-founded a company you probably know called Two Little Fishies in 1991 to publish books about the hobby and create practical products many of us at Marine Depot use every day on our tanks.

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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.

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Thinking About Setting Up A Freshwater Planted Tank? Here’s What You’ll Need

Planted aquariums are not difficult but they do provide a challenge both in aquascaping along with plant care. Many tropical fish develop richer colors when kept with live plants. Follow along as we take a bottom to top approach to setting up a planted aquarium.

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Disposable Ultraviolet Sterilizers: We Chat With Royce Suzuki of Innovative Marine About Their Easy New Drop-In AUQA Shield UV Sterilizers

We spoke to Royce Suzuki, Innovative Marine’s Director of Marketing, about how ultraviolet sterilization works and why the company decided to create UV sterilizers you can simply throwaway after using.

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Is it a Protein Skimmer or Power Filter? Both! Meet the Compact 2-in-1 Coralife Marine Filter

If want an easy way to provide filtration and protein skimming for your small reef tank while eliminating bulky gear and messy power cords, the Coralife Marine Filter is exactly what you’re looking for!

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Reef-A-Palooza Roundup: A Water Testing Robot, Apex Control with Alexa, More Natural Rock Shapes, and Speaker Recaps

Join us for a look at exciting new products, expert speaker recaps, a behind-the-scenes visit to a coral farm, and more! See highlights from the 2018 show in this 6-minute episode.

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We Speak With Richard Durso, Creator Of The Durso Overflow, About How He Got Into Reefing and Giving Back To The Aquarium Hobby

Richard tells us how he came up with the overflow that now bears his name, the challenges of protecting a patent, and whether he’s tried Herbie or Bean Animal overflow designs.

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