Category Archives: Food

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!

Ian M. Tepoot Tells Us About Fish Food Ingredients, How New Life International Earned The Trust of The California Academy of Sciences, and How Aquarium Hobbyists Anthropomorphize Their Fishes’ Diet

New Life International creates some of the most popular pellet foods in the world for the fish we keep in our aquariums. We speak to company president Ian M. Tepoot about their New Life Spectrum lineup of foods and discuss ingredients, efficacy, diet, and why so many trusted institutions feed their aquarium fish NLS.

Secrets For Success: Rules You Should Follow To Keep Your Seahorse Aquarium Thriving

So you’re interested in seahorses? It’s easy to see why! Keeping seahorses is not more difficult than keeping a reef aquarium, it’s just different. If you have reefkeeping experience, you will need to unlearn some of what you know and follow a set of seahorse specific rules.

Are Organic, Natural, and Live Foods a Gimmick or a Smarter Way To Feed Your Fish and Corals?

Everyone’s excited about natural and organic food these days, and with good reason. This trend has recently made its way into the aquarium hobby. We’re excited to see food makers roll out innovative foods with less additives and more natural ingredients.

Musings on ReefStock’s Q&A Session With Vincent Chalias and Jake Adams: A Panel Discussion Featuring 9 Industry Professionals

We sent 6 questions the audience asked marine biologist Vincent Chalias and journalist Jake Adams at ReefStock 2018 to a group of aquarium industry professionals to get their opinions on a variety of topics.

AlgaGen’s Erik Stenn Tells Us Why We Should Feed PhycoPure SeaPro, The First Living Frozen Phytoplankton, To Our Reef Tanks—And Teases More Live Frozen Foods May Be Coming

PhycoPure SeaPro is a live algae culture delivered to you in “suspended animation.” Once thawed, the phytoplankton instantly become alive in your reef tank! Phytoplankton is a vital part of the food chain.

We Speak With Rod Buehler About The Fresh Human-Grade Ingredients in Rod’s Food

We chat with Rod Buehler of Rod’s Food about the gourmet ingredients in his foods, clownfish breeding, coral farming, philanthropy, education, and the cool retro design of his product packaging!

Do Algae Scrubbers Outperform Reactors and Refugiums? Yes Says Bryan of Santa Monica Filtration; See Positive Results In 1-3 Weeks

For the past decade, Bryan from Santa Monica Filtration has been perfecting his algae turf scrubbers so hobbyists can achieve natural macroalgal filtration like you’ll find in the world’s oceans, reefs, rivers, and lakes.

Aquacultured, Captive-Bred Bluestripe Pipefish Now Available From Quality Marine

Exciting news! Quality Marine now has aquacultured, captive-bred Bluestripe Pipefish. This means the fish will not be taken from the reef, but tank-raised and acclimated to aquarium conditions and commercial foods.

Cool Aquarium Products You May Not Know About, But Should! – VOLUME 1

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite unique and helpful aquarium tools you may not even know even existed which are certain to make your life and maintaining a tank a easier.