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How to Care for a Flame Wrasse in Your Saltwater Aquarium

Wrasses have always been a family of fish that reefers have been fascinated by. With its huge diversity of about 600 species, it is easy to find a perfect wrasse for any reef tank. Unlike clownfish and many tangs or angelfish, multiple wrasse species or harems of a species can often be kept together in […]

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How to Build a Fish Quarantine Tank

Fish can be very sensitive animals. Problems with disease and parasites can be really tricky and quite frustrating if you are not armed with the knowledge of how to overcome such ailments. In this blog we are going to go over how to properly set up a quarantine tank and provide some helpful tips to […]

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How to Build a Coral Quarantine Tank

Today, we are going to go over setting up a quarantine tank for corals, instead of fish, and show you why it is a smart idea to have a separate tank dedicated to the isolation and observation of corals.  New corals can carry a wide variety of not so pleasant hitch hikers into your tank. […]

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How to Tune a Calcium Reactor to Meet Calcium & Alkalinity Demands

Tuning your calcium reactor can be a little frustrating, especially if you have never set one up before. In this video we are going to show you how to dial in your calcium reactor to help get your SPS corals growing as fast as possible and to provide some helpful insight into how a calcium […]

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How to Care for Tridacna Clams in Your Saltwater Aquarium

Recently, we got some new giant clams here at Marine Depot and are going to show you everything you need to know to acclimate and care for a giant clam in your reef tank. When choosing a clam, it is best to get select a larger clam. Smaller clams are typically more difficult to keep […]

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How to Set Up a Refugium Inside Your Sump

Refugiums are great because they provide a means to export waste and nutrients and also provide a safe haven for small, beneficial organisms to grow and reproduce. These small creatures, including copepods, amphipods and other ‘bugs’ which thrive in a refugium will help to devour leftover food and detritus. As some of these ‘bugs’ will […]

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Biological Filtration: How to Grow Beneficial Bacteria for a Thriving Ecosystem in your Aquarium

I am sure most of you are familiar with cycling an aquarium. If not, check out this video. Cycling your aquarium is so crucial because it allows time for beneficial bacteria to grow in your aquarium and establish your biological filtration. In this video we are going to discuss biological filtration and provide you with […]

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How to Get the Most From Your Aquarium Probes: Introducing the Innovative Marine CustomCradle

We just got word Innovative Marine is releasing a probe holder like you’ve never seen before. The CustomCradle is compatible with all current probes on the market, including the Neptune Systems Apex temperature probe. The CustomCradle organizes your devices in the most simple and efficient way possible. CustomCradle XL Here some of the convenient features […]

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How To Mix Saltwater for Your Reef Aquarium

Through the evolution of keeping a reef tank, one thing that stays consistent is the need to perform water changes. Water changes remove waste and replenish the necessary elements your tanks inhabitants need to grow and thrive. Many of us start by purchasing saltwater from a local fish store for water changes, which does have […]

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Emergency Preparedness: How to Keep Your Aquarium Inhabitants Alive During a Power Outage

Thorough planning and using quality equipment can prevent many hardships and avoid a lot of headaches when caring for a reef aquarium. Regardless of how much you spend on your equipment or how much you plan ahead there is one thing that can crash an aquarium quicker than anything and that is losing electricity that […]

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