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A Pump Upgrade That Is Worth Every Penny: The EcoTech Marine VorTech QuietDrive Driver

Backwards compatibility is one of the VorTech’s best features. Upgrade previous model pumps to the current QD versions. QD upgrade kits can significantly reduce motor noise from older version VorTechs and in some models will also increase flow.

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Neptune Systems Apex Has the Skills to Control Your Aquarium with Amazon’s Alexa

We all have probably yelled at our aquarium at some point or another, but thanks to modern technology, now they can listen! Neptune Systems recently released an official Amazon Alexa Skill to access your Apex controller from any Apex enabled device.

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The World’s First Ocean Cleanup System Just Launched To Clean The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – INTERVIEW with The Ocean Cleanup

We’ve been closely following Boyan Slat and the Ocean Cleanup’s quest to rid the world’s oceans of plastic and scored this interview wherein they update us on the project and what they’ve learned so far.

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Aquascape Your Walls With Exclusive Paintings and Prints From ReefWeeds Artist Rachel Fogle

Rachel Fogle is the mastermind and creator of ReefWeeds: the eye-catching, UV-reactive reef-inspired art you’ve undoubtedly seen “glowing” at aquarium shows, in YouTube videos, and all over social media this past year. We have good news: ReefWeeds art is now available at Marine Depot!

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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.

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Cool Aquarium Products You May Not Know About, But Should! – VOLUME 2

Today we’ll be shedding light on clever products that you may not have known even existed. We’re confident these selections will make your aquarium maintenance easier and your tank healthier in 2018.

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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!

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Never Kill Coral Again: Curiosities From MACNA 2017

Smooth-On is a company that makes kits for the do-it-yourself sculptor. So why were they at MACNA? Using molds and colors, it is possible to make an entire reef complete with live rock replica and corals.

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New Marine Depot Staff Member Junior’s First Months on The Job Were a Trial By Fire

I was intrigued but quite overwhelmed. Terms like protein skimmer, sump, refugium, copepods, and ATO, Kalkwasser were completely foreign to me and were tossed around like everybody on staff was an aquarium curator.

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A Fever in Our Oceans: A Chat with Zack Rago of Chasing Coral

Read our wide-ranging interview with Zackery Rago of the hit NextFlix documentary Chasing Coral! We discuss climate change, activism, and how aquarists are a driving force for innovation.

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