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Reef Central

One of the sites recommended to me when I joined Marine Depot back in April was Reef Central. Being new to the industry—and the hobby, as it were—I had a lot to learn. I’d been perfecting my craft, working in e-commerce since 2002. However, nothing really prepared me for what I’d have to learn … […]

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International Cephalopod Awareness Day

I begrudgingly arrived at work this morning, greeted by an email from our customer service department stating that today, October 8, was “International Cephalopod Awareness Day.” After wiping the sleep out of my eyes and re-reading the email, I knew what I had to do: first, find out what the heck cephalopod means. Then, I’d […]

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Extreme Makeover

Welcome to Extreme Makeover: Website Edition! I’m your host, Jeff Johnston (who were you expecting, Ty Pennington?). If you’re a regular visitor to MarineDepot.com, you’ve undoubtedly noticed some significant changes to the look & feel of the website during the past couple of weeks. Of course, if you don’t frequent our online store and just […]

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The Salmon Dance – ENJOY!

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><|||*> – Text Fish are awesome!

Not to be outdone by my counterpart, Jeff2-D2, I was thinking of creating a series of inspirational posters that the everyday aquarist would find humorous. So, without further ado… Comments

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MACNA XIX

Hello, fellow aquarists. It’s your friendly neighborhood marketer here with a reminder for readers in the Eastern U.S. to visit MACNA XIX this weekend in Monroeville, PA at the Pittsburgh ExpoMart. This is the 19th (!) Marine Aquarium Conference of North America and so far it’s shaping up to be one of the best yet. […]

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Beginner’s Luck

I was perusing through past posts in our blog this morning and realized I haven’t written much about the marketing tank lately. Thus, today seemed like the perfect day for an update. I confess the reason today is the “perfect” day is because my boss is currently en route to Pittsburgh, PA for MACNA XIX, […]

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Get Lost

We have an “About Us” blurb in the top-right corner of our blog which states that this weblog is “devoted to pond, freshwater and marine aquaria.” I keep thinking we need to update it. Maybe it’s just me. I was one of those kids who found it difficult to stay within the lines of coloring […]

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Reeftopia, Part III

I had been working for a few months in my new position and it was time to move to a new desk. Over the past few months I had collected quite the collection of supplies and product information considering I provide support for the aquarium hobbyist. Desk drawers were full and I had barely enough […]

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Reef-A-Palooza: Event Wrap-Up

Marine Depot: How was the turnout at Reef-A-Palooza this year?Kevin Adams, President, Southern California Marine Aquarium Society: I had placed a conservative estimate of 1,500 attendees for Reef-A-Palooza 2007. The actual turnout exceeded 2,000 attendees, not counting ~250 vendors, a dozen or so staff, and another two dozen assistants. I knew precisely how significant the […]

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