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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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Things to know before buying an aquarium filter by a Marine Depot Staff Member

Before you purchase a filtrations system for your aquarium there are a few basic items that you should know to help you make the best purchase for your tank. There are three main components to filtering your aquarium water.  The first component is biological filtrations or the breaking down of the fish’s waste product by beneficial […]

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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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Lighting: What To Know Before You Buy

Before you purchase a light fixture for your aquarium there are a few items you should know.  By understanding these items it will help you make a more educated and appropriate choice for lighting your aquarium. Understanding the different types of lights/bulbs available: The most popular and common types of fixtures available to light your aquarium […]

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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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The Daily Planet

From the producers of Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking Planet Earth series comes (cue drumroll) … Blue Planet. If you missed the show last weekend, let me tell you: it was off the hook! Fortunately, you can catch Blue Planet again this Sunday, August 26 @ 8 PM on Discovery Channel. At this point in a TV […]

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Reef-A-Palooza

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday! Orange County Fair & Exposition Center. It’s … Reef-A-Palooza ’07! Even if you don’t enjoy cheesy impersonations of monster truck rally announcers, there’s no doubt you’ll have a blast at this year’s Reef-A-Palooza. Kevin T. Adams, President of the Southern California Marine Aquarium Society, summed up the event perfectly on Reef-A-Palooza’s official […]

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I’ve got White Syndrome!

The other day I came home oblivious, to my well off, half dead Tri Color Acropora. In doing my daily routine of maintenance and strict husbandry, an utterly hideous white blotch, appeared out of the corner of my eye. Behind the rock scape was one of my favorite tri color Acropora’s, which was located in […]

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Top 10: Marine Fish

10. CLARKII CLOWNJeff: It is unfair introducing a fish with a built-in fan base into our Top 10. Look, I like clownfish as much as the next guy who’s seen Finding Nemo. But this guy? Eh. First of all, what’s up with the spelling of his name? Seems fishy to me. Imagine Clark Kent as […]

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