The Reefers’ Wish List

Happy Holidays, hobbyists! We’ve chosen 10 best sellers (in honor of our 10-year anniversary) from our huge selection to create a holiday gift guide of sure-fire hits. Maybe it will inspire you to create your own wish list using the Email to a Friend functionality in our online shopping cart. Click here to check out […]

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Star Clownfish

The marketing department recently lost one of our two clownfish. I say “lost” because we searched high and low for her carcass but came up empty-handed (literally). Our remaining clownfish eventually healed from the stress and disease plaguing our tank and emerged a different fish. The first noticeably different change is new, darker coloring around […]

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Attack of the Giant Sea Scorpions!

For a second there, you might’ve thought this was a review about some long-lost sci-fi film from the 50s. Well, think again. British scientists announced on Tuesday that they’ve discovered a fossil claw in Germany belonging to the biggest bug ever known. Yahoo! News picked up the story by way of the Associated Press and […]

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MarineDepot.com T-shirts

One of our favorite blogs, 120 Gallons, is giving away MarineDepot.com T-shirts to reefers who call into their radio show/podcast. Of course, you could always buy one from us … but scoring one for free is even better! The 120 Gallons podcast is recorded on select Sundays at 8 PM EST. In the latest edition, […]

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Having a Ball: Non-profit organization builds undersea habitats

The Wall Street Journal printed an article on October 26 entitled, “From Balls of Concrete to Habitats for Sea Life: ‘Designer Reefs’ Proliferate As a Tool to Counter the Toll of Pollutants, Overfishing.” Our staff was moved by the story and wanted to learn more. We got in touch with the chairman of the Reef […]

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Octopus Kills Shark

I stumbled across this video earlier today on National Geographic’s website and couldn’t resist sharing it with you. I didn’t see a way to easily embed the footage into our blog so I just took a screenshot and hyperlinked it back to NG. While you’re there, you might as well check out some other movies, […]

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Go Joe!

Joe and I have a long history together. From G.I. Joe and Sloppy Joe till I met Joe Black and ate at Joe’s Crab Shack, my perpetually positive experiences with the Joes I’ve encountered in my 27 years as an earth dweller continue, most recently with Joes Juice. Before you saddle up to the bar […]

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A Gift from Rod

During the 1930s, the name Roderick (of Old German origin, meaning “famous power”) was at its peak. The end of the baby boom in the mid-60s were noteworthy not only for all the political and social upheaval, but also because they mark the decline of Roderick’s popularity as a birth name.We don’t know too many […]

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Scientists discover rare marine species

I found this article on Yahoo! by way of the Associated Press. The story recounts the exploration of the “coral triangle“—a biologically diverse region in the Celebes Sea, south of the Philippines—and chronicles scientists’ discoveries of previously undiscovered marine life, including a 10-tentacled orange worm and a black jellyfish found near the sea floor. For […]

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Coral Propagation 101

Materials Needed: Propagation Tank or Vat (48X24X8) and Berlin Sump Light Source (Ice Cap 400W MH DE HQI) Flow and Water Movement (Return Mag 5 + (2) Hydor Koralia 3 Chiller (Aqua Logic 1/5th) Calcium Reactor (Korallin C1502) Protein Skimmer (Euro Reef RS 135) Bigger the better! Egg Crate, PVC, PVC Glue, and tools/materials Medication […]

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