The New Hydor Koralia Nano is here! Your Nano tank just got bigger

Over the vast land of the internet I have been reading rumors and speculation about Hydor making a nano version of their Koralia series. For weeks, office talk suggested that what I have been reading and hoping for has come true. Today, MarineDepot.com proudly carries the Hydor Koralia Nano. That’s right, folks. For a mere […]

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International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest

Growing up, my parents were surprisingly accepting of me and my sister’s innate desire to keep and care for animals. Dogs, cats, rats, hamsters, lizards, turtles … heck, even sea monkeys. We tried—and often failed—being responsible pet owners. Of course, 6-year-olds are not generally recognized as models of responsibility. In fact, quite the opposite. I […]

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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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><|||*> – 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…

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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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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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