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We Get The Lowdown On The MiniMax Pro Reactor from Innovative Marine’s Royce Suzuki—BONUS: A New IM Skimmer Is Coming Soon!

The reactor is available in two sizes and designed to fit in the back of all-in-one aquariums where space is scarce—a place where fast, easy, and mess-free maintenance determines whether you love or hate a particular piece of equipment. Royce also tell us about their new NuvoSkim DC protein skimmer!

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Is it a Protein Skimmer or Power Filter? Both! Meet the Compact 2-in-1 Coralife Marine Filter

If want an easy way to provide filtration and protein skimming for your small reef tank while eliminating bulky gear and messy power cords, the Coralife Marine Filter is exactly what you’re looking for!

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NUVO EXT: Innovative Marine Grants Our Wish And Builds Reef-Ready Tanks With External Overflows So We Can Finally Use A Sump

Up till now, IM’s aquariums were predominantly AIO designs. But many of you want to use an external sump system. NUVO EXT aquariums are designed with an external overflow based on the reliable “Herbie safety drain” system.

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Innovative Marine’s WaveLink and MightyJet Have Us PUMPED: Compact, Controllable, and Purpose-Built For Upgrading Your AIO Tank

Innovative Marine released four controllable pumps specifically designed to fit in your all-in-one nano reef aquarium. We’ve got photos, video, and speak to the company about their new WaveLink and MightyJet pump lines.

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5 Awesome (and Affordable!) Gifts for Reef Hobbyists

We’ve selected gifts that are economical and useful to anyone with a reef aquarium. If you’re already an aquarist and want to drop a gift hint, just pass this along as a helpful shopping guide!

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3,600 Attend 14th Annual Reef-A-Palooza Aquarium Show at Hilton Anaheim in California

Thousands of hobbyists descended upon the Hilton Anaheim for Reef-A-Palooza October 7 and 8. “I think the show was a definite success,” said Greg Carroll, President of the Southern California Marine Aquarium Society.

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We Catch Up With Royce Suzuki of Innovative Marine To Discuss Design, Inspiration, And The Secret To Keeping A Healthy Tank

Innovative Marine is not afraid to take risks with aquarium design. We probed marketing director Royce Suzuki to tell us where their team of 5 former fish store owners draw inspiration from.

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We Speak With Jay Sperandio and Justin Walsh About The Vectra S1, CoralLab Program, and What’s Next For EcoTech Marine

We catch up with Justin and Jay to talk about EcoTech’s smallest pump yet, the Vectra S1. They also introduce us to their CoralLab initiative and tease that they have new products coming out soon!

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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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We Built a Reef Aquarium For Only $275. Here’s How We Did It!

We have received a few requests to do a video on how to build a reef tank on a budget so we built a small tank to show you guys a few tricks to help save money when building a tank.

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