Korallin Bio-Denitrator: The Ultimate Low-Maintenance Nitrate Reducer

What is it? How does it work? Does it… work? These are some of the frequent questions we are asked when the Korallin Bio-Denitrator is brought up in our phone conversations with our customers. What is it?   It is just about the most hands-free and most-effective denitrifying filter available for your aquarium. While Bio-Pellets […]

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Aquarium Maintenance Software for Saltwater and Freshwater Tanks

A new resource is now available to help aid in routine fish tank maintenance’s such as checking water parameters, monitoring livestock behavior and growth, and keeping track of your aquariums monthly and fixed expenses. This new resource is a free online program called Reefware. What is Reefware? Reefware is currently a free online tool that allows […]

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Reef Aquarium Maintenance Checklist by Keith MacNeil, MarineDepot.com Reef Squad

Every reef aquarist knows the importance of regular tank maintenance. This is especially true for those of us who have, for one reason or another, neglected our aquarium for a few months—sometimes even less time—and have seen firsthand how quickly things get unbalanced. Most of you know what I’m talking about: out of control algae […]

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Download Aquarium Maintenance Software

Our friends over at Aquarists Online posted an article yesterday entitled Aquarium Software To Assist You With Your Aquarium Maintenance. That pretty much sums up the post, so no need to regurgitate Pete’s helpful info. Suffice to say he puts a nice little list together. He also notes that some are free and some are […]

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General Aquarium Maintenance by Keith MacNeil, a Marine Depot Staff Member

Once your saltwater aquarium has fully cycled, it is vitally important to setup a maintenance schedule and routine to help maintain a stable environment within your tank. Regular maintenance includes water changes, water testing, algae scrubbing and dosing additives and/or supplements. In this article, you will learn how often to perform these maintenance chores for […]

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Reef Tank Maintenance, Part 2

The easiest measurement to take and the one most often overlooked is temperature. A good temperature range is 76-78 degrees Fahrenheit. The lower temperature will allow more room for error, as most biological processes will occur at a slower rate than they would at a higher temperature. A higher temperature’s advantage is that it may […]

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Reef Tank Maintenance, Part 1

Setting up a tank and getting it to run successfully is fun and exciting. Maintaining it properly is neither fun nor exciting, but it is crucial to the long-term health and success of the tank and its inhabitants. Unfortunately, the mundane task of maintenance is an often-overlooked aspect of a successful tank. While maintaining a […]

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How to Restore a Neglected Tank by Mike Paletta

Due to vacations, other recreational activities and lack of time, our tanks may no longer look their best. When this happens we generally notice that a lot has happened to the tank that needs improving. Algae may be a little thicker, the water may not be as clear and the corals may not be as […]

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Water Changes (In Detail)

The topic of water changes for a saltwater aquarium is still a topic that generates a great deal of debate. Part of this is due no doubt to wishful thinking, part due to claims by some hobbyists that they have never done a water change and part due to there being no hard and fast […]

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