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A Beginner’s Guide to Filter Media and How to use It

Not all forms of filtration media are needed in every aquarium. Some tanks can get by with just basic mechanical…

Liquid Carbon Dosing Breakdown: Why and How to do It

At some point of keeping our aquariums we may have overheard someone from the reefing community talk about carbon dosing.…

How to Gain Control of your Silicate Situation

One of the most abundant elements on earth, silicon in its soluble form (silicate) can contribute to diatom outbreaks. So…

Aquarium Water Testing and Why it Matters

Not all aquarium life requires the same water parameters. It is critical for success to know which species you are…

How to Lower Phosphates in a Reef Tank: Mastering Nutrient Control

Phosphate has always been a hot topic with reef keepers. It’s in our tap water. It’s in fish and invert…

Red Slime!!! – Reef Tank Pest Control #3: How to Get Rid of Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria, or Cyano for short, is not an algae like what many of you might think but is in fact…

You’re Using The Wrong Test Kit: Why Aqua Medic’s Marine Lab Is Better Than ICP For Many Hobbyists

Aqua Medic Water Testing is the only service that does not use ICP machines to get results. We reached out…

Why Chasing Colors is Better Than Chasing Numbers – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #9

We quiz Jeremy Howell of Brightwell Aquatics about phosphate, nitrate, testing, dosing, and more. Then hobbyists from around the world…

Mail-In and ICP Aquarium Water Testing: Which Service is Right for You?

There are 4 major water testing labs specializing in saltwater analysis: ATI Lab, AquaMedic AWT, ICP-Analysis.com, and Triton Lab. We…

Red Sea Aquariums: Past, Present, and Future – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #4

We chat with Scott Kohler of Red Sea about all the new aquarium products they debuted at Interzoo this year…