Metal Halide and T5 Grow Corals Better Than LED and Cost Less—Why Not Keep It Old School?

With the buzz about LED you might think everyone tossed their metal halides and T5s into the recycling bin. We’ll look at why they’re still used by aquarists, public aquariums, and propagation operations world-wide.

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Featured Tank: Garry’s 280 Gallon Reef is PACKED with Gorgeous SPS Corals!

Welcome to another episode of Marine Depot Featured Tanks where we document and present you with a complete overview of some of the coolest and most successful reef tanks we can find.

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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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Considerations When Choosing Water Test Kits by Mike Paletta

One of the first pieces of equipment most will purchase for their aquariums will be test kits. Test kits are an integral part in any marine aquarium keeper’s tools in trying to properly maintain a thriving aquarium. The responsibility of maintaining proper conditions for the animals we choose to raise begins with two simple principles: […]

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Lighting a Reef Tank, Part 1 by Mike Paletta

Lighting a reef tank consists of more than putting a certain type or wattage of light over a tank. Many factors, such as size and depth of the tank and types of organisms kept, need to be considered first and foremost when setting up lighting for the tank. The cost of purchasing and running the […]

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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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