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Cool Reef Tank Gear You May Have Missed in 2015

  • Marine Depot
  • May 20, 2015

Many exciting new products have already hit the aquarium hobby five months into 2015.

  • EcoTech Marine updated their award-winning line of propeller pumps with the VorTech QuietDrive, which are quieter and offer greater output than their predecessors without any additional cost. 
  • Aqua Illumination finally released their much-anticipated AI Prime LED, bringing wireless aquarium lighting control to more hobbyist’s homes thanks to its affordable $199 price tag. 
  • The smaller version of the Maxspect Gyre, the XF130, once again revolutionized the way we we move water in our aquariums.
  • Neptune Systems released the DŌS at the tail end of 2014 and just dropped the DDR (DŌS Dual Reservoir), which adds a whole new level of intelligence to automated dosing.

In addition to the latest gear from these industry heavyweights, we’ve literally added hundreds of other new aquarium products to our store this year.

We thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite new items with you today that may have fallen under your radar in 2015. Stay tuned to get the lowdown and get a closer look at some of these items in action.


AquaMaxx has been busy and have actually brought a couple of new items to light. The new WS-1 Protein Skimmer is a slimmed down, in-tank version of the best-selling HOB-1 Protein Skimmer. This skimmer packs the same great performance and features of the HOB-1 but is small enough to fit inside your sump or filtration compartment with its small footprint of 5.9″ x 3.2″.

AquaMaxx also released their new ROX 0.8 Carbon which is one of the industry’s best-performing carbon filter medias as well as an assortment of naturally collected dry aquarium rock. We also have word that AquaMaxx Q-Series Protein Skimmers and Omega BioPellet Reactors will be available within a short time.


Seachem has a nifty new device that makes measuring and mixing economical powder supplements fun and easy. The new Seachem Digital Spoon Scale can weigh up to 300 grams quickly and accurately making it easier than ever to get a precise amount of powder supplement mixed up for your tank.


CaribSea introduced the original Life Rock last year and has just released a shelf rock version of this beautifully decorated dry rock. CaribSea Life Rock Shelf Rock is colored to mimic natural purple coralline algae so it looks great right out of the box and is perfectly shaped to build interesting aquascapes that are unique yet functional for mounting corals.

American Marine

American Marine just came out with an awesome digital thermometer that is truly accurate and affordable with a wide range of calibration capabilities. You no longer have to guess or hope your heater or chiller are operating correctly. With the American Marine Pinpoint Digital Calibration Thermometer in action, you can be sure your temperature readings are true and precise.

Two Little Fishies

Calibrating your refractometer has never been easier thanks to the new AccuraSea Seawater Reference and Calibration Solution from Two Little Fishies. It is made of natural seawater so you can calibrate your refractometer to accurately read the salinity in your tank with no variances. You can also use it to check the accuracy of your hydrometer. Because it contains all of the various components found in natural seawater, it can even be used to check the accuracy of aquarium test kits such as calcium, alkalinity, magnesium and more.

Innovative Marine

Innovative Marine just introduced an innovative line of aquarium feeding tools called Gourmet Gadgets. The Gourmet Defroster is an in-tank, magnetic frozen food defroster that Innovative Marine promises is “well thawed out.” The Gourmet Grinder is the industry’s very first thumb-operated pellet and flake food grinding system that dispenses food effortlessly with a simple pump and grind. The Gourmet Grazer is a magnetic mounted, snap lock feeder that secures seaweed fish food in place for pickers and grazers like Angels, Tangs, Butterflies and Mollies.

You can learn more about all our new additions by visiting the MarineDepot.com website. If you found this blog post and accompanying video helpful, please like and share it with your fellow fish nerds. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Last but not least, we’ve been doing a ton of giveaways this year, so search for the keyword “giveaway” next time you’re on the MarineDepot.com site so you can enter for your chance to win something cool for tank.

Until next time… take care and happy reefkeeping.

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