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How to Keep Cool for Summer, Part 1: Top Heat Contributors to Tanks

How to Keep Cool for Summer, Part 1: Top Heat Contributors to Tanks

  • Marine Depot
  • a month ago

Whether you’re keeping a freshwater aquarium with cichlids or a reef tank full of corals, water temperature can’t be ignored. All fish, inverts and aquatic plants have a relatively narrow temperature range in which they thrive. This article discusses some of the top heat producers to be aware of which can raise the temp in your tank during the summer months.


Wrasse Species Spotlight – What to Know about Keeping Them

Wrasse Species Spotlight – What to Know about Keeping Them

  • Marine Depot
  • a month ago

When it comes to adding color to your fish tank, Wrasses are an excellent option. In the wild they are considered a very diverse group of fish that can be found along shallow reefs as well as at significant depths. In this article, I will talk about some of the more common wrasse species found […]



How to Choose the Right Valve – Plumbing Basics, Part 3

How to Choose the Right Valve – Plumbing Basics, Part 3

  • Marine Depot
  • a month ago

Valves are an important component in aquarium filtration systems. They start, stop, and regulate the flow of water and prevent leaks in case of emergency or maintenance tasks. You’ll find valves used in refugiums, contactors, protein skimmers and on water pumps. Even canister filters use small shut-off valves on the quick-disconnect feature. If you’re building […]


How to Size Bulkhead Fittings – Plumbing Basics, Part 2

How to Size Bulkhead Fittings – Plumbing Basics, Part 2

  • Marine Depot
  • 2 months ago

Bulkhead fittings are identified by the size of the pipe it connects to. But don’t make the mistake of thinking a one-inch bulkhead fitting requires a one-inch drilled hole. This article discusses what you should know about bulkheads and the appropriate hole sizes to accommodate them.


PVC – Plumbing Basics, Part 1 – What you Should Know

PVC – Plumbing Basics, Part 1 – What you Should Know

  • Marine Depot
  • 2 months ago

Matching PVC pipe and fittings is not that difficult. You can use all the same size piping or mix and match to create your own custom water management system. But if this is all new to you, this article discusses the basics of PVC plumbing.



How Ozonizers Work and How to Set one Up

How Ozonizers Work and How to Set one Up

  • Marine Depot
  • 2 months ago

Ozone, when used properly, is one of the best methods of improving water quality. An ozonizer is a piece of equipment which produces ozone that is capable of reducing or possibly eliminating unwanted algae, killing bacteria, algae spores and other harmful pathogens in your aquarium. The addition of ozone will raise an aquarium’s ORP (oxidation […]


Common Nuisance Algae and How to Treat Them

Common Nuisance Algae and How to Treat Them

  • Marine Depot
  • 3 months ago

Algae can enter your aquarium from introduced rocks, sand or frags, and when the conditions are right, algae will take advantage and become a nuisance, if left unchecked. Here are some of the most common nuisance algae we see in aquariums and methods to help prevent and treat them.


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

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

  • Marine Depot
  • 3 months ago

Not all forms of filtration media are needed in every aquarium. Some tanks can get by with just basic mechanical filtering in contrast to others using all other forms. So to ease any confusion we have put together a little beginner’s guide to the most used media in aquarium filtration and how it is used for you to decide which is right for your tank needs.


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