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Common Nuisance Algae and How to Treat Them

Common Nuisance Algae and How to Treat Them

  • Marine Depot
  • 2 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
  • 2 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.


Salinity Meter: Calibration and How to Care for One

Salinity Meter: Calibration and How to Care for One

  • Marine Depot
  • 2 months ago

Salinity meters, whether hand-held or mounted inside the filter sump, are an easy way to measure salinity in your reef aquarium. Here’s what you need to know about a salinity probe and meter, their calibration and how to care for one.



Protein Skimmer Types, Installation, and How to Maintain Them

Protein Skimmer Types, Installation, and How to Maintain Them

  • Marine Depot
  • 3 months ago

As a beginner, it can be confusing with the different types of protein skimmers available. In this article we discuss each type of skimmer, installation basics, and troubleshooting.


Spring Into a Cleaner Reef

Spring Into a Cleaner Reef

  • Brennen Lahn
  • 3 months ago

Spring has sprung! And there is no better way to celebrate than to get your reef aquarium clean and prepared for sustained success. Within this article we will break down five steps to take with your reef tank to have it in perfect shape for all of your beloved livestock. It is common for us […]



Liquid Carbon Dosing Breakdown: Why and How to do It

Liquid Carbon Dosing Breakdown: Why and How to do It

  • Marine Depot
  • 3 months ago

At some point of keeping our aquariums we may have overheard someone from the reefing community talk about carbon dosing. They may say they’re adding vinegar to their tank or even vodka. Yes, vodka! You may have reacted to yourself “Um, what??” and under breath say “Like… one shot for me… and one shot for […]



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