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  1. MarineDepot

    Save $$$ during our RO/DI sale!

    Save on most of the RO and RO/DI systems we carry! Plus, save on select accessories. SHOP NOW! Sale ends 1/29/2020 at 11:59pst
  2. MarineDepot

    Do you have a freshwater tank?

    If you have a freshwater or planted aquarium, please click HERE!
  3. Trigger Systems: Pay Over Time - 3, 6, or 12 months!Pay as low as 0% APR Financing on Trigger Systems with Affirm
  4. TODAY :: 10% off most items PLUS earn BONUS reward points!Our 2019 Memorial Day Sale starts NOW!CLICK HERE to shop everything on sale today »
  5. Birthday Sale: 10% off Waterbox Aquariums Frag Series TanksSave up to $190 on select Waterbox tanks!
  6. https://mdshop.us/Skimmer-Overflow-Tips “Why is my protein skimmer overflowing?” - This is one of the most common questions asked in reef keeping and today we are going to look at the reasons why. #proteinskimmer #proteinskimmeroverflowing #proteinskimmeroverflow The good news is that an overflowing skimmer is not broken or defective. Let’s talk a bit more about protein skimmers to help us understand how they work and what can cause them to overflow. When food, livestock waste, or any decomposing organic matter breaks down in your aquarium, it forms organic compounds in the water column. Each molecule of these compounds has one side which is positively charged, and one side which negatively charged. These charges are the reason you may see an oily film on the surface of tanks that don't use a protein skimmer. One side of the molecule is attracted to the water while the other (side of the molecule) is repelled by it, drawing them to the surface. Just as the charged waste molecules are attracted to the surface of the water, they are also attracted to the surface of the tiny bubbles created by your skimmer. As the bubbles rise through the skimmer body, they collect these waste molecules. Once they reach the top, they form a foam that will overflow into the skimmer cup and can be easily removed. Occasionally, the skimmer can overproduce foam, quickly filling the cup and resulting in an overflow. Within the first two to four weeks, it pretty standard for your skimmer to overflow. Until the body builds up the appropriate "biofilm", the skimmer tend to act pretty erratically. Adding activated carbon to your filtration and doing additional water changes will reduce the viscosity of your water, causing less foam and fewer overflows. It's also pretty standard for skimmers to overflow during tank cycles. Since there typically isn't much waste in the tank during this period, its ok to just leave your skimmer off until the tank is cycled. Outside of removing waste from your water, another benefit of skimmers is that they heavily oxygenate your water. If you still want this oxygenation during your tank cycle, feel free to leave your skimmer on and just remove the collection cup. Whenever you add new chemicals to your tank, they are going to change your water chemistry. As skimmers are very finely tuned, even the smallest changes can affect their performance and will often result in an overflow.Some of these overflow perpetrators include Water conditioners, bacteria mixes, oily foods, medications, and frag epoxies, but the list goes on. Another culprit that tends to fly under the radar is fresh filter socks. Often times when filter socks are produced, they will have some sort of residue left over on them from manufacturing. When introduced to your tank, this can unfortunately get into your water and cause your skimmer to go crazy. A quick rinse of the socks before installation will fix this problem and make your life much easier. Even household cleaning solutions such as soaps and air fresheners sprayed near the tank can change your water chemistry just enough to trigger an overflow. Again, carbon is your best friend here and is great for pulling these undesirable chemicals out of your tank. If you are introducing medication directly to your main tank, expect your skimmer to go haywire. Unfortunately, the skimmer is going to overflow until you are done medicating and all of the excess chemicals have been pulled out either via carbon or water change. Remember to always check your skimmer’s user manual for its recommended water level. Although nearly every skimmer allows you adjust its internal water level, this can only go so far. If the water level in your sump is too high it will elevate the foam to a point where there is too much running into the cup, once again resulting in an overflow. If you find that your water level is too high, a number of companies sell skimmer stands just for this reason. Make sure to keep up on your regular maintenance as well. Just soaking the pump parts in a vinegar and water solution and giving them a quick scrubbing with a toothbrush will greatly increase your skimmers performance. Don’t forget to clear your venturi’s airline of any blockages as well. If you find yourself with an overflowing skimmer, just remember to ask, "what's changed?" Have you recently done a major water change or started dosing medication? Did you just switch out your filter socks or change to a new frozen food? Did you see the first spots of ICH on your fish and dose and medicate your tank in a panic? The simplest way to solve a overflowing skimmer is just to figure out what is different from before. Let us know your experiences with overflowing skimmers and how you handled them in the comments below. If you found this video helpful, please share it with your friends and don’t forget to subscribe for similar videos. As always, Take care and enjoy the reef-keeping journey.
  7. How to Stop Your Protein Skimmer from OverflowingPLUS: Enter the Photo of the Month Contest presented by Marine Depot!
  8. Check out these Marine Depot Controller Board installations!Organize Your Equipment and Hide Your Cords with Marine Depot Controller Boards!Check out these videos about Marine Depot Controller Boards: https://mdshop.us/controller-board-videosCheck out more Marine Depot Controller Boards installation photos: https://mdshop.us/controller-board-installations [/URL]
  9. https://mdshop.us/Nano-Reef-Mistakes Since the creation of the Nano Cube, small reef aquariums have become enormously popular. Nano tanks offer a convenient way to keep a reef aquarium when space, budget, and time are limited. For those of you just starting out, a nano tank is simply a small aquarium—typically anything below 40 gallons. At Marine Depot, we've been helping nano reef hobbyists succeed for over 20 years. We've distilled all our years of knowledge into this episode to help you avoid many common pratfalls new hobbyists fall victim to. We've also shared some simple best practices that will set you on a course for success when you're first starting out and in the years to come! #nanoreef #nanoreeftank #nanotank -- TOP 10 NANO REEF AQUARIUM MISTAKES -- Mistake #1: Moving too Fast 0:51 Mistake #2: Irresponsible Stocking 2:11 Mistake #3: Overfeeding 4:09 Mistake #4: Using Tap Water 5:28 Mistake #5: Not Enough Water Changes 6:25 Mistake #6: Fussing with a Nano Skimmer 7:17 Mistake #7: Neglecting Filter Media 8:11 Mistake #8: Manually Topping Off with Freshwater 9:11 Mistake #9: Not Testing Your Aquarium Water 9:55 Mistake #10: Neglecting The Basics 10:54 -- SHOP NANO TANKS -- Nano and Pico Tanks: https://mdshop.us/2UBp1lB Shop By Tank: https://mdshop.us/2UBqc4v Nano Tank Lighting: https://mdshop.us/2UCrAUb Nano Skimmers: https://mdshop.us/2UyUkxm -- NANO FISH RECOMMENDATIONS -- Species Compatibility Checker https://mdshop.us/2UyNdoA Nano Fish: Small Size, BIG Personalities http://mdshop.us/NanoFish Starting Your First Saltwater Aquarium? Here Are The Top 5 Best Beginner Saltwater Fish https://mdshop.us/BeginnerFish
  10. MarineDepot

    VIDEO: Top 10 Nano Reefer Mistakes

    VIDEO: Top 10 Nano Reefer MistakesAvoid these common pratfalls to ensure your nano reef is a success!
  11. 48 Hour Tax Day Sale: 10% off almost everything!Spend your reefund @ MD and save 10% or more on most items! Offer ends 4/15/19 or while supplies last. Some exclusions apply.
  12. MarineDepot

    Nyos TORQ Reactors—BACK IN STOCK!

    Nyos TORQ Reactors—BACK IN STOCK!Feel the TORQ!High-performance reactors with a modular design
  13. MarineDepot

    Kessil: Buy Now, Pay Later

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  14. ❤ Gifts for the loved ones in your aquarium ❤48 HOUR SALE: Current USA, Bubble Magus, XP Aqua & MORE!
  15. This is the third episode in our video series with Concordia University Marine Lab in Irvine, CA! This time around Robert joins Sean and Noah on a dive trip to collect animals for interactive touch tanks and research at the CUI Marine Lab. We’ve got some really fun footage above and below the ocean surface. Check it out! -- HELPFUL LINKS -- Our CUI Marine Lab Video Playlist (3 episodes): https://mdshop.us/CUI_Marine_Lab CUI Marine Lab Website: https://mdshop.us/CUI-Marine-Lab CUI Marine Lab Live Feed: http://fishcam.cui.edu:8085/video2.mjpg Corcordia University Irvine Website: https://mdshop.us/CUI Learn About Alginate: https://mdshop.us/Alginate
  16. Dive Trip with Concordia University Marine Lab!Collecting Animals For Research and Touch Tanks
  17. Choosing the Right Light For Your AquariumJoin us for a live Q&A with David Troop of Aquatic Life!REGISTER HERE (It's free!): https://mdshop.us/REGISTER12
  18. MarineDepot

    How to Cycle a Saltwater Tank

    How to Cycle a Saltwater TankTips to Help You Succeed with Your New Aquarium
  19. Red Sea REEFER 250 Giveaway + AquaMaxx Bundle Savings!Win a new tank and save BIG on popular gear from AquaMaxx!
  20. https://mdshop.us/Nero5_ We recently installed two Nero 5 pumps from Aqua Illumination in our Red Sea Reefer aquarium. AI is a hugely popular manufacturer of LED aquarium lights, but this is their first foray in the submersible pump category. We'll share differences and similarities between the Nero 5 and VorTech pumps, what the included controller can do, how to sync and anti-sync your pumps on the myAI mobile app, and a whole lot more. If you're curious how the Nero 5 compares to traditional powerheads, this episode is for you! -- HELPFUL SHOPPING LINKS -- Nero 5 Pump - https://mdshop.us/Nero5_ Hydra TwentySix HD Lights - https://mdshop.us/Hydra26_Lights Hydra FiftyTwo HD - https://mdshop.us/Hydra52_Lights Prime HD Lights - http://mdshop.us/PrimeHD_Lights Prime Freshwater Lights - https://mdshop.us/PrimeFW_Lights Prime Fuge Refugium Light - https://mdshop.us/PrimeFuge_Light
  21. MarineDepot

    Nero 5 Pump Review

    Nero 5 Pump ReviewDesign, Performance, Control, and Scheduling Using the myAI App
  22. Transform Your Aquarium Experience With Sound and ColorJoin us for a live Q&A with Ike Eigenbrode of Current USADate: Friday, January 18, 2019Time: 2pm PST | 3pm MST | 4pm CST | 5pm ESTDial in #: (563) 999-2090Meeting Code: 292047#Press *6 to ask a question during the Q&A session. If you have trouble dialing in, try 206-451-6018 instead.Current USA's sales and marketing guru Ike Eigenbrode will be joining us this Friday to share how sound and color can completely transform your aquarium keeping experience!Ike is an aquarium industry veteran with over 30 years of experience caring for aquatic life, designing and building aquarium technology, and marketing it to freshwater and saltwater hobbyists around the globe.Current USA's latest innovation, Serene, combines aquarium lighting, background lighting, and audio to change your mood and stimulate your feelings using a technique called chromotherapy.We'll quiz Ike about Current USA's Serene, their hugely popular control platform LOOP, and what we can expect from the company in 2019. Then, you'll have the opportunity to ask him everything you’ve ever wanted to know about lighting, flow, or creating the right colors in your home or office for relaxation or productivity.Availability for this event is limited! Slots will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis. As an added incentive, we are having product giveaways on the call!We will get started promptly so try to dial in a few minutes early. Q&A will be at the end. REGISTER NOW (You do not have to register to call in but giveaways are for registered participants only!)
  23. Transform Your Aquarium Experience With Sound and ColorJoin us THIS FRIDAY for a live Q&A with Ike Eigenbrode of Current USA!Click here to register (it's free!)