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Why You Should Join an Aquarium Club

Why You Should Join An Aquarium Club

As a fish geek, it can sometimes be difficult to make new friends. When all you want to talk about are fish, corals and aquarium equipment, holding people’s interest is a real challenge. Joining an aquarium club in your area is one of the best ways to connect with like-minded people that share your enthusiasm for reef keeping. Plus, as you’ll soon discover, participating in your local club can open you to many new opportunities and ideas that will help you learn and progress in the hobby. Please read on for more information on how to find a club near you!

Is Reverse Osmosis Wasteful? Understanding RO Wastewater


Is Reverse Osmosis Wasteful? No. Here's Why.

"I had no idea a RO unit wastes so much water and I want to be conserving our water resources". That is something we hear quite frequently. We completely understand wanting to conserve our natural resources, but often that same customer was driving several miles and back to get bottled water for their aquarium, which was probably made by reverse osmosis too, all the while wasting precious fossil fuels and polluting our air. That may seem a bit extreme to say, so let's see if we can put it into better perspective for you. Please read on...

How to Know When to Change your RO/DI Filters

How to Know When to Change your RO/DI Filters

A RO/DI system is your aquarium’s best defense system, filtering harmful contaminates from entering your aquarium water. That’s why it’s so important to regularly maintain your RO/DI filters. The biggest challenge hobbyists’ face is not knowing when to change out their filter cartridges. But we have great news! Today we are going to show you how to properly monitor your filter cartridges to help you get the most out of your RO/DI system.

Marine Depot Awards Aquatic Life's Twist-In RO/DI System Best New Product of 2016!


Marine Depot Awards Aquatic Life's Twist-In RODI System Best New Product of 2016!

The Marine Depot Best of Awards recognizes aquarium supply manufacturers and products that have demonstrated outstanding performance throughout a one-year period. In 2016, more than 180 brands from across the globe were considered for the sixth annual Marine Depot Best of Awards. Product winners were selected based upon key performance metrics including sales volume, internet searches, website searches, customer rankings and call center data. Aquatic Life is honored to receive this award from the premier online seller of aquarium products.

How Temperature Affects RO Water Production

How Temperature Affects RO Water Production

Every year, thousands of dollars are wasted on unneeded membrane replacements because hobbyists overlook the negative effects of cold water on their reverse osmosis (RO) system performance. Assumptions are generally made that their membranes have fouled, when in fact, the temperature of the feed water has just dropped and caused the membrane production to be significantly reduced. Often, this is because hobbyists forget to take into consideration the lower feed water temperatures experienced during the winter season.

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