Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Leap Year 2012: 24-Hour Sales Event

Tomorrow, February 29, is a very special day. Why, you ask? Well, it only comes around once every four years!

In honor of this special day, we've decided to have a 24-Hour Leap Year Sale and offer 10% of everything we carry except EcoTech Marine products.

Just enter Coupon Code LEAPYEAR during checkout to save 10% off your entire order. The Coupon Code expires tomorrow at midnight, so please help us spread the word so your friends and family can take advantage, too!

Happy Leap Year!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Quick Tips: Adding LED Moonlights to your Light Fixture

Thinking about adding LED moonlights to your light fixture? I recommend doing so with double sided adhesive tape made specifically for "Picture & Frame Hanging". This type of adhesive tape holds strong on many surfaces including your light fixture and removes cleanly without leaving a sticky residue!
Shown in this photo is the Neptune Systems Apex Lunar Simulator LED modules mounted to the back side of a ATI Sunpower T5HO light fixture. This placement allows it to be completely hidden from view when looking directly at the aquarium, while still being able to illuminate the aquarium for night time enjoyment.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New & Improved Low Price Guarantee

We first introduced our Low Price Guarantee back in 2010 to ensure MarineDepot.com customers always pay the lowest price for their aquarium supplies.

It has been a resounding success.

Hundreds of aquarium hobbyists take advantage of the guarantee each and every day.

In 2011, we strengthened our Low Price Guarantee by matching the sale prices and coupon codes of other online stores.

Recently we noticed other stores touting similar guarantees, so we have decided to up the ante.

Now, if you find a lower price from another online store, we will not only match the price, we will refund 10% of the difference. We are no longer matching prices—we are beating prices.

Taking advantage of our Low Price Guarantee is easy. Just compare our total price—item price + tax (if applicable) + shipping & handling—to the total price of other online stores. If you find a lower price, we will match the price and refund 10% of the difference.


1. Say you found a lower price on the Eshopps Frag Cave. Click the Low Price Guarantee tag on the product page.

2. A pop-up window will appear. Enter the price, shipping cost and website address where you found the lower price. Then click the "Add to Cart" button. We will review the lower price while processing your order and make any necessary reductions before your order ships. That's it!

If you want us to beat the prices of multiple products, you are welcome to submit them all online in this fashion—there is no limit to how many items we will price match/beat for you. You can also give us a call toll-free at 1-800-566-FISH (3474) so we can adjust the prices and place your order for you over the telephone.

If you have any questions about our new and improved Low Price Guarantee, head over to the Terms & Conditions page or feel free to contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Forum: Redesign and Alternative Logins

The MarineDepot.com Forum recently underwent a much-needed facelift. Our site message board is now easier on the eyes and includes widgets on the right side so you can easily spot and cycle through the latest posts, see who's been online recently, quickly peruse popular topics and participate in the latest poll.

What we're most excited about is new board members can login using their Google, Yahoo!, AOL or OpenID accounts.

We've been surveying MarineDepot.com shoppers for the past year and 57% of respondents report they are a member of an aquarium-related message board. Our board differs a bit from other hobby boards because it is moderated by our team of aquarium experts.

Since more than half the people reading this blog post are a member of another board, we thought by making it easier to join ours, you may be more apt to drop by, ask a question or join a discussion.

See you on the MarineDepot.com Forum!