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  1. MarineDepot

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    We are now accepting applications to join our Product Test Team!

    How would you like to test drive the latest aquarium technology before anyone else?

    We are looking for 5 savvy aquarium owners to join us for 6-month assignment as an aquarium product tester.

    Each month we will send you 1-3 new aquarium innovations to test with your tank—some you'll even get to keep!

    All you have to do is provide a 2-3 minute video review for each product you receive. Your insights will then be shared with other aquarium keepers around the world on our website and YouTube channel.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY
     
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  3. Va Reef

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    I would love to, however I am not a facebook person, is there any other way?
     
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    Hi, Va Reef. We'll be adding the form fields to our website in the next week or so, but we're not sure if the system we're using to administer this program will require you to have a Facebook account yet. Perhaps a friend can submit the video on your behalf?
     
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    Thank you, I'll see what I can do!
     
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    Cool! You definitely won't need a Facebook account to be on our Product Test Team—we're just using a third-party social media tool to easily collect entries and put them up for a vote rather than code all that ourselves.
     
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    Oh yeah I figured that. It makes it a lot easier to just put in account information and then there's everything you need.

    Just curious what do you look for in a video submission and how many people usually sign up for this?
     
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    Well this will be put up for a social media vote, so it's really up to the community to decide. Although we wholeheartedly encourage you to share your entry with friends and family to vote for you. That's what we'd do, anyway. ;)

    But since you asked, we're looking for 1-3 minute product review videos (although your entry doesn't necessarily have to be a review—it could simply be you by your tank telling us/others why you should be a Marine Depot Product Tester). It's really up to you for the entry video...

    ... but what we want from our Product Test Team is stuff you can't find out by reading a product description and looking at photos. We want folks to tell us all the stuff you don't really know until you try it. How it looks, how it works, what the benefits are (ideally showing us on your tank), demoing how something works, how easy/difficult it is to use, how much time it took to setup, who it might be good for, etc.

    We don't have a precedent for how many people usually sign up because we've never done this before. So far we have 3 entries, but one of the entries has the video marked as private (I let him know). We had a 4th entry but he submitted a manufacturer video instead of his own, so I contacted him and asked him to resubmit with his own video entry.

    So... right now you'd only be competing against 2 people. We're looking for 5, so your odds are excellent if you enter now because you have until the end of January to drum up votes.
     
  10. rcflyer1388

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    I would love to enter for a chance to review products but it's giving me a page not found on Facebook when I click the link :-(.
     
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    Hi, rcflyer1388. Sorry for your difficulty! You may want to try another web browser or just click the tab on our FB page that says "JOIN OUR PRODUCT TEST TEAM." The video MUST be submitted through the entry form so that it can be put up for a social vote. It's actually not us (the Marine Depot staff) who are going to choose our 5 product testers, it's the community of aquarium hobbyists who are fans of MD.

    Best of luck and thanks for your interest in joining our Product Test Team!
     
  12. rcflyer1388

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    going to try it from another computer since it's not working from work lol. thank you for the help.