Category Archives: Experts

NUVO EXT: Innovative Marine Grants Our Wish And Builds Reef-Ready Tanks With External Overflows So We Can Finally Use A Sump

Up till now, IM’s aquariums were predominantly AIO designs. But many of you want to use an external sump system. NUVO EXT aquariums are designed with an external overflow based on the reliable “Herbie safety drain” system.


Reuse Your Filter Media Over and Over (and Over) Again: We Talk To Eric Cohen About Blue Life USA’s New Regenerable Resin Line, Blue Fx

Blue Fx regenerable resins are an easy-to-use and cost-effective approach to aquarium filtration. All resins are regenerable 6 or more times with the Regen Fx Kit. Let’s look at each media and see which may be right for you.


Innovative Marine’s WaveLink and MightyJet Have Us PUMPED: Compact, Controllable, and Purpose-Built For Upgrading Your AIO Tank

Innovative Marine released four controllable pumps specifically designed to fit in your all-in-one nano reef aquarium. We’ve got photos, video, and speak to the company about their new WaveLink and MightyJet pump lines.


Musings on ReefStock’s Q&A Session With Vincent Chalias and Jake Adams: A Panel Discussion Featuring 9 Industry Professionals

We sent 6 questions the audience asked marine biologist Vincent Chalias and journalist Jake Adams at ReefStock 2018 to a group of aquarium industry professionals to get their opinions on a variety of topics.


AlgaGen’s Erik Stenn Tells Us Why We Should Feed PhycoPure SeaPro, The First Living Frozen Phytoplankton, To Our Reef Tanks—And Teases More Live Frozen Foods May Be Coming

PhycoPure SeaPro is a live algae culture delivered to you in “suspended animation.” Once thawed, the phytoplankton instantly become alive in your reef tank! Phytoplankton is a vital part of the food chain.


Reef2Reef’s David Hammontree Talks About Staying Passionate, Buying Competitor 3reef, Dinoflagettes In His Dream Tank, and What He’s Binging on Netflix

Reef2Reef is one of the most popular online communities for marine and reef hobbyists. We caught up with R2R’s owner (you may know him better as revhtree) to talk about what it takes to stay on top.


The Walt Smith Story: His Rich History in the Marine Aquarium Hobby and the A.D.E. Project

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with industry pioneer Walt Smith about his Aquaculture Development for the Environment (A.D.E.) Project and rich history in the marine aquarium hobby.


Abyzz Pumps: Silky Smooth, Fully Controllable, And Performance-Built For Your Most Demanding Flow Requirements

No doubt you’ve seen high-performance dream cars where no expense was spared in their design. These machines were built with the finest materials with one goal: performance! That’s exactly how Abyzz pumps were created.


A Conversation About Clams With Professor, Columnist, and Author James Fatherree

James Fatherree is a professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He has been a reef aquarist and diver for 20+ years. He’s also a columnist and author of books including Giant Clams in the Sea and the Aquarium.


Where In The World Is Bob Fenner? We Track Him Down To Talk About Diving Destinations, Climate Change, and Underwater Photography

We speak with The Conscientious Marine Aquarist author and owner of Wet Web Media Bob Fenner plus watch his 2017 Reef-A-Palooza California presentation “Anemones for Aquarium Use, Husbandry.”