Category Archives: Experts

We Talk With Jake Adams Of Reef Builders About Breaking Big Stories, Women In The Hobby, And If Water Changes Will Ever Be A Thing Of The Past

Jake has been a major voice in the hobby for over a decade creating quality content to educate and inform hobbyists with the latest reef news. Watch his 2017 Reef-Palooza presentation here!

Do Algae Scrubbers Outperform Reactors and Refugiums? Yes Says Bryan of Santa Monica Filtration; See Positive Results In 1-3 Weeks

For the past decade, Bryan from Santa Monica Filtration has been perfecting his algae turf scrubbers so hobbyists can achieve natural macroalgal filtration like you’ll find in the world’s oceans, reefs, rivers, and lakes.

3,600 Attend 14th Annual Reef-A-Palooza Aquarium Show at Hilton Anaheim in California

Thousands of hobbyists descended upon the Hilton Anaheim for Reef-A-Palooza October 7 and 8. “I think the show was a definite success,” said Greg Carroll, President of the Southern California Marine Aquarium Society.

We Catch Up With Royce Suzuki of Innovative Marine To Discuss Design, Inspiration, And The Secret To Keeping A Healthy Tank

Innovative Marine is not afraid to take risks with aquarium design. We probed marketing director Royce Suzuki to tell us where their team of 5 former fish store owners draw inspiration from.

We Speak With Jay Sperandio and Justin Walsh About The Vectra S1, CoralLab Program, and What’s Next For EcoTech Marine

We catch up with Justin and Jay to talk about EcoTech’s smallest pump yet, the Vectra S1. They also introduce us to their CoralLab initiative and tease that they have new products coming out soon!

Roger Vitko Interview: Discussing Tunze’s History, The Golden Rule, Product Development, and Trends in the Aquarium Hobby

Roger on what separates Tunze from other brands: “If your name is on the box, that means something that most other companies don’t have. There is personal shame in failure and glory in success.”

We Chat With Dave Fason of NanoBox About LED Lighting, Building a Following, and Supporting Small Businesses

Marine Depot recently started carrying NanoBox aquarium lights so we thought we’d sit down with owner Dave Fason to talk about his company and what makes his lights so popular with hobbyists.

A Fever in Our Oceans: A Chat with Zack Rago of Chasing Coral

Read our wide-ranging interview with Zackery Rago of the hit NextFlix documentary Chasing Coral! We discuss climate change, activism, and how aquarists are a driving force for innovation.

Fish Facts with Quality Marine, Episode 1 – Reef Safe Triggerfish

We visit Quality Marine in Los Angeles to give you a behind-the-scenes look at their operations. Then, we’ll profile three reef safe Triggerfish: the Crosshatch, Blue Jaw, and Sargassum.

Catching up with Bob Fenner while he dives and takes amazing underwater images in Fiji

Bob Fenner is one of the experts in the reefkeeping hobby. A familiar face at reef shows and full of in-depth knowledge about the sea creatures we keep in the hobby, Bob interacts with hobbyists from all over the world.