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Reef-A-Palooza: Event Wrap-Up

Marine Depot: How was the turnout at Reef-A-Palooza this year?Kevin Adams, President, Southern California Marine Aquarium Society: I had placed a conservative estimate of 1,500 attendees for Reef-A-Palooza 2007. The actual turnout exceeded 2,000 attendees, not counting ~250 vendors, a dozen or so staff, and another two dozen assistants. I knew precisely how significant the […]

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The Daily Planet

From the producers of Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking Planet Earth series comes (cue drumroll) … Blue Planet. If you missed the show last weekend, let me tell you: it was off the hook! Fortunately, you can catch Blue Planet again this Sunday, August 26 @ 8 PM on Discovery Channel. At this point in a TV […]

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Reef-A-Palooza

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday! Orange County Fair & Exposition Center. It’s … Reef-A-Palooza ’07! Even if you don’t enjoy cheesy impersonations of monster truck rally announcers, there’s no doubt you’ll have a blast at this year’s Reef-A-Palooza. Kevin T. Adams, President of the Southern California Marine Aquarium Society, summed up the event perfectly on Reef-A-Palooza’s official […]

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I’ve got White Syndrome!

The other day I came home oblivious, to my well off, half dead Tri Color Acropora. In doing my daily routine of maintenance and strict husbandry, an utterly hideous white blotch, appeared out of the corner of my eye. Behind the rock scape was one of my favorite tri color Acropora’s, which was located in […]

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Top 10: Marine Fish

10. CLARKII CLOWNJeff: It is unfair introducing a fish with a built-in fan base into our Top 10. Look, I like clownfish as much as the next guy who’s seen Finding Nemo. But this guy? Eh. First of all, what’s up with the spelling of his name? Seems fishy to me. Imagine Clark Kent as […]

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Reeftopia, Part II

I arrived to work early one Monday morning before the lights were turned on and peered into my tank to see how everything was doing. To my dismay, a 4-inch piece of galaxea had swept an entire corner of the tank clear of all life. It looked like some sort of strange alien creature that […]

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Another Comic

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Reeftopia, Part I

I have been plagued with the fascination of contained ecosystems since I was a kid. Started with ant farms and collecting pill bugs from the garden. I was 10 years old when I bought my first aquarium from the local pet store. I remember I saved my allowance for weeks just to get the 5 […]

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Another Day, Another Product Review

The expression “don’t make waves” has no place in reef aquaria. A quick Google search of the subject will yield countless sources that attempt to validate this claim. But I say, “To heck with research!” What makes this statement factual is that continuous body of water encircling our planet, commonly referred to as the ocean. […]

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Comic Relief! I was thinking of calling it “Mo’ Betta Times”

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