All Posts by "Ryan Gripp"

Aquavitro aquarium tools by Seachem coming soon

Seachem has announced their new aquavitro aquarium tools. The new tools are made from premium stainless steel and are ideal for both freshwater and marine aquariums. In total there are about 12 different types of aquavitro tools that include forcepts, shears, soil spade and last but not least a coral cutter. Seachem is a major Read More

Oman Clownfish can make epic Journeys

That is according to a new report from Steve Simpson of the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Steve and his colleagues studied Oman anemonefish (Amphiprion omanensis) which is unique to the Arabian Sea off Oman. The group studied two separate populations 248 miles (400 kilometres) apart from each other and captured a total of 136 Read More

Endangered versus Threatened: Why should you be concerned?

While yesterdays event scared just about everyone in the greater aquatics industry we might come to expect that more often as different petitions make there way around federal bodies that deal with the ESA. A lot of folks think we are safe if a species is listed as only threatened versus endangered but for the Read More

USFWS Los Angeles: We are now advising the trade of coming ESA listings

We have confirmed the USFWS was incorrectly restricting some wholesalers regarding the 20 species of corals recently listed as threatened as illegal to import. Apparently the local offices in Los Angeles were interpreting things different than the folks back at the National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) who control the listings. We spoke directly to Paul Mckinn, Assistant Read More

USFWS Los Angeles: It is now illegal to import frogspawn & certain deepwater acro species

Update:  9/16/14 4:15PM CT Waiting on a call back from the Office of External Affairs regarding the validity of it being an honest mistake. Update 2: USFWS Los Angeles: We are now advising the trade of coming ESA listings We have just confirmed The United States fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) at the Port of Los Read More

Fish Stores: Are you ready for Apple Pay?

If you own a fish store you might think about looking at your point of sale software. According to Apple, the company sold 4MM pre orders of their new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus which is their larger 5.5” smartphone version. With the iPhone 6—Apple announced their new contactless payment system called Apple Pay, Read More

The Worldwide Aquatics Industry is in Jeopardy

PIJAC –one of the if not only organization that is actively working in the interests of the aquatics industry announced a major update to the active petitions and strategy surrounding our dear friends at the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD).  Ultimately the group is asking for all of us to support them as they protect Read More

The top 4 Reef forums for the reef community

We thought it might be cool to list the top reef forums in the overall hobby. And we have complied a list below for your reading pleasure. Read More

Aquatronica now independent company

Aquatronica, the Italian based maker of aquarium controllers is now an independent company. That is according to reports from one of the new owners Massimo Brandi and Massimiliano Belluzzi, who reported earlier in the year they were looking at separating from their larger parent company AEB Technologies who makes automotive products. Working under a larger Read More

Pacific Sun Cube: WIFI and Bluetooth Bridge for current products

Pacific Sun, manufactures of LED lighting equipment leaked out information this pas weekend regarding the Cube, a new device expected to play nice with current market products. Up until now the company has not had an all in one “cloud control” offering and the new Cube control unit seeks to change that with the inclusion Read More