That tie up with IceCap and Anthony Calfo comes to a close, after being together for only a short 10 months. IceCap announced that they would sever ties with Anthony as he pursues other efforts in the reef keeping hobby. Antoine is set to take an interest in the “endangered, threatened and simply needy species of poor survivability for the marine ornamentalsÂ trade”. By the looks of the press release it doesn’t look like we will see any other Anthony Calfo branded merchandise products hitting store shelves any longer. We wonder if this announcement has anything to do with the scuffle between Bob Fenner and Anthony? We have a request out to IceCap about whether or not the Anthony Calfo line of branded bulbs is going to be discontinued from lack luster sales. We will update you as soon as we hear back.
Update: Anthony Calfoâ€™s name will be removed for the MH lamp line but IceCap will continue to sell them.
From the IceCap newlsetter:
Anthony CalfoÂ will be leaving the IceCapÂ family to pursue efforts in the aquacultureÂ of endangered, threatened and simply needy species of poor survivability for the marine ornamentalsÂ trade, an area of great personal interest to Anthony.
The relationship between Anthony and the IceCapÂ team over the last year has been stimulating and forged a mutual respect and desire for the prosperity of not only each respective party, but also for collective efforts to improve the quality of industry and commerce in the hobby and science of reef aquatics. Â We can look forward to continued innovative contributions from both of these tenured leaders for many years to come.
IceCap’sÂ executive team wishes Anthony the best on his new venture.