Since its inception, ReefStock has strived to bring the best of the best top knowledge to speak at the ReefStock conference. Having already featured many of the All-Stars of the aquarium speaker circuit it gets harder each year to invite some pillars of our aquarium world. This year we have four speakers lined up, including Julian Sprung, Cris Capp, Shane Danger Coleman and Scott Anderson.
Cris Capp is a low-key local legend who will also be speaking, he is the owner of Aquatic Art and designer of some of the largest and most coral-filled reef tanks we’ve ever seen. Another local is fellow YouTuber Scott Anderson of Mile High Reefers who’s going to discuss his experiences becoming an aquarium professional with Aqua Medic Live.
On the other end of the spectrum, we’ll also be hosting Shane Danger Coleman, founder of Australia’s biggest reef aquarium community, Marine Aquarium Fanatics of Australia. Between our heavy hitting locals, an international guest and one of the godfathers of the modern reefing hobby, the lineup of ReefStock speakers is as hot as it gets.
Even as it is right now, Cris Capp’s 900 gallon reef aquarium display at his store Aquatic Art Inc. is one of the most luscious we’ve seen in recent memory. While the top two thirds of the Aquatic Art reef display is mostly SPS corals like Acros, Montis and Stylophora, there’s nice big colonies of other stuff too.
Large chalice corals, big mats of zoanthids, a huge Space Invader Pectinia all make a prominent appearance in this reef aquarium system, and there’s even a nook in the corner of the reef for three large colonies of Euphyllia hammer coral and one large Duncanopsammia. No matter what kind of reef aquarium you’re into, there’s colonies in here for everyone to love and the Aquatic Art reef aquarium display is an inspiration for all reefers who see it.
Cris Capp talks about growing healthy corals
Shane Danger Coleman
I’m just a regular hobbyist of about 15 years. I’ve done a small amount of work in live coral collection in the past, being underwater and seeing it was never enough to satisfy my huge passion for coral and all things reef.
I started Marine Aquarium Fanatics Australia (MAFA) to bring the reef aquarium hobby forward wherever I can, seeing a tight community of like minded reefers grow and learn from each other is Incredibly rewarding for me.
I see coral propagation as a major focal point in the very near future of this hobby so I hope to share some practical information with everyone so we can all see how rewarding it can be to engage in coral propagation.
Julian Sprung grew up on a residential island on Biscayne Bay in Miami Beach, Florida, where he spent a lot of time collecting and observing all kinds of marinelife. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology, and is President of the aquarium industry company Two Little Fishies, Inc. that he co-founded in 1991.
Julian has been keeping marine aquariums for more than 40 years, and currently maintains 7 marine aquariums plus a few planted freshwater displays too. He is also installing a marine pond at home that will utilize natural sunlight.
Julian became known to the aquarium hobby through his monthly column Reef Notes in FAMA magazine, and many years of traveling the lecture circuit at aquarium club meetings and exhibitions around the world. His books include The Reef Aquarium, volumes One, Two and Three, which he co-authored with J. Charles Delbeek, Corals: A Quick Reference Guide, Invertebrates: A Quick Reference Guide, and Algae: A Problem Solver Guide.
Mile High Reefers is a YouTube channel that started by Scott Anderson to share his love of the reef aquarium hobby. The Mile High Reefers channel features weekly Reef Vlog that showcase the success and failures of his 210 gallon reef tank. As well as product reviews, helpful aquarium tips and tricks.
Scott Anderson of Mile High Reefers who’s going to discuss his experiences becoming an aquarium professional with Aqua Medic Live.