All Posts by "Ryan Gripp"

Job: Aquarist at Disney Parks in Epcot

Do you want to work for the big mouse? You could if you meet the basic qualifications. Disney is looking for an aquarist to work in their Epcot theme park with the attractions: Living Seas, the Land Aquacell, Typhoon Lagoon’s Shark Reef and off site areas under the direction of Senior Aquarists and Animal Care Read More

Where are thou, Thrive Aquatics and your Waterlab?

This is the story of the rise and fall of Thrive Aquatics, and their missteps with the Thrive Water Lab which led to empty promises to retail stores across the United States and abroad. It was a cold morning when Jeff logged onto this site to check the daily news of the aquatics industry. The day Read More

The pros and cons of Rimless Aquariums vs Traditional Braced Aquariums

What type of aquarium should you buy? Rimless aquariums or a traditional braced aquariums? Let’s discuss the pros and cons of a rimless aquarium versus a traditional braced aquarium. Hobbyists the world over are very vocal on their aquarium style choice with as much as 50-70% of the market choosing to go to a rimless Read More

Cyber Monday: Labridae Fishes: Wrasses $119, free U.S. shipping

If you haven’t picked up our latest book Labridae Fishes: Wrasses, today is a good day to do so. Rudie Kuiter, author of this spanking new volume on marine wrasses, is a world-leading expert on the family Labridae, with many fishes named in his honor. The softcover book features virtually all known species of the wrasse Read More

How long should you wait to add livestock to your reef tank?

How long should you wait to add livestock to your reef tank? That question has plagued saltwater aquarists for years. Odds are you would receive different responses to the question from anywhere from a few days to months. The later method is part of a trend to wait as long as possible to add livestock Read More

Life Rock Frag Zone From CaribSea will hide your frags

CaribSea the long time aggregate company announced the availability of their new Life Rock Frag Zone pack. Life Rock Frag Zone is coated calcium carbonate that it said to make fragging easy. Small fragging pieces are colored to look like live rock and are not an eye sore like other fragging kits on the market Read More

Get the “Wrasse Bible” for $119

Our first published book: Labridae Fishes:Wrasses has received critical acclaim among professional hobbyists the world over. The special edition has been updated with all the latest information and pictures and could be likened to the “wrasse bible” with over 400 pages. Inside the book you’ll find updated pictures and information that include the newest description Read More

Enter the Omega One contest and you’ll receive a free copy of the 2016 Calendar

If you think you got what it takes to win a photo contest then you would be wise to enter Omega One’s photo contest. You have the chance to win free fish food for a whole year ($250 value) and have a spot in the Omega One Calendar. Plus this year, for the first time, Read More

Aqua Illumination / Ecotech Marine Offer clearance possibly in advance of next-gen hardware

A late Summer clearance on Aqua Illumination LED products point to a refreshed lighting unit soon. The clearance savings is generally unheard of as the company tends to price their product at a premium and aggressively protect those pricing at stores and online resellers. The timing is perfect as the hobby officially is kick-started again Read More

Pre Order the “Wrasse Bible” Labridae Fishes starting now

We are very excited to announce Reef Builders is publishing our first book entitled Labridae Fishes: Wrasses written by none other than Rudie Kuiter. The special edition has been updated with all the latest information and pictures and could be likened to the “wrasse bible” with over 400 pages. Inside the book you’ll find updated Read More

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