Ryan Gripp
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Ryan Gripp founded Reef Builders in 2006. He writes about technology, industry and other associated news relating to saltwater fish tanks. He went to Depaul University and has been keeping reef tanks for over 15 years.

Top 10 Reef Aquarium Stories of 2020

This year was dominated by huge upheavals in our modern lives, with moment-to-moment headlines of the plague eclipsing the news of our slice of the aquarium world. Thankfully the aquarium hobby generally benefited from all the time spent sheltering at…

Polyp Lab Reef Roids receive new packaging – use 87% less plastic with 25% more product!

Reef Roids – the popular coral food we’ve used to feed wild corals and our in-house studio corals has announced new packaging that will use less plastic than the prior version says Polyp Lab. For years Reef Roids were sold…

GHL ION Director – does not need Profilux controller to operate

GHL has released new information on their upcoming ION director, a unit for Fully “automatic measurement and control of Ca, Mg, K, Na, NO3” according to GHL. In a recent video, the GHL USA team shows just how long it…

Man Illegally collects Ricordea from Puerto Rico worth $90,000 USD

Luis Joel Vargas Martell (Vargas) was the co-owner of a home-based saltwater aquarium business, Carebbean Reefers (spelling error intentional) that also operated online through the EBay store “Redragon1975”.  A large part of the business was devoted to the sale of…

Mobius Control App will be able to control Aqua Illumination and Ecotech Marine products

The Mobius control app was designed to work directly with Ecotech Marine products allowing an increased level of control. However, Aqua Illumination which is part of Ecotech Marine had a separate myAI app that Aqua illumination users needed to use…

Announcing ReefStock @ Home for Saturday, Nov 14

The ReefStock global events and its supportive local reefing families have been giving the reef scene injections of excitement every year since 2008 when ReefStock was first founded in Denver. Since that time we have expanded the show globally to…

Threatened Controller Manufacturer Attempting to Shut Out New Lower Cost Competitor

The Hydros Aquarium Controller is an exciting new ecosystem of connected aquarium devices from CoralVue designed to help aquarists put their reef tanks on cruise control. However, before it could even launch it seems that one of the incumbent manufacturers…

North American Online Retailers expect delays with packages this holiday season

Shopping online has become more popular during the current health situation the world is facing. While that may be good for online retailers – the shipping carriers or those that merchants have hired to deliver to consumers from distribution centers…

TSM Aquatics is Committed to FULL 30-day Fish Quarantines

TSM Aquatics, the upstart retailer that has doubled in size every year selling incredible corals and fish, provides one of the lengthiest and most comprehensive quarantines in the industry. While most national retailers of fish and corals state at least…

Nero 3 Submersible Wave Pump quietly released by Aqua Illumination

The new Nero 3 Submersible Wave Pump was quietly released by Aqua Illumination just in time for the end of the year. The new Nero 3 is about half the size of Nero 5, which is perfect for nano tanks…