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.

Bulk Reef Supply takes investment from Bertram Capital

Bulk Reef Supply – the popular saltwater aquatics retailer has taken an investment from Bertram Capital. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bertram Capital invests in growing digital commerce companies such as Bulk Reef Supply to help grow…

Reefbot releases Version 2 with upgraded features

We first spied the Reefbot at an in person event back in 2016. (remember when we could attend in-person events safely?) Then it was known as reefbits but thankfully the company behind the product rebranded and produced Reefbot and started…

Rewatch ReefStock @ Home – Episode 4

You can rewatch the ReefStock @ Home series Episode 4 if you weren’t able to watch it live. The series a spinoff on our popular line of branded ReefStock events we host internationally. Because of the current health environment, we…

Interzoo 2021 in-person event moved to May 2022

We were just informed by the organizers of Interzoo they are canceling their in-person event originally scheduled to take place June 1-4 2021. However, they plan on hosting a digital event similar to our very own Reefstock @ Home series…

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…