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.

Reef Tank Technology Eco Systems are heating up

As technology has advanced in the past ten years with our reef tanks – so have the options available to reef aquarists and the corresponding supporting technology ecosystems. These new reef tank ecosystems give advantages and disadvantages to saltwater aquarists…

ION Director by GHL received 499 euro price point; shipping end of Q1 2020

GHL just released final specs and pricing on their new ION Director unit, which allows aquarists automated testing of crucial water parameters like Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, and Nitrate testing and control. One of the significant benefits to the ION…

Red Sea Reefer 3XL 900 gets more official with video

Red Sea released a full video on its new Reefer 3XL 900 aquarium, the most extensive Red Sea Reef system, to date at 240 total system gallons. One of the most helpful new features is a separate sump section allowing…

Fiji Cube – novel sump gives features to hobbyists

A new company called Fiji Cube is offering all in one tank, sumps, and related aquarium accessories in the United States and abroad. Their Advanced Reef Sump caught our eye – now in its second-generation. The Fijicube sump offers several…

Among the Reef – a new high end rare fish supplier

Among The Reef is an uber-rare purveyor of rare fish and corrals known as the Aquarium Concierge. The company, founded in 2015, caters to those of you looking for the best of the best in the world. The company was…

World’s First automatic Frozen Fish Food Feeder set to debut

In the world of automatic fish food feeders, the category does not exist, yet. However, we’ve been following InD Creations for several months now on their progress towards achieving their Automatic Frozen fish food feeder. The device will feed seven…

Ecotech Marine Versa Dosing Pump will start at $150

The Versa dosing pump that has been in development for a while now and will finally receive a price of $150 – that’s according to unofficial channels within the industry. The new high-performance dosing pump is in pre-production at Ecotech’s…

CaribSea Life Rock Shrooms Dry Rock Tower

New Life Rock shrooms from CaribSea seek to give reef aquarists more options when designing their reef aquascape. The designs are said to create a puzzle piece in your reef aquarium and can be placed flat size down for stable…

Purple Sea Urchins are hungry; headed for your tank next

Purple Sea Urchins or Strongylocentrotus purpuratus are eating their way through the underwater kelp forests in California and now moving north towards Oregon. A recent count found 350 million purple sea urchins on one Oregon reef alone — more than…

Red Sea adds 3 year warranty on Reefer series aquariums; 2020 US launch

While Red Sea just announced their new Reefer aquariums in different sizes, a critical update to their line of aquariums is they are now offering a 3-year warranty. Plus, first-time buyers are allowed to register to extend their warranty for…