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.

Pisces the all in one 5 gallon nano tank by Aquatop

Aquatop – a designer and manufacturer of aquarium products and goods released their new PISCES Nano aquarium. The Aquarium called Pisces is a bullet-shaped aquarium that holds a total of 5 US Gallons. However, it does not just hold water…

Tanked reality show cancelled after 7 years; House listed on the market

The tanked reality show that everyone in the aquatics industry loved to hate is finally calling it quits after 7 years. Tanked started in 2011 and the first pilot ordered 6 episodes. The show based on a custom aquarium manufacturer…

Saltwater Aquariums: Strategies To Keep Your Aquarium Clean and Healthy

Saltwater aquariums aren’t just a home project; they’re living, breathing ecosystems that require more care than simply filling a tank with some water, adding a few plastic trees, and letting your salt water fish inhabit this new, alien landscape. Saltwater…

The Therapeutic Effects of Saltwater Aquariums

Beyond Fish & Corals – The Real Benefits of a Saltwater Aquarium Setup For Your Family. There’s something to be said about the calming effects of the ocean on the human brain. From the soft lull of waves to observing…

The ‘First’ Hybrid Angelfish, Holacanthus townsendi

Marine aquarists love their saltwater angelfish and we at Reef Builders especially love the hybrid angelfish specimens. The way they express the genes of their respective parent species can be highly varied, leading to unique and original color patterns that are…

Aquarium Glossary

The Aquarium glossary is part of the best reef tank guide from Reef Builders. Are you interested in starting a saltwater tank? This guide covers everything you need to know. Acclimation The process in which the water an organism comes…

Reef Stack – Modern Aquarium t-shirts with premium softness

Reef Stack is a new aquarium apparel company that is seeking to cater to those of us who are interested in wearing our reef tank love on our bodies. The new upstart company offers t-shirts with a variety of designs.…

Red Sea’s new Reefer Peninsula coming early next year

Red Sea is set to release a new wider Reefer Peninsula aquarium series and new Reefer 625 aquarium next year, that is according to reports we have heard and intelligence we have collected. Red Sea International confirmed the news to…

Segrest Farms purchased by Central Garden and Pet for $60 Million in cash

Central Garden and Pet the parent company behind the big brands Coralife, Aqueon, Kent Marine, and Oceanic announced they have purchased Segrest, Inc for $60 million in cash. Segrest Farms has been around since 1961 and is one of the…

MAX Nano from Red Sea now shipping to Europe, US following shortly thereafter

The Red Sea Max Nano which we first saw several months ago has finally materialized into shipping in the European market, we’re told that North America will follow shortly thereafter in about 30 days. The Max Nano is Red Sea’s…