Long Island Aquarium

Wisdom from a 15 year old “extremely large” aquarium

For most of us, upgrading and having a larger aquarium than the one we currently have is never far from our minds. We constantly dream about what corals and fish we would keep in it. What kind of lighting and…

How do you create flow in a 20,000 gallon reef tank?

Much in the same way you light up a 20,000 gallon reef tank, creating flow in such a massive water feature relies on the whole gamut of water motion technologies. Just about every kind of water movement device is employed…

Threadfin snappers are living it up in Joe Yaiullo’s inland ocean

In the infancy of our marine aquarium experience, the threadfin snapper, Symphorichthys spilurus was one of our first favorite fish. This is when we were a teenager and the fish we “liked” boiled down to basically how cool they look in…

The 20,000 gallon reef tank relies on a diversity of filtration techniques

If you thought that the lighting for Joe Yaiullo’s 20,000 gallon reef tank is eclectic, just wait until you get a load of the various filtration devices that are employed on this behemoth reef aquarium display. From filtration devices, to…

How do you light a 20,000 gallon reef tank?

If you saw our rave “review” of Joe Yauillo’s magnificent mini-ocean he calls a reef tank yesterday, or have seen the tank in person and wonder “How it’s Made?”, then you’re going to love this multi part installment where we…

Long Island’s 20,000 gallon reef tank is STILL one of the best displays in the world

The 20,000 gallon reef tank in Long Island NY designed and maintained by Joe Yaiullo has long been the apex of large reef aquarium displays. Featuring luxuriant coral growth and a dense and eclectic mix of large and colorful reef…

7 Questions: Joe Yaiullo

In our next installment of “7 Questions” we sit down with Joe Yaiullo, the Curator and Co-Founder of the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead, New York. Known for curating an amazing 20,000 gallon coral reef at the…