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AmericanReef - Saltwater and Coral Reef Aquarium Advanced Aquarists Edition

AmericanReef - Advanced Aquarists for the Saltwater and Coral Reef Aquarium
 AmericanReef - Saltwater and Coral Reef Aquarium Advanced Aquarists Edition

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Welcome!
This podcast is dedicated to Advanced Aquarists’s Online Magazine viewers. The goal of this podcast is to learn from other advanced aquarists by going behind the scenes and interviewing the individuals responsible for maintaining and designing public aquarium systems such as zoos.

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Science & Medicine

Episodes

500 Gallon Tank Build - Mike Paletta is upgrading his 300 gallon to 500 gallon

May 19, 2018 00:17:08

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This week on AmericanReef, We have a discussion with Mike Paletta about his new tank upgrade and why the 500 gallon tank is the perfect size for a reef tank ! As always, send all questions to Americanreef@me.com



Who's got the best florescent reef tank .... Sanjay of course - coral fluorescence

Mar 18, 2018 00:55:29

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This week on AmericanReef, we get to check out the fluorescence of Sanjay's amazing 500 gallon reef tank ! As always, send all questions to Americanreef@me.com



Part II of Tim's Beautiful 400 Gallon Reef - 3 Year Later - Coral Eye Candy

Feb 19, 2018 00:52:01

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This week on AmericanReef, We have part II of the conversation with Tim sharing with us the details of how his beautiful 400 gallon reef tank did this year - hint... really good! As always, send all questions to Americanreef@me.com



Tim's Beautiful 400 Gallon Reef - 3 Year Later - Coral Eye Candy

Feb 12, 2018 00:10:40

Description:

This week on AmericanReef, Tim shares how his beautiful 400 gallon reef tank did this year - hint... really good! As always, send all questions to Americanreef@me.com



Top Shelf Aquatics - Behind the Curtains at One of the Premier Retail and Online Coral & Fish Stores

Dec 17, 2017 00:32:11

Description:

On this episode of Americanreef, we take a peek behind the curtains at one of the premier online and retail fish and coral shops in the country, Top Shelf Aquatics located just a few short minutes from Walt Disney world, Universal Studios and downtown Orlando Florida. Send all questions over to americanreef@me.com



SanJay is setting up a new coral reef aquarium

Jul 22, 2017 00:50:19

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On this episode of AmericanReef - Mike and Sanjay discuss some specifics about the new coral reef aquarium Sanjay setup. Send all questions over to americanreef@me.com



Saba and St Kitts - AmericanReef ReefKeeping video podcast - caribbean diving

Jun 25, 2017 00:11:59

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On this episode of AmericanReef, we take a look at another Caribbean diving spot, Saba Marine Park. For more reef keeping videos head on over to americanreef.com



How to Setup a Reef Aquarium without a Sump with Roger Vitko - A Sumpless Coral Reef Aquarium

May 21, 2017 01:26:45

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On this episode of AmericanReef, we are starting a new series of videos where we are following a new sumpless coral reef tank build. This video covers the first four months of setting up that coral reef system. In it, Roger discusses his design as well as some "do's and dont's" that he has learned along the way. Please send any comments to AmericanReef@me.com.



Tim's 400 Gallon Reef - 1 Year Update - RTN and STN hit some corals - there's trouble in paradise

Feb 26, 2017 00:56:23

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This week on AmericanReef, We have a 1 year later look at Tim's beautiful 400 gallon reef tank. In it, Tim discusses some of the RTN issues he has had as well as the addition and changes to his life support systems. As always, send all questions to Americanreef@me.com.



Mike talks with Sanjay about his amazing reef tank, older equipment and recovering from a tank crash

Jan 22, 2017 00:55:12

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On this episode of AmericanReef - Mike and Sanjay discuss Sanjay's 500 gallon reef tank, the equipment and the changes that have taken place since 2009. Send all questions over to americanreef@me.com



How to perform a tank swap - The Paletta Sun-Lit Tank

Dec 4, 2016 00:27:35

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On this episode of AmericanReef - we catch up with Mike Paletta while he is swapping out the 90 gallon sun-lit tank for a 120 gallon tank. Send all questions over to americanreef@me.com



A unique way to manage coral growth - Part II - 3 months later

Oct 16, 2016 00:16:13

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On this episode of AmericanReef, it’s been three months and the corals in that sunlit tank of Mike's are starting to reach the surface again. As always, send any questions over to AmericanReef@me.com



A unique way to manage coral growth

Oct 1, 2016 00:22:05

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On this episode of AmericanReef, the corals in that sunlit tank of Mike's are starting to reach the surface, in this video, we review his solution. As always, send any questions over to AmericanReef@me.com



Two Year Tang Tank Update

Sep 18, 2016 00:34:10

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On this episode of AmericanReef, 2 years have passed and we are taking a look at the 110 gallon tang tank and demonstrating how to make frozen HPD cubes. As always, send any questions over to AmericanReef@me.com



The Turks and Caicos - AmericanReef Diving Series

Jul 10, 2016 00:11:13

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On this episode of AmericanReef, we have another video in the diving series. This dive takes place at the Turks and Caicos. As always, send any questions over to AmericanReef@me.com



18 month update on Mike's 300 Gallon Mixed Reef - How to keep a saltwater aquarium

Apr 17, 2016 00:23:04

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On this episode of AmericanReef, we had back on over to Mike Paletta's to give you an 18 month tank update and add some additional flow to his 300 gallon mixed reef aquarium. As always, send any questions over to AmericanReef@me.com



How I Keep Many Tangs in a Relatively Small Tank - AmericanReef ReefKeeping Video

Mar 28, 2016 00:31:29

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In this video, we discuss one strategy of how to successfully keep a relatively large amount of tangs in a relatively small tank. We also do comparisons of the tank from approximately 4 years earlier and review what has changed. As always, send all questions to Americanreef@me.com.



ReefAPalooza 2016 - A Discussion with the Show Manager

Feb 22, 2016 00:35:47

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This week on AmericanReef, we speak with Lou Schiavo, one of the show managers of ReefAPalooza 2016, to discuss the goals they are trying to accomplish when putting together this event. As always, send all questions to Americanreef@me.com.



Tim's Amazing Journey with his Beautiful 400 Gallon Reef

Feb 7, 2016 01:10:17

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This week on AmericanReef, Tim shares his 14 years of an amazing journey that he has had with his beautiful 400 gallon reef tank. As always, send all questions to Americanreef@me.com



Raja Ampat

Jul 19, 2015 00:19:42

Description:

On this episode of AmericanReef, we take a look at one of the nicest coral reefs on the planet. For more reef keeping videos head on over to americanreef.com


Lymphocystis - A Common Fish Disease with a Simple Cure

Apr 5, 2015 00:11:04

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On this episode of AmericanReef, we discuss Lymphocystis. It’s a common saltwater disease that is easily recognizable with a simple cure! For more reef keeping videos head on over to americanreef.com


Paletta Soft Coral Tank Update - ReefKeeping Video by AmericanReef - Start a Saltwater Aquarium

Dec 24, 2014 00:11:16

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On this episode of AmericanReef, we head on over to Mike Paletta's to take a look at his 75 gallon soft coral tank. It's been about 18 months since we last saw this tank and the tank is looking better than ever! For more reef keeping videos head on over to americanreef.com


Part 3 of the Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series

Sep 23, 2014 00:20:51

Description:

In part III of the Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series we visit Mike Paletta 8 months after the initial installation of the new lighting system. The goal of this project remains the same, find the perfect man-made optimized light source for coral growth and coloration. As always, send any questions or comments to americanreef@me.com

Mike Paletta on Feeding and Phosphates - Americanreef Saltwater Tank and Coral ReefKeeping Video

Jul 14, 2014 00:19:36

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In this video from AmericanReef, Mike discusses one of the major sources of phosphates in a marine and coral reef aquarium. As always, he will also provide some insight as to some simple ways to help mitigate their harmful side effects. As always, send any questions or comments to americanreef@me.com

Part 2 of the Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series

May 11, 2014 00:24:56

Description:

In part II of the Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series we visit Mike Paletta 4 months after the initial installation of the new lighting system. The goal of this project remains the same, find the perfect man-made optimized light source for coral growth and coloration. As always, send any questions or comments to americanreef@me.com

Part I of the Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series

Jan 6, 2014 00:36:23

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Part I of the Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series with Mike Patetta and AmericanReef continues the quest of trying to find the perfect man-made optimized light source for coral growth and coloration. In this segment, we focus on the design goals of the project. As always, send any questions or comments to americanreef@me.com

Creating an Easy to Maintain Frag Tank with Mike Paletta

Sep 28, 2013 00:18:56

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AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits with Mike Paletta for a tour of his simple to setup and maintain frag tank. As always, send any questions or comments to americanreef@me.com

Lessons from Mike Paletta on Lighting and Flow

Jul 8, 2013 00:40:06

Description:

AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits with Mike Paletta while he endeavors to makes some changes to the lighting and flow on his 300 gallon mixed reef. In this video, Mike also shares some details with the viewers as to what he hopes to accomplish by making the changes. As always, send any questions or comments to americanreef@me.com

Part III of the LED Experiment with Mike & Sanjay

Apr 22, 2013 00:36:14

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In part three of this three part series, AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits with Mike Paletta and Sanjay Joshi at Mike’s home near Pittsburgh, PA. It’s been approximately 8 months since Mike setup a new 75 gallon reef tank to test the effects of LED lighting. In this video, he and Sanjay share their thoughts on keeping corals under LED lighting.

Seahorse - Selection, Breeding, Diseases

Feb 25, 2013 00:47:54

Description:

In part two of the seahorse video series, AmericanReef visits with Jules to discuss more details about keeping seahorses. Specifically, he will review the types of seahorses that the new hobbyists can select to start a successful journey in seahorse keeping. As well as discuss his experiences breeding seahorses and review some common seahorse diseases. Please email any questions or comments to AmericanReef@Me.com.

Tunze - A Company History

Dec 30, 2012 00:28:27

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In this video, Roger Vitko, general manager of Tunze USA, shares with us the history of how Tunze was started and a how their products are designed and made. Please email any questions or comments to AmericanReef@Me.com.

Mike Paletta on Starting a Reef Tank - The LED Experiment Part II

Nov 5, 2012 00:45:31

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In part two of this three part series, AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits with Mike Paletta at his home near Pittsburgh, PA. Mike is setting up a new 75 gallon reef tank to test the effects of LED lighting. In this video, he shares his thoughts on phosphate and nitrate reduction, sand bed preferences and provides tips on creating an aquarium cover.

Mike Paletta on Starting a Reef Tank - The LED Experiment

Sep 2, 2012 00:34:05

Description:

In part one of this three part series, AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits with Mike Paletta at his home near Pittsburgh, PA. Mike is setting up a new 75 gallon reef tank to test the effects of LED lighting. In this video, he shares his thoughts on design principles and demonstrates how to start a reef tank using some of the latest reefkeeping technologies on the market.

Mike Paletta’s 300 Gallon Mixed Reef Tank Tour - Part II

May 16, 2012 00:20:29

Description:

In part two of this two part series, AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits with Mike Paletta at his home near Pittsburgh, PA. Mike presents his 300 gallon mixed reef aquarium. In this video he shares details relating to reef tank husbandry, aiptasia control and LED lighting, offering the new hobbyist both inspiration and invaluable reef-keeping advice.

Mike Paletta’s 300 Gallon Mixed Reef Tank Tour - Part I

Mar 15, 2012 00:31:13

Description:

In part one of this two part series, AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits with Mike Paletta at his home near Pittsburgh, PA. Mike presents his 300 gallon mixed reef aquarium. In this video he shares details relating to the design, set-up, and maintenance of this tank, offering the home aquarist both inspiration and invaluable reef-keeping advice.

The WetPets 460 Gallon LED Mixed Reef

Jan 30, 2012 00:45:40

Description:

AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits with Brian Taimuty at his store Wet Pets and Friends in McMurray, PA. Brian presents the store’s 460 gallon LED mixed reef aquarium. In this video he shares details relating to the design, set-up, and maintenance of this tank, offering the home aquarist both inspiration and invaluable reef-keeping advice.

Seahorse Husbandry

Oct 24, 2011 00:43:07

Description:

If you’re thinking of starting up a seahorse tank, then this episode is for you. Join AmericanReef as we interview a unique and successful hobbyist who has been keeping these amazing sea creatures for close to half of his life.

Part II - Can Coral Reefs Survive Ocean Acidification and Global Warming?

Sep 20, 2011 00:34:03

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American Reef returns to Reef Systems Coral Farms, a collaborator in an important study of how both global warming and increasing ocean acidity affect coral life. Researchers from Ohio State University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Georgia plan to identify corals resilient to these stressful conditions, as well as pinpoint factors that could fortify resiliency. Known as the 4Coral Research Group, these scientists hope the results of their experiment can be used by conservationists to focus their preservation efforts.

Part 2 of a 2 part series.

Can Coral Reefs Survive Ocean Acidification and Global Warming?

Aug 16, 2011 00:34:35

Description:

American Reef returns to Reef Systems Coral Farms, a collaborator in an important study of how both global warming and increasing ocean acidity affect coral life. Researchers from Ohio State University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Georgia plan to identify corals resilient to these stressful conditions, as well as pinpoint factors that could fortify resiliency. Known as the 4Coral Research Group, these scientists hope the results of their experiment can be used by conservationists to focus their preservation efforts.

Part 1 of a 2 part series.

A Day with Sanjay - Part II

May 1, 2011 00:35:48

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AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits Penn State’s Dr. Sanjay Joshi at his home in central Pennsylvania. Sanjay discusses the design points he considered when converting his 180 gallon coral reef display to a spectacular 500-gallon reef tank. He shares details relating to the design, set-up, and maintenance of this tank, offering the home aquarist both inspiration and invaluable reef-keeping advice.

Part 2 of a 2 part series.

A Day with Sanjay - Part I

Apr 2, 2011 00:29:11

Description:

AmericanReef’s Russ Kikel visits Penn State’s Dr. Sanjay Joshi at his home in central Pennsylvania. Sanjay discusses the design points he considered when converting his 180 gallon coral reef display to a spectacular 500-gallon reef tank. He shares details relating to the design, set-up, and maintenance of this tank, offering the home aquarist both inspiration and invaluable reef-keeping advice.

Part 1 of a 2 part series.

Discus Fish: Breeding

Feb 16, 2011 00:24:52

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American Reef invites you to take advantage of over 30 years of discus fish-breeding experience, as we once again visit Brian Taimuty at Wet Pets and Friends in McMurray, PA. Brian reveals specific details on how he successfully breeds these beautiful fish, giving you enough information to try it for yourself. As always, just send any questions to AmericanReef@me.com.

Discus Fish: Types & Care

Jan 16, 2011 00:32:53

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In this episode, expert  fishbreeder Brian Taimuty gives Advanced Aquarists' viewers invaluable information on successfully keeping Discus fish. Brian and his family have been breeding fish since the 1960s, and together own Wet Pets and Friends in McMurray, PA.. As always, just send any questions to AmericanReef@me.com.

Coral Farming 102

Dec 16, 2010 00:26:44

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Russ goes behind the scene at Todd Melman’s coral farming facility, Coral Reef Systems. Todd explains how he maintains his facility, and details the pros of purchasing aqua-cultured specimens over wild-caught animals. As always, just send any questions to AmericanReef@me.com.

Troubled Waters with Bob Snowden of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Nov 16, 2010 00:30:27

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Bob Snowden of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium talks about one of the facility’s newer exhibits, Troubled Waters, an 1,800 gallon display of what a healthy Caribbean reef system should look like. The purpose of the exhibit is to educate visitors on the serious problems facing these reef ecosystems today. Bob provides Russ Kikel of AmericanReef.com ideas on how home aquarists can assist conservation efforts. He also explains how he maintains the Troubled Waters tank, and provides tips that can be applied to the hobbyist’s home aquariums. As always, just send any questions to AmericanReef@me.com.

Coral Farming 101

Oct 15, 2010 00:16:34

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Todd Melman, of Reef Systems Coral Farms, gives viewers a brief overview of the pros and cons of having a coral farm from a business point of view. He also offers a special deal to American Reef viewers. As always, just send any questions to AmericanReef@me.com.

Tank Tour with Dr. Sanjay Joshi of the 500 Gallon Penn State Reef Tank - Part Two

Jul 16, 2010 00:24:10

Description:

American Reef meets with Dr. Sanjay Joshi at Penn State University, and examines the awesome 500-gallon reef tank on display in the Student Union. Sanjay provides details relating to the design, set-up, and maintenance of this tank, offering the home aquarist both inspiration and invaluable reef-keeping advice.

Tank Tour with Dr. Sanjay Joshi of the 500 Gallon Penn State Reef Tank - Part One

Jun 16, 2010 00:26:23

Description:

American Reef meets with Dr. Sanjay Joshi at Penn State University, and examines the awesome 500-gallon reef tank on display in the Student Union. Sanjay provides details relating to the design, set-up, and maintenance of this tank, offering the home aquarist both inspiration and invaluable reef-keeping advice.

A Personal Tour of the PPG Aquarium at the Pittsburgh Zoo with Aquarist Bob Snowden

May 16, 2010 00:33:56

Description:

Bob Snowden of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium takes AmericanReef.com on a virtual tour of the facility. While walking through the various exhibits, Bob gives the home hobbyist advice on good and bad picks for the home tank. Watch the tour and see everything from the native fish of Pennsylvania to the tropical fish of the Amazon, and from specimens of the IndoPacific Reef to fish found only at the southern tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.

Fresh Water Rays - Leopoldi and Pearl

Mar 16, 2010 00:27:10

Description:

AmericanReef.com returns to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium to meet with keeper, Rich Terrell, and to observe some freshwater Leopoldi and Pearl Rays from Brazil. Rich discusses ray nutrition and habits, demonstrates target feeding, and addresses concerns of the home hobbyist.

The Harlequin Shrimp

Feb 15, 2010 00:12:02

Description:

Eliminate nuisance starfish utilizing the natural appetites of the Harlequin Shrimp. Join Gary and Russ of AmericanReef.com as they shine the spotlight on these unique aquatic critters.

Controlling Aiptasia Naturally

Jan 16, 2010 00:17:21

Description:

This month, Russ Kikel and Gary Lindner (of AmericanReef.com’s ReefTutor weekly video podcast) demonstrate a simple way to naturally control Aiptasia. Watch as we eliminate these nuisance critters from a piece of live rock in minutes.