Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 3


The Neptune folks discovered that a dosing pump was a very effective way to mix tequila shots.

The Neptune folks discovered that a dosing pump was a very effective way to mix tequila shots.

MACNA 2014 has come to an end. It was a great weekend immersed in marine aquarium information. Here’s our Day 3 report. Tune in next week for our MACNA recap show. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine


 

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Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 2


Christine with Marineland's Tony Nista.

Christine with Marineland’s Tony Nista.

It’s day two and we have so much to talk about. Here’s a just some of what we’re seeing, hearing, and learning. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine


 

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Reef Threads MACNA Minicast, Day 1


Christine working with Paul Whitby at the HiDef Corals booth.

Christine working with Paul Whitby at the HiDef Corals booth.

It’s the first day of the Denver MACNA show and we’re reporting what we’re seeing and hearing. Hop you enjoy. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #195


A tang with attitude.

A tang with attitude.

This week’s podcast topics include MACNA, gluing frags, sea smells, frag tanks as displays, and buying high-end equipment. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to meeting people at MACNA and sharing what we see and hear with those who can’t attend. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

Sea Smells

High-end equipment


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #194


Arm of a basket starfish.

Arm of a basket starfish.

This week we talk about something for beginners and something for veterans. The beginner segment is mistakes to a avoid and the veteran segment is what to think about before turning your hobby into a business. We also learn that some people go to reef events carrying their own autograph pen so that they’re at the ready when a signature is requested. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

Don’t do these things

Making money from your hobby


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #193


Everyone should have a specie tank that's home to a Pygmy Tuberculated Angler.  All of the other fish we talked about are already sold. Sorry.

Everyone should have a specie tank that’s home to a Pygmy Tuberculated Angler. All of the other fish we talked about are already sold. Sorry.

It was a whim and we went with it. We trashed everything we were planning to talk about, fired up the Live Aquaria Diver’s Den page and geeked out about fish for 50 minutes. We had fun. Hope you enjoy listening. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

Visit the Diver’s Den page


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #192


Maybe this was the butterfly Gary "imported" from Hawaii.

Maybe this was the butterfly Gary “imported” from Hawaii.

This is the podcast in which we play 20 questions, but actually only get to seven before we run out of time. It doesn’t matter because we uncovered some fun memories along the way. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #191


A perching anthias.

A perching anthias.

We have returned once again to do that podcasting thing that has become our habit. This week we talk about MACNA, Christine’s Project Oceanology trip, tools you should have, plumbing, and “vacation fish.” Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Christine and Gary

Toolbox stuffers

“Vacation-friendly” fish


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #190


To thrive, these feathers require a ton of phytoplankton every day.

To thrive, these feathers require a ton of phytoplankton every day.

We’re back again, this time to talk more about Colin Foord, the Catlin Global Reef Record site, feather dusters, skimping or splurging on equipment, fancy versus function LFSs, and ich in bare-bottom tanks. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

More Foord

Explore the world’s reefs

Feed the dusters

Spending and skimping

Bare-bottom ich


 

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Reef Threads Podcast #189


This week we talk a lot about seahorses.

This week we talk a lot about seahorses.

After our unplanned week off we return to talk about seahorses, screen tops, cooling tanks in summer, and a new overflow kit. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

Growling seahorses

Steinhart’s pigmy seahorses

Mesh lids

A different overflow


 

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