AmericanReef Freshwater

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AmericanReef Freshwater - brought to you by the producers that bring you AmericanReef for saltwater and coral reef aquariums, is a show dedicated to educating the new hobbyists on how to keep and maintain exotic freshwater fish and planted aquariums.

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AmericanReef Freshwater - brought to you by the producers that bring you AmericanReef for saltwater and coral reef aquariums, is a show dedicated to educating the new hobbyists on how to keep and maintain exotic freshwater fish and planted aquariums.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-12-02 18:45
last episode published
2017-07-22 13:47
publication frequency
54.09 days
Contributors
americanreef@me.com owner  
AmericanReef author  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
54
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Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
22.07.2017

SanJay is setting up a new coral reef aquarium

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
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24.06.2017

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

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
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20.05.2017

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

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...
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22.04.2017

Paletta Planted Tank - The Failed Experiment - Adding a sump to your planted aquarium

On this episode of AmericanReef, we discuss how adding the sump to the planted tank did not go so well. Please send any comments to AmericanReef@me.com.
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15.03.2017

The Paletta Planted Tank - One Year Later

On this episode of AmericanReef, Russ visits Mike Paletta again, this time we talk about his planted tank now that it’s one year later! Please send any comments to AmericanReef@me.com.
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25.02.2017

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

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 Ame...
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21.01.2017

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

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
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13.12.2016

How to Setup a Planted Tank and Aquarium

On this episode of AmericanReef, Russ visits Mike Paletta again, only this time we talk planted tanks! Please send any comments to AmericanReef@me.com.
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11.12.2016

How SanJay maintains and keeps his beautiful planted tank with minmal effort

On this episode of AmericanReef - Freshwater, Mike and Sanjay have a discussion on how SanJay can easily keep and maintain his planted tank with a minimal effort. Send all questions over to americanreef@me.com
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3.12.2016

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

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
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15.10.2016

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

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
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30.09.2016

A unique way to manage coral growth

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
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18.09.2016

Two Year Tang Tank Update

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
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9.07.2016

The Turks and Caicos - AmericanReef Diving Series

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
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16.04.2016

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

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
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27.03.2016

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

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 qu...
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21.02.2016

ReefAPalooza 2016 - A Discussion with the Show Manager

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.
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6.02.2016

Tim’s Amazing Journey with his Beautiful 400 Gallon Reef

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
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18.07.2015

Raja Ampat

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
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4.04.2015

Lymphocystis - A Common Fish Disease with a Simple Cure

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
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23.12.2014

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

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 ove...
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22.09.2014

Part 3 of the Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series

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 growt...
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13.07.2014

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

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...
AmericanReef author
10.05.2014

Part 2 of the Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series

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...
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5.01.2014

Part I of the Ultimate Reef Tank Lighting Series

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 ...
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27.09.2013

Creating an Easy to Maintain Frag Tank with Mike Paletta

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
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7.07.2013

Lessons from Mike Paletta on Lighting and Flow

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 makin...
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21.04.2013

Part III of the LED Experiment with Mike & Sanjay

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 li...
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24.02.2013

Seahorse - Selection, Breeding, Diseases

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 ke...
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29.12.2012

Tunze - A Company History

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.
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4.11.2012

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

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 pho...
AmericanReef author
1.09.2012

Mike Paletta on Starting a Reef Tank - The LED Experiment

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 des...
AmericanReef author
15.05.2012

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

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 cont...
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15.03.2012

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

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 maintenanc...
AmericanReef author
30.01.2012

The WetPets 460 Gallon LED Mixed Reef

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 t...
AmericanReef author
23.10.2011

Seahorse Husbandry

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.
AmericanReef author
20.09.2011

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

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...
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15.08.2011

Can Coral Reefs Survive Ocean Acidification and Global Warming?

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...
AmericanReef author
1.05.2011

A Day with Sanjay - Part II

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 det...
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2.04.2011

A Day with Sanjay - Part I

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 det...
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16.02.2011

Discus Fish: Breeding

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 ...
AmericanReef author
15.01.2011

Discus Fish: Types & Care

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 McMu...
AmericanReef author
16.12.2010

Captive SeaLion Breeding Success Story

It’s a girl! The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has succeeded in breeding a sea lion pup for the second year in a row! Join American Reef as we showcase this achievement and learn a little more about the habits of these amazing animals. As always, jus...
AmericanReef author
16.12.2010

Coral Farming 102

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...
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15.11.2010

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

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 ...
AmericanReef author
15.10.2010

Coral Farming 101

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 AmericanR...
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15.09.2010

Sea Turtle Conservation with Josie Romasco of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Of the seven species of sea turtles in the world, six are endangered and one is threatened. Josie Romasco, founder of the Sea Turtle Second Chance conservation program at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, describes how an inland facility can help ta...
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16.07.2010

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

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 a...
AmericanReef author
15.06.2010

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

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 a...
AmericanReef author
15.05.2010

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

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 ...
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