AmericanReefChannel

This podcast is dedicated to helping an aquarists keep a successful saltwater and coral reef aquarium. We do it by talking to saltwater professionals and seeing how they do it.

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On this episode of Americanreef, we had back out to the Top Shelf Aquatics aquaculture facility to get a tour of the components including the life support and lighting systems used to power the farm. ...
November 12, 2019
On this episode of Americanreef, we travel back in time to what I feel was one of the first (hobbyist maintain) successful beautiful large SPS dominated reef tanks in America.
November 1, 2019
On this episode of Americanreef, we talk to the professionals to see how they grow healthy, vibrant, hard to get coral as fast as humanly possible. In this segment, we have a high-level overview of th...
October 7, 2019
On this episode of Americanreef we go back to visit Kevin and he gives us a tour of the filtration room that handles the life-support for his beautiful SPS dominated tank. Please send any questions to...
August 30, 2019
On this episode of Americanreef, Mike and I visit Sanjay to talk about some of the changes he has made on his main display tank. As always, Please send any questions to Americanreef@me.com
July 24, 2019
This is the sale talked about in the previous video. It only happens approximately 4 times a year and this weekend is one of those times. Win free corals and other free prizes while at the same time g...
June 27, 2019
On this episode of Americanreef, we have another tank tour. In this video, we are showcasing Kevin's amazing reef tank. Please send all questions to AmericanReef@me.com
June 5, 2019
On this episode of AmericanReef, Mike improved the filtration on the new 500 gallon tank and Top Shelf Aquatics rules! Send all questions to americanreef@me.com
May 3, 2019
On this episode of AmericanReef, Mike shares some of the tips and tricks that he uses when feeding his aquariums. Please send all questions to AmericanReef@me.com
April 11, 2019
On this episode of AmericanReef, we visit the professionals at TopShelf aquatics and discuss how they find and eradicate reef tank pests using jewelers glasses, antibiotics and lots of other fun stuff...
March 11, 2019
On this episode of AmericanReef, we take a look at how the professionals handle coral die-off. As well, how to keep your saltwater reef tank pest free. For more reef keeping videos head on over to ame...
February 10, 2019
On this episode of AmericanReef, we take a look at another diving spot, Cayos Cochinos near Roatan Honduras. For more reef keeping videos head on over to americanreef.com
January 22, 2019
On this episode of Americanreef, we have part II of the Paletta 500 gallon reef tank buildout, moving from a smaller reef tank to the ultimate reef tank! Please send all questions to AmericanReef@me.c...
January 2, 2019
On this episode of Americanreef, the Paletta 500 gallon reef tank buildout, moving from a smaller reef tank to the ultimate reef tank! Please send all questions to AmericanReef@me.com.
December 7, 2018
On this episode of Americanreef, the Paletta 500 gallon reef tank buildout, now has water in it! Please send all questions to AmericanReef@me.com.
November 16, 2018
On this episode of Americanreef, the Mike Paletta 500 gallon aquarium has arrived and it is time to unload it. Please send any questions to Americanreef@me.com
October 18, 2018
On this episode of Americanreef, we take a look at the Mike Paletta Sunlit tank, 12 months after the tank move. Please send any questions to Americanreef@me.com
September 14, 2018
On this episode of AmericanReef, Mike shows us how he successfully plans to fit a large aquarium down a relatively small hallway - with 45 degree angles and a small room. Send all questions over to Am...
August 21, 2018
On this episode of AmericanReef, Mike & SanJay discuss the trials and tribulations SanJay has had with his new Butterfly and Montipora saltwater aquarium. As always, send any questions to American...
July 20, 2018
This week on AmericanReef, Kevin from Top Shelf Aquatics reviews the specifics of designing the largest retail nano fish and Invert system in central Florida and maybe the United States! As always, se...
June 21, 2018
This week on AmericanReef, We review the lessons learned when my 110 Gallon Tang Tank busted at the seam! As always, send all questions to Americanreef@me.com
June 1, 2018
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 American...
April 13, 2018
On this episode of AmericanReef, The Ritteri Anemone - Acclimating - Care and what Roger did when it went through a powerhead and fish were dying.
March 27, 2018
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
February 23, 2018
This week on AmericanReef, we continue our discussion with Tim on how his beautiful 400 gallon reef tank did this year - hint... really good! As always, send all questions to Americanreef@me.com
February 9, 2018
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
January 18, 2018
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 fro...
December 9, 2017
On this episode of AmericanReef, we discuss the lessons learned from plumbing a nano reef tank into a larger, established 400 gallon reef system . As always, send any questions to americanreef@me.com
November 22, 2017
On this episode of AmericanReef, Mike talks about the first 12 months of hell now that it's 15 months into the Elos SPS dominated tank. As always, send any questions to americanreef@me.com
October 28, 2017
On this episode of AmericanReef, we review some basic details that will make configuring the Smart Controller 7000 a bit easier if you follow them before turning the unit on.
September 19, 2017
On this episode of AmericanReef, we take a look at the Paletta sunlit soft coral tank 8 months after the tank up grade. As always, send any questions to americanreef@me.com
August 18, 2017
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
July 15, 2017
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
June 16, 2017
On this episode of AmericanReef, we a review somer tips and tricks to help save money keeping a saltwater aquarium - Please send any comments to AmericanReef@me.com.
May 27, 2017
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 re...
May 5, 2017
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.
April 8, 2017
On this episode of AmericanReef, we take a closer look at the Tunze Stream 3! Please send any comments to AmericanReef@me.com.
March 24, 2017
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.
March 3, 2017
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 s...
February 18, 2017
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
January 12, 2017
On this episode of AmericanReef - we discuss the fundamentals of great reef tank photography with professional photographer and reef hobbyist, Jeff Lloyd. Send all questions over to americanreef@me.co...
December 9, 2016
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
November 23, 2016
On this episode of AmericanReef - Freshwater, Mike and Sanjay have a discussion on how SanJay can easily keep and maintains his planted tank with a minimal effort. Send all questions over to americanr...
October 29, 2016
This week we head back over to Mike Paletta's to checkout how successful he has been at managing choral growth in that sunlit tank by lowering the rock structure. As always, email any question to amer...
October 8, 2016
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@m...
September 23, 2016
On this episode of AmericanReef, two 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 Americ...
September 7, 2016
On this episode of AmericanReef, we now have 10 weeks of progress on Mike's new 90 gallon reef tank. As always, send any questions over to AmericanReef@me.com
August 26, 2016
On this episode of AmericanReef, Mike Paletta is aquascaping the Elos reef tank. As always, send any questions over to AmericanReef@me.com
July 17, 2016
On this episode of the AmericanReef, we have another video in the diving series. This dive takes place at the Turks and Caicos .Please send any questions over to americanreef@me.com.
July 2, 2016
On this episode of AmericanReef, Mike Paletta is starting up a new tank. Can you tell by the covwer photo the manufacturer;) As always, send any questions over to AmericanReef@me.com
May 31, 2016

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