Richard Ross: The Right Kind Of Lazy | MACNA 2017

Phosphate. Nitrate. Detritus. In an effort to create perfect boxes of coral, reef keepers worry an awful lot about these kinds of things – but do we really need to? According to prevailing wisdom, my 15 year old home tank should be a cess pool, but it isn’t, it is a thriving SPS dominated mixed reef. And, my tank isn’t alone. In this talk we will look at how and why my approach to reefkeeping has changed over the years, and how this had made me a happier person that goes on vacations without worrying about my tank. Richard Ross is known for his“Skeptical Reefkeeping” article series, his groundbreaking work with cephalopod husbandry, his entertaining and informative talks, and for managing the ambitious 212,000 gallon reef tank in the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences. “It’s so great. I get to work on what interests me in a variety of ways; I write and speak about the practical philosophy of aquarium keeping and animal welfare in the hobby press, and I get to publish in academic journals. I get to practice the fascinating craft of aquarium keeping on a daily basis, as well as participate in various kinds of field work like coral sexual reproduction. Through it all, I have the ongoing challenge and honor of working with incredible species like pygmy seahorses, unique cephalopods, ghost pipefish and more”. Richard was presented with the MASNA Aquarist of the Year award in 2015, and his work has been covered by Scientific American, National Geographic, Penn’s Sunday School, NPR’sScience Friday, Discovery News and Fox News. *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented in this video, make no representation or warranty regarding the products and the application as presented in this video and shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages of any type, including but not limited to punitive damages, or from personal injury or death resulting from or in any manner related to the video, and the products in and contents of the video. The viewer expressly agrees that aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents shall not be liable for any damages or losses related to the products in and content of the video and hereby agrees to hold the foregoing harmless from any such losses or damages.

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Phosphate. Nitrate. Detritus. In an effort to create perfect boxes of coral, reef keepers worry an awful lot about these kinds of things – but do we really need to? According to prevailing wisdom, my 15 year old home tank should be a cess pool, but it isn’t, it is a thriving SPS dominated mixed reef. And, my tank isn’t alone. In this talk we will look at how and why my approach to reefkeeping has changed over the years, and how this had made me a happier person that goes on vacations without worrying about my tank. Richard Ross is known for his“Skeptical Reefkeeping” article series, his groundbreaking work with cephalopod husbandry, his entertaining and informative talks, and for managing the ambitious 212,000 gallon reef tank in the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences. “It’s so great. I get to work on what interests me in a variety of ways; I write and speak about the practical philosophy of aquarium keeping and animal welfare in the hobby press, and I get to publish in academic journals. I get to practice the fascinating craft of aquarium keeping on a daily basis, as well as participate in various kinds of field work like coral sexual reproduction. Through it all, I have the ongoing challenge and honor of working with incredible species like pygmy seahorses, unique cephalopods, ghost pipefish and more”. Richard was presented with the MASNA Aquarist of the Year award in 2015, and his work has been covered by Scientific American, National Geographic, Penn’s Sunday School, NPR’sScience Friday, Discovery News and Fox News. *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented in this video, make no representation or warranty regarding the products and the application as presented in this video and shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages of any type, including but not limited to punitive damages, or from personal injury or death resulting from or in any manner related to the video, and the products in and contents of the video. The viewer expressly agrees that aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents shall not be liable for any damages or losses related to the products in and content of the video and hereby agrees to hold the foregoing harmless from any such losses or damages.

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Santa Monica Filtration
Santa Monica Filtration - 3 years ago
Favorite words: "The animals like to eat".

As for nutrients, It's my opinion that the glucose etc that the algae (within the corals) release into the water is localized carbon dosing, causing a thin bacteria and microbe bloom within a few mm of the coral, and the polyps then eat this. So the higher the coral cover, the more cross-feeding occurs. This would make use of the high nutrients.
Lazy Ass Reefer
Lazy Ass Reefer - 3 years ago
He calls himself lazy and prides himself on that, but really that Apex setup would take hundreds of hours of programming and tweaking. I bet there is a LOT of behind the scenes maintenance. That's not lazy imo.
bif24701
bif24701 - 3 years ago
Perfection doesn’t mean being perfect.
top 5
top 5 - 3 years ago
nice video guys
I want to ask you that can we use spray paint on rock to give it a little shade and if we can won't it be harmful for corals
Rod Webb
Rod Webb - 3 years ago
Someone could of gotten him a chair. My answer to Algae is to throw another handful of Snails in the tank.
Marcus McConnell
Marcus McConnell - 3 years ago
sounds like an old fresh water tank I had, barely messed with it and it thrived beyond belief
Anthony Murphy
Anthony Murphy - 3 years ago
Wow this is the best video I have watched in months of figuring out what to do. My new idol...
Chase
Chase - 3 years ago
This was so entertaining. What a great speaker. Thanks for sharing.
Blackbookproduct10ns
Blackbookproduct10ns - 3 years ago
So basically we don’t really know what causes algae?

10. comment for Richard Ross: The Right Kind Of Lazy | MACNA 2017

hall2jc
hall2jc - 3 years ago
Can't thank you guys enough for uploading these videos!
Jeffrey Borack
Jeffrey Borack - 3 years ago
You guys mentioned this in a previous video and I couldn't find it. Now I know why. Worth the wait!
Tru Reef
Tru Reef - 3 years ago
this was definitely helpful and I enjoyed watching. I did the same with my tank, had a lazy moment i just let it go for like 6 months no water changes no real cleaning literally no maintenance.. I dosed 2 part and top off water with kalk. other than that i just let numbers good and everything still grows if not better than b4. I'm telling u it's something about having a healthy feeding schedule and good filtration corals actually love semi nutrient rich water. I seen my best colors after a brown out situation...
Rocky Lord
Rocky Lord - 3 years ago
This is definitely the king lazy method..lol..wow,his equipment room is a mess.. that would drive me crazy..i guess i am ocd about my reef tanks..lol.. cool guy,he is funny..
Michael
Michael - 3 years ago
I have to admit, after seeing this guys tank, I don't feel so bad about how I run mine. :)
chefdan87
chefdan87 - 3 years ago
Lol that was exactly how i felt.
Artur Stensson
Artur Stensson - 3 years ago
Great talk. Gives us a little to think about.
Espacio Marino
Espacio Marino - 3 years ago
what its wrong with this guy, showing how clowns fish are ate....
Terence Fugazzi
Terence Fugazzi - 3 years ago
Those clowns are culls from a clown fish breeder - they are abnormal and will be destroyed anyways.
Michael
Michael - 3 years ago
It's like Bambi meets Pet Cemetary or something.
gord oland
gord oland - 3 years ago
Woo hoo! I wasn't expecting another one of these talks!

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