Ellery Wong

Ellery is a mechanical systems engineer at a Fortune 500 technology company. He has automation experience in the automotive, appliance, printing and robotics industries as a product development professional but also has over 25 years of saltwater aquarium experience as a hobbyist. He currently maintains a 7 tank / 510 gallon SPS/LPS/Mixed systems. DIY is his forte!

Recent Blog Posts

Unknown Species of Dwarf Moray Eel?

Unknown Species of Dwarf Moray Eel?

An unidentified species of dwarf moray eel found? James Dandar, of St Pete Saltwater Aquarium Store LLC, recently communicated this to Richard Back of Afishionado on March 30,2022. James has kept this gold and purple dwarf moray eel for the last 2 years, which his...

Oh no!!! My tank is leaking…

Oh no!!! My tank is leaking…

At some point in this hobby each of us will encounter some form of leak event. It is definitely one of the most stressful things that can happen. A leak can cause water stain to floors, and at worst case result in a catastrophic flood.  So the best thing to do is...

Frag Swap Participation

Frag Swap Participation

When you become a successful reefer, you’ll find yourself needing to trim your corals to maintain space from the overgrowth. In order to sustain this somewhat expensive hobby and recoup some of the costs, you can sell your coral frags at swap meets. Frag swaps can be...

3 Year Product Review: Reef Kinetics ReefBot v1

3 Year Product Review: Reef Kinetics ReefBot v1

I purchased the Reef Kinetics ReefBot v1 back in 2019. Reef Kinetics is a company based in Beirut, Lebanon. I have always been an early adopter of innovative products, especially if that product fills a need in my system.  This unit was an innovative device 3 years...

The Great Reset: Breaking Down or Refreshing a System

The Great Reset: Breaking Down or Refreshing a System

Every few years the reef aquarium may need to be reset. The reasons why can vary. It can be due to any of the following: Coral overgrowth due to lack of trimming Disease or Pest infestation Change in direction of the system due to maintenance, cost, or interest Just...

Product Review: CoraLife Aqua Gloves

Product Review: CoraLife Aqua Gloves

For years I have limited my tanks to "armpit deep".  The primary reason is because of serviceability and didn't want to get my sleeves wet.  Typically, if it is difficult to do it will not be done.  For over 25 years I never wore any gloves due to convenience.  I was...

3D Printed Reef Innovations: the Frag Shipper

3D Printed Reef Innovations: the Frag Shipper

2 years ago I wrote an article outlining how 3D printing is intertwining with the aquarium hobby.  As a mechanical engineer, maker, and reef hobbyist I appreciate seeing others with similar backgrounds innovate and share their designs. It is an extension of the...

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