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

Travel: Shedd Aquarium, Chicago IL

Travel: Shedd Aquarium, Chicago IL

If you are in Chicago, Illinois you want to stop by the Shedd Aquarium.  It is a short walk along the "Magnificent Mile" on the edge of Lake Michigan. The Shedd Aquarium has one of the world's largest indoor aquariums at ~ 5 million US gallons. I was fortunate enough...

Travel: Mystic Aquarium, Mystic CT

Travel: Mystic Aquarium, Mystic CT

One Thanksgiving week my family decided to go on a short getaway to the Rhode Island shore. It was a tolerable 7hr drive after work for a late night check-in. One logical place to visit nearby, besides the infamous "Mystic Pizza" eatery, was of course the aquarium in...

Travel: Maui Ocean Center

Travel: Maui Ocean Center

In a previous travel blog I mentioned that there were two aquariums in the state of Hawaii.  The first is the Waikiki Aquarium, which is part of the University of Hawaii. The second is the Maui Ocean Center.  The Maui Ocean Center was another great family destination....

Travel: Waikiki Aquarium

Travel: Waikiki Aquarium

As an avid hobbyist I will always add an aquarium to the destination list of places I visit. I fortunately had a family trip to Hawaii a few years ago.  Hawaii has two aquariums, one of which is the Waikiki Aquarium. I have wanted to visit since I started in this...

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...

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