Tony Vargas

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Coral Morphologic @ Aspen Ideas: Climate

Coral Morphologic @ Aspen Ideas: Climate

Coral Morphologic will be proudly representing Miami’s underwater denizens at the inaugural Aspen Ideas: Climate conference, May 9-12 with a nightly showing of our film Coral City Fluorotour on the New World Center’s wallcast and speaking on the panel “The Ocean is a Climate Superhero.”…

Bone Cutter or Coral Clipper

One of the largest trends in the hobby is fragging corals. It seems as if every weekend somewhere around the country there’s a frag swap. Corals are being propagated with various types of tools. In the 90s I put a large table Acropora through a table saw and created...

Terence Fugazzi 210 Reef

Terence Fugazzi 210 Reef

What a great trip to Mountain West Reef Fest, Scott Fellman, Michelle Lemech, Bradley Syphus, and I had the pleasure of meeting up with Terence Fugazzi and his lovely family at his house in Salt Lake City. We went to his house to take a look at one incredible...

Congratulations Two Little Fishies

Congratulations Two Little Fishies

Marine Depot (MD) considered the largest supplier of marine and reef aquarium supplies in the world announced at Reef-A-Palooza the names of their Best of 2011 award. This award honors the products that are best received by the marine aquarium industry. Marine Depot...

Seth Miller 180 Reef

Seth Miller 180 Reef

A few months ago I visited Brian Ferguson in Charlotte, North Carolina.  I spoke at his club, Reef Aquarium Society of Charlotte (RASOC) and at the meeting I had the opportunity to meet Seth Miller, a very enthusiastic hobbyist and the proud owner of a very nice...

Stuart Bertram’s 750-Gallon Reef Tank

Stuart Bertram’s 750-Gallon Reef Tank

In the middle of writing my book The Coral Reef Aquarium, I came across many extraordinary reef aquariums. In the book, I created a chapter titled “Reef Tanks From Around The World”. This chapter highlights many different types of reef systems, some of the most...

Jim’s Wrasse Heaven

Jim’s Wrasse Heaven

  Who would have thought that in my travels I would see two of the elusive Cirrhilabrus earli in two different parts of the country?  Let alone five days apart!  By now, everyone is aware that I traveled to Salt Lake City in Utah to see Syphus Wrasse Heaven...

David Anderson 210 Reef

David Anderson 210 Reef

David Anderson standing along side his 210-gallon reef Gorgeous Acropora granulosa photo by Tony Vargas   Another incredible aquarist from Salt Lake City thanks to the Wasatch Marine Aquarium Society and Will Spencer for arranging this...

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