Reef Beef Episode 50 – Ben Drills Rich

by | Apr 2, 2022 | Funny, Podcast | 0 comments

In this episode Ben asks Rich a lot of questions about science literacy and Ben talks about rusty aquarium hardware.

Time Stamps
00:00:00 Intro
00:01:31 Rich’s system
00:02:59 Rich’s Pond
00:04:10 Daily water changes
00:04:39 ICP scores?
00:06:52 New Client #1
00:09:01 Moist air
00:13:07 SPONSOR:
00:15:25 New Client #2
00:16:53 Rich’s light problems
00:19:34 Let the drilling begin
00:22:37 Identifying Snake Oil
00:29:48 SPONSOR: Biota Aquariums
00:32:06 Evaluating the results of a product
00:41:59 What does it mean to be skeptical?
00:50:08 does correlation equal causation?
00:57:05 Critical Thinking
01:00:30 Ben’s Beef
01:05:55 Wrap Up
01:06:23 Bloopers

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Ben Drills Rich – Episode 50

  • Rich Ross

    Richard Ross currently works as an Aquatic Biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences, maintaining many exhibits including the 212,000 gallon Philippine Coral Reef. He has kept saltwater animals for over 25 years, and has worked in aquarium maintenance, retail, wholesale and has consulted for a coral farm/fish collecting station in the South Pacific. Richard enjoys all aspects of the aquarium hobby and is a regular author for trade publications, a frequent speaker at aquarium conferences and was a founder of one of the largest and most progressive reef clubs in Northern California, Bay Area Reefers. He is an avid underwater videographer and has been fortunate to scuba dive in a lot of places around the world. At home he maintains a 300 gallon reef system and a 250 gallon cephalopod/fish breeding system, and was one of the first people to close the life cycle of Sepia bandensis. When not doing all that stuff, he enjoys spending time with his patient wife, his incredible daughter and their menagerie of animals, both wet and dry.

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