September member meeting

Alright GANG, here we go again!! Member meeting at my house 12135 North Union Church Rd., Lincoln, De, 19960 on Sept. 16th. Our friends from Reef Nerd will be coming and would love to bring some pre-purchased corals or products. Check out their site and snag some goodies! Speaking of goodies I’ll be whipping up some home cooking again. Pulled pork sandwiches on fresh baked keisers, broccoli cassarole, macaroni salad and a green salad. We are also working on drumming up a guest speaker. We will have some great raffle items including a magnetic frag holder by Aqua Rocks! Hope to see y’all!


This event is this weekend!

Reef need decided to bring a small frag tank with some frags for sale. She is also bringing online pre-purchased frags.

Our virtual speaker will be Richard Ross. He will be speaking about coral spawning.

Richard is known for the “Skeptical Reefkeeping” article series, his groundbreaking work with cephalopod husbandry, his entertaining and informative talks, for managing the ambitious 212,000 gallon reef tank in the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences, being able to ‘get things done’ in the field, and recently for spawning Acropora sp in closed systems. Richard has kept saltwater animals for over 30 years, has worked in the aquarium industry and trade (maintenance, retail, wholesale) and has consulted for a coral farm/fish collecting station in the South Pacific. In 2015, Richard was presented with the MASNA Aquarist of the Year Award (now the MASNA award), and his work has been covered by Scientific American, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Penn’s Sunday School, NPR’s Science Friday, Discovery News, Fox News and more.

Before working in the animal world was a professional juggler and corporate presentation script writer. He is an avid underwater photographer/videographer and has been fortunate to scuba dive many of the worlds reefs. At home he cares for a 150 gallon reef system and a 250 gallon cephalopod/fish breeding system, two hairless dogs, 1 hairless cat, carnivorous plants, 1 Mexican beaded lizard, and 4 chickens. Richard has collected a ton of skills; glass blowing, hot shop fabrication, juggling, newspaper layout/graphic design, scuba diving, kiteboarding, photography, drone piloting and filming, video editing, horseback riding, mixed martial arts. In his spare time he exercises his philosophy degree, spends time with his fabulous daughter and his incredibly generous, intelligent, gorgeous and patient wife.

Huge shout out to Todd from Champion Lighting and Supply for connecting us with this afternoon’s awesome speaker, Richard Ross :1st_place_medal:! We really enjoyed his fascinating presentation on coral spawning in his home laboratory :exploding_head: Make sure to visit Champion Lighting at the Delaware Reef Club 10th annual Coral Show! You can listen to more of Richard Ross on

Another huge shout out to Reef Nerd Aquatics for joining us with some :fire: frags! Lynn hooked us up with some nice donated raffle pieces :pray: If you missed out today, no worries! You can check out her table at the DRC 10th Annual Coral Show as well!

Last but not least we want to say thank you to the Lapotsky family for hosting and feeding the club today!