Polo Reef is a unique entity with the goal of helping to educate and encourage improvements in reef keeping, especially among young hobbyists. While the 17,000 reef tank is central to this process, the multiple other display tanks, holding tanks, quarantine facilities, and wet lab will all be utilized to fulfill this purpose. This entity is not a one-person show but is instead a team effort where a number of experts in the hobby and industry will be utilized. As new information, procedures, and equipment come to light, they will be shared with the hobby. All of this will be shared via videos, brief articles, and photographs and it is hoped that as questions arise these will be answered in a helpful manner that will allow for them to be shared with everyone.
By Michael S. Paletta with images by Michael Vargas
Close your eyes for a moment or two and try to conjure up a vision of the marine aquarium of your dreams. Chances are it’s in the 500 to 1,000-gallon (1,900 to 3,800-L) range—a fantasy that doesn’t come close to the reality of a reef tank I encountered recently in the town of Old Westbury, New York.