Instant Gratification

onedoesnot1 Instant Gratification From Outsidetheglassbox.orgPatience is a virtue –  Prudentius Reef tanks are not instant art. They are mini eco systems that take a bit of time to become stable and trying to rush things is generally a recipe for disaster. We can all understand the excitement about wanting to do things quickly, but since the animals we keep are alive and dependent on a glass box for everything they need, it seems they deserve the consideration of a stable home.

Rich Ross

About 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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