2nd Annual Buckeye Reef Marine Expo, It’s Going to Be Huuuge!

Last year saw the emergence of what I hope to be a long-standing event in northwest Ohio, the Buckeye Reef Marine Expo. As I’ve previously mentioned, NW OH is an area that’s centrally located between several larger saltwater aquarium markets and home to a substantial hobbyist base of our own. So it always seemed odd … [Read More]

Saltwater Smarts Headed To C-SEA Frag Swap!

The folks at the Cleveland Saltwater Enthusiasts Association (C-SEA) may be situated near Lake Erie—one of our freshwater Great Lakes—but on Saturday, October 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., they’ll be steeped in salt water as they host the 2016 C-SEA Frag Swap at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio. This exciting event … [Read More]

First Annual Buckeye Reef Marine Expo Coming Soon!

As a long-time hobbyist in northwest Ohio, I’m accustomed to traveling outside the region for frag swaps and events of appreciable size. NW Ohio is located within reach of regular events held in northeast Ohio, central Ohio, and southern Michigan but hasn’t been home to a swap capable of drawing in many folks (and vendors) … [Read More]

Bellevue H.S. Marine Science Lab Expands

Last year I introduced you to David Bowers and the incredible marine science classroom laboratory he runs at Bellevue High School in Ohio, USA. Over the last 20 years, David and his students have transformed the humble classroom from a single modest aquarium to one of the best self-funded high school marine biology programs in … [Read More]

Visit at the Bellevue H.S. Marine Science Lab

When I think back to my high school days, I remember a 29-gallon freshwater aquarium in science class. Coincidentally, I donated most of the specimens in that tank to my teacher from my home aquariums. It served as more of a stereotypical science classroom fixture than a teaching tool. So I guess you could say … [Read More]