Reef Frenzy Radio
Our podcast will feature content designed to educate, inform and entertain those involved with the reef hobby. We intend to host guests who will discuss topics ranging from nutrition, breeding, equipment and the industry in general.
info_outline Episode 13 with Brandon Rutherford talking about his third grade classroom reef project 04/09/2018
Episode 13 with Brandon Rutherford talking about his third grade classroom reef project Brandon Rutherford is one of those teachers we all wish we had growing up. He has taken his love for science and the marine aquarium hobby and shared it with his students. LRS has been following his project for several years and the way that he has expanded it is amazing. His THIRD GRADE students bred 500+ clownfish last year in their classroom and sold them to Quality Marine! To donate you can contact Brandon here: http://mrrutherfordisawesome.weebly.com/reef-system.html To see recent updates about the project you can check out this article: https://www.reef2rainforest.com/2015/03/28/tanks-in-classrooms-setting-up-an-educational-aquarium/
info_outline Episode 12 with Nuri Fisher, President of Piscine Energetics 03/16/2018
Episode 12 with Nuri Fisher, President of Piscine Energetics PE Mysis shrimp is well known in the aquarium hobby as a premium food. We interview the President and learn all about the history of this shrimp and the sustainable harvest methods.
info_outline Episode 11 "Identifying Fish Disease and Treatment methods" 02/11/2018
Episode 11 "Identifying Fish Disease and Treatment methods" In this episode we discuss how to identify and treat some common parasites and bacterial infections which can be prevalent in newly acquired aquarium fish.
info_outline Episode 10 with Chad Clayton from Reed Mariculture 01/13/2018
Episode 10 with Chad Clayton from Reed Mariculture In this podcast we learn all about algae, rotifers, copepods, and the "first foods" used in aquaculture from one of the most seasoned and experienced people I know in the industry. Chad Clayton from Reed Mariculture joins us to share what he has learned over the years. His reputation in the reefing hobby, combined with his passion for aquaculture makes this episode one you don't want to miss.
info_outline Episode 9 with Todd Gardner talking about a variety of cool topics! 12/07/2017
Episode 9 with Todd Gardner talking about a variety of cool topics! In this episode we learn how Todd helped encourage Larry to push forward to develop a food designed from the ground up as a broodstock conditioning diet. We also discussed how he imported uber-rare fish like the Gramma dejongi from Cuba, and the pitfalls of bringing them to market due to the embargo. Lastly we finish up talking about how excited Todd is to move to North Carolina soon!
info_outline Episode 8 with Bobby Moon from Chicagoland Aquariums 11/25/2017
Episode 8 with Bobby Moon from Chicagoland Aquariums In this podcast we sit down with Bobby Moon to discuss his approach to running his retail store, service business and his online coral business. Bobby embraces the same "hustle" that I do and he is always putting out content on social media and Youtube. At the end of this podcast we break away from reefing and talk about Bitcoin and crypto currency.
info_outline Episode 7- Reefkeeping "Down Under!" 11/04/2017
Episode 7- Reefkeeping "Down Under!" In this podcast we discuss how running a retail fish store in Australia is different than in the US. We chat with the owners of "100% Reefsafe" about collection, permits, livestock, and other topics. Veronica, the production manager for LRS is actually staying with them for over a week!
info_outline Episode 6 with Rick Lowe from Synergy Reef Systems 10/31/2017
Episode 6 with Rick Lowe from Synergy Reef Systems In this episode we sat down with Rick Lowe from Synergy Reef Systems. Synergy manufactures a full line of acrylic products including sumps and overflow boxes. Tune in to learn about their newest "Shadow Overflow" box and how it has become one of their most popular products. We also discuss topics such as water flow rates, filter socks, injection molding, and the joys of running a family business. Learn more about Synergy Reef Systems by visiting www.synergyreef.com
info_outline Episode 5 with Coldwater Marine Aquatics 06/15/2017
Episode 5 with Coldwater Marine Aquatics In this episode we sat down with Josh Groves and Stu Wobbe who own Coldwater Marine Aquatics. We discussed what it takes to keep a cold water tank, as well as how they turned their hobby into a business by supplying public aquariums and specialty stores with unique inverts and fish they collect in Oregon. (Please excuse the background noise from the water flowing which was picked up in the room when Josh and Stu recorded this podcast.) You can learn more about coldwater aquariums by visiting theor Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ColdwaterMarineAquatics/
info_outline Episode 4- Richard Ross from the Steinhart Aquarium 06/02/2017
Episode 4- Richard Ross from the Steinhart Aquarium In this episode we sit down with Richard Ross who works at the Steinhart Aquarium in California. Rich is a MASNA "Aquarist of the Year" award recipient and is well known for his love of octopuses. He also writes articles for his "Skeptical Reefkeeping" series which you can find at http://packedhead.net/ In this podcast we learn about some of the tasks required to manage the Steinhart's 212,000 gallon reef tank and his home reef. Rich and I discuss how social media has changed the way information about the hobby is disseminated, particularly how opinions are often taken as fact. We also briefly touch on the bill before the legislature in Hawaii and it's potential impact to the trade.
info_outline Episode 3 Featuring Ken Easter from Coral Frenzy 05/26/2017
Episode 3 Featuring Ken Easter from Coral Frenzy In this podcast we learn how Larry and Ken met and hashed out their differences over their products sharing the "Frenzy" name. Instead of lawyers getting rich over a trademark dispute listen to see how they ended up becoming close friends and promoting each other's products!
info_outline Episode #2 with Jonathan Foster from FishEye Aquaculture 05/22/2017
Episode #2 with Jonathan Foster from FishEye Aquaculture During this episode we sat down with Jonathan Foster to learn about his marine aquaculture facility in Florida. We discussed topics ranging from how he grew his hobby into a business, quarantine, filtration, daily operations of a fish farm and more!
info_outline "Live with Larry: Episode one with Mark Callahan 04/30/2017
"Live with Larry: Episode one with Mark Callahan NOTE: Since this was our first podcast we learned after the fact it was not rendered in stereo, but going forward this issue is resolved. In our first Reef Frensy Radio podcast we sat down with Mark Callahan from Mr. Saltwater Tank TV to discuss how LRS Foods and his Youtube channel both began. We discussed the goal of the "Live with Larry Show" and what we hope to accomplish regarding future content and interaction with our listeners by engaging via social media. We also fielded a couple questions which streamed in from Mark's Facebook channel! Thank you for checking out our podcast and please bear with us as we improve editing and the overall flow of the show in the coming weeks. To view the "Stick It" video mentioned in the podcast visit: http://www.larrysreefservices.com/media-gallery.html To subscribe to Mr. Saltwater Tank TV visit: Mr. Saltwater Tank TV
info_outline "Live with Larry" is coming soon to Reef Frenzy Radio! 04/28/2017
"Live with Larry" is coming soon to Reef Frenzy Radio! Hello fellow reefers! My name is Larry DuPont (friend me on FB if you want) and I am the owner of LRS Foods which produces Reef Frenzy® frozen food and a few other blends. Over the past five years while building my business I have been fortunate enough to meet amazing people within our hobby. These individuals vary in experience from being marine fish breeders, manufacturers, advanced hobbyists, aquarium curators, all the way up to aquarium design and installation experts. My vision for this podcast is to hosts guests on who can share relevant content which I hope my listeners will fine interesting and entertaining. While the details are still being finalized, I believe we may announce the upcoming guest on Facebook and allow people to post comments about questions or topics they would like to hear discussed on the upcoming podcast. This is a work in progress and we are excited to see where this leads.