Saturday, November 22, 2008

PODCAST: MARS 11/08 - Jake Adams; Fluid Dynamics For The Reef Aquarium

I had the opportunity to hear Jake Adams (coralidea & fishidea) present his college studies on the importance of flow in the aquarium for the third time last night at the Marine Aquarist Roundtable of Sacramento's November meeting. The other times I heard this talk was at MAX (Marine Aquarium Expo) and Reef-a-palooza, both at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 2008. And not to be too judgmental about the other location, it sure was nice to hear Jake's presentation in an environment that was not so loud and distracting.
There was a lot of buzz going around the MARS website and their Reef Central hosted forum about Jake's upcoming presentation and over 70 of the 115 club members showed up to listen to his wisdom. He really laid it down and presented qualified proof that aquarium flow is vitally important to the growth and success of a reef aquarium.

To hear Jake's talk click HERE and use the link in the player bar in the upper right.

To download and save to your computer, click HERE and use the links on the left of the page to save the zip file.

Here is a link to an Advanced Aquarist Online Magazine article that shows many of the graphs that Jake speaks about in this presentation.

Jake will be speaking again tomorrow, November 23, 2008 at the Bay Area Marine Aquarium Conference (BAYMAC) in San Jose, organized by Gresham Hendee.


Jeffry R. Johnston said...

Thank you for the links. Downloading ... NOW.

Patrice said...

Yes flow is important but sometime (or maybe often) hard to figure out. Lets say a coral need medium flow, what does that tell us?
What I consider as moderate flow could be what you consider as strong.

I think videos could be a great way to explain this.