Bryan Farrish owns Santa Monica Filtration, one of the aquarium hobby’s most popular producers of algae scrubbers. Bryan created and owns patents to many of the innovative algae turf scrubber designs in use today! Bryan is one of the most knowledgeable people we know when it comes to algal filtration in aquaria, so it was a real treat to pick his brain!
We quizzed Bryan about how algae scrubbers work, what the benefits are, how scrubbers compare to reactors and refugiums, what types of fish eat the algae harvested in a scrubber, and a whole lot more. Then callers from around the U.S. had the opportunity to ask Bryan everything they’ve been wanting to know about algae scrubbers and natural filtration.
This live call was recorded on October 12, 2018. To make sure you don’t miss our next Marine Depot Chats with Experts call, we definitely encourage you to sign up for our email newsletter so you can register (it’s free … and there are giveaways!). Our next call is scheduled for October 24 with popular aquarium YouTube personalities Marc Levenson (Melev’s Reef), Deven Rich (Reef Dudes), and our very own Robert Farnsworth.
Let us know what you thought about this episode in the comments below and what your experiences are with algal filtration. Until next time, take care and happy reefkeeping!