Mike Paletta

Michael Paletta’s actual career is working in genomics in breast and colon cancer for Genomic Health. He has been an avid reef keeper since 1984. He has kept personal reef aquaria ranging in size from 20 gallons to 1200 gallons and has helped set and build other reef aquaria up to 4,000 gallons in size. He currently maintains several reef aquaria including a 300 gallon sps dominated tank and a 75 lps tank. He has also consulted for The National Aquarium in Baltimore as well the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium.

Michael has published over 100 articles on various aspects of reef keeping in SeaScope, Aquarium Fish Magazine, FAMA, Practical Fishkeeping, and Coral Magazine. He has also published two books: The New Marine Aquarium and Ultimate Reefs. Michael has been invited to speak at various venues around the world and across the country and has given over 200 such talks.

Aquarium History, oh how far we’ve come!

Reefkeeping in the United States has been around for approximately 30 years. In his talk, Michael Paletta hopes to go over the many advances and changes that occurred during the early years of the hobby. The talk will discuss not only the major breakthroughs that occurred during this period, but also the people who were responsible for many of these advancements. The talk will also focus on how much better things are today, as well why we should not take these things for granted.