Lou Ekus has been actively involved in the marine aquarium industry for over 22 years. He frequently works with aquarists, helping them with system issues big and small from large public aquariums to 1 gallon nano reefs.
Lou has been a salt water aquarist most of his life. As an adult, he designed and built a multi-tank system in his home consisting of a 150 gallon mixed reef tank, a 150 community fish only tank and a 90 gallon predator tank. This system also incorporated a custom lighting and filtration systems all designed and built by Lou. Due to time and traveling constraints, Lou has downsized and is enjoying the ease of care of a 150 gallon African Cichlid tank and a small 29 gallon species specific grow out tank (soon to be converted to a mangrove ecosystem).
Lou is an avid saltwater fly fisherman, holds a commercial hot air balloon license and is an antique car enthusiast, taking trips in a 1931 Ford Roadster, named Irma, with Leslie. There’s no telling where the three of them will show up!
Lou is CEO of Tropic Marin USA and, along with his wife, Leslie, are responsible for all Tropic Marin product support and aquarist assistance in the US and Canada. Lou and Leslie have recently taken on the management of Aquarium Munster USA as well.