Ken has been keeping aquariums since 1970. In 1980, he started his first marine / saltwater aquarium. In 1990, he set up his first reef aquarium using the Berlin method, an ecosystem developed in the 1970s by pioneer aquarist Peter Wilkens in Berlin.
At that time, just 3 decades ago, keeping a long term-marine aquarium was not possible. Most livestock taken from the wild suffered due to incompatibility, harassment, improper diet or general water conditions they were not accustomed to. In conjunction, much destruction to the ocean environment was evident around the world.
These days, aquarists are able to keep more corals, invertebrates and fish than was previously possible, thanks to leading edge advances in coral propagation, captive fish breeding techniques, improvement in filtration, water quality and education. Leading edge technology is responsible for tremendous advances in the success of reef aquariums over the past few decades.
Ken and Linny continue to expand their knowledge of aquarium husbandry and to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies. Truly passionate about this exciting hobby, they are mindful and conscientious about the conservation of the reefs around the world. Ken and Linny only support suppliers of livestock that do well in the reef tank and aquarium environments. They also promote captive bred fish and coral propagation to encourage longevity of wild stocks.