We are super excited for the upcoming 2017 reef keeping year. We are working hard to build the club and bring in new content that gets everyone involved excited about the future. We are diligently working to bring in top informative speakers in the field and educational workshops that will make you not want to miss a second of the upcoming years content.
The Pittsburgh Marine Aquarium society would like to invite you, members and non-members alike to attend our first meeting of 2017 with our special quest and speaker Author Mike Paletta. Mike will be doing a presentation entitles Common Sense and Controversies in Reef Keeping.
Michael Paletta has been keeping marine aquariums since 1980 and reef tanks since 1985. During the past 30 years he has written hundreds of articles on marine fish and invertebrates in both the US and Europe. His books include, "The Modern Marine Aquarium," “The New Marine Aquarium” "Ultimate Reefs". Michael has enjoyed speaking at over 100 marine societies and national conferences in North America, Canada, and Europe.
He has helped in the set up of over 120 tanks throughout the U.S, including several tanks over 2,000 gallons in capacity. Michael also acted as a consultant with the National Aquarium in Baltimore and the Pittsburgh Zoo Aquarium. Michael has B.S. from Dickinson College and a Master's degree from Yale. Michael has also been a technical consultant for several equipment manufacturers and online companies. Michael is currently employed in sales in the biotechnology field.