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  • 01:15

    Ethics of the Aquarium Trade

    in Environment

    Join Ray Owczarzak in welcoming an old friend Doug Ludemann.  Doug and I worked together a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.  (Sorry for the reference). Doug has years of experience in the public and private aquarium fields and currently owns and operates Fish Geeks. 

    I’ve wanted to do a show on the ethical issues involved in the aquarium hobby and field for some time.  When I first began my pet trade career at the age of 16 at a small mom and pop shop in Illinois, I was wide eyed and ignorant to the dark side of the trade.  I sold snake head after snake head destined for home tanks without any thought about the possible impacts.  Now that I live in Maryland, where the snake head makes advances year after year in waterways, I wonder about my past actions.

    What other dark secrets are there in the aquarium hobby?  I think, in retrospect, that any financial endeavor that requires the sale of live animals inherently has a few dark secrets.  In fact, they are too numerous to mention in an hour show, but we will give it a shot. 

    Don’t get me wrong, I believe that the industry and hobby have many ethical companies and the preponderance of hobbyists are top notch.  But as the saying goes, a few bad apples…  Hopefully the discussion will provide some food for thought on the businesses that listeners use.  Making ethical choices are up to the end consumer.  We as a people have the best chance at guiding the future.  So don’t just sit back be a Witness, but make a change for the better.  As always, I hope that people join in the conversation and call in with thoughts and stories.  

  • 01:30

    Majestic Aquarium Hour - ClownFish

    in Pets

    On Wednesday January 22nd at 9:00pm est,8:00 cst and 6:00pm pst, Majestic Aquarium Hour host Frank Aguirre will be diswcussing those beautiful,amazing ClownFish. A personal favorite of many aquarists let's learn more about how to have happy and healthy Clownfish.





  • 01:14

    Majestic Aquarium Hour - Marine Aquarium Basics

    in Pets

    On Wednesday February 5th at 9pm est, 8pm cst and 6pm pst, the host of Majestic Aquarium Hour Frank Aguirre will be discussing with his guest Mr. William Choi, a bio-chemist, what is needed to start a basic Marine aquarium setup. What  you need to start a saltwter aquarium, the basic that are needed, how the aquarium hobby has changed, challenges for the new comers etc etc. Check out our sponsors youtube channel for some anazing videos on different topics !




  • 00:12

    The Majestic City

    in The Bible

    We will learn about the Majestic City, and what is said about it in the Scriptures. So listen in for our study.

  • 01:14

    Majestic Aquarium Hour - Wilson Choi

    in Pets

    On Wednesday February 26th at 9pm est,8pm cst and 6pm pst, Frank Aguirre will welcome back Wilson Choi to continue their discussion on Majestic Aquarium Hour.

    Wet Thumb Aquatic Creations was created in 2002 by Wilson Choi. Wet Thumb operates primarily in the Greater Toronto Area, including Woodbridge, Oakville, Vaughan, Etobicoke, Markham, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa/Whitby and of course, all areas within the GTA.

    For recent updates concerning Wet Thumb and the industry in general, please visit our blog!

    Wilson Choi

    With a background in Chemical Engineering and Chemical & Biological Sciences, Wilson has been working in the aquarium industry for over 20 years. With a well rounded experience in the trade, his technical knowledge and know-how in the aquarium trade is well known and well respected



  • 01:09

    Freshwater Tropical Fish Chat: The Majestic Freshwater Angelfish

    in Pets

    You guys have been asking me to do some freshwater fish shows and I have responded. So now Aquarium Talk the podcast, welcomes Freshwater Tropical Fish Chat where Aqua Alex will use his 10 plus years of freshwater experience to talk about some various freshwater fish species! To get us started, I will be talking about freshwater angelfish! Angelfish are one of the most popular freshwater fish in the freshwater hobby and they are seen pretty much in every freshwater aquarium community tank!

    Topics for the show:

    -Caring for the Freshwater angelfish

    - Did you know facts on the angelfish

    -AND MORE!

    Call 1 347-989-8142 with any questions!

  • 00:44

    Aquarium Talk The Podcast on AVN: Carib-Sea™ Interview

    in Pets

    I am a big fan of Carib-Sea ™ I use their products for my Saltwater Aquarium! I have Life rock in everyone single saltwater aquarium I own! Plus, I also use their other awesome products such as Arag Alive Sand!!! It is with great pleasure that I get to interview the Sales Manager of Carib-Sea™ here LIVE on Aquarium Talk here on American Variety Network!

    Topics for the show:

    History of Carib-Sea™

    Products Carib-Sea offers  

    AND MORE!!!


  • 01:36

    Majestic Aquarium Hour - Frank Aguirre Choosing Fish for your Aquarium

    in Pets

    On Wednesday July 9th at 9pm est, 8pm cst and 6pm pst, join Ray as he welcomes Frank Aquirre back for a discussion on how to pick your fish for your very own Majestic Aquarium ! Some like mellow, peaceful fish and some like a little more aggressive type. What is your dream tank ? Join us tonight and let's here what Frank and Ray have to say.




  • 01:08

    Majestic Aquarium Hour - Nautilus Conservation

    in Pets

    On Wednesday January 8th aat 9pm est,8pm cst and 6pm pst, Gregory Barord will be coming on the show to discuss Nautilus on the Majestic Aquarium Hour with Ray Owczarzak.

    Greg was born in Katy, Texas and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He knew at a very young age of 5 that studying cephalopods was what he wanted to do when he grew up. He received his B.Sc. in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston (Whoop!) in 2005. While in Galveston, he worked at the National Resource Center for Cephalopods and also in the Quarantine Facility of the Aquarium at Moody Gardens. In 2008, he moved to Alaska and worked as a fisheries observer aboard commercial fishing vessels. In 2010, Greg started his Ph.D. program in Biology and is currently a PhD Candidate at the City University of New York - Graduate Center and Brooklyn College. Greg has studied cephalopods for over 10 years now and his current and future research focuses on the conservation of nautiluses.







  • 01:21

    Majestic Aquarium Hour - Mangroves - Biotope Aquariums

    in Pets

    On Wednesday May 14th at 9pm est, 8pm cst and 6pm pst, please join the host Ray Owczarzak as he discusses the importance of Mangroves in nature, and how to properly set-up your own biotope Mangrove aquarium. Ray will be talking with Ken McKeighen on this type of biotope aquarium. Let's learn about the amazing animals that can be placed in them, any special equipment etc.







  • 01:19

    Aquarium Talk Presents: Interview w/ Tropical Fish Podcast Aquariumax

    in Pets

    I have been hosting tropical fish keeping podcasts for 3 years now and while I love hosting fish keeping shows, I do also love hearing other tropical fish keeping enthusiasts  chat fish!! I am a huge fan and supporter of the podcast Aquariumax hosted by Rus and Kelly. I first found their show through a friend (Jeremey Stellhorn also a loyal listener of AVN and Aquariumax) and have loved their show since day one!! I have invited Rus and Kelly to appear on Aquarium Talk the podcast and they have accepted. They will be my very first guests of 2016 and my first guests on Aquarium Talk!

    There will be NO set topics we are just going to chat about all things aquarium related from freshwater to saltwater!

    Enjoy the show fish keepers!