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Picture of Tony Griffitts in Bora Bora

Tony Griffitts has been in the hobby since 1969 when he received a 5-gallon Metaframe aquarium as a Christmas present. Tony has bred and raised many species of aquarium fish which include livebearers, anabantoids, cichlids, koi, and goldfish.

Tony is a well-known Discus expert, having raised and sold them wholesale and retail for 12 years.

Tony wrote the first article on "Endlers Livebearer" and is the developer of the Tiger Endler's Livebearer strain.

Tony has written many articles for the aquarium hobby, and is the author of the eBook Mastering Freshwater Aquarium Ecosystems.

Tony is also an accomplished marine hobbyist, having spawned Coral Cats (Plotosus lineatus), Banggai Cardinals (Pterapogon kauderni), Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons), Catalina Gobies (Lythrypnus dalli), and many Damselfish and Clownfish. Tony's first article was written in the early 90's and covered how to use anaerobic bacteria in a denitrator to keep nitrate at extremely low levels in marine systems.

Tony designed, built, and operated the Aquaworld Aquarium retail store in the Sacramento, California metro area for over 5 years. During the time as a shop owner, he took a great interest in fish health and disease. Tony has developed many techniques for treating freshwater and saltwater fish diseases and conditions.

Tony has also been a consultant to the aquarium industry and sciences.

A Lifetime member of the Sacramento Aquarium Society, Tony has been long time supporter of local aquarium clubs. Tony has served on the Board of Directors, chaired multiple positions, and currently serves as a webmaster and cloud system administrator for the Sacramento Aquarium Society.

Tony is also an experienced SCUBA diver, snorkeler, and underwater naturalist having spent hundreds of hours in many aquatic locations throughout the world photographing and video recording underwater life. Tony's video clips have appeared on NAT GEO WILD channel's Blitzkrieg Sharks.

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Ben Thorton

Ben Thorton is the owner and main editor of T5Fixtures website. He is an avid gardening and lighting enthusiast and has many years of experience with many different lights. Since he knows how hard it is to truly understand lighting and how to use lights to your advantage, he wants to give his knowledge to those who want to learn about it.


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