In the latest episode of "52 Weeks of Reefing: Second Edition," host Ryan Batcheller is once again joined by Joe Caparatta for part 2 of their conversation: Crafting the Ideal Reef Habitat: Aquascaping Secrets. This time, it's a deep dive into reef tank aquascaping. How can we better mimic nature? Is there a way we can make an aesthetically pleasing aquascape while meeting the biological needs of our livestock? Answers to all of those questions and more, right here. Regardless of your experience level in the reef keeping hobby, you'll be sure to walk away from this conversation with a few new thoughts and maybe a new perspective on how we aquascape our aquariums. 

Joe Caparatta is an esteemed member of the aquarium community and has been professionally involved with aquariums for 35 years, having started his journey at the age of 13 when he began working in a fish store after school. His dedication to the field is evident, as he hasn't stopped working in the sector since. 

Joe owns Manhattan Aquariums, an LFS located in New York. He upholds high standards for installation and maintenance. In addition to his physical store, he owns which specializes in the sale of captive cultured corals grown in their state-of-the-art coral farms. Furthermore, Joe holds a position as the U.S. distributor for several notable brands, including Panta Rhei, Pax Bellum, and Triton as well as a partnership with Marco Rocks.

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