If you want the psychedelic colors and awe factor of a reef aquarium without the intense lights and intense maintenance routine, step into the world of Coldwater Marine Aquatics. You will be dazzled by colorful crustaceans and fluorescent anemones you may not have thought existed outside of the tropics. Coldwater Marine Aquatics is bringing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest to the hobbyist. Stu Wobbe and Josh Groves have created a market that wasn't there by working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to become one of the only suppliers of cold water marine livestock. Symbolic of this achievement was their stunning display open-top tank at MACNA shown below. Hats off to these guys. Endless admirers pressed up to this 1" thick aquarium to see the set of gorgeous Green Surf Anemones within. I had to get a look and my mind reeled the whole time. One of the guys told me the maintenance was much easier too. Average LEDs or T5 will do for lighting, a nice chiller to keep the tank at 55 - 60 degrees and the thickest tank you can find for better insulation covers the basics of hardware. No dosing or reactors needed. Water changes are the heavy lifting. It makes you think. Some ten years ago now I attempted to create a little cold water world with a 20 gallon hex, some rock weed and a big sand flea of all things. There is an old thread about it here on 3reef. It was a fumbling attempt to recreate the beautiful life I saw just under the surface off the coast here north of San Francisco. A rock covered with strawberry anemones is something to behold and it got to me. And I think it got to Stu Wobbe and Josh Groves. These are the guys that made it happen. Their vision is powerful and persuasive when seen in person. I imagine there was more than one convert after MACNA and many more to come. Time to buy a chiller. matt Coldwater Marine Aquatics: http://www.coldwatermarineaquatics.com/pages/about-us Also check out 3reefer coldmarineguy's amazing aquarium: http://www.3reef.com/threads/check-out-my-coldwater-marine-tank.66600/ (great videos) And this video: Are you getting cold?