When one thinks of a high-tech aquaculture facility, few, if any would think of one to be located in Oshkosh, WI, where the winters can take up to nearly half of the year. Sanctuary Aquatics sports state of the art monitoring and automation systems that few have taken advantage of with the advancements in technology over the years. Being in the field of IT myself, it greatly pleases me to see the blend of such tech integrated with the reef keeping operations.
While they are not open to the public yet, they will be significant asset to the reefing community when that time comes and not just to locals but to every part of the United States with the plan to ship corals directly to your door.
A 10,000 gallon Reef Lagoon, tidal-surge tanks, home-grown Phytoplankton and Rotifer’s daily dosing, even in-house tank bred designer clownfish, Sanctuary may be a newer name to the game, but they are setting the bar for the future of aqua-culturing.