It’s hard to believe, but the AquaNerd Blog officially turns two years old today. And what better way to celebrate than with an aquarium equipment giveaway (details below). When I first started this site, I didn’t have any real outlook on where it would be a year or two down the road. I had just gotten into blogging and found the medium to not only be a great way for me to feed my reef addiction, but I also found it to be a great tool to inform hobbyists about marine and reef aquarium related topics, so the articles just kept rolling out. During the last two years, we’ve seen a few authors come and go, and collectively we have amassed just under 1800 articles. We’ve done our best to cover relevant topics in the aquarium hobby and hope you’ve enjoyed the stories, aquarium products, and aquarium husbandry tips we’ve covered.
The AquaNerd Blog started off with a bang, covering hot industry news like the ORA Platinum Picassos, LiveAquaria’s successful breeding of McCulloch’s Clownfish, and the new lineup of Deltec protein skimmers. However, like most new sites, traffic plateaued and we had to work hard to build a solid following of readers. And work hard we did, staying up late on many nights trying to have fresh material for the following days. And I have to say all of the hard work has paid off and it’s been fun watching our community grow. That being said, we’ll continue to work hard to cover aquarium industry news and bring exciting topics to our readers.
Now that the site’s news is out of the way, let’s get to the giveaway. We’ll be giving away a 48″ Marineland Reef Capable LED fixture, which we have been reviewing for a short time now. A couple of other products might also be given away in the contest, but we’re still in the process of reviewing them so they may not be ready. So, now the question is how do you enter the contest. Well, simply vote for your favorite story we’ve covered in the past two years on our AquaNerd Facebook Poll, or simply write in your favorite. The winner will be chosen at the end of the month. We’ll update the article to include any other items added to the giveaway list.