11 episodes

We Reef. And we know things.

It’s a podcast, about reef keeping, by two reef keepers that are polarizing enough to be interesting.

Terence says – Rich and I decided that we mattered – to ourselves! So we wanted to make a podcast that would share our passion for the marine aquarium and reef keeping hobby, our knowledge about it, and have some fun doing it. Please join us as we have fun and (hopefully) give you some good insight on topics like: new products, industry highlights, husbandry tips, and ethics – but most importantly, engage you and make you think. Support us on patreon.com/skimmate

The SKIMMATE PodCast with Rich and Terence Rich and Terence

    • Hobbies

We Reef. And we know things.

It’s a podcast, about reef keeping, by two reef keepers that are polarizing enough to be interesting.

Terence says – Rich and I decided that we mattered – to ourselves! So we wanted to make a podcast that would share our passion for the marine aquarium and reef keeping hobby, our knowledge about it, and have some fun doing it. Please join us as we have fun and (hopefully) give you some good insight on topics like: new products, industry highlights, husbandry tips, and ethics – but most importantly, engage you and make you think. Support us on patreon.com/skimmate

    Episode 10 - Allergic to Effort

    Episode 10 - Allergic to Effort

    In this episode Rich and Terence look ahead with predictions on what we might see in the hobby for 2020 as well as what they would like to see. Also, Terence continues with more Heniochus woes, Rich trims his tank and also opines on how people are allergic to effort. Also, the guys answer a listener question on dinoflagellates. Don't forget, we also now have a patreon account so donate and we'll give a shout out to you on an upcoming episode - www.patreon.com/skimmate

    • 55 min
    Episode 9 - Yo Quiero Reef!

    Episode 9 - Yo Quiero Reef!

    First show of 2020. Yes, we are still doing this! Show opens with some sad end of year pet news from both Rich and Terence. Then discussions on : Terence's crappy eBay purchase, winners and losers in 2019, reef product kickstarters, Indo ban lifted?,  and UV works!

    • 1 hr
    Episode 8 - If there's already a fire, it's too late!

    Episode 8 - If there's already a fire, it's too late!

    Rich talks about how privileged he is to get 500g of saltwater premixed and delivered to his doorstep,  Terence converts to heating with his home water, ORP explained - maybe, lanthanum cures ich - ya, right, and prepping your tank for disaster. 

    Hot water thing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVrCGSLD1Zo

    Thread about generators

    https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/power-outage-here-in-ca-police-ask-me-to-turn-off-my-generator.659026/page-4

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 7 - Andy Griffith is a Dirty Boy

    Episode 7 - Andy Griffith is a Dirty Boy

    Bryopsis update from Terence, Secret Home Lab goings-on, smack down that aiptasia, hacksaws for coral pruning, and a lighting discussion focusing on the new Philips CoralCare light. Oh, and vintage TV tunes!

    • 1 hr
    Episode 6 - dead fish selfies, 100 gallons of saltwater disappears, sharing is caring, your questions answered too!

    Episode 6 - dead fish selfies, 100 gallons of saltwater disappears, sharing is caring, your questions answered too!

    Terence has an incident on his tank. Sharing corals is so cool, hear about one hobbyist who really cares about sharing in this hobby.  Seen those pics on social media where the hobbyist lays out the dead fish and snaps a pic -- well Terence and Rich have a lot to say on this one - and no surprise - they don't agree!

    • 1 hr
    Episode 5 - "Just bang it on the counter", he said

    Episode 5 - "Just bang it on the counter", he said

    Topics in this episode include:  Kill some Bryopsis, Aquashella, OctoArt,  how Aquariums might benefit science, and your questions.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

Tobias Seaborne ,

What I had been searching for for years

Love the podcast. Extremely enjoyable, and informative. High level content from experienced reefers for experienced reefers. Rich Ross, please continue pissing Terrance off. I have several friends who refuse to listen, despite my continued prodding, because Terrance is on the podcast. Your quips and calling him out may slowly convince them. If Neptune controllers sponsors the podcast I’m buying a GHL.

Suggestions for future topics: Would love to hear more about caring for difficult critters . First feeds for breeding, and NPS care would be awesome. Would also love to hear about Neptune’s development and manufacturing process and considerations when developing products.

Applegate reefs ,

My new go to podcast

If I could change one thing on this podcast, it would be the frequency at which episodes are released! It’s not like these guys have anything better to do(sarcasm)! I love the the free form structure of this podcast and what really separates this podcast from the other reefing podcast is the experience and knowledge level of these guys. Terrence and Rich aren’t just hobbyists, but hobbyist who’s everyday work life involves ways of keeping these creatures in our tanks the absolute best chance at thriving. Not only do you get information from people who have years of experience and success, but it’s given to you in a form that feels like an everyday conversation. “Anyways”, keep it up guys!

Ian moede ,

SKIMMATE - life changing

Once in a lifetime you'll come across a podcast that truly captures the history and cultural distinctions of the modern world the way a person can subjectively perceive it through our guided field of perspective. I have to admit, I had my doubts when I first learned of the podcast. After all, The Skimmate? Will this podcast even be good? How ignorant was I to even have these thoughts? Little did I know I was about to indulge in what may have been the best hour and seven minutes of my life. The podcast started out strong. The opening segment enticed the audience with a captivating enigma. I was so taken aback from the high-level technical talk that I almost didn't even realize the underlying symbolism in the ongoing conversation. It wasn't until my twenty sixth listen of the podcast where I finally got my bearings together and was able to focus on the gripping and labyrinthine stratagem. The underlying analogy for 19th century dystopianism and the evangelical deviation of typical orthodoxy was enlightening to say the least. Just when I thought the podcast could not get any better, the increasing conflict before the climax began. I could not believe the complexity Rich’s opinion on in-sump livestock as he struggled with the everyday issues such as the consistent up-hill altercation of the fight against misogyny and the fiscal synergy of opposing interplanetary dynamisms. There I was, gripping to my chair as the conflict of the podcast began. I was so enticed by the podcast that I felt as if I was both practically and relatively apart of the podcast. This is a special kind of high that not even the strongest of drugs can give you. Was I part of the podcast? Am I inside the podcast right now? This podcast will leave you questioning existential nihilism and the objective skepticism of our perceived valuation of anthropological existence. At this point in the podcast, I was fully intoxicated by the avant-garde horse laughter That's when the product segment finally aggrandized, and I was completely stupefied. You could have lived a thousand years of isolation trying to predict the review and you would never even scratch the surface of what actually transpires in the podcast. I was so bewildered that I actually had to pause the podcast so that my existential crisis didn't dive too deep inside of myself. Even pausing the podcast was surreal. It's almost as if life paused with the podcast. I felt as though I had actually become a audio tangent quantum. The effects are still wearing off and I haven't been able to listen to the podcast in several weeks. I spent the following seven years afraid of what outside of my house actually looks like. Every single day and night I live in misery because I became fully aware that happiness is never achievable. I realized that human life has absolutely no meaning and that no matter what I ever do, it is of complete unimportance and in years from now, no recollection of my existence will prevail, meaning that if I died years ago, died now, or die sometime in the future it will not matter whatsoever to anyone. But, then again, the fact that I'm living doesn't matter either so I might as well stick around for awhile, living in complete isolation, condemned to a life of traumatic memories and a completely corrupted sub-conscience. The Skimmate literally ruined my life. 10/10.

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