Steven has been keeping freshwater aquariums
for as long as he can remember, but did not start with saltwater
fish until 1993 during his junior year of college. Upon returning
from school, he was fortunate enough to reside only a short
five-minute drive from Poseidon's Living Treasures, Anthony
Calfo's greenhouse propagation facility. It was here that
he gained a tremendous resource of information and inspiration.
Steven Pro is currently the proprietor
of Pro Aquatic Services Company, an aquarium sales and maintenance
business in Pennsylvania. He has long been active in the retail
and hobby sides of the ornamental aquatics industry. He has
taken an active and impassioned role in the industry as a
member of the Pittsburgh Marine Aquarium Society, Inc. for
the past seven years, having also been elected to the Board
of Directors for the last five years. Steven is also a member
of the greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society, Inc. (the local
freshwater club), as well as previously serving a one-year
stint on the Board of Directors of the American Marinelife
You may have seen his name before if you
ever visit the aquatic information website WetWebMedia,
as he previously answered some of the emailed daily questions
along with friends Anthony Calfo and site host Robert Fenner.
Eventually, the demands of family and business became too
great, and he had to "retire" from the WetWebMedia
crew, but he is still active on its message board.
Steven currently maintains a 120-gallon
reef tank, a 1500-gallon freshwater pond, a 75-gallon winter
home for turtles (when they aren't out in the pond), as well
as numerous smaller tanks scattered throughout his house (much
to the chagrin of his wife) which are used for quarantining
livestock for customers. His previous 55-gallon reef tank
(which was taken down around the first of 2003 to make room
for the 120) is profiled on the Pittsburgh Marine Aquarium
Society, Inc.'s website.
There is a good deal of husbandry information located there
and should provide insight into his aquarium keeping philosophy.