Greg Hiller has been active in the reefkeeping
hobby since 1996, starting out in the early days using Compuserve's
Fishnet forum as a troubleshooting resource. The lessons learned
online from experienced aquarists resulted in such rapid coral
growth in his tanks that he needed to learn and develop techniques
of coral propagation/fragmentation. Greg has raised several
species of marine fish and propagated dozens of species of
soft and hard corals, and anemonies/corallimorphs. Greg is
a founding member of the Boston Reefer's Society (BRS) and
was a member of the board of directors for several years.
As a frequent monthly meeting speaker, Greg has helped educate
and contribute to the success of many Boston area hobbyists.
Greg holds a Ph.D. in chemical/biochemical engineering from
U.C. Berkeley which he believes has contributed to his success
in the reefkeeping hobby. Understanding the basics of chemistry,
combined with biology and engineering have helped with numerous
fishy-type projects from raising seahorses to building calcium
reactors. Greg has authored a number of articles for online
hobbyist publications, most dealing with chemistry aspects
of the hobby. Greg currently works for a major biotechnology
company in the bioreactor process development group.