AquaBiomics is owned and operated by Dr. Eli Meyer, a coral biologist and aquarium hobbyist. This is a brand-new startup company offering a novel service previously unavailable in the hobby. I’ve set up a molecular biology laboratory to analyze DNA sequences from aquarium samples. I’ve also set up an array of experimental tanks to test the effects of additives and husbandry practices on the aquarium microbiome.
Our mission is to provide high-quality data on the microbial communities in saltwater aquariums for aquarists and aquaculture facilities.
To help make sense of this information, we compare clients’ samples with samples from healthy aquariums or natural reefs, and the roles these microbes play in marine ecosystems.
To make this information useful, we help clients identify strategies for promoting a healthy and diverse microbiome, based on our in-house experiments.