For a long, long, long and probably even longer time I have resisted ALL urges for crowdfunding or Patreon style support at DansReef.

I was always of the opinion that it was my choice to make videos and therefore my expense to make them.

This was however over 5 years ago and in 2014 when the channel operated only on YouTube with little over 300 subscribers.

Today we have a YouTube channel with 12,500 people, a Facebook page with 17,000 followers, a Facegroup community group with almost 8000 members, a website and a new but growing Instagram channel with 2000 followers.

People want to see new content now more than ever before and the desire and hunger to produce them costs money, as does the website to run.

DansReef has outgrown its own desire and it’s now feeding YOUR desire for content and that’s where this change has come in.

Every month we have an outgoing sum of money to keep the upkeep of the channel going and so in order to continue to produce new, exciting and great content I’ve come up with a way for you to help me but be rewarded in the process.

For those who chose to support me on Patreon (as little as $2.50) you’ll get unique member privileges.

This is course is a CHOICE and so nobody is forced or expected to do so, but for people who do, you’ll help keep the channel operating AND you’ll get access to your own awesome stuff.

It’s been an amazing 5 years and I hope in 5 years time for our 10 year anniversary we can come back with even more wonderful things to show you.

But for now, those of you willing to support us, the Patreon link can be found below.

Happy Reefkeeping and thank you.


As a lifelong adult hobbyist, making it almost 15 years in the making, Danny has been keeping Saltwater for quite some time. As one of the biggest passions in his life in 2014 he combined that with his second biggest passion, photography and videography.