If you’d like to learn more about the origins of Wet Spot Tropical & Reef, please read about our journey below.

Hi, I’m Jonathon Shelton and I’ve been in the aquatic hobby for the past 18 years. Four of those year which I've spent my time and dedication making my dream a reality. I decided to start the move into saltwater back 2012 with very little knowing what I'm getting myself into but willing to learn everything I could. I started to looking up forums and networks learning everything i could to make a piece of the ocean in my home. It all started with a 55 gallon, small but enough to satisfy my curiosity and my motivation. A year later, in 2013 I upgraded myself to a 75 gallon, it just snow balled from there.  After years, I wanted to do something with myself with what I had learned and researched. This made me start to help people build there own little piece of the ocean in there house. In late 2013 in one of the groups on facebook I met Cassandra "looking for fish in her area" we talked and I found out she wanted to start a business in her area so we partnered up. In late 2014 problems came up and we had to put the business on hold but this didn't stop us it made us work harder. In middle of 2015 we decided to get married and work on what we both wanted which is a business in our local area.

That was just the start.

In early 2016, We wanted to open a online store with a store also in our town but didn't know what direction to move to with help of a few awesome people (Tyler Johnson & Chris Rabkin) from Addictive Aquaculture. I purchased a domain name called ( and over the last couple of months, Chris Rabkin marketing and technology company manages the technical and some graphics made Wet Spot Tropical Reef online a reality, while Cassandra and I are making the store in our home town a reality for local people to get the best deal on corals and supplies.

There is so much that Cassandra and I want to do in our town to bring people to like a little piece of the ocean in there home. This is just the beginning of something really big. 

What is drop shipping?

Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock, but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer. As in retail businesses, the majority of retailers make their profit on the difference between the wholesale and retail price but some retailers earn an agreed percentage of the sales in commission, paid by the wholesaler to the retailer.

Jonathon & Cassandra Shelton,

President and CEO of Wet Spot Tropical Reef