Did you know there are over 6,000 species of coral in the world? The types of coral available in the aquarium trade is amazing and with the introduction of designer species, there are new colors and variants every day. Let’s talk about what is a coral, where, they come from, and the 4 major types of corals available in our hobby.
Are you looking at those amazing SPS tanks and wonder how to care for those rare Acroporas? I got you covered today as I go over Acropora coral care. I’ll go over their origins, what they need to thrive, how to maintain stability in your reef tank, and how to frag for Acros!
If you are getting started in what I call the pinnacle of the reef tank hobby, you have landed in the right place. Let me guide you today on this difficult to keep, but very rewarding coral. Master this coral, and you will see how amazing this experience in the hobby can be. Let’s get started!
Do you want to know all about Montipora coral care? If so, this blog post is for you! We cover all the basics in order to keep your corals happy and healthy. There are many different types of Montipora that exist today; however, they all require the same basic care. We’ll cover everything from lighting requirements, parameters, and placement. Don’t worry, it’s easy as 1-2-3! Let’s dive in!
Small polyp stony (SPS) corals are the end goal for many reef hobbyists. In the wild, these corals, like the impressive staghorn coral, define marine ecosystems and house a plethora of life on the reef. In the aquarium, they can bring the same color and depth to the tops of rockwork that other large polyp stony (LPS) corals and soft corals cannot.
However, SPS corals are regarded as the most challenging species of coral to keep in the home aquarium setting. While it is true that they are more difficult than other types of common coral, they are not completely out of reach for more serious hobbyists.
If you’re keeping live rock or corals in a reef tank, Aiptasia are bound to appear in your system at one point or another. These pest anemones can quickly take over saltwater fish tanks and can be very difficult to remove. They can also injure other corals and sting nearby fish in the process of removal.
Hobbyists have been fighting the battle against Aiptasia for decades, and luckily, several solutions have been found to eradicate Aiptasia once and for all.
When it comes to Green Star Polyp Care, there usually isn’t much to it. The main thing is learning how fast it grows, where to place it, and how to control it. It can grow quite large if given the right conditions and some reefers have event used them to create a wall of corals!
Today’s post is all about the Green Star Poly. Come find out all there is to know about this beautiful creature with our complete guide on how best to take care of your Green Star Polyp.
Coral reef tanks are a great way to add some life and color to your home. They can bring out the natural beauty of your fish and other marine inhabitants while also adding intrigue in your aquarium. Soft corals are an excellent addition to any tank because they offer superb coloration as well as providing nutrients for other organisms that live in your tank. These 9 types of soft corals look absolutely amazing in tanks!
Proper Bubble Coral Care can be a little more complicated than other types of corals. They require specific lighting and water parameters to thrive, so it’s important that you take the time to learn what they need before adding them to your tank! This guide will walk you through all the steps for setting up a bubble coral system and caring for these delicate creatures. Let’s get started!
Looking to learn about proper Toadstool Coral Care? If so you are in luck! Toadstools are a perfect choice if you are looking for a beautiful, hardy coral to add to your reef tank at home Toadstool corals are known for their bright colors and easy care. In fact, these beauties will thrive in even some of the most basic aquarium setups! Learn more about this fascinating invertebrate below so that it can become an integral part of your underwater ecosystem!
Looking for a colorful and easy to care for coral? A Mushroom Coral is as easy as it gets when it comes to easy coral care. These wonderful soft corals are not only easy to growth, but also come in a variety of colors. They will fulfill the needs of a reefer who is just starting out and satisfy the hobbyist looks for the most exotic corals they can buy. With the popularity of bounce corals and jawbreaker mushrooms, there is a mushroom coral for everyone!
Reef tank owners, are you looking for a new soft coral to add to your aquarium? If so, zoanthids may be the perfect addition! These beautiful and easy-to-care-for corals are an excellent choice for beginners. In this post we will cover everything you need to know about caring for zoanthids in your reef tank.
Did you come to this post wanting to learn about proper reef tanks setup? If so, you are in for a treat today. I’m going to use my 25 years in saltwater tank keeping experience to guide you through everything you need to get yourself started on the right foot. I’ve been involved in saltwater tanks since I was 11 and throughout my experience I have setup various saltwater fish only and reef tanks.
The biggest issue when it comes to reef tanks is there are so many opinions on what is best. I founded this site with the goal of simplifying the hobby so the beginner than thrive. That is my mission to this day because I still see that reef tanks are intimating for many. Let’s first start off with an overview then go into the details