Do not attempt to adjust your screen, the reefscape above really is man-made by the clearly capable reef builders at Reefscapers. The Reefscapers organization is a joint venture between the tourism industry, reef scientists and the local community involved with erecting new reefs in their area. The reefs begin as a metal skeleton which then has many coral frags simply tied on to the structure. What makes Reefscapers unique is their realization that a big mass of the same few corals is way more interesting and more natural looking than a cluster mess fruit stand of corals. The program is sponsored in large part by seaside resorts who wish to have some easily accessible reefs in snorkeling depths right off of their beaches. We’ve seen some awesome reef tanks in our days but seeing these man-made reefs really raises the bar for what it means to be a Reef Builder. Make sure to check out all the photos and growth sequences, they are truly drool worthy.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.