The Alternative Reef is offering some interesting new ceramic plugs, frag stations and magnetic reef shelves. The fired ceramic pieces mostly have a nice natural texture which should allow for rapid colonization by reef animals and corals. The frag plugs are available in several configurations with specific sizes and weights for different corals. The frag plugs are available from a few dozen Midwest stores as well as Marine Depot and Doctor Fosters and Smith.
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.