This past weekend we attended the Fragstock coral farmer’s market at the Denver Downtown Aquarium. Along with many amazing corals and some neat, new products, we spied this interesting arrangement of home made reef rock. The maker Rich had arranged various structures to resemble a primitive islander settling. The Tiki heads and totems made us wonder how cool this scene could look if it was specially engineered to look like a sunken archeological site. Sure it would look goofy at first but once you had enough corals growing on the various structures, the obscured statues could look very much like a sunken archeological reefscape. The solid aragocrete style structures are abotu $10-20 and available from Key’s Island in Denver. Even getting some corals to grow one or two of the statuettes could add some intrigue to the typical reef tank. I’d love to see one of the Rapanui figures covered in zoanthids or Pavona. So who’ll be the first to try out the sunken stone village reefscape?
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.