In just five short years Unique Corals has become not just a big player in online coral sales, but an ambassador of reef aquarium culture. Online coral vendors are as common as Seven Elevens but UC takes it one step further by souring their own corals, and even sponsoring their own unique coral collecting trips to exotic locales such as the Solomon Islands and more.
On the hardware front UC has also been instrumental in introducing American reef aquarists to exotic product lines like DaStaCo calcium reactors from Belgium, Panta Rhei pumps from Germany, UltraReef acrylic devices from Italy and let’s not forget Triton additives and ICP testing. And let’s not forget, UC has been instrumental in spreading the word about Pax Bellum’s ARID Chaetomorpha reactors, one of the most imitated products of 2017!
But when I visited Unique Corals I really wanted to show you how this place runs, and how it works. Unique is all about the corals and they’ve scored plenty of incredible specimens that we’ve shared with you throughout the years. At the end of the day though, the UC warehouse is basically owner Joe Caparatta’s own personal man cave of reefing and you can tell he has a blast everyday that he comes in to work.
Big thanks to Joe for the insightful walkthrough of Unique Corals and the significant cultural impact it has had on the reef aquarium community in the last few years. If you want to see more definitely check out the Unique Corals website and be sure and be sure and subscribe to the Reef Builders youtube channel so you never miss any of our videos!