Coral

Two Year Update of the 1-Day Nano Reef Tank Build

We love new and exciting reef aquarium gear as much as the next diehard hobbyist and it’s literally the lifeblood of the Reef Builders blog. But at the end of the day our main goal with reef aquariums has always…

A Realistic Video of World Wide Coral’s Amazing Collection

One of the most challenging aspects of sharing pictures or video of blue light heavy reef tanks is trying to genuinely represent the fluorescent colors of so many different coral species. Smartphone camera sensors are particularly sensitive to the overwhelming…

Ultimate Mycedium Chalice Corals Spotted in Indonesia

We love to photograph Mycedium under water – Mycedium elephantotus is probably one of the most photogenic corals because it always exhibit a variety of bright colors on the same colony with contrasting mouths. During a diving trip in central…

Grafting Live Corals for Better Growth and Nicer Shapes

The biggest challenge in reef keeping is keeping the alchemy of light, flow, nutrients and chemistry stable for long enough that corals grow to an appreciable size. But once corals really take off, our favorite part of reefing is grooming and…

This is why Lobophyllia flabelliformis is Called ‘Carpet Lobo’

While ‘coral-ing’ in North Bali, we came upon an insane colony of Lobophyllia flabelliformis we couldn’t resist to photograph and share with you. But we came across while foraging for coral observation in North Bali, a colony of Lobophyllia like…

Chameleon Pachies are Packed with Color

Acanthastrea pachysepta is one of the most recognizable and hardy LPS corals even if they are still commonly confused with Lobophyllia. Ever since this coral was imported, we knew it couldn’t be mixed with any Lobophyllia without a risk of being…

Acid Trip Cyphastrea Just Melted My Brain

Ultra Coral Australia, the famous Australian coral business owned by master coral collector and farmer Nic Dos Santos, just showed us some pictures of a Cyphastrea coral that blew our mind! Multicolored Cyphastrea are quite a common sight. But this…

Crazy Cave Dwelling Leptoseris Survives in Almost Total Darkness

On a recent dive on a deep reef in Indonesia, we noticed a very unique coral under a ledge. It was a very colorful specimen of Leptoseris foliosa with very unusual coloration unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. We had…

The Stony Coral Jungle Reef Tank of Evan Montgomery

Evan Montgomery has been reefing for quite a while and during his time assisting at the Reef Builders Studio he’s sharpened his reef building skills even more. We’ve featured Mr.Montgomery’s reef tank a couple times over the years but this…

The Bali Aquarium Armageddon Tenuis is just mind blowing!

For quite a few years now, the ‘Homewrecker’ Acropora tenuis has been high on the wish list of many reefers. We thought it will be difficult to beat that one, and take years before we would see any other tenuis…