Azoox Corals

Boris Bielan’s Azoox system is 800 gallons of non-photosynthetic coral heaven

There are azoox aquariums and then there are massive azoox aquariums. At a little over 13 feet long by 39 inches by 26 inches, Bories Bielan’s azoox system falls into the latter category. Based on scale alone this is perhaps…

Jacob Dixon’s Puget Sound biotope is a cool as it is awesome

Cold Water Reefs are something we really, can’t get, enough of, and Jacob Dixon’s Puget Sound biotope reminds us exactly why. The beauty of this reef might be subtle, with mostly brownish/beige tints dominating the majority of the aquarium, but…

Coral-Shop Channel One is an impressive food-dosing solution

The Coral-Shop Channel One may very well be one of the most impressive pieces of equipment we’ve laid our eyes on in a long time. Build out of stunning acrylic and with so many features, handling the Coral-Shop channel one…

Cirrhipathes, the wire corals are in a league of their own

Wire corals of the genus Cirrhipathes feature some of the most iconic growth forms of any coral found in the aquarium trade. In the past couple years coral farms have started Mariculturing several variations, and availability of wire corals in the…

Mariusz’ sun coral reef is an azoox coral paradise

Mariusz Sun coral reef is one of those classic systems every serious reefer should know about. Mariusz sun coral reef is no longer in existence, and most of the photos are several years old, but reef is too worthy to…

Tubastraea faulkneri and Tubastraea coccinea – which one is which and why you should care

Tubastraea faulkneri and Tubastraea coccinea are like brothers from another mother. The two species of sun coral are similar to a point where the names are casually interchanged by hobbyist trying to identify their sun coral, but distinct to a…

Illustrated key to azooxanthellate Scleractinia is high def identification gold

An illustrated key to the genera and subgenera of the recent Azooxanthellate Scleractinia, is one of the coolest in depth LPS azoox identification keys we’ve come across. Even if you have zero interest in azoox corals, you absolutely have to check…

Tubastraea micrantha, the Black Sun, is the most majestic Azoox coral

Tubastraea micrantha, often referred to as the black sun coral is a really cool species of azoox LPS coral. Stunning bushy growth forms, black color, and large often fluorescent green polyps really make the black sun coral like something you wouldn’t see…

Jim’s azoox fish bowl is one of the most elaborate of its kind

Fish bowls usually remind us of the least exciting part of the hobby; gold fish that are way too large for the bowl with no filtration and hideous gravel comes to mind. However, Jim’s azoox fish bowl is completely on…

Lophelia found at record depths in Gulf of Mexico

Lophelia may very well be one of our favorite corals ever – its stark white skeleton, elegant growth pattern and stunning transparent polyps making this an absolutely dreamy azooxanthellae coral. For those of you that do not know what we…