LPS Corals

Two Dipsastraea speciosa corals we wish we’d bought when we saw them

Do you ever regret not buying a coral? We were scrolling through our phone pictures recently when we were reminded of two “Favia” which were on sale when we worked in a wholesaler’s. There we dealt with thousands of corals…

Rescaping the Nano Reef With New Torch Corals [Video]

The Red Sea Max Nano aquarium that we set up in one day and then untouched for a year has been one of our funnest concepts we’ve shared on video. While we thoroughly enjoyed demonstrating what is possible with the most…

Holiest Grail Torch Coral Coming to ReefStock Australia

The Holiest Grail Torch Coral is one of the most sensational strains of Euphyllia glabrescens collected in Australia by Corals Down Under. The ‘Holy Grail’ torch coral name has been so over used as a marketing term to describe any…

Metalhead Echinopora Grows like Devil Horns

The ‘MetalHead Echinopora‘ is certainly not going to win any beauty awards and it’s a decidedly grey coral but what it lacks in fluorescence is more than made up for by a very unique branching pattern. In a reef tank…

Captive Bred Nano Euphyllia Polyps are Adorable

There’s no question that Euphyllia (Fimbriaphyllia) have become some of the most popular aquarium corals of all time coming in a wide range of colors and tentacle shapes. Like many other collectors we have a couple dozen varieties spread across…

Bali Aquarium Becomes the first Licensed Ex-Situ Coral Farm in Indo

Over 20 years after becoming the first in-situ (Ocean Farm), licensed coral farm in Indonesia, Bali Aquarium has done it again, becoming the first ex-situ (inland) licensed coral farm in Indonesia to obtain export quota for these corals. It’s been…

Coral Colonies are So Fun to Unbox [Video]

After stocking up for more than three years you’d think that the Reef Builders Studio would be all filled up but not quite. We’re on a mission to keep and grow and gain experience with virtually all species and prominent…

A Great Technique for Shipping Delicate Coral Colonies

Shipping corals across and around the country is a feat that is performed thousands of times per day but it wasn’t always so, and it wasn’t always a great outcome. In the last twenty years the hobby has grown collectively…

Fragging Flowerpot Corals with Aquatic Art [Video]

Flowerpot corals are a mysterious group of reef builders that have perplexed reef aquarists for the last several decades. Not all ‘flowerpots’ are the same as they fall under three different genera including the closely related Goniopora and Bernardpora and the superficially…

Echinopora forskaliana, a Rare and Unique Coral from the Red Sea

Echinopora forskaliana is an uncommon species of stony coral that we’d never heard of other than seeing it in passing in Veron’s Corals of the World. But now thanks to a pair of great photographs by Andrey Ryanskiy we can…