Coral

Raja Ampat Indonesia is a non-photosynthetic coral heaven

This video of Raja Ampat is pure NPS Heaven. . . if you can ignore the soundtrack. Cirque du Soleil music isn’t the ideal tribute to this great video of Eastern Indonesian aposymbiotic corals. But taste aside, thanks to the…

Rare orange Fungia plate coral shows up at Reefkoi

We really cringe when we see nearly all orange plate corals labeled as ‘orange Fungia’ corals since the typical, standard-issue orange disc corals are by and large all orange Cycloseris corals. However, we have seen one extra large orange Fungia…

Green branching Psammocora is the latest coral now available from ORA

Green branching Psammocora is an incredibly hardy and easily colored stony coral and now it will be available captive grown from Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums. ORA announced the availability of their ‘Kelly Green Psammocora’ which has been in culture for…

Insane Trachyphyllia from Route 66 Marine outshines even some top shelf Scolymia

Trachyphyllia geoffroyi is imported in such vast numbers from the Indo Pacific, and considerable numbers from Australia, that it’s easy to forget how beautiful ‘Trachies’ can be. Case in point is this mind blowing, jaw-dropping insane Australian Trachyphyllia imported by…

Marcy’s reef is full of sweet azoox corals

At Reef builders we are huge fans of azoox reef aquariums because they are unique and quite simply they’re just hot. This neat little Japanese 170L (45 US gallons) tank is no exception. The huge variety of Tubastraea, Dendrophilia and…

From the Archive: Montipora, the movie

The following post was first published just over two years ago. We think you’ll agree it deserves another go around. [vimeo width=”680″ height=”475″]http://vimeo.com/5535194[/vimeo] A couple months years ago we had the pleasure of sharing with you the teaser trailer to…

Coral growth time lapse video of a Caribbean reef tank for two years

There’s so much more to this time lapse video than the growth of an Acropora cervicornis hitting the glass and then encrusting its entire surface. Over the span of more than two years, 734 days to be exact, we can…

Coral Search becomes Corals of the World online, every stony coral species now a click away (again)

Corals of the World online is a modernized version of the old staple website for coral identification, Coral Search. Before Coral Search the average aquarist would have been hardpressed to name more than a dozen species of stony corals, and…

The beautiful Belgian reef aquarium of Luc Loyen (Jawsee)

The following is a contribution from Ducth reefing veteran Tanne Hoff better known as Tanu on the interwebz. [youtube width=”680″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDBG_6clEVE[/youtube] I first visited Luc about 6 years ago as I saw his previous tank being featured in a topic…

“Oh My!” Aquarium coral spawn at home on tape

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmF7Xt_f_ZA&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] Hobbyist and friend of the program, Mark Poletti, shared this incredible up close HD video of a coral spawning in his system. Catching a coral spawning in your aquarium is in fact, a rare experience but Poletti noted this…