soft corals

Wanting Versus Needing

Wanting Versus Needing       While my daughter was at home for Spring Break, one of her most frequent refrains was “I need this” or “I will die without that”. As a parent one of the things I tried to…

How To Fill Out Your Reef Tank When You’re Just Getting Started

Filling Out Your New Reef Tank One of the biggest challenges for new aquarium hobbyists is patience. It’s not uncommon to have a rock garden in your living room for two months before your aquarium is cycled and ready for its…

Get Inspired By This Forest Of Soft Corals in Raja Ampat

Besides Zoanthids and the new wave of shrooms, the aquarium hobby is ruled by our love for stony corals. But soft corals are an important part of the reef environment, sometimes becoming so dominant that they form veritable forests of softly swaying…

How to Frag Soft Corals

The colorful, fast growing, undulating characteristics of soft corals make them an appealing choice among beginners and advanced hobbyist. From the expensive “Bounce” mushroom to the captivating pulsing Xenia, there is a wide variety of soft corals to choose from…

Sinularia levi, a new species of soft coral from the Red Sea

There’s a new soft coral on the books and it’s called Sinularia levi. This new species of finger leather coral comes to us from the shallow waters of the Red Sea. Sinularia levi was described from a re-examination of S. polydactyla, the pulsing…

The Tyson Reef tank looks incredible after 15 years

The Tyson Reef tank is an old school 110 gallon reef tank that is going on 15 years old. Upscale marine aquarium service company Premier Fish & Reef took over the maintenance of this aquarium about three years ago and…

Dive into the masterpiece reef display of Aquatic Art Inc.

A couple weeks ago we shared with you the luscious and coral-packed reef aquarium display of Aquatic Art Inc. Many of you asked us to see more of the corals in this tank, so we went back and took the…

Special Considerations for Soft Coral Placement

In discussions of coral placement in reef aquaria, topics such as spacing between colonies, distance from the light source, level of water flow, sweeper tentacles, and coral chemical warfare (allelopathy) often predominate. But there are special considerations beyond these that…

Biota Aquariums want to turn novice aquarists into long-term hobbyists

Biota Aquariums is a new company that is hoping to break the high attrition rate of novice and new aquarists in the marine aquarium hobby by eliminating common points of potential failure — loss of livestock. Although the technology and scientific…

Sinularia dura, the one and only cabbage leather coral

The cabbage leather coral, Sinularia dura, is one of those inimitable corals that all reefers should keep at some point in their aquarium career. This coral has the potential to be incredibly beautiful but it is rarely ever displayed in a flattering…