Bowers are UCA’s favorite coral of all

Homophyllia bowerbanki is a classy-looking member of the Lobophylliidae family that we obtain primarily from Australia. The combination of those larger than Lords corallites, collectible color morphs, and patterns to rival their H.australis cousins has made them popular with reefkeepers…

Receiving Two Boxes of Rarities and Oddballs from Ultra Coral Australia

If you want to find the best and most interesting corals in the world you’ve got to cast a wider net, beyond just your LFS or local reefing group online. Aquarium events are one great place to encounter a wide…

Window Shopping Some Great & Affordable wysiwyg Coral Frags

It’s been a really long time since we shared some interesting and unique corals from around the web. With more online coral vendors than ever before we only got through a few pages of google search results before we had more than…

The EU Bans Five Important Australian Corals from Import

Another year, another ban, and this time its LPS corals from Australia. As of the 11th of January 2022 the import of wild-collected Duncanopsammia axifuga, Catalaphyllia jardini, Euphyllia ancora, E. paraancora and E. glabrescens is banned across the whole of…

There’s a Scolymia Party in the Australian Reef Wall Display [Video]

Australian Scolies, officially known as Homophyllia bowerbanki, are an Australian endemic coral that demonstrates some of the wildest colors of almost any coral species. As you may have guessed by now, the flat vertical aquascape in the Australian reef display…

Aussie Reef Tank Build Pt. 2: Aquascaping the Rock Wall

Aquascaping a brand new reef tank is at once one of the most exciting and also stressful periods of setting up a new coral aquarium. This is the period where the particular arrangement of rocks will determine the general look…

Aussie Reef Tank Build Pt.1: Installing the Equipment

If there’s one thing we’re about and Reef Builders is known for in the aquarium world it’s reef aquarium gear. Therefore it is with great excitement that we kick off our latest reef aquarium build and get to install a…

Moseleya latistella- The First Colony I HAD to Have

Moseleya latistella is a very interesting coral that gets virtually zero airtime in the mindshare of reef aquarium hobbyists. This is completely understandable since most colonies of Moseleya – we couldn’t even find a common name for it – are…

Tools for Fragging Corals

Fragmenting coral or ‘fragging’ may look complicated but with the right tools, the job can be quick and rewarding. Once you have the right tools for fragging you’ll be on your way to multiplying your coral supply. To make it…

Beginner Tips For LPS Corals

While researching online, you will come across the word LPS corals without knowing much about them. So, we’ve put together these tips for a better understanding of these large puffy colorful corals.  For new aquarists, Large Polyp Stony (LPS) corals…