Acropora tenuis is both the easiest and the hardest at the same time

With 25 years at the top of the industry, the most popular Acropora in our hobby cannot be dethroned. So what’s so special about it? This coral gives everyone mixed feelings. It has a tendency towards sudden death, but if…

Giant Acropora tenuis spotted in Bali

We’ve been growing Acropora tenuis in their millions for over 20 years now and have been roaming Indonesian reefs for over 25 years. So we can say we’ve seen our fair share of tenuis, but there are some colonies that…

Reef tank maintenance tips – helping you succeed with Acropora

We’ve been having fun this week visiting troubled reef tanks and troubled reefers and trying to help them with their ongoing problems. Talking to people online, by phone, or even face to face in your LFS is one thing, but…

Scientist Get One Step Closer to Tissue Cultured Corals

Tissue culture is not the same as cell culture, but the latter gets us one step closer to the former. If you’re not familiar with the concept, tissue culture is a form of cloning that is responsible for producing thousands…

Acropora striata, a Skinny Version of the Beloved Tenuis Acro

For many years, we’ve been intrigued by an Acropora tenuis look alike, a convincing impersonator with skinny tapering branches. This is a coral we occasionally encountered from time to time, in many different places around the Indonesian archipelago but for…

Horniman’s ‘Lab Grown’ Tenuis Acros Are The REAL Limited Edition Corals!

For the last twenty years a certain subset of wild corals have been deemed to be ‘limited edition’, but since these come from the boundless ocean, how limited could they be? Well today we have what is perhaps one of…

The Homewrecker Tenuis In Perfect Coloration Is Jawdropping

The Homewrecker and Walt Disney Acros, both Acropora tenuis, are hands down some of the most sensational looking SPS strains the hobby has seen ever. No doubt that many of the photos of these corals floating around the internet have been manipulated…

Reef Builders Indonesia Travelogue – Bali Aquarium Serangan Coral Farm

Staring out to sea only a few short kilometers from the hustle and bustle of Denpasar Indonesia, it would be easy to miss what is going on beneath the surface. Above, you would notice surfers paddling between crashing waves and fishermen wading out…