Resetting a Large Colony of Acropora carduus

Acropora carduus is a fast-growing, thin-branching species of SPS coral which comes in a huge range of color forms, none more popular and widespread in the reef keeping hobby than the venerable ‘Red Dragon Acro‘. First introduced to the reef…

Grafting Live Acropora Colony to its Own Skeleton [Video]

Fragging corals because they’ve gotten too large and in need of a trim is one of the most rewarding reasons to propagate a coral from your reef tank. Beyond just gluing the cut coral pieces to frag plugs, there’s lots…

We Can Only Dream of a Reef Tank Looking Like the Corals of Lizard Island

There’s no shortage of videos of wild ocean scenes, habitats and marinelife but these are almost exclusively of megafauna. If you want to see footage of sharks, dolphins, sea turtles or even more sharks, video hosting sites like YouTube have…

Acropora caroliniana, the Naked Yellow Acro

Acropora caroliniana is a gorgeous and graceful ‘deepwater’ species of Acro with smooth, elegant branches that are most often collected and cultivated in and around Bali, Indonesia. Unlike some more obscure species of smooth skinned or naked Acros like A. suharsonoi…

Solomon Island Acropora millepora Are Taking Over Unique Corals

The Solomon Islands is one of the original birthplaces of ‘fancy coral’ strains and it was the first country in the world to mariculture corals in the ocean. It’s no coincidence that the Solomon Islands is one of the promised…

How Top Shelf Aquatics Grows Their Corals [Video]

The reef aquarium hobby has experienced explosive growth in the last couple of years with demand for new and unique strains of tank grown corals going through the roof. One company that has been riding this wave is Top Shelf…

The Transformation of the Shining Dragon Acropora

Acropora carduus is a great reef aquarium corals that goes by many names, and has been enjoyed by reefers around the world as the fast growing ‘Red Dragon’ Acro. First introduced into the aquarium hobby as maricultured colonies from Bali…

Reef Tanks of Instagram are Beauty Magazines all over again

“Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.” These iconic words appeared in the “Wear Sunscreen” address given to graduates in 1997 by Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune and were later popularised by Australian film…

Falling in Love With This Blue-tip Yellow Acropora millepora

Like many of you we haven’t been able to browse corals for sale at our local fish store or at reef conferences like we used to, for quite some time. To fill in the gap we’ve taken to ‘browser shopping’…

AEFW X is Fauna Marin’s New Hot Sauce for Acropora Flatworms

AEFW X is a new coral treatment from Fauna Marin that is designed to stop the spread of the dreaded Acropora Eating Flatworm (AEFW). This very simple life form has been wreaking havoc on aquarium Acropora for over 15 years…