Colonial tunicates are cool but should be avoided

While scanning the Acro tank in our LFS we noticed this overgrowing the base of a colony. It’s an ascidian, a colonial tunicate, possibly Botrylloides leachii, which has spread over this Indonesian maricultured Acropora in a matter of just weeks.…

Acropora walindii, another deep water SPS jewel

Over the years, as you probably noticed, we have a thing for deep water Acros. Our love for them has never stopped growing mainly because they are just the best Aquarium Acropora because they just bloom and thrive in reef…

Acropora tenella is a really deep Acro!

Being dyed in the wool Acro nerds there is one species which holds a special place in our hearts, Acropora tenella. We are all familiar with so-called ‘deep water’ Acropora but what we call deep Acropora is basically anything you…

Signature Frags is a Unique British Coral Boutique

British reefkeepers haven’t had a lot to get excited about lately. An exponential rise in the cost of electricity had loomed over many hobbyists to the point of shutting their tanks down, with few people shopping for new corals and…

Acropora halmaherae is a Real Delicacy

If corals are our life then Acropora are our Religion. So anytime we meet a new species of Acropora it’s always a real treat especially when we find one as characteristic as Acropora halmaherae. This very delicate, highly sculpted, very…

Great Barrier Reef records highest hard coral cover in 36 years

The Australian Institute of Marine Science has reported a 36-year coral coverage high across the Great Barrier Reef for 2021/22. The greatest coverage increases were reported in the North and Central regions of the GBR, which is in direct contrast…

Tropic Marin shows the fruits of their coral reproduction labor

Tropic Marin displayed the first captive-bred Acropora in Germany at Interzoo 2022. The display was small and understated but was actually the most important stand at the show in terms of helping to protect the future of both our hobby…

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…

Our Acropora Dominated Reef Tank Has Begun

The company mission of Reef Builders is all in the name – we like to build reef aquariums and will go to every length possible to learn and discover the best methods and the most progressive equipment to make the…

The Rainbow Splice Acro is all Grown Up! [Video]

It’s been just over three years since Reef Raft Canada first introduced the spectacular Rainbow Splice Millepora Acro to the aquarium world and it quickly shot up to become one of the most desirable strains among coral stick collectors. The…