The BEST Photos and Articles of Vincent Chalias

Over the last twenty years, and even more so the last decade, the contributions of Vincent Chalias to the global reef aquarium hobby, industry and community have been incalculable. As one of the first pioneers of coral farming in Indonesia,…

ReefStock 2019 Presentation: Corals of Australia by Vincent Chalias

After years of running ReefStock in America, our second ever ReefStock in Australia was totally over the top in terms of a quality reefing experience. This is especially true of our speakers who presented on various topics and kicking off…

Vincent Chalias to give Important Keynote at MACNA 2019 Banquet

Vincent Chalias is one of the most important people in the reef aquarium hobby today and he’s gearing up to give one of the most timely and informative keynote presentations that MACNA has ever had. More than anyone we know,…

Stylocoeniella Is A Great Reef Aquarium Coral!

Stylocoeniella is an underrated family of amazing aquarium corals, which, often end up in the aquarium world as a hitchhiker along other corals or live rock. This genus is part of an even more discreet, unheard of family: Astrocoeniidae that…

You Might Need Sunglasses to Look at the Solar Flare Acropora glauca

Scouting inshore reefs south of Mackay together with Nic from Ultra Coral Australia, we came across another crazy looking staghorn coral. It was so bright yellow, almost fluorescent, that it was glowing out even in this dirty nasty turbid water.…

The Artic Sunrise Lobo is Another Insane LPS Scored by Ultra Coral Australia!

By: Vincent Chalias Ultra Coral Australia scored another insane Lobophyllia pachysepta, and we couldn’t resist showing it off! What makes this piece so special is the very wide palette of colors in numerous shades of green, blue, yellow and gold blending…

Behold the Reef of a 1000 Acro Millies!

By: Vincent Chalias Spending time in Australia, we got the opportunity to see with our own eyes, what coral collecting in these waters is like. In another epic day on the bumpy, short sharp swell of Great Barrier Reefs water…

You Thought Collecting Coral Was a Dream Job?

By: Vincent Chalias In the last week, we spent some time with coral collector Nic Dos Santos from Ultra Coral Australia. Nic is a dedicated, passionate collector, and like everyone else, we thought he had the dream job, but we…

The Montipora That Wanted To Become An Acropora!

By: Vincent Chalias While diving in Australia inshore reefs together with Ultra Coral Australia, we came across some funny looking Montis. Australia inshore dirty, turbid reefs are a Coral disease and parasite paradise. All classic coral diseases are available in…

A New Indonesian Coral Farmer Association is Born!

By: Vincent Chalias It’s been eight months since the export of corals from Indonesia has stopped – eight months of heavy confusion, misinformation, and general disarray, but what is it all about, and what’s going on? Actually this whole mess is…