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Green Star Polyps Coral Care

Introduction to Green Star Polyps Coral Care Green star polyps are an excellent beginner soft coral and might be the ideal first coral choice because they are: extremely hardy easy to care for tolerant of a range of water conditions fast-growing don’t need a lot of light to grow Green star polyps will grow on just about any aquarium surface, including …

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Five Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid

What is a saltwater starter fish? When you set up a saltwater fish tank, the first fish you put in the tank (the fish you start with) could be considered starter fish. When applied broadly, the term starter fish probably refers to a fish that is good to add when setting up a saltwater tank. An unfortunate reality when setting …

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Kenya Tree Coral Care

Kenya Tree Coral Care Guide The Kenya Tree coral, Capnella sp., is a hardy soft coral species that is tolerant of a range of living conditions, which makes it great for beginner aquarists. In terms of color, this rapidly growing soft corals species is somewhat drab and is generally available as a brown/pink frag or colony. The more rare and …

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Elegance coral–Catalaphyllia jardinei

Elegance Coral Care Guide Introduction The Elegance Coral, Catalaphyllia jardinei, also known as the Ridge Coral, Wonder Coral or Elegant Coral, is an awesome LPS coral for the mixed reef tank. This elegant coral is an anemone look-alike and has long, flowing tentacles, although it is more closely related to the frogspawn, torch and hammer corals than it is to …

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Zoanthids Coral Care Guide

Zoanthids coral, affectionately called zoas by aquarium hobbyists in online forums (I guess because zoanthid coral is too long to type) are an extremely popular type of coral kept in reef tanks. Why? Because they are relatively easy to grow, maintain, frag,  AND they are available in amazing, brilliant, fluorescent colors. They are hardy and will grow well in most reef tanks, …

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Live rock hitchhikers guide

If you were to look up the entry for “live rock”, in The Hitchhikers Guide, you would find the following entry: On earth, before it was destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, monkey mammals called humans sometimes enjoyed collecting fish and corals in a glass box. Inside that box, they would pile a bunch of expensive rock that …