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LPS Coral

What is an LPS Coral? LPS coral is the name given to the group of coral species that have a stony skeleton, made from calcium carbonate, and large fleshy polyps. Many of the popular LPS coral species look a bit like a cross between a small polyp stony coral and a soft coral. The most commonly available LPS coral species are: Hammer Corals Torch Frogspawn …

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Cabbage Leather Coral

Introduction to caring for the Cabbage Leather Coral The cabbage leather coral is a hardy soft coral that makes an excellent beginner coral species and gets its common name because it grows on short stalks, close to the rock, with large fleshy lobes that are shaped somewhat like the leaves of a plant, like cabbage. The color is generally between pink and …

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Toadstool Leather Coral Care

Introduction to caring for the Toadstool Leather Coral The toadstool coral is a perfect beginner coral for the saltwater aquarium. They are a saltwater reef soft coral and require the conditions typical for success with just about any reef tank. Toadstool leather corals are often sold as different varieties, based on their color or the size of their polyps. Long polyped, …

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On sale for a limited time only

Hi, just a quick note here to let you know that How to Frag Corals: A Simple Guide to Coral Propagation and Coral Fragging for the Marine Reef Aquarium Hobbyist is available now, for Pre-Order, at ~50% off the list price. The book is available for Pre-Orders now. Reserve your copy at 50% off the list price between now and January 19th. …

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Success Fragging Corals

 In article # 1, we talked about our shared dreams to have a thriving reef aquarium, filled with corals and set the stage that fragging corals is a great way to increase the number of rapidly growing coral colonies in your tank and also creates an opportunity for you to trade the corals you are growing with your friends and …

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Tools and Techniques for Fragging Corals

In the previous post, Introduction to Coral Fragging,  we talked about the dream that most of us share, to have a thriving reef aquarium, filled with Small Polyp Stony (SPS), Large Polyp Stony (LPS) and Soft Coral species all growing like gangbusters. But you can’t just buy that stuffed tank, you have to grow into it–and one of the most …

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How to feed corals

How to feed Corals in a Reef Aquarium Feeding the corals in our reef aquariums is both an art and science. Marine biologists study corals in their natural environment, under “perfect” conditions. We use their research findings to provide our reef tanks with the best possible conditions.  We have come a long way in learning how to care for our …