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Duncan coral: Duncanopsammia axifuga

The Duncan coral, duncanopsammia axifuga, has large, fleshy polyps and looks a little bit like a zoanthid or other button polyp species, but it is really a large polyp stony (LPS) coral. Duncan corals are sometimes also called whisker coral or daisy coral. Like all LPS corals, duncans have a calcified stony skeleton and therefore require relatively high concentrations of …

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7 Exciting Reef Tank Gadgets

7 Exciting Reef Tank Gadgets For most of us, reefkeeping brings a sense of immense joy and reward, quickly translating into a lifetime love for the hobby.We love our technology aquarium equipment and reef tank gadgets almost as much as our fishy (and coral) friends. Even so, the art of aquatics is undoubtedly one of the most demanding in terms of attention to detail …

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Emergency Situation # 3: Aquarium Power Failure

This is the third article in the Emergency Situation series. Click here to see Emergency Situation # 1 or Emergency Situation # 2. The basic premise is that I’m simulating a saltwater aquarium emergency, in order to figure out how I would handle it and if I need to get any equipment to help myself be more prepared. In Emergency …

Last Day to Pre-order How to Frag Corals

This is the last day you can pre-order: How to Frag Corals: A Simple Guide to Coral Propagation and Coral Fragging for the Marine Reef Aquarium Hobbyist at 50% off the list price. Pre-order today to lock in the discount before the price goes up. Releases on January 20th The book officially releases tomorrow, on January 20th. Pre-ordering is easy to do. …

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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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Best Saltwater Aquarium Setup Guide Tutorial

I started Saltwater Aquarium Blog in 2009, and despite the fact that I have written thousands of words on the topic and published a book on the subject, I realized that I never wrote a comprehensive blog post that simplifies the saltwater aquarium setup process. That was the inspiration for this blog post. If you have not set up a saltwater …