It’s enough to make an aquarist shudder, a beautiful reef with corals that are healthy and expanded, fancy cutting one? Er, not really, no. The fact is that corals that are healthy are going to grow. Growth is of course absolutely normal and occurs with whatever theRead more →
The home aquarist is often faced with a coral that is increasing in size and threatening to overshadow corals lower down the reef. To ensure the lower corals remain healthy they need light and it is usually not practical to move the overgrown specimen. It is easierRead more →
Personally I think that there is a belief that aquaculture aquariums need to be some type of specialist aquarium which is designed purely for aquaculture. I don’t why I believe this and perhaps I am wrong but when I talk to people they believe that aquaculture isRead more →
I have been keeping marine aquariums now for many, many years and whilst I gain a lot of satisfaction from all areas of the hobby I think that one area where I gain the most satisfaction from is coral propagation. When I first started propagating corals IRead more →
When an aquarist or anyone for that matter start to think about an aquaculture farm they will probably think of huge establishments with exceptionally large volumes of water. From this ‘farm’ hundreds of corals and fish are grown and eventually sold. I think that this perception isRead more →
Reef aquariums are common in the hobby nowadays. With the increased knowledge of their environmental needs and the ability, with the assistance of technology, to maintain the reefs for long periods, the days of struggling with maintenance should be gone. Some problems have arisen with the abilityRead more →
A lot of visitors to Aquarists Online may not yet be in a position to even consider what they would like to do in the future with relation to their aquarium. Aquarists Online is primarily aimed at beginners to this hobby (although we do get a lotRead more →
We’ve talked on this website about helping the wild reefs by growing corals from cuttings (“fragging”).
Most of us including me do one or two as and when. But this amateur reef keeper has really taken it on board. Click below:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=1215102Read more →
A lot of people especially those who are new to the aquarium hobby are a bit sceptical when it comes to coral propagation.
And I have to be truthful here – it really is not that hard.
The biggest aspect which you need to be sure of before committing to doing some coral propagation of you own is that the water parameters in your aquarium need to be excellent.Read more →