Archive for the Corals Category

The Sun Coral, A Good Addition To The Aquarium Reef

The Sun Coral, A Good Addition To The Aquarium Reef

Keeping a marine aquarium is popular and understandably so, be it fish only or reef. The reef type is the more natural as it has a mix of corals and fish forming a mini reef. Keeping a mini coral reef is not that difficult nowadays (always subject

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Introducing Corals To The Aquarium

Introducing Corals To The Aquarium

Owning a reef aquarium is the ambition of most marine aquarists and understandably so. There are those who have a fish only system as they believe it imposes less work and discipline than corals but this is not wholly correct. It’s true that there are disciplines required but

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Special Lights On A Reef Aquarium – Why?

Special Lights On A Reef Aquarium – Why?

“The fish are fine under standard non-aquarium lights, even if I buy just white lights they are still ok. Why not corals?” This is an understandable question. Marine reef fish come from the same areas as the corals so why spend more? There is a good answer

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So It’s All Prepared, Now For Some Stock

So It’s All Prepared, Now For Some Stock

It’s taken quite a while and there have been quite a lot of decisions to make. Before those decisions could be made research has been needed which probably meant the purchase of a good hobby book which in turn threw up a lot of questions. Thank goodness

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Trimming A Branching Soft Coral

If the marine environment is of high quality then the occupants should do well. This includes the growth of corals which of course is good. However, this in itself can demand attention from the aquarist. Some soft branching corals can show very significant growth.This could interfere with seawater

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Are Corals Best Kept On Their Own?

There are three types of marine aquarium and these are fish only, fish and corals (mixed reef) and corals only

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The Bubble Coral

This coral adds to all the differing shapes and colours of corals that could be added to the reef aquarium. It belongs to the stony or hard coral type. Besides bubble coral other common names are octocoral, bladder and grape coral. The proper name is Plerogyra sinuosa.

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The Pulse Coral

The pulse coral belongs to the soft corals and is well known. It is often seen in local fish shops and though often at a higher price than many other soft corals, is not out of the reach of most aquarists. These corals are attractive in general,

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The Staghorn Coral

These corals belong to the hard type and are much used in reef aquariums. Writing a text on them in general terms is the only way given the space available. They are given their common name because, obviously enough, the branches of the coral generally resemble the

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Zoanthids

Zoanthids belong in the reef aquarium and must be known to just about every marine aquarist. They are commonly known as button polyps. These polyps could appear in ones or twos but more likely are displayed as what could be termed polyp boulders. These are of varying

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