Print Preview – BULLETPROOF CORALS – CORAL Magazine Sept/Oct 2015

26 Aug, 2015

The cover of BULLETPROOF CORALS, our feature for the September / October 2015 issue of CORAL Magazine. We look at the corals with proven track records and selected reader wisdom for the aquarist starting out with small polyp stony (SPS) corals.

The cover of BULLETPROOF CORALS, our feature for the September / October 2015 issue of CORAL Magazine. We look at the corals with proven track records and selected reader wisdom for the aquarist starting out with small polyp stony (SPS) corals.

You may have glimpsed a copy of CORAL at your local aquarium retailer, or tucked among the offerings at Barnes & Noble, still wrapped in its protective poly sleeve, and wondered what mysteries are hidden inside. This is our latest sneak peek underneath the wrapper at what’s in store for the newest printed issue of CORAL Magazine.

Without further delay, take a look inside our September / October 2015 issue of CORAL Magazine.

The Table of Contents for the September/October 2015 issue of CORAL  Magazine.

The Table of Contents for the September/October 2015 issue of CORAL Magazine.

International Editor Daniel Knop encourages readers to try their hand at breeding the Banggai Cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni.

International Editor Daniel Knop encourages readers to try their hand at breeding the Banggai Cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni.

"Many readers of this magazine take great pleasure in finding and keeping the most challenging species, but let us recognize the importance of the species that are, through thick and thin, in the wild or in our aquariums, the surest survivors." - Remarks from the Editor's Page, by James Lawrence.

“Many readers of this magazine take great pleasure in finding and keeping the most challenging species, but let us recognize the importance of the species that are, through thick and thin, in the wild or in our aquariums, the surest survivors.” – Remarks from the Editor’s Page, by James Lawrence.

This issue's reef news looks at stony corals evolving defenses towards warming oceans, plankton and their contribution to "biomixing", and what's so special about limpet teeth?

This issue’s reef news looks at stony corals evolving defenses towards warming oceans, plankton and their contribution to “biomixing,” and what’s so special about limpet teeth?

Rarities is back, featuring 'One-in-a-Million" Clownfish from Sea & Reef Aquaculture, and Maricultured Stony Corals from Quality Marine.

Rarities is as full of temptations as ever, featuring ‘One-in-a-Million” Clownfish from Sea & Reef Aquaculture, and Maricultured Stony Corals from Quality Marine.

Our feature kicks off with "Bulletproof Stony Corals" by Than Thein.

Our Cover Articles lead off with “Bulletproof Stony Corals” by Than Thein.

"Species & Secrets" - CORAL readers offer their advice on starting right with small-polyp stony corals!

“Species & Secrets” – CORAL readers offer their advice on starting right with small-polyp stony corals!

ORA Grown Farm-Hardy SPS, by Vanessa Sommers, looks at the hardiest farmed corals today, some of which haven't seen the ocean in 25 or 30 years!

ORA Grown Farm-Hardy SPS, by Vanessa Sommers, looks at the hardiest farmed corals today, some of which haven’t seen the ocean in 25 or 30 years!

"America's Reef Tank" by J.R. Corvison, images by Lauren Ludi, goes behind the scenes of the Smithsonian's Sant Ocean Hall aquarium.

“America’s Reef Tank” by J.R. Corvison, images by Lauren Ludi, goes behind the scenes of the Smithsonian’s Sant Ocean Hall aquarium in Washington, DC.

Travel with Dr. Dieter Brockmann as he visits and dives the Sea of Cortez.

Travel with Dr. Dieter Brockmann as he visits and dives the Sea of Cortez.

Our Aquarium Portrait this issue is "Hernan's Reef", a 75 gallon located in California.

Our Aquarium Portrait this issue is “Hernan’s Reef,” a very special 75-gallon created by Hernan Chavez in Anaheim, California.

Daniel Knop sets his sights on fishes once more in Reefkeeping 101 - DIY Banggai Cardinal Rescue.

A neophyte breeder documents his successes with Pterapogon kauderni in Reefkeeping 101 – DIY Banggai Cardinal Rescue.

Keeping with our theme of forgiving marinelife this issue, our Species Spotlight shines brightly on the classic "True" Percula Clownfish, Amphiprion percula.

Keeping with our theme of forgiving marinelife this issue, Daniel Knop’s Species Spotlight shines brightly on the classic “True” Percula Clownfish, Amphiprion percula.

Looking for a single-issue copy? Try one of the many excellent local aquarium shops who carry CORAL Magazine.

Looking for a single-issue copy? Try one of the many excellent local aquarium shops who carry CORAL Magazine.

An exclusive feature to CORAL Magazine, check our CORALexicon to learn more about the technical terms that appear in articles in this issue.

CORALexicon is a quick orientation for the technical terms that appear in articles in this issue.

Field reporting and newest Sr. Editor Mike Tuccinardi  takes us to Vietnam, a relative 'late arrival' to the global marine aquarium livestock trade.

CORAL’s newest Senior Editor Mike Tuccinardi takes us to Vietnam, a relative ‘late arrival’ to the global marine aquarium livestock trade.

Learn more about our parting shot (Reef Life) by the late Denise Nielsen Tackett, back on page 102.

Learn more about our parting shot (Reef Life) by the late Denise Nielsen Tackett, back on page 102.

If you cannot wait to get into our Bulletproof SPS Corals  feature, current subscribers can log into the Digital Edition now to read on their laptops, PCs, and, now, all mobile devices. Subscribers with an iPhone or Android device you can also read the Digital Edition in our free-to-download apps Now available at the iTunes Store, Google Play and Amazon.com for the new Kindle Edition.

The best way to experience CORAL is with a print + digital subscription (digital-only subscriptions are also available). Why not subscribe today if you haven’t already? If you can’t find CORAL Magazine through one of our many local aquarium shop retailers or your local Barnes & Noble bookstore, you can always get a single copy of this issue direct from the publisher.

Print or digital (or both), CORAL is the hailed by critics as “the world’s best reefkeeping magazine!” Don’t miss an issue.

 

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Matt Pedersen
Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC, including AMAZONAS & CORAL Magazines. Matt has kept aquariums for 34 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized as the 2009 MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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