Taking a look at Stylophora
Stylophora are a branching small polyp stony coral from the Family Pocilloporidae. They make a great addition to either a mixed stony coral reef or an SPS dominated reef. We keep Stylophora mainly in both medium light and medium water flow. Having said that, their overall growth and color might benefit from both stronger light and flow than they are receiving here.
Video: Diving Okinawa; Coral Reefs & Mariculture Surprise
Okinawa, Japan is known for its great diving and lush coral reefs. There were tons of corals and fish, but I was surprised to see a huge field of Acropora that was all maricultured. It felt like I was diving in an incredible frag tank.
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The Incredible Reef Aquarium of Nathan Gist
This video above is from my friend Nathan’s tank, which is a custom-built 200-gallon (760-L) that is 72″ long and 30″ wide. (180 x 75 cm).
Never underestimate Astraea Snails
This past year, I rediscovered how great an army of Astraea snails are. It didn’t even take a week for them to do serious work on the algae. One system that seemed like a lost cause because of the algae completely recovered.
Sandhi 善迪 says:Amazing spot. I love this part of knowledge: "Every small, free square inch is quickly occupied by Xeniidae corals. But, they seem to serve a very important function, preparing the substrate, and binding every piece of coral rubble together so sponges and coralline algae can finish the job by cementing everything up. Thus, later, coral larvae can settle on this newly stabilized real estate." Thank you, Vincent
New Ocean-Inspired Designs from Walt Smith says:[…] over 5 years ago, at the tail end of 2017, Fiji’s government unilaterally banned coral exports, leaving WSI with nothing more than fish and invertebrates to send to customers around the globe. […]
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Edward Moats says:I urge you to consider the ramifications of losing a 172 million dollar industry in your state. I completely support the black list and agree that invasive species is a big concern. However , I feel that this bill is over reaching and will have a negative impact not only On the industry , but to Florida’s economy.