CORAL - Than Thein

Lighting Makes All The Difference

There are only three things you need to be successful in this hobby, good water quality, good water flow, and good light. All of those things are pretty involved but lighting in particular gets a lot of discussion because of the three it is the most expensive and the thing that is going to most dramatically affect how the fish and corals in your tank will look.

18 Aug 2:05 AM 2 Read More...

Barebottom Blues

Than Thein of Tidal Gardens shares the surprising experience with calcium carbonate substrates, vs. none in stock tank coral culture systems.

21 Jul 12:06 PM 0 Read More...

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.

04 Jul 9:26 PM 0 Read More...

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.

22 Apr 1:19 PM 0 Read More...

VIDEO: So you want to start a reef tank?

Beginning reef aquarium hobbyists have to difficulty sorting out good information from bad. This is the Top 5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Beginner.

08 Apr 5:23 AM 1 Read More...