CORAL January/February 2012

Volume 9, Number 1

CONTENTS

4    LETTER FROM EUROPE by Daniel Knop

7    EDITOR’S PAGE by James M. Lawrence

8    LETTERS

10    REEF NEWS

22    RARITIES: Harlequin Hind, Cephalopholis polleni, by Scott W. Michael

30    VIEWPOINT by Martin A. Moe, Jr.

FEATURE ARTICLES

42     PROFESSIONAL CULTURE OF STONY CORALS by Daniel Knop

50     ORA: CULTURING CORALS BY THE THOUSANDS

Marine ornamental aquaculture in Florida by Matt Pedersen

56     INLAND CORAL FARMING

A tour of the facilities of Jürgen Wendel by Daniel Knop

63     THE FUTURE OF AQUACULTURE

Creating a greener, sustainable hobby by Morgan Mok

66     CONQUERING THE BREEDING BOTTLENECK

Success with 8 pelagic-spawning species by Matthew L. Wittenrich

68     RHINOPIAS REDUX by Scott W. Michael

76     SOLID POLYMERS FOR NUTRIENT CONTROL

A guide to biopellets and “solid carbon” by Murray W. Camp

90     TRAVEL: BLUE!

Coral Reefs at Moogadali by Professor Ellen Thaler

AQUARIUM PORTRAIT

99     AN AQUARIUM FOR HELMUT by Martin Sebald

DEPARTMENTS

107     SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: Green Sea Mat by Daniel Knop

121     REEFKEEPING 101: Not so cheap equipment by Daniel Knop

118    CORALEXICON: Technical terms that appear in this issue

122     SOURCES & SUSTAINABILITY: Hawai’i debates ban on aquarium collection by Ret Talbot

126     ADVERTISER INDEX

128     REEF LIFE: by Larry P. Tackett