torch coral

Torch coral: A large polyp stony (LPS) beginner coral

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The Torch coral, Euphylia glabrescens, is a large polyp stony coral that originates from the Indo-pacific reef regions. This LPS coral species (the torch coral), has long, flowing fleshy polyps that extend from a calcified (stony) base. In a moderate water flow, these corals look a bit like a torch, …

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cabbage leather coral

Cabbage Leather Coral

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Introduction to caring for the Cabbage Leather Coral The cabbage leather coral is a hardy soft coral that makes an excellent beginner coral species and gets its common name because it grows on short stalks, close to the rock, with large fleshy lobes that are shaped somewhat like the leaves of a …

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green star polyps growing

Green Star Polyps Coral Care

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Introduction to Green Star Polyps Coral Care Green star polyps are an excellent beginner coral and are perhaps an ideal first coral choice because they are extremely hardy, fast growing and don’t need a lot of light to grow. They are tolerant of intense lighting, if properly acclimated, but don’t …

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toadstool leather coral

Toadstool Leather Coral Care

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Introduction to caring for the Toadstool Leather Coral The toadstool coral is a perfect beginner coral for the saltwater aquarium. They are a saltwater reef soft coral and require the conditions typical for success with just about any reef tank. Toadstool leather corals are often sold as different varieties, based on …

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Last Day to Pre-order How to Frag Corals

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This is the last day you can pre-order: How to Frag Corals: A Simple Guide to Coral Propagation and Coral Fragging for the Marine Reef Aquarium Hobbyist at 50% off the list price. Pre-order today to lock in the discount before the price goes up. Releases on January 20th The book officially …

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How to Frag Corals

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Hi, just a quick note here to let you know that How to Frag Corals: A Simple Guide to Coral Propagation and Coral Fragging for the Marine Reef Aquarium Hobbyist is available now, for Pre-Order, at ~50% off the list price. The book is available for Pre-Orders now. Reserve your copy …

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success fragging corals

Success Fragging Corals

Albert B Ulrich III aquaculture, Coral, Fragging, How to, how to frag corals, propagation, Reef Aquarium, Reef Tank 4 Comments

 In article # 1, we talked about our shared dreams to have a thriving reef aquarium, filled with corals and set the stage that fragging corals is a great way to increase the number of rapidly growing coral colonies in your tank and also creates an opportunity for you to …

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Tools and Techniques for Fragging Corals

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In the previous post, Introduction to Coral Fragging,  we talked about the dream that most of us share, to have a thriving reef aquarium, filled with Small Polyp Stony (SPS), Large Polyp Stony (LPS) and Soft Coral species all growing like gangbusters. But you can’t just buy that stuffed tank, …

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feeding corals

How to feed corals

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How to feed Corals in a Reef Aquarium Feeding the corals in our reef aquariums is both an art and science. Marine biologists study corals in their natural environment, under “perfect” conditions. We use their research findings to provide our reef tanks with the best possible conditions.  We have come …

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zooanthellae: symbiotic coral algae

Zooxanthellae: Symbiotic Coral Algae

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Zooxanthellae: Symbiotic coral algae What are Zooxanthellae? Zooxanthellae are single-celled algae that live symbiotically with corals, clams and anemones. That was a mouthful and a bit nerdy, so let’s take a little bit deeper at each of the important terms there: Single-celled: Living things are made of cells. You are …

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