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Duncan coral: Duncanopsammia axifuga

Albert B Ulrich III beginner coral, Corals, General Information, how to frag corals, Reef Tank 5 Comments

The Duncan coral, duncanopsammia axifuga, has large, fleshy polyps and looks a little bit like a zoanthid or other button polyp species, but it is really a large polyp stony (LPS) coral. Duncan corals are sometimes also called whisker coral or daisy coral. Like all LPS corals, duncans have a …

Albert B Ulrich IIIDuncan coral: Duncanopsammia axifuga
aiptasia in between zoanthids

Aiptasia: Proven Pest or Unjustly Persecuted?

Albert B Ulrich III aiptasia, General Information, How to, maintenance, pests 4 Comments

Last night, I performed a little surgery in my reef tank to eradicate a notorious pest in the saltwater aquarium world–I found the dreaded aiptasia anemone (sometimes spelled aptasia on forums), on a coral I recently purchased. After carefully inspecting the subject (a piece of live rock with mushroom corals …

Albert B Ulrich IIIAiptasia: Proven Pest or Unjustly Persecuted?

Google Underwater Street View

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Google just launched one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while–within Google Maps, you can get an underwater street view of coral reefs. I remember when Google first blew my mind when they made satellite images available at the click of a button–this is Google’s latest blow your mind …

Albert B Ulrich IIIGoogle Underwater Street View

Moving Your Aquarium: Part 3

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Moving Your Aquarium—Part 3— In Moving Your Aquarium, Parts 1 and 2, I covered setting up your plan and packing up your most important living creatures—your biological filter. Now it’s time to pack the rest. Corals The size, shape and type of coral you have will dictate how you should …

Albert B Ulrich IIIMoving Your Aquarium: Part 3