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, …

Albert B Ulrich IIITorch coral: A large polyp stony (LPS) beginner coral
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Duncan coral: Duncanopsammia axifuga

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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 …

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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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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 …

Albert B Ulrich IIIToadstool Leather Coral Care
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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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Introduction to Fragging Corals

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When I ask friends to describe their ideal coral aquarium, there are two major themes that come up. Many people want to have a large tank filled with Acropora (Acros), Montipora Plate corals and other  Small Polyp Stony (SPS) Corals. Others hope for a mixed reef tank, buzzing with color …

Albert B Ulrich IIIIntroduction to Fragging Corals
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Secrets of Coral Fragging: How to Frag Corals Successfully

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Are you new to the hobby and want to learn how to frag corals successfully? Are you an advanced aquarist and you’re looking for a few of the secrets of coral fragging and want to have better success fragging your own corals. Is your local aquarium club hosting a coral frag …

Albert B Ulrich IIISecrets of Coral Fragging: How to Frag Corals Successfully
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How to Frag Your First Coral

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Do you keep soft corals in your aquarium? Have you ever bought a coral frag from your local fish store, or a fellow hobbyist and wondered just how exactly they did it? Have you thought about fragging coral in your aquarium, but weren’t sure where to start? This article is …

Albert B Ulrich IIIHow to Frag Your First Coral