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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 …

Albert B Ulrich IIIDuncan coral: Duncanopsammia axifuga
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7 Exciting Reef Tank Gadgets

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7 Exciting Reef Tank Gadgets For most of us, reefkeeping brings a sense of immense joy and reward, quickly translating into a lifetime love for the hobby.We love our technology aquarium equipment and reef tank gadgets almost as much as our fishy (and coral) friends. Even so, the art of aquatics is undoubtedly one …

Albert B Ulrich III7 Exciting Reef Tank Gadgets
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Emergency Situation # 3: Aquarium Power Failure

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This is the third article in the Emergency Situation series. Click here to see Emergency Situation # 1 or Emergency Situation # 2. The basic premise is that I’m simulating a saltwater aquarium emergency, in order to figure out how I would handle it and if I need to get …

Albert B Ulrich IIIEmergency Situation # 3: Aquarium Power Failure

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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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, …

Albert B Ulrich IIITools and Techniques for Fragging Corals
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Best Saltwater Aquarium Setup Guide Tutorial

Albert B Ulrich III Aquarium Maintenance, Beginner, Best of, Reef Tank, Saltwater Aquarium Setup, Saltwater Fish 1 Comment

I started Saltwater Aquarium Blog in 2009, and despite the fact that I have written thousands of words on the topic and published a book on the subject, I realized that I never wrote a comprehensive blog post that simplifies the saltwater aquarium setup process. That was the inspiration for this …

Albert B Ulrich IIIBest Saltwater Aquarium Setup Guide Tutorial
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Underwater Sculpture

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As saltwater fish and reef aquarium hobbyists, we sometimes set out to recreate a little slice of the ocean inside of our aquarium—but what about creating a little slice of humanity in the ocean? That’s exactly what artist and photographer Jason deCaires Taylor does. He makes art by creating sculptures that …

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Frag Corals in Separate Containers

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Here is a quick tip to consider if you are going to try and frag a coral from your tank. First a quick definition: frag, I believe is a short-hand term for fragment. Most coral species can reproduce from fragments, or frags. Therefore a small piece of a coral colony is a …

Albert B Ulrich IIIFrag Corals in Separate Containers