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Zoanthids

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Zoanthids care Zoanthids, also called zoas, button polyps or colonial anemones, are a hardy and diverse Order of coral that are suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced aquarists. They are tolerant of a range of aquarium conditions, come in unbelievable bright color morphs and many of them grow very quickly. …

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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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Success Fragging Corals

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 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 …

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Small Polyp Stony Corals (SPS)

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Small Polyp Stony Corals Small polyp stony corals (SPS) are what many people think of as the conventional reef-building corals.  As a group, they are some of the most beautiful and some of the most difficult to keep, often requiring high flow rates, intense lighting and optimal, stable water chemistry. …

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Large Polyp Stony Corals

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Large Polyp Stony Corals Coral husbandry is best studied on an individual species basis—because there are exceptions to every rule and generalizations (like the one I’m about to make) often oversimplify the information. Putting my desire for precision and my inner-scientist aside, however, the value of generalizations is that they …

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Mushroom Corals

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Mushroom Corals Mushroom Corals, or Corallimorphs are great beginner corals because they are some of the easiest species to care for. I recommend mushroom corals for hobbyists at any level. The corallimorphs get their name because the individual polyps are large and fleshy. In lower light environments, the polyps seem to stretch upward in …

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5 Saltwater Aquarium Books Every Hobbyist Should Read

5 Saltwater Aquarium Books Every Hobbyist Should Read

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Welcome to Saltwater Aquarium Blog. This is my very first blog post. In fact, when I started, the post was titled, “Hello World”. Before I start sharing some of what I’ve learned in my time as a hobbyist, I thought I would start by sharing with you the books that …

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