The beautiful Flower Anemones (Epicystis crucifer)

Corals | 17th September 2013 | 0 comments

As Autumn sets in here in the Northern Hemisphere so I’ve been thinking of a nano reef poster child, er, coral. Do you think Epicystis crucifer is worthy of this title? Have you kept a Flower anemone before? “…also known as the Rock Anemone, is a member of the Phymanthidae family. Originating from the Caribbean, these anemones […]

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Cherry Corals’ Heaven and Hell Acropora

Corals, Showcase | 31st May 2013 | 1 comments

Every so often an amazing coral will reveal it’s to our hobby and probably one of the most amazing colour morphs of recent times has to be Cherry Corals’ Heaven and Hell Acropora. The single image of this colony is striking with the dual colouring. An educated guess would make this particular SPS coral an […]

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Abusing the name of named corals

Corals | 28th May 2013 | 2 comments

Not much really annoys me in this hobby (ok, that’s a lie…), but what really gets me is the number of vendors and individuals that try sell a coral based on an infamous or famous named coral of the same description. So many times a certain acropora frag has gone up for sale and it […]

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Ricordea florida, Ricordea yuma – What is the difference?

Corals, Video | 10th April 2013 | 2 comments

No matter which you look at it, both Ricordea’s – yes, there are two types and they hail from opposite sides of the world. Ricordea florida is from the Caribbean while Ricordea yuma hails from Indonesia. This beautiful group of corallimorphs offer us nano reef hobbyist some fine examples of stunning yet easy to care for […]

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Diaseris Corals – The Nano Reef Aquarium Coral Collection (part 2)

Corals | 29th March 2013 | 0 comments

Similar to the other plate corals, Diaseris sp. are not only much hardier than Fungia and Cycloseris corals but also adapt more easily to one’s aquarium conditions, but the main difference is that they possess the ability to actually frag themselves. Yes, you did read that correctly: they can self-frag! Whereas hobbyists may be familiar […]

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Maricultured corals

Corals, Video | 10th February 2013 | 1 comments

As our wonderful reefkeepking hobby has grown so has the appearance of coral farms across the globe. Now when we think of a coral farm we usually picture a few shallow aquariums packed with hundreds of frags all neatly lined up sitting inches below high intensity lighting. These farms are sometimes located in a basement […]

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