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The Impact of Natural Factors on Coral Reproduction

Natural coral reproduction is an incredible occurrence. This phenomenon is affected by the local sun and moon cycles, in addition to ocean temperature. Most coral colonies spawn once per year, and release billions of colorful gametes into the ocean. In order for...

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Reefkeeping Basics: Understanding Spectrum and Intensity

Aquarium lighting is an essential component of reefkeeping. If you’re just getting started with this endeavor, you may be curious about the best lighting for your livestock. It can be challenging to find the right light spectrum and intensity, but aquarium lighting...

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New Tank Set Up and Transfer

I have had the same reef tank in my house continuously since ’05.  I liked my tank – it was stable and happy, and the denizens all looked good. If the tank had picked up a few scratches along the way, they were at least family mementos – added by one child or the...

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Coral Propagation 101: Getting Started

Growing live corals is a rewarding experience, but it can be intimidating to get started. If you’re interested in cultivating a reef of your own, you’ll need to know the basics of the aquaculture practice known as fragmentation, or “fragging.” Most individuals find...

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Successful Coral Propagation with Micro-Fragging

Studies have shown that aquaculture can play an important role in restoring reefs and encouraging biodiversity. Most reefers are familiar with the fragmenting, or “fragging” process, in which 3 square centimeters or more are removed from live coral to be used as...

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Fiji Withdraws Rock and Coral Export Ban

In December 2017, the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forests unilaterally placed a ban on the export of live rock and coral. This move shocked the aquarium industry, as the abrupt shift in legislation appeared to be unprompted and came without warning. Here, we share...

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