Testimonials

Acclimation Suggestion

I just wanted to let you know they came in great. I also wanted to give you a suggestion for a new technique for acclimation. I was looking for aiptasia to feed them while they were in the bucket when I found some rubble with aiptasia growing on It. ...

Jason

Why Aquacultured Coral is Better

What are aquacultured corals?

Aquacultured corals are grown in closed systems and not collected from the ocean.

The corals are live corals fragmented or grown out from a larger coral or mother colony. If these corals are not already attached, they are then glued to live rock rubble or special plugs made for coral frags or aquaculturing.

 

Why are Aquacultured Corals the Better Choice?

Aquacultured corals are considered hardier because they are raised in captive conditions much like those in your home reef system. The coral therefore does not have to be acclimated to the captive conditions in the same way coral collected out of the ocean does.

Aquacultured coral can also be more colorful, more disease resistant and tend to not to loose their color as easily once placed in your reef aquarium. Since aquacultured corals are grown in a captive system your purchase of them does not impact the natural reefs which are better for the long term health of our reefs.

 

How do I know which corals are Aquacultured?

Aquacultured corals sold by Salty Underground are listed as such in the title of the coral. These aquacultured corals are also grown out in our systems or provided by a local vendor.

 

 

 
Testimonials

Impressed

I am a beginner at this salt water reef tank hobby. I placed an order for several coral about a week ago from Salty. The shippment arrived right on time and everything was alive and in tact. I must say they did a great job of packing the corals and mak...

Dean Huffman from Doylestown, PA

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