Testimonials

Thank You

Just a quick message to let you know the berghia and coral arrived this afternoon intact...They were very well packaged and the heat pack was still warm...before they berghia had been fully acclimatized they were crawling around and very active. They a...

Sunny G. from SW Missouri

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

Fast and Personal Service!

Thank you very much for the fast and personal service! Had a small problem when my landlord took the package inside and then left for work. But after 5 hours I was able to get them into the bucket for acclimation. Everything is looking very active ...

Michael

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