Cultured Coral Frags
We have a huge collection of cultured Coral Frags and in-house cultured frags now available, hundreds in fact, many species common and rare for all types of aquaria. Coral fragging is the new sustainable way to keep corals in the home aquarium and has little impact on the worlds coral reefs. We always have new stock available are continuously replenishing every week with new coral cuttings.
“Low Prices starting at £10.00 each (6 for £50.00)”
Our Marine staff will also happily guide you in what you need to know about keeping corals and have all the equipment needed to keep these wonderful colourful animals.
“Extensive Selection of cultured farmed Corals and Frags in Store – Buy 6 for the price of 5 (Cheapest Coral Free)”
Soft Corals For Beginners
Soft corals for example Sinularia, Nephthea, Briareum, Xenia, and Sarcophyton species are regarded as beginners corals making them great choices for new reef tank owners and are a fantastic addition to any home reef aquarium. All Soft corals grow best with water conditions of pH 8.0 to 8.3, calcium levels 380-450ppm, magnesium levels of 1250-1350 ppm, S.G. salt levels of 1.022 to 1.025 ( 32-35ppt), alkalinity of 7-12 dKH. This can be maintain by regular filtered (RO) water changing using good quality marine salts. Although most corals obtain their nutrition photosynthesis via zooxanthelle algae they also benefit from feedings of microplankton and coral additives. Given the right water conditions, moderate water flow and bright light, they can grow rapidly.
Zoanthids or zoanthus are sometimes referred to as colonial anemones and are one of the easiest corals to care for, very colourful and fast growing, are now a very popular addition to reef and nano aquariums. Given the right water conditions, zoanthids can grow quickly to form large low growing mats which may sometimes overgrow other sessile invertebrates. They prefer moderate to strong water flow and are quite light tolerant from medium to strong depending on the species. Not all species contain symbiotic zooxanthellae algae and will respond to feedings of planktonic foods and sometimes even larger foods like frozen brine shrimp and mysis shrimp.
Mushroom Corals and Corallimorph Corals
Most of corals go under the names Discosoma, Rhodactis, and Ricordea. These multicoloured and iridescence eye-catching corals are generally also one of the easiest corals to keep, and is a favourited of many reef and nano reef enthusiast. They are quick growing, given the right conditions. They prefer moderate water flow, although some can tolerate brighter conditions, strong light is not required and indirect light or medium light intensities is better. They are also know to be tolerant to higher nutrient levels.
Stony Corals for the Intermediate to Expert
These coral are typically classed as Small Polyp Stony Corals (SPS) or Large Polyp Stony (LPS) Corals. They need a little extra care than soft corals and it is important to maintain good clean water conditions with moderate to high water flow and bright lighting. It is best to have consistent water conditions with low phosphate (< 0.03 ppm) and nitrate levels , S.G. salt levels of 1.022 to 1.025 ( 32-35ppt), a pH of 8.2 – 8.3, Calcium levels of 380-450ppm, Magnesium levels of 1250-1350 ppm, and water alkalinity of 8-12 dKH. These levels can be maintained through regular water changing with filtered RO water, a Calcium reactor, Kalkwasser stirrer, and other automated dosing systems.
LPS corals are generally larger calcareous corals with large fleshy polyps and tentacles. They use these long stinging tentacles for gathering food and to defensively keep other organisms away. Placement of these corals in the aquarium is of concern and must be thought about. Although most stony corals obtain their nutrition through photosynthesis via symbiotic zooxanthellate algae, they are also voracious feeders and benefit from additional feedings of plankton, meaty foods, like mysis and brine shrimp, and other coral food additives.
SPS corals are generally calcareous corals with small polyps and tentacles. These corals are for the advanced reef hobbyist and can make the standard reef aquarium into stunning reef display tanks.We currently hold a very large selection of SPS, LPS, Softies, Zoanthids, and Anemones in Store and have all the equipment needed to keep these wonderful animals.