Reef Corals is a live coral farm. We actually grow our coral instead of buying it from live coral wholesalers that import coral from the oceans
wild reefs. By growing our live coral for your reef tank aquarium, we have elected to leave the wild corals in the ocean
because the reefs are already devastated by natural causes, man, and over harvesting.
Our tank raised live coral is also more hearty and healthy than the corals in the ocean
because they have adapted and are used to living under artificial lighting and in synthetic salt water. There is very little acclimation when a coral goes from one of our tanks to a clients tank because the conditions and water parameters are nearly identical. When a live coral is imported, that coral must try to adapt to artificial lighting and synthetic saltwater and numerous other parameters, that are different from living in the ocean. Many live corals die because they can't adapt to the differences. Farmed corals only know the conditions and water parameters of a reef tank aquarium
because that's the only place they have ever lived. They are started from small frags, or fragments (cuttings), and are grown out in the reef tank until they are large enough for a frag to be taken from it and passed on to another reef tank enthusiast.
This live coral farming practice is the green way of keeping a reef tank aquarium. The live corals in the ocean
are not harvested and are left to live and thrive and re-propagate the ocean
so the reefs can grow and begin to restore themselves. We believe that live coral farming is the responsible way to keeping a reef tank and at the same time helping the ocean
reefs recover. more info >>