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New Corals

Our newest corals come mostly from the recent coral swap in Lansing, but also from our LFS. We have learned to dip any new corals in a coral dip before putting them in our main tank. You can read about … Continue reading

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Investigating “Bugs” Crawling On Our Coral

Recently, we noticed that our Chocolate Mint Chip Zoanthid Coral had seemed agitated and had been closed more often than open over the past few days. We have found that when the aquarium lights go out for the night is … Continue reading

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How to Identify Corals

We purchased this pretty Zoanthid coral at Preuss’s (for only $15!) but forgot to ask its name. I called back and they said they were not sure since it was brand new, and I should use an ID site to … Continue reading

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Mint Chocolate Chip Coral

Every time we go to “just look” at Preuss Pets, we always come home with something. Our most recent purchase is this beautiful coral. It is a Zoanthid coral and called Mint Chocolate Chip coral. I think we got a … Continue reading

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Coral Bleaching

Our Leptastrea coral recently started turning lighter and more brown in color and we became concerned for its health. We started researching what causes corals to turn a lighter color and found that coral bleaching may be what is going … Continue reading

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Duncan Coral

Our most recent coral is a Duncan coral. It is an LPS (Large Polyp Stony) coral, and is native to Western and Northern Australia and the South China Sea, preferring deeper waters, which is why it prefers low to moderate lighting and … Continue reading

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Reef Chili Reef Aquarium Food

Since we started our tank, we have varied the food for our fish, corals, and reef so much that we currently have 6 different types we use. We use everything from Phyto Feast, Arcti Pods, Tigger Pods, fish pellets, Mysis … Continue reading

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