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BEGINNERS

Here are some life forms and products suitable for the begining reef enthusiast. We know there is a lot to figure out about your reef- the filtration system, parameters, lighting..... And you want to get your tank started looking stellar ASAP! What are the best corals, fishes, invertebrates, and other life forms to start with? What products can help you get off to a solid start on your reefkeeping adventure? We are here to help! These specimens are hand picked for hardiness, ease of care, and general beauty. The products we recommend will help you maintain a healthy reef and create good fundamental habits that will benefit you for years to come! Rest assured, when you shop from this section the corals, fishes, invertebrates, and products will not disappoint! 

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  1. 6 Piece SPS Beginner Frag Pack - 6 Different WYSIWYG Frags
    $89.00

    Out of stock

    CARE LEVEL:Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT: Peaceful

    PLACEMENT: On Rockwork or Rubble

    WATER MOVEMENT: Moderate

    LIGHTING:  Moderate

    HUSBANDRY NOTES: Provide room between these corals and others, as they do grow relatively quickly if conditions are to their liking. Feed regularly with meaty, marine-based foods.

    NOTE: You will be purchasing the actual corals shown in the photo. This is a WYSIWYG frag pack.

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  2. Astreopora randalli- Purple and Green Astreopora 1" Stock Frag
    $48.00

    NOTES: Jake Adams collected the broodstock for us while on a collecting trip to the Solomon Islands.  These frags have proven to be extremely hardy and fast growing.  With purple and green mixed into a swirling encrusting mix what is not to love about this species?

    TEMPERAMENT: Peaceful

    PLACEMENT: On Rockwork 

    WATER MOVEMENT: Moderate

    LIGHTING:  Moderate-Bright

    HUSBANDRY NOTES: We keep this Montipora off to the side, about 22" under  20k 400 watt Radium metal halide lights. We feed them several times a week with oyster eggs and other meaty, marine- based foods. Water parameters are not overly critical, in our experience.

    NOTE: You will be purchasing a coral similar to the one in the photo. Because we spend less time photographing and uploading "stock" items, we pass the savings on to you! If they are on the site, they're always ready to ship!

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  3. Blastomussa merletti. -  "Merletti" -1.5" Stock Specimen
    $26.00

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    Blastomussa merletti. - "Merletti" - Stock Specimen - Pretty, hardy, and undeniably appealing, this Blasto is a great choice for beginner and advanced reefkeepers alike!  Feed regularly for optimum health and growth. 

    CARE LEVEL:  Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT: Peaceful

    PLACEMENT: On Rockwork or Rubble

    WATER MOVEMENT: Low to Moderate

    LIGHTING:  Moderate

    HUSBANDRY NOTES: We keep these Blastos under Kessill A350 LED lights (around 22" over the water surface) and they grow very well. We feed them a variety of meaty foods several times a week, especially oyster eggs.

    NOTE: You will be purchasing a coral similar to the one in the photo. Because we spend less time photographing and uploading "stock" items, we pass the savings on to you! If they are on the site, they're always ready to ship!

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  4. Chaetomorpha sp. - Chaetomorpha Macroalgae
    $12.00

    Chaetomorpha sp. - Chaetomorpha Macroalgae- This is one of the most desirable and sought-after macroalgae species. It is perfect for use in a refugium to assist with nutrient export, and it's thick matrix harbors a variety of small, beneficial life forms, such as amphipods, tiny starfishes, and mysis shrimp. Price shown is for a 3 inch clump of macroalgae.

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  5. Clavularia sp. - Orange Papaya Clove Polyps -  1.5"  Stock Frag
    $32.00

    Out of stock

    TEMPERAMENT: Semi-Aggressive

    PLACEMENT: On Rockwork or Rubble

    WATER MOVEMENT: Moderate to Strong (with surging flow preferred)

    LIGHTING:  Low to Moderate

    HUSBANDRY NOTES: We keep these corals under LED or T5 lighting, in areas of moderate to strong flow. Feedings are not necessary, as the zooxanthallae provide nutrition for the coral.

    NOTE: You will be purchasing a coral similar to the one in the photo. Because we spend less time photographing and uploading "stock" items, we pass the savings on to you! If they are on the site, they're always ready to ship!

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  6. Discosoma sp. - Indo Ultra Mushrooms - 3.5" WYSIWYG Colony
    $89.00

    CARE LEVEL:  Easy

    TEMPERAMENT: Semi-Aggressive

    PLACEMENT: On rockwork or rubble

    WATER MOVEMENT: Moderate

    LIGHTING:  Moderate

    HUSBANDRY NOTES: We maintain our Mushrooms under LED  and T5 lighting systems (about 22" over the water surface), and they are occasionally fed with very fine frozen food mixes.

    NOTE:  You will be purchasing the actual coral shown in the photo. This is a WYSIWYG specimen.

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  7. Euphyllia sp. -  Green and Purple Frogspawn - Approx. 2-3"  Single Head Stock Frag
    $48.00

    Out of stock

    Euphyllia sp. - Green and Purple Frogspawn - Approx. 1.5"-2"  Single Head  Stock Frag - A beautiful, hard-to-find Euphyllia with vibrant color and lush polyps. Provide this coral with sufficient space on your reef structure, as well as moderate to bright light and moderate water movement. This coral is easily fed meaty, marine-based foods periodically, and will grow quite rapidly if conditions are to its liking.

    SIZE: Approx. 2-3" open

    CARE LEVEL:  Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT: Aggressive

    PLACEMENT: On Rockwork or Rubble

    WATER MOVEMENT: Low to Moderate

    LIGHTING:  Moderate

    HUSBANDRY NOTES: We keep these corals under a variety of lighting regimens, ranging from Kessill A350 LED lights (around 22" over the water surface) to T5 flourescents and they grow very well. Provide space between these and other corals. We feed them a variety of meaty foods several times a week, especially oyster eggs.

    NOTE: You will be purchasing a coral similar to the one shown in the photograph. Shown is a multi headed specimen. You will be receiving one large full head. Because we always have them on hand, UC "Stock" frags save you upt to 30% over our WYSIWYG items! 

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  8. Montipora sp. -  "Orange Crumble"  Montipora- 1" Stock Frag
    $38.00

    CARE LEVEL:  Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT: Peaceful

    PLACEMENT: On Rockwork or Rubble

    WATER MOVEMENT: Moderate to Strong

    LIGHTING:  Moderate to Bright

    HUSBANDRY NOTES: We keep these corals off to the side under 400 watt 20,000k Radium metal halides on light movers, about 12" off the water surface. They do appreciate regular feedings of fine-sized foods. Grows quickly once established. Acclimate carefully to higher light levels.

    NOTE: You will be purchasing a coral similar to the one in the photo. Because we spend less time photographing and uploading "stock" items, we pass the savings on to you! If they are on the site, they're always ready to ship!

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  9. Muricea elongata - Orange Spiny Eco Gorg - 6" Stock Specimen
    $35.00

    Out of stock

    Muricea elongata - Orange Spiny Eco Gorg - Stock Specimen - The Ornage Muricea is a rare beauty, seldom encountered in the hobby. It's not particularly demanding, and can adapt to a wide range of lighting conditions. It does prefer significan flow, however. The colony gorws very bushy, with thin branches and small polyps. The gorgonian tissue is a true orange, making it really stand out in the aquarium! And excellent choice for the novice Gorgonian collector.

    CARE LEVEL:  Intermediate

    TEMPERAMENT: Peaceful

    PLACEMENT: On Rockwork or Rubble

    WATER MOVEMENT: Moderate to Strong

    LIGHTING:  Moderate to Bright

    HUSBANDRY NOTES: We keep these Gorgonians under Kessill A350 LED lights (around 22" over the water surface), or T5 flourescents (skewed towards blue) and they grow very well. As with all gorgonians, make sure that they do not come into contact with other species, as they may be agressive towards each other. 

    NOTE:  You will be purchasing a Gorgonian similar to the one in the photo. Because we spend less time photographing and uploading "stock" items, we pass the savings on to you! If they are on the site, they're always ready to ship!

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  10. Nemataleotris decora - Purple Firefish- Approx. 2" Specimen
    $28.00

    Nemataleotris decora - Purple Firefish - The Purple Firefish is reltively easy to keep, peaceful, and has beautiful colors. This fish is perfect for the reef aquarium, as it likes to retreat to the safety of nooks and crannies along the reef structure. Although found in groups in nature, it's not easy to keep more than one in any but the largest reef system, as they will quarrel continuously if they feel that their territory is being encroached upon. Care is straightforward and the same as for the Firefish. These fish are able jumpers, so be sure to keep their aquarium covered to prevent tragic losses. Easily fed on frozen or dried foods, the Firefish is an excellent addition to the peaceful reef aquarium.

    SIZE: Approx. 2"

    NOTE: You will be purchasing a fish similar to the one in the photo. Because we spend less time photographing and uploading "stock" items, we pass the savings on to you! If they are on the site, they're always ready to ship!

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