The #UCgrowout Contest and Giveaway Sept 2019 to March 2020

Official Rules:
Purchase growout frags here:

Hello all,
welcome to the #UCgrowout contest. Its always exciting to bring home that new gem with major potential. This competition will highlight a sweet tenuis that has started to already show some real potential. Hints of pinks, oranges and yellows are already beginning to show!!!!!
-The contest will begin the first week of September. Final judging will commence the first week of May 2020. 
-Each frag will be purchased ahead of time and delivered on the customer's requested delivery date.
-Different sized frags will be available to purchase at different price points- ( Please note the contest is not based on final size but final overall growth from each frags first photo to last. Purchasing a larger frag does not mean you will have an advantage.) 
-Frags will go on sale Saturday August 10th at 12pm pst. They will be first come first serve on our website. Please search "ucgrowout" to find them on our website.
- Each contestant will be required to post a picture of their frag by the first Sunday of each month or they will be disqualified. 
-The pictures are to be taken in the same spot of the tank from month to month so there is a reference for overall growth. We do however encourage additional pictures showing off color and growth from different angles as well and additional videos. 
- One photo in actinics and one photo in whites is required each month. We suggest using a polyp lab lens for actinic photos. 
-The frags will be judged on overall growth and overall color. 
-There will be a winner for the most overall growth and one for the best overall growth and color.
-A $25 shipping module will need to be purchased for the frag at the time of purchase. You are welcome to add it to any UC order that qualifies for free shipping for no additional charge. 
-Please share with hashtag #UCgrowout
-Please sign up for Contest List below

Post details of your tank with your first picture for the month of September.
Please list the following:
1. What lights you are using?
2. Are you using a doser or CaRx?
3. Do you dose aminos or use any other supplements?

First Place: Winner will submit a name for this new upcoming UC Signature Piece, UC Jd Jr. frag, Polyp lab food, and 3 UC Signature Acro Frags! WOW! Retail value of $1400+
Best overall growth: Polyp lab food, 4 Pc Acropora frag pack. Retail value of $500+
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Good luck, and have fun out there!

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A visit on a rainy day, by Eat_Sleep_Reef and Aquaman_shalom to our 6000sf coral warehouse

"Had a chance to visit unique corals. All I can say is what an amazing facility with amazing people behind it." - Eat_Sleep_Reef


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Joseph Caparatta's article in Wall Street Journal

Joseph Caparatta's article in Wall Street Journal

The reporter Candace Taylor form the WSJ sought out Joseph Caparatta, owner of UniqueCorals and Manhattan Aquariums, to interview him about the ins and outs of owning a shark, as Shark Week was soon upon us.

Joe was happy to help out.  He gave his expert advise and opinions over several interviews.  Although the article steers the average person away from shark ownership, for the record, Joe thinks they make great pets! Haha.  As it is with all marine animals in the home, the owner needs to be knowledgable and diligent for the animals to thrive.

Joe has been in Newsday, New York Post, New York Times, and worked with The Today Show, the Ricki Lake Show, Sea World, Martha Stewart Living, Law and Order SVU, Microsoft, Miss Universe (the production), Blue Man Group, Wells Fargo, JetBlue, the Food Network, Dennis Publishing (of Maxim Magazine), Bloomberg, Century 21, Sony Music, James Gandolfini, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Tracey Morgan, Ice T, Chevy Chase, Mariah Carey, Tina Fey, Calvin Klein, Maxwell, Bass Pro Shops,Nordstrom's, NYU,and many other commercial entities, art and entertainment shows, and famous clients who wish to remain private.

Now we add the WSJ to the list. 

Full article is here:

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The Brand New

The Brand New

It is the moment we have been waiting for - the new website is here!

With a new system, we bring you a much better shopping and checkout experience.  Search is more intuitive and effective.  Customer files are more secure.  Checkout is easier and faster than ever.  And all of your data is protected under strict privacy laws. does not save any login, or financial data.  We strive to have 100% uptime and our servers will be 100% secure.

Be sure to check out the rewards program!  You earn points as you shop, to spend on future purchases, anyway you like.  You will get 200 points just for signing up, and another 200 points on your Birthday each year!  You'll also receive points for posting on social, or earn real $ for referring a friend, and they will receive 10% off their entire coral purchase!  It really is a win-win!

Hope you like our new site, and please excuse any minor hiccups as we work to smooth all wrinkles.

Happy reefing!


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