Embracing a plug and play aquarium for personal coral reefs

Best coral polyp photo ever

Posted on Apr 8, 2012 in Coral, Featured, Photography | 2 comments

              Look at the delicate and beautifully geometric shape of that coral polyp grown in an aquarium, the Red Sea Max 250! Nature is amazing and as some have said already, built to mathematical standards. Imagine how easy it would be to hurt this polyp and coral. Now think of global warming, people who walk on reefs and anything else related to the ocean that is bad. These guys don’t have a chance if we don’t protect and respect them. Also, if corals die, fish disappear. This polyp is only about 2-3 millimeters in diameter. I took this photo of an Acropora coral polyp using the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 105mm macro lens. I also posted this photo on a marine aquarist forum and one aquarist said this was the best coral photo...

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Green Pocillopora Coral tips will blow your mind

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 in Coral, Photography | 0 comments

The Green Pocillopora coral grows quickly and is relatively easy to grow in my Red Sea Max 250 (without supplements at this time). It is currently located towards the front, bottom third of the Red Sea Max 250 and I also have a Pink Pocillopora higher in the tank, not because of light requirements, but for a balanced looking tank since Pocillopora grow so quickly. This is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral with large polyps that give it a fluffy look, and if you look closer, like in the photo above, you can see the large, fragile and beautifully detailed polyps with glowing green tips. Where: My 65 gallon salt water mixed reef tank Camera: Nikon D7000 Lens: Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED...

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Smiling Polyp

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 in Coral, Photography | 0 comments

I have a colony of light pink Zooanthid corals and one of the polyps has a smiley face or maybe it’s an insane face. It’s freaky to see it behind waving tentacles. I am not happy with the colors and composition, but had to post the face. Where: My 65 gallon salt water mixed reef tank Camera: Nikon D7000 Lens: Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Slik...

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