SAVE A REEF-GROW YOUR OWN

Coral Farming as a Hobby and a Business

By LeRoy and Sally Jo Headlee

Introduction - Some of the reasons for building a Coral farming industry

SECTION ONE - PLANNING YOUR CORAL FARM

Chapter 1. Coral farming - a brief history of a new industry

Chapter 2. You can start your coral farm with the aquarium you have now.

Chapter 3. Coral farming as a business.

Chapter 4. Coral farming as a family project.

Chapter 5. Coral farming as an exciting hobby

Chapter 6. Can home Coral farming of be profitable?

Chapter 7. Don't quit your day job yet

SECTION 2 - PURCHASING AND CONSTRUCTING REEF FARMING EQUIPMENT

Chapter 8. An overview of two small farms

Chapter 9. Getting started - the basic equipment -

perfect for the do it yourself family .

Chapter 10. Getting started-the beginners corals.

Chapter 11. Starting your first brood stock aquarium.

Chapter 12. Building a Coral farming unit.

a. Working with glass

b. Working with acrylic

c. Building stands

d. Basic plumbing

Chapter 13. Lighting Options.

a. Fluorescent lighting -a good place the start

b. Very high output lighting- VHO lighting

c. Metal halide lighting

d. Using natural sunlight

Chapter 14. Live sand, plenums, and substrate choices.

Chapter 15. Pumps - Protein skimming and other types of nutrient management

SECTION 3 - CORALS AND THEIR RELATIVES FOR THE REEF FARM

Chapter 16. Soft hardy corals that need low light.

a. Zoanthids

b. Leather corals

c. Gorgonians

Chapter 17. Soft hardy corals for medium light.

Chapter 18. Soft corals for bright light

Chapter 19. Hardy stony corals

Chapter 20. Small polyp stony corals - S P S

Chapter 21 . The pulse coral family- Xenia and their relatives.

SECTION 4 - PROPAGATION TECHNIQUES

Chapter 22. Basic coral cutting

Chapter 23. Methods of attaching corals

Chapter 24. Making artificial live rock

Chapter 25. Advanced small polyp stony coral SPS propagation techniques

Chapter 26. Brood stock management for increase production

Chapter 27. Special techniques for ocean based farms

SECTION 5- CORAL MARKETING

Chapter 28. Start by marketing to the local market

Chapter 29. Advertising your coral farm

Chapter 30. Some ideas on the future of Coral farming

Index

Glossary