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.
b. Leather corals
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