REEF AQUARIUM CORAL PROPAGATION LAB
SPECIES SELECTION FOR COMBINATION ROCKS
Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation, Inc
1726 Merrill St.
Boise Idaho 83705
Email: [email protected]
CUTTING STOCK SELECTION
When you are buying invertebrates that will be used for parent colonies, always
look for the ones with brightest colors. Soft corals and Mushrooms come in many
shades of blue, purple, green, red, and yellow. It is better to buy a smaller
well colored coral than a larger one that is just brown. Everything in this reef
aquarium was grown in a captive reef on Idaho Aragoite, using Triton and Blue
Moon 40 watt lights. This 40 gallon reef aquarium has a Visi-Jet skimmer and one
Maxi-jet 1000 power head.
Color is the most important thing to have on your combination tank grown
live rock. We increase the color on our invertebrates by using SeaChem Reef
Plus each week. We are doing research now to find out the type of lighting
that produces the best colors and fastest growth."
At least one of the species you attach to
your combination should have a color other than light brown. The algae that lives inside the corals is a light brown color. Most of the colors that we look for are produced by other pigments that are
used for protection and light collection.
TO PROVIDE THE CITIZENS OF IDAHO AND THE WORLD A SHOWCASE COLLECTION OF AQUATIC PLANTS, FISH, REEF ANIMALS AND PRODUCTS. TO STIMULATE INTEREST IN, APPRECIATION FOR AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF THESE COLLECTIONS. TO BE IMPLEMENTED THROUGH PLANT RECORDS, PUBLIC DISPLAYS, COLLECTIONS, APPLIED RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS, INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS, AND SALES OF QUALITY PRODUCTS.