The ocean is home to spectacular shallow-water coral reefs abundant with life and color. With the right knowledge and equipment, you can design an exquisite coral environment in your own home aquarium.
A Few Facts About Corals
While often referred to as the rainforests of the sea, corals are not plants, they are sea creatures, marine invertebrates, to be precise. They usually live in small colonies of seperate-yet-identical polyps. Their are several coral species, all are fragile and require specific living conditions. As a whole, they need a lot of light, so you should prioritize the lighting system you install. They’re also sensitive to certain toxins, such as phosphates and nitrates, which means you should install a good filtration system.
Corals are Delicate, It’s Your Job to Protect Them
When deciding on which fish to place in your coral reef aquarium, make sure you choose non-aggressive species that don’t eat coral. You should also consider adding water vertebrates that can help clean the glass and water and remove toxins. Just take care to choose the variety that won’t eat or destroy your coral reef.
Finally if you don’t yet trust your knowledge and skills you can invest in a reef-ready aquarium system, which takes away a lot of the guesswork.