I am a reef keeper living in Sydney with a passion for
My goal is to acquire and propagate those species
most suitable for a home aquarium.
To this end I'm offering my propagated coral for sale or trade to
hobbyists within Austalia.
I also offer a consultation service to
customers in the Sydney
I operate a 2000L system distributed across about a
dozen tanks, ponds, and trays.
I'm always building new systems and
tearing down old ones, looking for better ways to produce more coral.
use a variety of fluorescent, metal halide, and LED lamps. Calcium
replenishment is by drip fed kalkwasser an
inexpensive saturated calcium hydroxide solution.
Propagation is by division, an asexual form of
reproduction, and many species of coral are amiable to this technique.
I mount my corals on non-porous frag plugs, marble chip, or the like. I
propagate onto live rock.
Corals tend to
grow better on a clean surface and any potential pests are more easily
dealt with on a non-porous media. Also I want to differentiate my
propagated coral from wild collected coral.
Where do you get your coral?
I obtain small pieces from other hobbyists by trading. Or very
occasionally I buy wild collected corals from licensed retail outlets.
I then grow and propagate them in my own tanks.
I do not remove coral from the wild.
Why should I buy your small
aqua cultured coral when there are large wild collected corals
corals have not had the stress of collection and traumatic
periods spent in holding facilities. Captive livestock is already
acclimatised to aquarium conditions, unlike wild specimens, giving a
higher likelihood of successful growth. With captive grown
livestock there is no negative impact on natural coral reefs.
How do you pack your coral for
shipment? My corals are securely and
appropriately packaged to endure the rigors of the postal service.
What if the coral dies in transit?
I happily offer a money back
guarantee on shipped coral. I ship at my
risk not yours. Should you have a dead on
arrival, DOA, email me as soon as you are able and I'll refund your
I don't see
anything I like. Where can I find other corals? Check the links on my homepage
on the left.
I'm new to reef keeping where do I
learn more? www.masa.asn.au/masa