Picture of the Week, Acropora Growout at MACNA


Acropora Propagation from Coral Restoration Foundation

Pictured in this installment of the regularly recurring AquaNerd Picture of the Week is a demonstration of a unique form of coral culturing. The coral is cut from a colony and tied to a vertically suspended PVC structure with horizontal bars jutting out in multiple directions. This method allows the coral to grow in every which direction, with no frag plugs or rocks to get in the way of growth. Additionally, with the corals suspended, they get the most efficient water flow possible, allowing for extremely quick growth and superb quality. This coral growing methodology was on display at MACNA in the tanks of Coral Restoration Foundation, who use this technique in growout systems placed in the wild.


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