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Soft corals are underrated

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 30, 2012 08:00 AM
For the past two decades, SPS and LPS have stolen the spotlight with reefkeepers as the corals of choice. Stoney coral reef aquariums dominate the modern scene, so it's easy to forget just how alluring soft coral exhibits can be. This Dutch aquarium reminds us not to underestimate the beauty of soft corals.

The Dutch have done it again!  Granted, there are a few stoney corals in this 1200 liter (~310 gallon) reef aquarium, but it's the big and beautiful soft corals and gorganians that capture our attention.  Their dramatic forms and gentle sway create an aquascape that is arguably more dynamic than stony coral exhibits.  Makes you want to set up a large soft coral tank, doesn't it?

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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