Category Archives: Corals

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Reef Edition

Despite the frequent rain and rampant pollen, Spring is finally here! Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers but, how can this relate back to our reef tanks. Well, within this article we are going to discuss some of the best steps to take in April that can pay dividends in coral growth once […]


4th Pillar of Reef Keeping – Chasing Coral Color & Growth

Welcome to Part 4 of this four-part series, Chasing Colors, Not Numbers, where we learn about the importance of proper filtration and its affect on your corals.


The Kessil A500X: Pushing the Limits of LED Fixtures.

When it comes to aquarium lighting, there is no mistaking a Kessil lit tank. For years, hobbyists alike have stared in awe at the famous shimmer and perfect color mixing LED’s we have come to enjoy from Kessil. Being at the forefront of aquarium lighting technology has allowed Kessil to produce some of our most […]


Coral Tissue Necrosis – The Mystery of RTN and STN

Slow Tissue Necrosis (STN) and Rapid Tissue Necrosis (RTN) are two problems no reefer wants to experience with their coral. But What causes it? Is there a way to stop it? and Can it be prevented?


3rd Pillar of Reef Keeping – Chasing Coral Color & Growth

Welcome to Part 3 of this four-part series, Chasing Colors, Not Numbers, where we learn about the latest research about feeding corals and what coral nutrition means for the reef aquarist.


2nd Pillar of Reef Keeping – Chasing Coral Color & Growth

Ocean tides constantly flush the reef, washing away waste and bringing in nutrients, making water flow key in chasing coral growth and color to keep them in peak health.


Chasing Coral Color & Growth – The 4 Pillars of Reef Keeping

Chasing numbers often leads aquarists to the misconception that they need to achieve certain parameters to get growth and color in coral. However, what works for one person may not work for another. In this series we discuss the four pillars to support your coral goals.


How to Downsize to a Smaller Tank: Tips and Pointers

Whatever the reason may be, a downsize to a smaller tank is sometimes needed. So Team MD has put together a few tips and guideline to help make the transition a little easier.


Buying a Healthy Coral Frag: A Beginners Guide

Buying corals for your reef can sometimes be a tough decision. Here are a few signs to look out for to help you choose a healthy coral.


How to Dip Coral – Don’t Risk It! Dip It!

So… Why dip? Both wild and cultured corals can carry pests and diseases. Just like fish, coral can be stressed and killed from parasites if left unchecked.