!!!!!!WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!!
W e l c o m e t o C o r a l P a s s i o n !
Our mission is to publish information on how to successfully care for marine life in captivity and, supply some of the very finest, high colour, quality livestock to the UK.
All of the livestock for sale on this website has been bred in captivity.
Coralpassion.co.uk was set up by Tony Brazao, who frequently posts on various internet forums under the username Tony B.
Here’s a video of Tony’s old 5ft tank, taken shortly before the stock was moved into his 9ft tank, video was shot by Gary from Marinemad.com
Here’s another video of Tony’s current 9ft tank shot with a Samsung mobile phone
As time goes on, various other contributors will add both litreture and exciting new corals. For now, the majority of livestock will be coral fragments, or clippings, from Tony B’s tank pictured below:
We aim to provide very accurate data and methods of animal husbandry, that is proven, tried and tested. This website, like so many things in life, will keep changing and, hopefully keep on improving too! Not only should you come here to obtain corals, but over time coralpassion.co.uk will continue to provide honest and accurate information on how to best care for these wonderful sensitive animals. We believe that sharing knowledge not only makes the experience of reefkeeping more enjoyable, it also advances the hobby and reduces risk of livestock losses.
Our corals are captive raised, mainly coming from existing aquariums as clippings. From here they are grown on into fragments or colonies. We use a mixture of T5 and metal halide lighting.
Farming corals within captive aquariums reduces the strain on natural reefs. It is also widely accepted that captive grown frags are much more hardy than wild corals taken from the sea, this is because frags have already adapted to aquarium life.
Every single coral we produce is expertly grown on and very well cared for, because we are passionate about corals.
We have a selection of corals available, suited for both the novice and experienced reef-keeper. Generally we recommend soft corals for people who are just starting out with their first reef tank. Hard corals come in two forms, large polyp stony corals (lps) and small polyp stony corals (sps). Most lps corals are fairly forgiving and may tolerate less than perfect reef conditions, however, most sps corals will not do well in anything less than perfectly stable and suitable conditions, similar to that found on coral reefs in nature.
Next to each coral we farm, will be an indication of the care level required and a hardiness rating.
Corals will regularly be in and out of stock, so if the coral you’re after is not available, please check back again soon before someone else snaps up your favourite frag!
We hope you enjoy our website!