Barrier Reef's Aquarium Blog
Thats right folks. Its time to clear out some of our current stock in order to make room for new, coral arrivals. From Saturday the 15th through Sunday the 23rd we will be offering “buy 2 at regular price and get your 3rd coral free.” The free coral must be priced the same or less than the least expensive coral you pay for. This offer cannot be combined with PSAS or PNWMAS discounts and is not valid on our 40% off closeout corals. Offer good in-store only. Hope we see you soon.
We received a beautiful shipment of corals from Fiji last week. There were 20 assorted SPS colonies including a huge Pink Birdsnest, purple and green encrusting Montiporas, and some stunning Acropora. As an added surprise, we found a pair of Blue Stripe Clowns ( A. chrysopterus) in our shipment. We didn’t order them, but we are sure glad the supplier sent them. This shipment hasn’t been added to the website yet, but if you are local its worth coming by to see.Read More
We’re excited to announce that we now have the incredible REEFshapes, live rock replacement, in stock. You can read all about this rock on their website, Reefshapes.com.
Some excerpts from their site:
“MADE WITH ARAGONITE and CALCIUM CARBONATE found in real coral rock skeletons which aids in buffering the water. REEFshapes contain no concrete or elements that can be harmful to your valuable collection of sea life.”
“REEFshapes™ substrates and habitats are made by Iron Orca Studios on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Iron Orca Studios specializes in creating habitats for world class zoos, museums, and aquariums throughout the United States. Owner Mark Van Wickler became curious about the special needs of coral life after being involved in creating artificial habitats for aquariums like the National Aquarium in Baltimore and Seike Sealife Habitat in Japan. You can find out more about us and our past work at www.ironorca.com.”
Photos from their gallery showing some building options: Gallery
The photos do not do them justice. They look much nicer in person. You cannot really see the depth in these photos. Come on by and check em out! We will have them available through our site soon.
Our staff at Barrier Reef is always looking for ways to make shopping online easier and more affordable. We are thrilled to launch our new coral section called “Free Shipping Coral Packs“. This categroy of products includes packages of corals that we will ship for free! These are WYSIWYG packages, and the corals you receive will always be the corals in the photo. As an added bonus, you can add more livestock to your order, and it will ship for free as well. If you add an item from this section, please select Standard Overnight Shipping during checkout, and your shipping fees will be automatically waived. Be sure to give these coral packages a look. We will add new items several times per month.Read More
Our reef farming friends down in Florida are at it again. They have released two new Acropora frags this month. The first is an attractive green coral they have named the ORA Gecko Green. The second, and my favorite of the two, is called the ORA Micronesian Mauve Acro. We expect to have our first shipment of these right after Christmas and they will be added to the website immediately. You will find them in our “ORA Coral Frags” section after they arrive. For pictures and ORA’s Press Releases, read on…Read More