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REEFshapes Eco-Friendly Rock In Now

REEFshapes Eco-Friendly Rock In Now

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.

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Free Shipping!

Free Shipping!

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.

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Two New ORA Corals Released!

Two New ORA Corals Released!

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…

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Ultra Acropora Frags Available

Ultra Acropora Frags Available

This past week we fragged some beautiful pieces of Acropora. We have pieces of Fiji “Lemonade” type Acropora, Blue California Tort, “Pink Jade” Acropora, Purple Australian Acropora, and a Yellow Australian Acropora. Prices range from $39.99-$69.99. These corals can be found in our “Elite Picks” WYSIWYG section.

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New Arrival Highlights- Sympodium, Leptastrea, Blue Spot Jawfish, & Oregon Tort

New Arrival Highlights- Sympodium, Leptastrea, Blue Spot Jawfish, & Oregon Tort

This week saw four new shipments arrive at our Brick & Mortar store. Our local customers have an incredible selection to browse this weekend, and we will be adding a lot of new inventory to the website as well. Look for an update to our “Barrier Reef’s Elite Picks” aka WYSIWYG section this Sunday. New arrivals included a female lyretail zebra angel, blue spot jawfish, black and vermiculate leopard wrasses, big spotted mandarins, soft corals, clams, pistol shrimp, anthias, flame angels, navarchus angel, passers angel, and many more. The most exotic corals included the following…

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Closed December 7th

Closed December 7th

We have been approached by a film production company about using our aquariums for a 3-D BluRay movie. The film crew will be taking over our Brick & Mortar location, all day, on Tuesday, December 7th. They asked that we avoid having customers browsing in the store during filming. As a result, we will be closed. If anyone needs dry goods or consumables, and is willing to wait in the hall while we get it, we can accommodate this type of request. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes our valued patrons.

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