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Corals For Your Reef - Gorgonians


Photosynthetic gorgonians are rapidly becoming very popular in the reef hobby. These breed of soft corals are hardy and with a just little care, will last for years in your home aquarium.

The gorgonians are a perfect addition to any reef system, they come in a few different colors; from purple to cream to yellow. One of our favorite of all the photosynthetic gorgonians is definitely the Tracy Morgan Gorgonian (named after their most celebrated owner, Tracy Morgan)


These gorgonians with tree like appearance need moderate light. In order to prevent algae and cyanobacteria growth, it is important that this gorgonians are provided with a medium to strong flow, this will make them sway and keep them clean of waste or detritus.


These gorgonians are photosynthetic and they are much hardier. At the farm our gorgonians are fed twice a week with filter feeding food.


Marine Farmers tank raised soft corals are grown and aquacultured on location so these gorgonians will grow and thrive at their best when you compared them with their wild counterparts.

In regards to fragging gorgonians are one of the best candidates for propagation, just get a pair of scissors, and start cutting pieces from the mother colony. Place the small cuttings on some substrate or rubble, they will attach on their own, in a few days frags will be attached to rubble and can be glued to larger rock or plugs. You can also accomplish the same thing by anchoring the frags between 2 rocks and using rubber band to secure the frags.


As the fall is ending and the winter is approaching, reminding us that is time to celebrate and enjoy our reef. From toadstools to LPS to mushrooms, Marine Farmers has you covered for all your need for your beautiful reef.

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