Caring for Artificial Coral Reefs
Artificial reefs actually take far less maintenance than you might think.
Though algae may sometimes pop up, all it takes to keep your artificial
reef looking squeaky clean is a soft brush.
Given the ease of caring for artificial reefs and the creative freedom
they provide, many people seeking to create a custom residential aquarium
go with these convincing underwater doppelgangers. They are also a big
hit because they don’t fade under harsh lighting, don’t fall
victim to disease, and don’t interact negatively with your aquarium’s
Caring for Live Coral
As you probably could have guessed, live coral takes a bit more TLC to
remain healthy, vibrant, and clean. You must monitor your tank’s
temperature closely, as even a 2-degree change in temperature during a
given day could kill all of your coral. It is also essential to ensure
your coral are receiving enough light and nutrients at all time. Coral
require important dissolved nutrients in order to avoid tissue deterioration.
One thing you can do to reduce the level of maintenance is to put a device
called a “skimmer” into your tank. This will gather and dispose
of organic waste before it poses a hazard to the coral or any of your
Don’t be intimidated by the maintenance that live coral reefs require.
If you’ve ever seen a well-done saltwater aquarium, the benefits
are clear. Not only are they beautiful, but they add greater richness
to the biology and ecosystem in your aquarium and improve the lives of
That custom aquarium you’re dreaming of? We can help you build that.
Living Art Aquatic Design, Inc., we can design and build just about any aquarium you have in mind. Whether
you’re looking for artificial reefs or live coral, we can help you
build, install, and care for your reef. Make us part of your creative
strategy and let us help you make something cool. In the meantime, check
out some of our best
reef construction projects.
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(310) 626-1448 to talk to us about creating your Los Angeles custom aquarium.