Mastering this neglected dimension of reefkeeping is vital in properly placing corals and ensuring their survivability in any reef tank.
Richard Harker |
We know that the keys to successful reefkeeping include strong light, adequate water motion and good water quality. Yet sometimes corals that do well in one tank will do poorly in another tank. A coral may develop a beautiful shape in your tank, and it may look entirely different in a friend’s aquarium. Coral zonation may explain what is happening. The placement of your corals plays an important role in creating a thriving reef tank full of healthy corals.
Natural coral reefs around the world are like snowflakes — no two are alike. Even reefs in close proximity develop differently. Broadly speaking, however, coral reefs can be categorized into several types, which are called zones.
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