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    Posted: August 07 2014 at 4:13pm

With my last tank I had no idea what most of my coral names were, which would have been a problem if I needed to start fragging due to growth and selling.


Do any of you have a decent system to keep track of all of your coral names in your tank?  I told myself THIS time I was going to keep track somehow.

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I take a picture of it with the iPad and change the file name to the name of the coral and put it in a file just for all my corals

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Write the name on a small sticky note or piece of paper and stick/tape it on the glass in front of the coral. This will help you put it to memory.

Here is another thing. Where practical, before buying an animal, do a little research to find out what where it lives on the earth. Learn what life is like there, both in the water and above in the countries closest to that location.

As an example, I had the blessing of being able to spend a couple years living in Hawaii. One day I was at the beach walking out a long rocky water breaker. I spied some green stuff in the shallow water. I wondered what algae it was? It was strange because every so often as the waves moved back and forth I could see a bit of purple color. As I stooped down to get a closer look, it hit me. This was no algae! This was Green Star Polyps. I took this pic.



GSP is a coral I had grown and sold for years but I had never seen it in the wild. How cool was that?

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Originally posted by Mark Peterson Mark Peterson wrote:

Write the name on a small sticky note or piece of paper and stick/tape it on the glass in front of the coral. This will help you put it to memory.

Here is another thing. Where practical, before buying an animal, do a little research to find out what where it lives on the earth. Learn what life is like there, both in the water and above in the countries closest to that location.


Maybe I should have been more specific in my original post.  If course I read up about the specific coral group -- if nothing else I need to know about its lighting and flow requirements and whether it gets along with other corals, whether they like to be hand fed, etc.  But I was talking about corals like zoas, palys, etc, where it seems to be popular to identify them by a bunch of stupid names (in my opinion) in an attempt to make some of them more valuable!  I don't care about the monetary value of a coral -- I buy them if I like them and if there is a place in my tank for them.  But I also don't want to get screwed when I finally reach a point where I have to frag and end up selling them far below market value to someone who will readily take advantage of my lack of knowledge.  Thus, I need to find a good system to keep track of their specific names.

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Sorry, I didn't mean for my post to cause feelings. Shane's idea sounds very useful for your purpose. Thumbs Up
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