Zero-Impact Reef Aquariums

A Zero-Impact Reef Aquarium that does not include any wild species, and therefore puts no pressure on natural reefs. An example of such an aquarium would most likely include Tank-Raised fish & invertebrates. Tank raised fish & coral have long proven to be great alternatives as their health is often far better than a wild animal that has endured a lot stress during the many hours of shipping.

A zero-impact reef can quickly be established with corals by getting frags from friends who are trimming back their tanks or by buying aquacultured and farm raised coral specimens. Even man made live rock is available from Pacific Aqua Farms, which has been cured in the ocean for several months to ensure some good coralline growth.

Ora Farms is one of the nation's largest marine ornamentals hatcheries. They provide some of the highest quality tank raised clownfish, dottybacks, seahorses, clams.... as well as their extensive diversity of of farm raised soft and stony corals. The Mystic Reef is SoCal's largest supplier of ORA fish &coral, come in to see our stock of: ORA Oregon Torts, ORA Chip's Blue, Nathan's green, Rose Millies, their new Verde Acro, Hyacinth birdsnest. We Also Have Naked Clownfish, with their even odder cousin the Picasso, and Snowflakes are on order!!

Reefkeeping has come a long way in a few short years, and only with support from the hobbyists can we continue to relieve pressure on wild reefs by choosing alternative sources.