Added coral in a condo formation rather than a substrate. In the 1.5-gallon oblong tank on the right, the coral is arranged as a substrate, completely covering the gravel bed.
Here’s a view of the coral condo from the top, with lid removed. You can also see the air line protected by a pair of rubber shims cut from a clear plastic hose. The orange blurs in the tank are the opae’ula that I just added.
Another view of the condo from the top, with lid removed. I added five opae’ula from the 18-gallon to begin this new colony. If you look closely you can see some of them.
Front view. This will be the primary viewing angle, with the open field in front and the condo in back. Some of the opae are clearly visible. They’re very curious and have already begun to explore their new world.
Side view. I wanted to give the colony a gravel field to graze in. Not sure if they need or want it. I may decide to cover the black gravel substrate with a layer of coral to give them a larger hypogeal habitat.
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