Are FHI corals aquacultured in closed system aquariums or the ocean? I notice that the size of their corals is bigger than the others offered for sale on DD.
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15426508#post15426508 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dfs/la2
Thank you for your inquiry. We would be happy to look into further information about these companies with our Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility. We hope to have this information for you soon.
Drs. Foster and Smith
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15430010#post15430010 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dfs/la2
Thank you for your patience while we received this information.
FHI is a California grower and supplier of aquacultured coral frags. These corals are grown indoors under metal halide lighting and natural seawater.
TCN is a Florida based company that grows and supplies coral frags, which are grown indoors under VHO and T-5 lighting.
The corals supplied by both FHI and TCN are received, conditioned, colored up, and quarantined for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to us selling the stock in the Divers Den section of the LiveAquaria web site.
We hope this information is helpful. If you have further questions please contact us.
Drs. Foster & Smith
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15431544#post15431544 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dfs/la2
Thank you for your post. Unfortunately, we do not have information on how long FHI and TCN have been in business. Information on our quarantine procedures can be viewed at the following links.
Coral Treatment and Quarantine
Aquaculture Coral & Marine Life Facility
Drs. Foster & Smith
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15431130#post15431130 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by iFisch
Awesome. Do you know how long each company has been in business for? Just curious, that's all.
And when you say they are "quarantined for a minimum of 2 weeks" - what's the process? Are they just not for sale for 2 weeks, or are dips performed and medications added?
Just curious as to your quarantine process for incoming corals from these facilities.
Thank you for your time.
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15446638#post15446638 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by jmaneyapanda
TCN is "The Coral Nursery" http://www.thecoralnursery.com/newsite/
FHI is "fish Heads Inc" http://www.fishheadsinc.com/index.html
Both are wholsealers, and are quite well known.