RESEARCH AT CORAL HQ
This is really exciting for us. We've always been fascinated with corals, how coral grows the way it does and we've always believed the hobby will help scientists save the reefs.
Here at Coral HQ, we have 3 research systems running. These are simple systems that will allow us to observe initial trials to answer the following question:
Do the materials corals attach to have an effect on growth rate? And does the size of the frag aid faster growth?
System 1: Main Research System
Set up in July 2019 and still maturing, the display system is 5ft x 2ft x 2.5ft. This system has a sump and we run 2 x RedSea 90 lights.
Due to lighting restrictions, this system is 99% soft corals. We will look to change these to Ecotech XR30's in the near future.
System 2: 900 x 450 x 450mm System running T5's
Emma has started her research into 'whether the materials corals attach to, affect growth rate'.
This system will be running for 6 months whilst Emma conducts her experiments, as part of her dissertation.
For 2 years now, we have been testing coral growth on to a rock made from coffee and natural cement. This has been conducted with Artecology on the Isle Of Wight. In April 2021, we moved the rock from a small nano cube to the Evo.
Summer 2021 - Coming Soon
On order is a 900mm cube tank to hold a CoralPod prototype. We are working in partnership with Artecoloy. The CoralPod focus's on promoting biodiversity on the reef.
Opportunities to help coral research:
Does you company have an Environmental, Social, and Governance? (ESG) and looking to get into supporting coral research?
We have the following opportunities working with The Coral Centre:
We are looking for companies to sponsor a new project we are due to trial this September. This opportunity will have the potential for your business to become a household name across the whole of the UK.
We are offering one company to sponsor the NEW CoralPod research system, here at Coral HQ.
Supporting UK universities we work with, by sponsoring a mother colony that will be used to supply various coral fragments to students over the next few years.
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