How To Pack and ship corals sps frags

How To Ship SPS Frags

Back in the “old” days when I purchased SPS I did so at my Local Fish Store (LFS). It was great to swing by every so often, usually on a Saturday, pick up some corals and talk reef with the owner and fellow reef keepers. For the most part the selection consisted of wild colonies and some maricultured colonies. But things changed when hobbyists started selling and trading frags. Online forums such as became a popular place to sell and buy frags and eventually vendors got into the act on the interweb. A new virtual shopping experience was born.

Today I still like to visit fish stores since there is no substitute for picking out corals in person. Frags swaps are also a great way to shop. Nonetheless, many folks do shop online since it is more convenient to shop from home and peruse thousands of corals.

Given the popularity of shopping for frags online, it is very important they are packed properly to insure they arrive happy and healthy. I ship SPS frags so I wanted to pass along my method to those who are considering shipping or seeking a better mouse trap. There are many ways to ship frags but the method I am passing along has certainly worked well.

How to Ship SPS Frags – My Method

The tools and materials I use include a poly bag sealer4 millimeter poly bags and 2 ounce dixie cups. Check out the video below to see my methodology 🙂

Additional Resources

If you would like some help with a new tank build, including help designing a custom aquarium, or help re-configuring your current setup then you can visit this page for more information. And if you are looking to add some equipment, I do sell GHL, Pax Bellum, Reef Octopus Calcium and Kalk Reactors and Royal Exclusiv products, including Dreamboxes, which is the equipment I use and recommend. I also sell Reef Brite metal halide and LED fixtures as well as Maxspect & IceCap Gyres.

As for additional insights and information, please explore my many other reef tank and SPS related articles as well as my YouTube channel. For an even deeper dive into reef tank care you can check out my Reef Keeping Master Class. This online course is an immersive and one of a kind educational tool designed to help reef aquarium hobbyists build and maintain a beautiful SPS reef tank. The course is a series of video presentations with some supplemental video from my YouTube channel. There are also quizzes to help students retain and understand the information presented in the course.

Need some frags…..I can help with that as well 🙂 Please visit my SPS Frag store to see what is available.

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