stonyreef.com The Ultimate Japanese Frag Tank?

The ocean. I hope that the knack many Japanese have for keeping reef aquaria hints at possible outcomes for this coral transplant project…

“We have been replanting forests for 4,000 years, but we are only just now learning how to revive a coral reef,” said Mineo Okamoto, a marine biologist at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, who has led development of the palm-size ceramic discs. “We finally have the technology.”
Read NY Times Article


Quick thought - according to the article, this government funded project to test out new technologies that may eventually help repair the reefs around Japan has transplanted 13,000 corals, costing around 2 million USD. Though some may find that expensive, in terms of fragments, that’s about $150 / frag… I’ve seen prices higher than that for a few outlandishly named polyps on ebay…