The 2 largest reef exhibits of the summer time, ReefStock Australia and MACNA, have come and gone and whereas we’re nearly caught up on all of the merchandise from MACNA, we nonetheless have lots to inform you about ReefStock Australia. Though this was ‘solely’ the second yr of ReefStock going down in Sydney Australia, the distributors and exhibitors realized lots from final yr’s inaugural occasion.
Notably the coral collectors of Australia and the reef shops and fraggers from all around the nation introduced out a stupefying quantity of corals. Moreover the standard and rarity of those native Australian corals actually impressed us with completely different strains and shade morphs we’ve by no means seen earlier than wherever.
The orange-tip-green-tentacle-black-mouth hammer coral from Salty Pets was the speak of the present – appropriately for $2500. Salty additionally had a depraved orange Scolymia which wasn’t the one one at ReefStock, nevertheless it was ridonkulously brilliant. Oceans Reefs Marine Aquariums dominated the torch coral recreation with orange-tip-green morphs, a deep brown selection with brilliant orange and inexperienced ideas, and extra yellow and orange tip class corals than you’ll be able to shake a stick at.
Nick’s presentation of scolies and large gold torches was a sight to behold, so was Gallery Aquatica’s immaculately organized frags, Reef River Reptile introduced a lot selection, and Franky’s Frags had an eclectic assortment of frags as nicely. The farmed corals from Sustainable Reefs and Batavia coral farms have been even higher than final yr, and the contemporary corals from Extremely Corals, Monsoon, Swell and Cairns Marine gave us a style of what these firms provide.
The shows by Eastwood Aquariums, Reef River Reptile, Reef Secrets and techniques, Aquariums at Asquith and all of the retailers mixed actually assist to make ReefStock Australia a veritable smorgasbord of one of the best Australian corals we’ve seen wherever! We’re very pleased with how ReefStock ‘South’ turned out this yr, try our personal video of the corals that caught our eyes essentially the most however if you need much more, the Aussie YouTubers additionally did some heavy lifting in overlaying a lot of the vent that we put collectively all of the movies we may discover into one straightforward to binge playlist.