Doc’s Phoenix Montipora™growing nice and strong!!

This is one of our mother colonies of our Doc‘s Phoenix Montipora™. The colony has almost doubled in 6 months!! The upper right green monti is getting some beautiful red streaks!!

It’s not a graph, it’s a GFP infection, that happened naturally in the tank.

Beautiful no?

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Doc Aquarium’s Display tank!!

We’ve been in the process of setting up our own display tank here in the office. This week we’ve added a few corals, mainly chalices and acroporas.

Here’s some awesome shots that we took today

We have a full service greenhouse where we propagate coral in all natural sunlight, and provide them to clients at 0 impact!! Come check us out in Malibu!!

Restoring the reef, the importance of aquaculture

The Great Barrier Reef is often described as the largest living thing and largest living organism in the world. The reef is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands.

Coral magazine had a great article in the dec 2012 issue about the great barrier reef and the environmental impacts that have lead to it loosing half of it’s coral cover in the last 27 years.

A new study by Australian scientist reports that 42% of the reef loss was from Crown of Thorns starfish, 48% was storm damage and drainage, and 10% was bleaching.

-Ocean warming and climate change causes both Storm damage and bleaching.

-Fertilizer run-off causes plankton blooms, which promotes outbreaks of the coral killing Crown of Thorn starfish.

After these huge disturbances it takes the reef roughly 10-20 years to recover, but the intervals between the disturbances are too short for full recovery, which is causing the long-term loss.

According to Dr Peter Doherty of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) “We are putting five times more sediment, up to eight times more nitrogen and six times more phosphorous into the reef than we should be. Turning that around is a very large task.”

It’s important to remember why we are all in this hobby. We love the ocean, and all it’s beauty. We must do everything we can to save it, protect it, and help it regenerate quickly. This is why  it is important that we all grow and buy aquacultured corals, and fish.

Here at Doc Aquarium we’ve been growing corals in aquariums and our greenhouse for 15 years.  We provide our clients with zero impact corals and encourage everyone to do the same.

 

 

Extreme Tank Cleaning and Aquascaping by Doc Aquarium, Los Angeles.

We do what it takes to get your tank looking good! Here’s Doc aquascaping and servicing! Call us for a free service & maintenance quote today! We’ve been servicing tanks in the LA area for 18 years! We now service Ventura counties, Arcadia, and Pasadena areas!

Aquarium Services and Aquacultured Corals Los Angeles!!

Looking at getting your new dream custom aquarium? Look no further! Call us and we’ll give you a free estimate!! We’ll come to your house or business and give you a hands on consult! Whether your looking for a fish only tank, or a beautiful reef tank, we can make it happen! We have 30 years combined experience working on custom tanks!

We offer full aquarium packages. We’ll set up the tank, provide all fish and coral, and keep up with the weekly/biweekly maintenance!

No job is too big or too small!We offer aquarium maintenance in Los Angeles, and surrounding areas! We specialize in servicing aquariums in Los Angeles county, from Agoura Hills to San Dimas! Ventura county, from Ventura to Camarillo!

If you’re looking for a new aquarium or to have your current aquarium serviced and maintained give us a call! We service all of Los Angeles and Ventura counties! Soon to start servicing in Arcadia, and Racho Cucamonga areas!

Doc Aquarium is you’re friendly neighborhood fish guy! 310-457-3678

 

Servicing one of our custom 10 foot fish tanks!

Custom Aquarium Installation

This is one of the newer custom aquariums that Doc Aquarium built and installed in early 2013.

It’s a 420 gallon office tank of one of our clients in Malibu.

The tank was sculpted by our master aquarist Kevin Phoenix, and all the corals come from our greenhouse. The corals are young, and growing very fast under LEDs.

When we create any tank for our customers, we give them the full package deal; Including all sand, water, live rock, coral, fish and inverts.

With is particular tank, we created the filtration room outside the house.

We currently maintain it, service it, and provide the client with all the supplies needed to keep the beautiful reef tank growing and healthy.

 

Call us today for a free estimate for any aquarium service! Custom installs, aquarium and pond maintenance, corals, supplies and more! We service all of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties!

Doc’s Up and coming WYSIWYG Section!

Happy monday fellow reef lovers! Here at Doc Aquarium we’re working on getting our WYSIWYG section up and running over the next couple weeks!

Keep an eye out for new exotic chalice corals, scolys, acans, hammers, and more!

We have clients all over Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties, so if you’re local and can’t make it to the store, we can drop off coral instead of shipping it!

 

Give us a call at 310.457.3678

 

In the mean time, enjoy this macro shot of one of our acans and our very own Phoenix Montipora!

 

 

 

Doc Aquarium Servicing SoCal

Here at Doc Aquarium we’ve been hard at work servicing, installing and maintaining tanks all around SoCal. With clients in every part of Los Angeles county and Ventura county, ranging from  Malibu, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Calabasas, West Hills, Hollywood, West Los Angeles, Century City, Hidden Hills, Burbank, San Fernando Valley, Tarzana, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Venice & Marina de Rey just to name a few!

We work on tanks ranging from as big as 4000 gallon, 450 gallon reef tanks, to your awesome 20 gallon nano cube!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No job is too big or small for us! We’ll leave your tank looking beautiful and clean!

We bring any supplies needed including chemicals, carbon, ferric, fish food etc.

We can get any fish or coral desired!

Contact us for a free estimate and consult today!