Our captivating coral room

The Goldfish Bowl are the proud owners of a brand new purpose built invertebrate and coral room. Seeing any creature in its natural environment is the best way, but unfortunately not everybody has the opportunity to do so in the ocean, and the aquarium is the next best thing.

This wonderful addition to the already extensive range of livestock took Barry, Peter and the dedicated staff at The Goldfish Bowl several months to complete. There are 20 tanks, including coral tables, which are supported mainly by the well-established TMC systems including calcium reactors, fluidised sand beds, ultra violet sterilisers and protein skimmers. The lighting comprises of high-powered top of the range LEDs, Giesemann VerVve, and also Aquaray from TMC. This ‘state of the art’ range enables a variation of lighting patterns that can be adapted to enhance and enrich coral growth.

The display attempts to mimic an underwater wonderland, with the inverts delicately positioned to its best advantage. SPS corals and LPS stony corals are displayed in their own system. Soft corals, mushroom on rock, zoanthids, anemones, feather dusters, shrimps, crabs, urchins, starfish and many more are among the inhabitants of this new display. There are also ultra colourful stony corals and ultra zoanthids as well as the more standard kinds to cater for the requirements of different enthusiasts.

There is also an educational element to the room where information will be displayed; with staff available to discuss and share views on what is clearly a fascinating and hugely satisfying hobby.