Branching Frag Holders from The Alternative Reef

by | Jan 18, 2016 | Conservation, Corals, Eye Candy, Industry, Sustainability | 0 comments

reefs.comAR2The Alternative Reef has been developing new ceramic coral propagation products for years. Owner Scott, known as “gooch” online, started producing “Branching Frag Holders” late 2015. Ceramic rock structures have been commonplace over seas for over a decade now, but never really caught on in the US. We see more suppliers of dry live rock pop up from time to time, however they still require the hobbyist to aquascape, and at times utilize epoxy, glue or cement to create bonsai-esque structures.


Branching Frag Holder in Cherry Corals display cube.

The first pictures he released were very intriguing. I finally laid my hands on one in person at Cherry Corals last week. Todd Cherry had Scott make a custom Branching Frag Holder for his 36″x36″x24″ show cube. Not only did it fit like a glove, but look at all those places for frags!

Alternative Reef offers them in “natural” or “black” with a starting price of around $350. At this point they’re a very limited item that should be ordered direct.


Scott of Alternative Reed holding down his show booth. Credit: Marc Levenson


Branching Frag Holder in Black.


Branching Frag Holder in Black.


“Natural” Branching Frag Holder.


“Natural” Branching Frag Holder.

  • Austin Lefevre

    Austin Lefevre founded and owns Aqua Box, a group of passionate professionals who bring unique aquarium systems to fruition worldwide and offer fully quarantined and conditioned fishes to the US retail market. Austin has been a bonafide fish nerd for his entire life. When the kids in elementary school were reading Dr. Seuss, Austin was reading Jacques Cousteau. He's been in the aquarium industry since 2002 working in local fish stores, coral farms, and headed up a fish breeding program. He's been an avid SCUBA diver since the age of 12 and consistently seeks new aquatic adventures.

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