Help Us Build A Coral Farm!

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Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
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Project ends on December 31, at 12:00 AM EST
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We're Back!

October 19, 2020

We are back in the lab and working on the farm. Due to the current situation, our project had to be put on hold. However, after careful planning and making sure safety procedures are put in place for the coral team, we are now able to get the farm back up and running!


As of right now we are working hard to get the tank filled with water and system running by the end of this week. Our next plan of action is to build the racks on which coral frags will rest on as we wait for the system to fully cycle. Stay tuned for more updates!

Time for some cycling!!

March 12, 2020

After countless troubleshooting of our farm's life support system, we are pleased to announce the main frag tank is now running and cycling. Our next plan of action is to make sure the water chemistry is good for the first batch of corals which will be donated. We are also finalizing on the lighting unit as well as building the racks the coral fragments will be resting on. If you are local to the university and would like to donate coral frags or colonies for us to frag please feel free to contact us at! 



New Tank! Leak Test No. 2

December 12, 2019

The replacement tank has been placed on its new home and re-plumbed. Now we will test to make sure the plumbing is secure and sealed and will begin filling the system up with mixed saltwater. Thank you to all who have continued to support our project. Stay tuned for more updates!   


Leak Test Results!

November 21, 2019

The new Neptune Systems Apex monitoring system is now online. Minor repairs to some plumbing were made, and the tank was set for our first leak test. The tank was filled completely, the pump turned on and everything looked fine. However, a leak was detected from the tank's viewing window. After a few failed attempts to repair it, we are awaiting a replacement. While this has brought us behind schedule a bit, we are excited for the work underway and see our Coral Farm flourish. Stay tuned!!


September 24, 2019

We have begun working on plumbing for the drain and return. It consists of ball valves to help regulate flow of water to either completely stop it or to reduce the noise of the drain. It also helps with back siphoning. We are still waiting on a few components but are getting closer to having the system up and running by the start of October!

Stage One

July 24, 2019

We have finally started working on the main frag tank! We started by drilling a hole for the water to go from the tank to the sump filter. We unpacked the RedFlex sump by Pro-Clear Aquatic Systems and put it in place. We then began working on the lighting system which comprises of T5 and LED lighting with the mounting unit by AquaticLife. We still have some work ahead so stay tuned for more updates! 

It’s Go Time!!

July 04, 2019

The ~120 gallon tank is now on its new home. Once we get the sump from Pro-Clear Aquatic Systems we will start working on plumbing. Thank you all for your continuing support! 





Let it Shine!

June 14, 2019

Thank you so much to AquaticLife for helping us with our project by donating a T5/LED Hybrid light mounting unit and a 4stage ro/di unit. All we need now are the T5 bulbs and the LED lights as well as a storage tank for the ro/di water which we will be getting in soon. Thank you for your help in getting us to this point! Keep an eye out for more updates and continue to spread the word! 



Thank You For Your Support!!!

May 21, 2019

Thank you for your support and getting us to the halfway mark! Because of this we have decided to push back the last day of our crowdfunding event so that we can get even closer to our goal. Because of your support we are continuing to move forward on our project. We are currently waiting on our custom sump for our filtration from Pro-Clear Aquatics so stay tuned for that update. Thank you again and help spread the word!   

SAAC Nominated for Program of the Year Award!!

April 17, 2019

The Stockton Aquarium and Aquaculture Club has been nominated for the Program of the Year Award. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 18th and will be attended by executive board members and faculty advisors of the many organizations here at Stockton University to celebrate their accomplishments for the 2018-2019 year. We hope our programs and projects such as our on-campus aquarium service and the coral farm will help our mission. Thank you to all who have supported us! Stay Tuned!   

The Main Frag Tank Is Here!

March 04, 2019

It was very heavy and time consuming, but the ~120 gallon tank that will house the coral frags is nice and squeaky clean! Once it is dried and the space where the farm will be set up is cleared, the team will start on the construction of the stand. Thank you for your support in getting us here! Stay tuned!!

SAAC Sets Up biOrb at NAMS Administrative Office

February 19, 2019

 In the meantime, while we are raising money for our Coral Farm....


The SAAC recently set up a 16 gallon biOrb classic aquarium that was donated by Oase. The aquarium will be housing the red neon blue-eye rainbowfish which are nearly threatened according to the CARES Preservation Program. Members of the SAAC will be maintaining the aquarium giving them hands on experience in freshwater aquaria from tank maintenance, water quality, to fish health and quarantining. This also gives a insight into public aquaria care of public exhibits. Feel free to check out our article for the full story!  

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Coral Frags

Your gift will help us stock the farm with beautiful coral frags.


Food & Additives

Your gift will help us maintain our healthy corals with supplements and foods.


Reef Aquaria Salt

Your gift will help us maintain fresh saltwater for our systems.


Hands-On Experience

Your gift will allow our members to have hands-on experience in coral aquaculture and husbandry.


Message of Conservation

Your gift will allow us to spread awareness about coral reef conservation and educate the community of its importance.

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