Founded in 2002 by a group of five coral aquaculturists, Sustainable Reef has evolved to include expositions for the reef industry. It began its first venture with ReefSMART in 2009, and the TRF Swaps that are now held tri-annually. In our quest to educate, we have worked with Wake County Libraries presenting classes to children. We have also worked with NC State University to demonstrate techniques on aquaculturing corals, as well as putting on multiple fragging demos at events. ReefSMART now incorporates speakers into the schedule, which is an exciting development for us at Sustainable Reef!
Our goal is to offer a connection between aquaculturists, breeders and home reefers for pest free corals and healthy fish. We believe it is possible to have a beautiful reef aquarium while having low or zero impact on wild reefs. Our mission is to help you do it! Every level of aquarist has different ways to help the reef hobby progress. Now more than ever, it is important to do so with so many places banned from export. Within the next ten years, we may see all corals banned, and possibly fish and mobile invertebrates as well. The links below are a good starting point. Please feel free to mention any of the wholesalers to your LFS; both will thank you!