Salt Speak – Episode 2: Greenhouse Coral Farming (Than Thein)

We’re back with another episode of Salt Speak! First off, I’d like to thank everyone who reached out with kind words for this new series. It was great to hear the interest in episode 1 and excitement for future installments.

In this second episode, I spoke with Than Thein. Than is the owner of Tidal Gardens, a coral propagation greenhouse in Ohio. We discussed a variety of topics ranging from what it takes to grow corals in a greenhouse and how to properly start a propagation business to the state of the reef aquarium hobby and the role of coral retailers.

We cover a lot of ground in this chat and I think you’ll really enjoy the discussion. As always, let me know what you think in the comments below. Also, please share this episode with your fellow reef aquarium hobbyists.

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About "Caribbean Chris" Aldrich

"Caribbean Chris" Aldrich is co-founder and Director of Saltwater Smarts, an avid SCUBA diver, and contributor to a live rock mariculture project in the Florida Keys. He has been an aquarium hobbyist for 20 years and his current aquarium is a 127-gallon Carib reef biotope.


  1. Matt Bowers (Muttley000) says:

    Finally got to check this out. Enjoyed the interview. I had no idea on the live sale, I’ll have to check that out!

    • "Caribbean Chris" Aldrich says:

      Thanks for taking the time, Matt. Glad you enjoyed it! Keep an eye out on TG’s Facebook page for an announcement about the next live sale. The last one was about two weeks back.

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