Welcome to The Alternative Reef!

The Alternative Reef is the leading supplier of quality ceramic coral propagation products and much more. Our plugs, discs, donuts and Frag Stations provide the reef-keeper with the necessary tools to successfully propagate and grow almost any coral. Our products were developed to provide an alternative to what was available in the past. Our products will enhance your reef-keeping experience.

The Alternative Reef has taken over 28 years of experience in the freshwater and marine hobby and used it to improve existing products and to create unique products specifically designed to make coral propagation easy and fun for everyone. We are the first and most reliable supplier of ceramic propagation supplies in the industry. With fast order turnaround and a dedication to service unmatched by the competition. Our ceramic plugs are more durable than aragonite, and are made of the most porous material available to us. They do not need additional curing time and can be used right out of the bag. Our products feel like rock, and once encrusted, will look like rock. In addition they will quickly colonize with bacteria and aid in biological filtration. This is all just part of our attention to the quality and detail of our coral propagation products. With over 250,000 plugs and disks sold so far and thousands of Frag Stations in homes and businesses around the country we are no longer the alternative to what is out there. We are the benchmark to where others strive to be. Are you an Alternative Reefer?