Reef Systems Coral Farm, Inc


The fact that Ohio supports and recognizes families that want to farm their land. We may not be the typical type of agriculture, but the state recognizes us as an aquaculture facility and is very supportive of what we do and of our farm.


Reef Systems Coral Farm started from a passion of mine (and my wife's) for saltwater aquariums and coral reefs 19 years ago. In 1999 we began an aquarium maintenance company which allows us to set up and maintain large reef aquariums around the city and suburbs of Columbus. We still own and operate this business; however, our ultimate goal was to build a facility where we could grow/propagate our own corals. With help from family and friends, we were able to build an aquaculture facility for living coral and saltwater animals and opened our greenhouse doors to the public in 2006.

We are one of only a few facilities in the state that sustain and grow living coral for the hobbyist. We are open to the public and supply almost everything a person needs to set up and maintain their own system. We regularly mentor students from high schools around Columbus that have an interest in marine life and marine biology. We are the closest thing to the ocean that these students have access to. Most recently we have partnered with OSU (University of Georgia and University of Delaware) on a two-year grant research project which took place at our facility to study the effects of ocean acidification on corals (global warming).


Location: 8459 Peter Hoover Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054, Franklin County
Type of Industry: Saltwater Corals/Fish Aquariums, Freshwater Aquariums, Koi Ponds

Aquacultured Saltwater Corals, Live Rock, and Aquarium Maintenance

Number of Current Employees: 2 (and several volunteers)
Year Company Started: 2006

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