Originally Posted by Rutrag
Yes, two coral propagation facilities I know of do this: Pacific East Aquaculture and Atlantic Sea Farms. They essentially use wide but relatively shallow troughs in a temperature controlled greenhouse to grow out colonies, frag them, and let heal.
Pacific East? This must be something new. I drove out there a few years ago and all I saw was frags- not one single colony. The things he had for sale were the same things I saw on a wholesale supplier's stock list that same week.
I did see some pictures on the wall of him with some islanders holding up big coral colonies, but all that means is he flew out there to see it in person.