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THIS SLIDE SHOW TEACHES ABOUT OUR BULLET PROOF REEF AQUARIUM

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WE ARE STARTING THE SUMMER BY TEACHING AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN
HOW TO START THEIR OWN CORAL FARMING COMPANY.

Garf.org wants you to start making your own reef based company and hire your family and friends.

ARE YOU OUT OF WORK?
DO YOU NEED TO PAY FOR YOUR HOBBY? COULD YOU USE EXTRA INCOME?

Welcome to garf's Summer Project! We will add information each day that you can use to start your own coral farming company.

GARF's newest project is inspired and described by Mikie the Manatee...

New 04/9/12 Advanced Ricordia farming for a profit
A valuable page for Ricordia farmers - Who would not love to have 300 two color Ricordia right now?
New 04/11/12 This page will help the students make a plan for their small coral farm
Many new people are writing us about their new companies

New 04/09/12 Advanced Zoanthid farming for teachers and parents. More text and videos.

New 01/18/12 Many new details about the bullet proof reef You can do this and save money

Learn about garf's favorite Hermit Crabs

This is Sally Jo. It is April 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM. Welcome to garf.org. Thank you all who have used the pay pal buttons to support garf.org. To all of our GARF fans and of course all of our new visitors, welcome to our forever growing web site. LeRoy often jokes that it is the longest web site home page in the World. When introducing myself I often say HI this is Sally Jo or Hi this is Mrs. GARF, for you either will do. Welcome to just another day at the office, I say this with a huge chuckle in my heart for there is no such thing as just another day at the office.

As the years fly by I can honestly say that at GARF there are no two days just alike and the only thing that can be expected is the unexpected. This makes my role at GARF very diverse, I am more then just a coral cutter, order packer, bug collector, rock maker, janitor, fish farmer, Oh the list of job titles roll on.

I have to be absolutely honest with everyone reading this post, the one task that I always put my foot down and swore from the top of my head to the bottom of my big toe that I would never do was stick my mouth over the horrible siphon hoses, or stick it any where near my mouth. I have personally witnessed the faces LeRoy makes when the tank water is going over and he accidently sucks a little to hard and he spits the water out and then coughs as some of that salt water seeps down his throat. more from Sally Jo's new blog -- Sally Jo's blog

Here is the newest slide show on making cave rocks for profit

three leg table rocks-

8/21/11 Easy leg table rocks- part one

8/17/11 NEW Cave making with cups Slide Show

Here are 2 rock slide shows Showing Tinker rocks - One of the best aragocrete reef rock™ groups to make for sale !

number #2 - 08/12/11 Tinker Rocks #2 Slide Show

number #1 - 08/06/11 Tinker Rocks #1 Slide Show

Spring in leroy's mind continued here

The students are opening a new reef aquarium store in Mikie's garage.
New 01/12/12 This reef aquarium store will start small, and then the students will grow it like a baby. ...

Green algae control buttons - - - Garf grunge buttons - - - - Red Slime Algae control buttons - - Diatom Algae control buttons - - Grunge plus link

We use two types of grunge in each reef. In the main tank Garf Grunge Original™ is used. In new tanks we use one pound for each 3 gallons. We also use it to revitalize old tanks, and we add one pound for each 5 gallons of water.

Garf Grunge Original™ has the worlds best strains of bacteria sponges and micro invertebrates.

We have been working for years to build a product that has a very good track record. Many people reorder and seventy percent of our orders are repeat customers. We thank all of them for their support! The Garf Grunge Original™ is the most important one to add when you are starting a new tank. It is a small gravel size, and it is full of very beneficial bacteria, coralline, and micro invertebrates. You do not have to be member of PAYPAL to use the buttons below! The grunge buttons are BUY IT NOW buttons, because each special fills the box. You get the best deal using the buy it now buttons below.

From:"Joel Weis"
Date: 12/22 Mon PM 07:19:05 ESTFrom:"Joel Weis"
Subject: Janitor Pack saved our tank

In March, I broke down and bought 250 tank janitors for my 125 gallon. Prior to the janitors I had tried stepping up the filtration, and increased water changes, but the green hair algae was out of control. I threw in a lawnmower blenny, sailfin tang, reduced the lighting, and reduced the phosphates. Nothing worked, and I was at the end of the rope.

I pulled out half of the algae covered rock, thinking that the reduced surface area would help. At this point nothing worked, and I was ready to break the tank down and quit, Out of desperation, I pulled all but 3 of the remaining rocks out of the tank, and pressure washed them in the driveway, and threw them back in. ( I realize this is not a recommended procedure), I noticed that even that didn't work, as the algae was starting to grow back.

My brother recommended a janitor pack, so I bought 250 snails, crabs, etc. It has been 10 months, and the tank has been algae free. I highly recommend to everyone, just buy the janitors first, and save yourself the headache, I did notice the janitors were more successful with the algae that was less than 1/2 inch tall. Thank You Leroy for your awesome solution to this 2 year long battle, and saving our tank.

P.S. the Grunge was a nice surprise, it's great stuff.

* Remember to ask leroy and you can get two pounds of free Garf Grunge ® with all orders.
* This week you also get a Macro algae order for free with your Grunge:) YOU JUST HAVE TO ASK.

Newest 01/13/12 This the teacher/parent page for the store project with extra videos and text

New 01/11/12 Make your own air lifts Slide Show You can move thousands of gallons of water with air, and you do NOT need to buy fittings....

This is a homeschooling lesson, and we think that your children will be able to learn a bit about Biology, Geology and Economics. I think you'll enjoy this lesson; we will just get going with the visit to Mikey and the mermaids.


New 01/06/12 The fastest growing best selling Xenia Bali Pom Pom Xenia build sales.
Honey, Sally Jo says " You can not make money growing corals, you make money when you sell them

newest 1/5/12 Growing corals in barrels Just cut them in half and start growing.

New 01/03/12 Garf's growing capnella for profit slide show

Use this page to purchase the Garf.org PRODUCTS for your reef aquarium.

For orders PLEASE CALL 1-800-600-6163

LeRoy has been on the phone to many of the best coral researchers and coral farmers. We will be visiting many coral farms in 2012, and if you would like us to come see you please call 1-800-600-6163. We need to share as much information as possible, so the hobby can be even more impact free on the wild reefs.

Salt water algae eating Sailfin Mollies

I am absolutely excited to introduce one of our newest, hardest working and delightful to watch janitors. Our Mollies have been in our saltwater systems for over 2 years now, and there is not one spot of algae in any one of our tanks. Matching the Mollies and our existing janitor package works faster, longer and better then we could of dreamed of.

I have now grown enough of these amazing salt water mollies to make them part of our newest janitor package, meaning that the mollies will be only 1.00 each. We recommend 1 Molly per every 5 gallons of tank water.

Wow, its been quite a while since I have had the time to share my beautiful Xenia with everyone. We have worked extremely hard on sharing in detail everything we know on the care and propagation of these remarkable Xenia. These corals have continued to capture my heart.

please take the time to watch these videos for they will answer all of your questions, and they will probably answer ones that you had not thought of yet. I am very excited to announce that because of my passion for these animals I have brood stock Xenia that have been with me for over 16 years.

I have several babies ready to become your brood stock and provide you with countless years of propagation of many new generations of Xenia that you can share with the general public. You can buy Sally Jo's soft coral special with eight hardy corals for only 100.00, this will give you a great start for a Xenia farm of your own. Sally Jo will include 2 free corals with every order.

Push this button now.

soft corals
Sally Jo will custom make your order. Choose the type of corals you want the most. Just include your phone number and we will call. We have many types of corals to choose from.

This page has several Xenia Videos..

02/04/12
Learn grow plankton and green water Simple way to save money by growing your own.


new 1/1/12 SARCOPHYTONS AS A CLOWNFISH HOST

new 12/30/11 This is a Great page about advanced sps coral propagation

new 12/26/11 learn to propagate Sarcophytons and many soft corals
Soft corals are a great group to sell and trade

new 2/17/11 Sally Jo's best live rock is in each Diversity special™
Learn how to grow the best coralline algae biodiversity possible.
Colorful Live Rock Organisms, Sponges and Tunicates

Scott's Amazing, Magical Bullet Proof Reef Calculator
This is one of the best, most important pages on our site.

It is now very easy to purchase our products on the phone. You can leave your order on our secure phone line. 1-800-600-6163 Please call now and you can order by leaving a message with your shipping information and your order.

You are on the largest, and one of the very best web pages that can help you have a great reef aquarium. I am sure you will be amazed at how much information we have published since we started in 1995. It is time to get your algae under control, so your reef will be ready to show off this Winter!

Scott's Amazing, Magical Bullet Proof Reef Calculator
This Calculator Will tell you how much of each thing you will need for your reef aquarium!

We have the finest refugium animals and plants and we have put these specials together for you. These products will make your reef aquarium very stable, and the bacteria and micro inverts will feed on the waste from your tank. They also make a great source of food for your reef.

New 01/27/12 Learn to feed soft corals to increase growth and profit

Starting an aquarium maintainance company page
The students are planning a home school aquarium cleaning business

NEW 01/15/12 Parent and teachers page - Planning an aquarium maintainance company part 1 of 5
More information and more ideas on creating your lesson plan.

Hello, This is LeRoy

I've been recovering from a stroke. I have several things to report, and most of them are positive.

If during the last year you've called me and talked to me, and it seems like every time you call I don't remember that we've talked before, well that's probably because it was true.

With my therapy and my new medications I'm doing much better. The doctor says I am going to continue to get better, but until I am all better Sally Jo is setting up a computer program to help me with my short-term memory problems.

This problem with my helping you seems to have been when we had a problem with an order. I was trying to help, but I should have left the order in the system. I will now do that. If you have had a problem; I hope you will call me again. I promise to get the information to Sally Jo. 1-800-600-6163

We are so excited to share with you some new ways to make Aragocrete sculptures. LeRoy is recovering from the stroke and his short term memory is getting better. LeRoy will show you our newest Aragocrete instruction pages. He will be creating many new rock making lessons, so be sure to check in with garf.org often.

LeRoy Headlee's New Links
New 01/02/12 Soft corals are easy to propagate, but there are a few tricks that Continued here

The most important thing we can do is educating and mentoring the children in our lives. Simple things that we see and learn as children can change our lives for the better.

11/22/11 new page - When I was eight years old I was invited into a neighbor ladies home to see her aquariums. I was hiding from the neighborhood bully in the one place he would never follow me. I was in Ruthie's Iris garden. All of us knew that she was mean and cranky, so we never went into her yard. This was a desperate time and I was more afraid of Gary than her. The story continues on this page. Rock making family project -

The diversity specials have the
best aquacultured live rocks that we can get.
use this link Garf Diversity buttons

new12/22/11 Eddie Postma's Famous Aragocrete Classes


12/09/11 Garf.org Newest link for sps coral farming Small polyp stony coral farming page

12/08/11 Making fancy types of hand molded live rock to help save the natural reefs

12/05/11 New page Learn how to make a plywood 140 gallon reef tank - save money!

12/02/11

08/29/11 - This is one of my favorite ways to make a reef table. It is one way to use the broken pieces I have left over from breaking so many sculptures by digging them up too soon. The left over pieces are used to make- Learn how on this page - three leg table rocks-

08/21/11 new page Easy leg table rocks-

We remain dedicated to sharing all of our research with all of you who want to be a part of the growing GARF team. These new projects are not only exciting but they can be so much fun.


I would like to help you on the number 1-800-600-6163! Feel free to call with any questions you have about reef aquariums. Fish questions are just fine; we do not sell fish. We want to help you as much as possible!

This Summer I am going to help many of you to start a home rock company. It may seem odd to start making your own rocks now that 5 of the big coral wholesalers are producing their own man made rocks for sale. That just means that they know there is now a demand for rock that will help save the wild reefs.
It is nice to have their company, because for most of the last 15 years it has seemed that Sally Jo and I have been standing on own front porch yelling into the dark.

When I made up the name ARAGOCRETE in 1996 I hoped this day would come.

Green algae control buttons - - - Garf grunge buttons - - - - Red Slime Algae control buttons - - Diatom Algae control buttons
It is now very easy to purchase our products on the phone. You can leave your order on our secure phone line. 1-800-600-6163 Please call now and you can order by leaving a message with your shipping information and your order.
new 2/15/11 Learn how we make branch rocks using plastic bags
Have fun with the family and teach a lesson about making money with garbage

12/12/11 Grow Sarcophytons for profit and fun Learn all about leather corals - sarcophyton

This is what some of our happy customers have to say about our service and products.

Make your own lights Slide Show #1

Garf.Org - Making Reef Aquarium Lights For Less Money #2

reef aquarium lights garf.org

Reply clw@.rr.com via garf.org to leroy
show details 7:28 PM (17 hours ago)07/08/11

Hi Leroy,

I would like to start by saying thank you for all your help with my order of janitors and the GARF 75 gallon diversity package. As soon as the janitors hit the tank floor they were off and running they have removed all the algae from my tank, I am having to swap live rock from my other tank just so they have algae to feed on. They are definitely worth the price and the Grunge is awesome.

I currently am doing aquarium maintenance at the local community college which consists of a 120 gallon reef tank and I also propagate and clean tanks at the local pet store in town here. I have started to make man made rock from G.A.R.F's instructions which seems to work very well especially since I really want to keep the live rock where it belongs on the reef in the ocean.

I feel that we all can make a impact for the better on our oceans no matter how small or big it all really does matter, it is a proven fact through the research being done at G.A.R.F that there are plenty of ways to have quality man made live rock that is as good if not better than robbing our reefs and not to mention without any risk of nuisance algae or pests.

Thanks for all you and Sally Joe do for the hobby if you ever come to Lexington North Carolina please look me up it would be an honor to meet you.
Respectfully yours,
Charles W


Today we show you how to make Aragocrete Rocks to mount your corals on

Use this page to purchase the Garf.org PRODUCTS for your reef aquarium.

Original order form LeRoy will call you.

Push these buttons to buy Garf grunge

We use many types of grunge in each reef. In the main tank Garf Grunge Original™ is used. In new tanks we use one pound for each 3 gallons. We also use it to revitalize old tanks, and we add one pound for each 5 gallons of water.

Garf Grunge Original™ has the worlds best strains of bacteria sponges and micro invertebrates.

We have been working for years to build a product that has a very good track record. Many people reorder and seventy percent of our orders are repeat customers. We thank all of them for their support! The Garf Grunge Original™ is the most important one to add when you are starting a new tank. It is a small gravel size, and it is full of very beneficial bacteria, coralline, and micro invertebrates. You do not have to be member of PAYPAL to use the buttons below! The grunge buttons are BUY IT NOW buttons, because each special fills the box. You get the best deal using the buy it now buttons below.

We use two types of grunge in each reef. In the main tank Garf Grunge Original™ is used. In new tanks we use one pound for each 3 gallons. We also use it to revitalize old tanks, and we add one pound for each 5 gallons of water.

Garf Grunge Original™ has the worlds best strains of bacteria sponges and micro invertebrates.

We have been working for years to build a product that has a very good track record. Many people reorder and seventy percent of our orders are repeat customers. We thank all of them for their support! The Garf Grunge Original™ is the most important one to add when you are starting a new tank. It is a small gravel size, and it is full of very beneficial bacteria, coralline, and micro invertebrates. You do not have to be member of PAYPAL to use the buttons below! The grunge buttons are BUY IT NOW buttons, because each special fills the box. You get the best deal using the buy it now buttons below.


We use many types of grunge in each reef.

Garf Grunge Plus™ consists of larger particles about the size of walnuts down to thumbnail size and it is harvesteed from the older tanks.

Garf Grunge Plus™ contains more of the small invertebrates such as the worms, Copepods, Amphipods, and many others such as Brittle stars.

Garf Grunge Plus™ is used to create a cryptic zone in the existing aquarium. This is done by piling the Garf Grunge Plus™ in a back corner. Garf Grunge Plus™ is the finest thing to add to seed the refugeum. This product has been extremely popular and it does a great job of creating a small hiding place called the cryptic zone in the main tank and in the sump.


Learn more about GARF Grunge plustm

We use many types of grunge in each reef.

Our newest product is one of the most asked for things that we've had during the years and this is Garf Grunge Bright White™.

Garf Grunge Bright White™ is grown in our grunge tanks using a very fine aragonite sand. It fits really well with modern look of white gravel. There are still a lot of micro invertebrates, and an extremely large number of that bacteria. Garf Grunge Bright White™ has many strains that will not ship in the big bag live sand or wild sand. Garf Grunge Bright White™ is the newest product but it's very very popular, and we will be glad to help you with Your questions when you call.
We use many types of grunge in each reef.

Grunge Light Mud™ is the Best thing to add to mud filters and refugeums.

It consists very fine particles of our Grunge™. We collect it from the square corners of our grow out tanks.

These tanks are 6 foot across, and they have lots and lots of grunge and live sand moving through them. The grunge light from the corners is very small. and it works great in the mud filter or refugeum chamber. We've been shipping this product to people who are starting a refugeum, because the mud that they buy doesn't have anything alive, and there are lots of different organisms that thrive in very fine particulate mud.

We are selling a group of garf.org products called Garf Diversity&trade, and we will be posting the Garf Diversity™ packages for each size reef. You will get the Garf Grunge™, Garf Grunge Plus™l, and the Bag-o-macro Algae™free. You can also choose a live coralline covered live rock and any of Sally Jo's Bag-o-bugs™. These specials start at only 59.00 for a reef aquarium up to 27 gallons. Call LeRoy 1-800-600-6163 the first callers get the finest live rocks:)

Sally Jo's students visit a coral farming Reef store.

Green algae control buttons

NEWEST 03/19/12 VIDEO ABOUT XENIA AS CLOWN FISH HOSTS

HELP SAVE THE WILD ANEMONES
NEW 03/13/12 GROW AND SELL LEATHER CORALS FOR CLOWN FISH HOSTS

NEW 03/12/12 RAISING CLOWN FISH IN YOUR CORAL FARM .

Getting back into the hobby
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@comcast.net to Leroy
show details april 26 5:53 PM (25 minutes ago)

I decided to get back into the hobby after getting out of it to raise a family. As I started rounding everything up I found a box from garf, which still had the receipt on it. I decided to see what the date was. Aug. 31, 1999.

now that I'm slowly getting set up, I have been checking prices and in 12 years garf still hasn't changed their prices. I'm returning to garf, because they were always there for support, awesome corals, making it affordable and of course Leroy and Sally Jo .
Thanks GARF
Sincerely
B. Whitney
Illinois

04/23/11 Learn how to build aquarium farming tanks. Make three coral farming aquariums and multi-tank stands This is a home school project

M. and D. to leroy
show details Apr 21 (3 days ago)

HI!
I just wanted to strongly recommend GARF products as a whole, the price and education you guys offer are Unmatched, and your quality always exceeds my expectations. I had originally been concerned as I live in Alaska, but Leroy has gone out of His way to accommodate me and with a little patience we were able to make it work. I wanted to personaly thank you, and sally Joe, for all the work you guys do it's incredible.

Leroy has also taken time to talk with me addressing any concern I might have, I also will be trying out a experiment as in the summer we have a 20 hour light cycle with low temps wondering if this would create ideal growing conditions for coralline algae.

Leroy has been a Blessing to me and their customer service is unmatched by any competitor! I recommend GARF over anyone or any other product thank you so much for all that you do for us and our earth!!!!!!!!!
David
Wasilla ALASKA

This video shows you Sally Jo's Garf Diversity™ Bag-o-Copepods and explains why you need to add several different types of Copepods to your system.

New 02/26/12 We have a $100.00 winner - best rock making idea in February
These are great rocks for larger reef aquariums. So elegant and easy to make.

02/01/12 Learn how to make siphons for your coral farm.Videos and text

NEW SLIDE SHOW OF 4 MONTH OLD REEF WITH GARF'S HELP
My tank after 4 months is doing incredible following the methods outlined by GARF
@aol.com to Leroy
show details Apr 18 2011 (2 days ago)
My tank after 4 months is doing incredible following the methods outlined by GARF,
Leroy is the nicest and most helpful person I have ever dealt with,
and the web site is amazing! I have attached some photos

Thank you again


04/13/11 You can see our newest page. Reef aquarium research project .Diversity™ Cleaning the fungus from 36 gallon reef reef #1. You can watch from day one as we bring a reef to life.

This is Ned's link.

  • Sally Jo's FAQ
  • Algae Central