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I am very proud of this one and one half-year-old reef. She has brought me constant joy and has been incredibly trouble free. If you want to stay up with how I have maintained her please take a moment to read my recent article in our posted newsletter. I share all the equipment, the upgrades and the supplements used in this system. You can also follow this reef from the first day it was set. She is growing and maturing more each day. I have well over 100 different types of corals, nine fish, and the little janitors who run around cleaning the nooks and crannies in this little glass box.
LeRoy found some ballasts that allow us to run three 40 watt lights at a time and they really seem to fire the lights up. I simply just add a reflector and the rest is up to me as to where I place these little guys. Often I have been asked about coral placement. I have learned about this by paying close attention to the animals. If a coral does not seem happy there are a couple of choices to make. You can either move them up or down in the current. You may need to bring it up closer to the light or you may have to move its tank mate to a different location. A good healthy water change once a month is also very important, and be sure to clean off the salt that splashes on your lights. Make certain if your magnet falls to the bottom of your reef that you do not try and catch it with the other magnet it may bring up some sand and scratch your glass and once that happens there is no turning back. I can hardly wait until October to share this tank with all who visit us. This is one of everyone's favorite reefs however my heart still belongs to my oldest one.
One thing that we feel is very important is that we spread our brood stock to another location. So this new lab will be at a new site. We have learned that it is very important to run all systems separately so if something happens to one system it does not effect all the systems. Each tank in my office is running individually, however set up the same way. It is amazing the colors one can find in the soft corals, they grow fast and don't seem to be as picky on who they want to share space with.
Many of the soft corals from my oldest tank were added to this new tank because I wanted to give these guys room to grow. My oldest tank is so full that I have to prune animals constantly to keep them happy. I plan to keep this tank a soft coral tank it is becoming my Mother Brood Stock tank for soft corals. Many of the cuttings will be sent over to our new lab for grow out and once they have become Brood Stock we will share them with you.
We do have some good news we are changing our freight carrier, we had so many problems with Airborne Express. It had become increasingly frustrating to see this company care so little for the shipments. The fact remains, a mail order company is fun if you don't have to ship anything, but the reality is that we are setting the path, and doing the research for all of you who are interested in starting your own coral farm. Everything we have gone through will be of benefit to you. We learn more every day about shipping, packaging, marketing, and propagation. We are thankful to all of you who help us with your input. We all learn so much from networking. We want to help seed farms all across the World,one tank at a time.
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We are having a special on all of the coral cuttings. WHEN YOU PURCHASE 5 AT THE REGULAR PRICE OF $100 WE WILL GIVE YOU TWO FREE CORALS!. We will continue to provide the most current data on reef farming for both education and profit.
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|Many of the rare corals are offered to our members for 2 years before they are put on sale. We will soon have an E-mail list that will list the rarest color forms of sps corals and soft corals such as Xenia and Mushrooms.|