It is amazing to watch how new generations of clones of these captive raised corals adapt to captivity. Sally Jo has taken well over thirty thousand pictures during the last eleven months. By carefully cataloging these pictures on over one hundred CDs we are able to find pictures of each coral as it grows and changes from week to week. During the coming semester we will share many more of Sally Jo's photos.
We have appreciated the e-mail from those of you who have written expressing your gratitude for the large desktop pictures. One of the projects that we hope to do during the next year is a series of photographs showing as many of the species as we can identify. There are a group of sps corals that we are growing that we have not been able to identify, and soon we will post pictures of these mystery corals. We hope that if we are able to post several pictures of each species that some of our readers may be able to help us with the identification.
We're getting very excited about our upcoming coral farming seminar 2000. One of our speakers is Mr. Steve Tyree and we are certain that he will be able to give us the proper species names for many of our Acropora. The coral farming seminar 2000 will be held in Boise Idaho on the weekend of October 21st and 22nd. At this time there are several spaces available if your interested in attending the seminar, but please contact our office soon because we will be sold out soon. We are very proud to announce that we will have guests returning to the United States from both Italy and Israel.
If you are planning on attending Coral Farming 2000 please call 800-600-6163 and tell my sister Sharon that you would like to reserve a space. Because so many of you have so kindly purchased our Reef JanitorsTM, GrungeTM , and corals we have been able to keep the low-price for attending the entire weekend event. I am certain that you will find out, as many people have in the past, that $50 spent attending a GARF coral farming seminar is money very well spent.
There will probably be more coral farmers gathered in Boise Idaho in late October to share information with you than at any other event you may attend. We are very excited to find out that many of the hobbyists, who have always been a welcome at our seminars, are now engaged in some form of commercial coral farming.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this web page and thank you again for all of the support that you have given all of us here at Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation.
REMEMBER - SAVE A REEF - GROW YOUR OWN
FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO PURCHASE, TRADE, AND SAVE AS MANY TYPES OF CORALS AS WE CAN.
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.|
Date: 22 Aug 2000 13:46:02 +0000
From: "Mark DeFrancisco"
Subject: THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
I started out by purchasing some garf grunge and reef janitors. The janitors have completely cleaned my tank and are busy working every day. I had an algae bloom that I could not control, and now, in only a few weeks, it is not only gone, but the tank is spotless!
The grunge is the most beautiful substrate I have ever seen! I have found numerous little corals and sponges growing in my tank, and I am experiencing a coraline algae bloom much faster than thought possible. Also, every experienced reef keeper that has seen my tank wants to know what the heck is that? Being used to seeing plain sand or crushed coral, they are delighted and mystified by the beauty! It has also added a level of stability and overall health to my tank that is amazing!
Next, as you know, I have ordered a few shipments of corals from you. I can't believe how fast they grow, and how beautiful they are! This is of course in addition to the rare species that you offer. Never in a million years could I have found the rare and different corals you have sent me. The pet shop, or reef "experts" would never have most of these beautiful rarities!
As a matter of fact, my local coral supplier has seen my tank and he cannot believe his eyes! He has told me that with over thirty years in the reef aquarium business, never has he seen such a beautiful tank! The "show" tank in his store is very pale by comparison!
I have told him that thanks to some real professionals in Idaho, this type of tank could be a reality for anyone! I am sure he will order from you soon, as he is most jealous of my aquarium, and has to have some for his own!
I will send you some pictures very soon. I am sure that you will agree, this is truly a beautiful, healthy, thriving, 90 gallon reef aquarium. I owe most of it to you and your staff!
From grunge, janitors, magic reef dust, and your help in recommending food and additives, everything I followed from what you have suggested has helped my tank achieve more goals than I ever expected! THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING! I CANNOT WAIT TO RECEIVE MY NEXT ORDER, VERY SOON!