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GARF'S BALI XENIA - A history of a cultured coral
This article is dedicated to our six year journey with the very rare Bali Xenia. One needs to always remember each journey we take has its own destination, and we need to enjoy each fork in the road or mountain to climb.
We are proud to report that this journey has a positive result leaving us with several generations of Baby Bali Xenia. It continues to be our goal to share our research with all who visit our site. At the time I was wearing out each new camera LeRoy bought for me; I had no idea how important the day by day photo documents would be over the years. The subject of these photos is the Bali Xenia, my most beloved animal. It is a true challenge, and it is a must have for any hobbyist.
I have just barely sustained this animal for the past six years. Sometimes all I had left was one single polyp and a heart full of prayers. I have had this animal in captivity for about six years now. The Bali xenia was the most requested Xenia from our genetic bank. We had so many requests for this animal that I was propagating her at least every week. I still could not stay up with the demand our customers had.
It seemed the more pictures we took of this animal the more hobbyist simply had to get their hands on her to put in their own personal collection. This of course is not a bad thing, however selling the very last one is a risk no one at GARF was willing to take.
I am proud to say that we do have some cuttings ready for those who have been so patiently waiting for one. This following slide show will show you her growth patterns, her natural beauty, and I will explain how I have maintained her and propagated her over the past six years. The dates on the lower part of the pictures will show you how fast she can grow. I am sure you will see what beauty she brings to any tank.
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.
Sometimes I forget how fun it can be to watch the Reef Janitorstm as they go about their duties. It is important to have the mixture of crabs and snails custom picked for your reef aquarium. Both Leonel and Brian are experts in algae control. You can be sure that they will choose the right mixture from GARF's extensive collection of algae eaters.
The GARF staff knows that each aquarium is different and they will ask about the size, lighting, and age of your reef. Summer is the most important time to add extra janitorstm because there is more light and the reef will be a bit warmer. When you order any Reef Janitor pactm you can pick a free coral or two pounds of GARF's FAMOUS GRUNGE LIVE SAND ACTIVATOR Reef Janitors tm or call toll free 800-600-6163.
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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.|