|In this picture you can see how small she was in October, and you can see how close I came to loosing her forever. I had cut my mother colony back so many times that one day she just could not regenerate. I looked all over the tanks at GARF and found this tiny cutting.
I was certain it was the Bali xenia for no other xenia looks like this. If you will watch the following slide show you will find out for yourself all the struggles I went through to get this animal back and ready for sale again. I was determined that this little baby was going to make it. I think at times that LeRoy could not believe I would ever get this animal back to full health, and that I would nurse her to the point of propagation. Make no mistake, this Xenia is the most difficult to keep but is worth the blood, sweat and tears.
What took place between 10/29/01 and today is all documented in these pictures. I can honestly tell you I thought I had been fighting for much more than the past 6 months. It certainly is much easier on you if you have two corals instead of just one to save.
I decided that I needed to cut her away from this beautiful small polyp stony coral, because I could not risk that it would sting her and all hope would be lost to hold onto this last remaining animal in our collection. I was certain that if I did not make the separation I could loose the Bali Xenia forever. As you will see in the following pictures that simple hunch was right and perhaps was made just in time.
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.|