|This picture was taken two months after the previous picture, and you can see how the stalk is starting to form. When they start developing the stalk they grow unbelievably fast. I placed her close to the top of the tank so she could get good lighting, and stronger water movement. After two weeks I had to move her down because she was beginning to grow out of the water. I paid less attention to her than I did to my miracle baby Clownfish. (I will share that experience with you in a future clownfish article).
This animal is growing in my oldest tank that is now over six years old. This tank has six VHO bulbs, three blues, and three white. I place one blue - one white from front to back. I change the bulbs at a six-months, and I only change two at a time. You will notice in the pictures how colorful the small polyp stony corals are and how much polyp extension is achieved.
It has hurt me deeply when people accuse us of color enhancing our photos, or when they say that our corals are not real. We have had over 3,000 visitors to GARF. Many of the leading people in the industry have visited. They all say that my pictures do not do the colors justice!
All I am trying to give other people out there is the simple, yet so meaningful gift LeRoy gave me over six years ago. You start by starting, and if I can do this so can you. It does not hurt to mention again that the proof is in the pictures. You can witness the growth for yourself of many of these corals for over 6 years. Genetics and culture gives the tremendous color to all the corals. I have no secrets to this success it is all shared throughout our web site.
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.|