|This is another one of the propagated animals just after I have removed the netting. I place the baby directly back into the tank the mother colony is in. The clones do much better in the original water after being propagated. I move them to new tanks after I remove the netting. When placing the smaller holed netting on the plug I find that a firm tight hold over the xenia brings more positive results.
I give them just a little added dose of the SeaChem Reef Plus and pray for the best. It is important to remember the smaller the cutting the better success rate and the faster it will grow for you. The bali Xenia cuttings that we have for sale are much bigger than the one in this picture and they are starting to develop a stalk. This is the best time to remove them from the mother tank and find a suitable new home.
I can not put into words what satisfaction and overwhelming relief comes over me when I have successfully taken one animal out of my tanks, spread them to other tanks at GARF. The final task is finding a good home for them with someone that will love and care for them as much as we do. We also do not breathe a sigh of relief until we know that our carrier has actually successfully ended their task and they have delivered the boxes on time. Most people have no idea how difficult of a task it is to ship live animals across the USA.
We often joke in our office it would be great to be a mail order company if you did not have to ship anything. We do take this job very seriously and most days go without any mistakes. Some days have more mistakes than we could ever plan for. Human mistakes are made, mechanical mistakes are made, and weather problems occur. We always do our best to keep customer satisfaction as the top priority of each day.
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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.
Use this site to solve your reef aquarium algae problems, and help support our research!!!
|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.|