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This picture is taken of a Solomon Acropora millipora frag from the Solomon Islands. These corals come in on a cement disk, and the good ones are rather hard to get ones hands on. The corals come in with very little color and it truly amazes us how fast they will color up and what color pigments take hold.

Ocean farmed sps corals are like wild collected corals. They are quite hard to propagate when they first come in, and sometimes the mother colony dies after just one cut. Placing glue over the fresh cut really works well for no infection or receding tissue. After a year in Idaho these corals have morphed into stronger strains that are easy to propagate.

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One must remember that all of our tanks are true bulletproof reef systems. We will be setting up a brand new bulletproof reef system from the very beginning some time in the coming week and we will walk you through al the steps. We will show you pictures of rock placement, plenum making and every single thing you will need to help you to make the plunge into the World of reef keeping.

I know it will change you forever. We will then take you through the growth and developments on our web site to give you visible feedback.

You will notice on this coral that the polyps are starting to extend for this is a recently propagated animal. This Acropora millipora is slowly growing over the glue and securely plating on one our famous GARF reef plugs. This hermit looks a little lonely in this tank but he is the power crab of the unit. He is a male hermit ready to mate and defend his space.

The males grow bigger than the females and that is what causes them from time to time tfind a larger shell. They simply need a bigger home. So if you could remember to ask we will send some free shells with your order.You can then add some empty shells to the bottom of your tank. This simple thing will help you keep these animals alive longer. You can see in this picture that our hermits do not have big claws, and we trust them in all of our tanks with all of our corals.

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