A NOTE FROM LEROY
This beautiful little Acropora proves what can be done with normal output fluorescent lights. Many people have said and written that you can only grow Acropora with Halide lighting. I am not interested in arguing with these people today, but this little Acropora is interested in arguing. When anyone tells you there is only one way to light or filter a reef tank you can probably use that statement as proof that you're talking to a beginner.
Corals are incredibly adaptive, and they can grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. You do not need to wait until you can afford the newest equipment. The do not need to wait until you can afford the largest aquarium. You can start your reef using man-made rock and small cuttings.
I am not saying that it is not nice to have the latest equipment and the most expensive lighting, but you can use your small inexpensive reef to grow large colonies for your new giant reef.
Please remember that there are hundreds of ways to do reef aquariums properly, and there are only a few mistakes. Do not add any metal such as copper for zinc to your light cover. Do not put any metals in your aquarium. If all the water drains out of your aquarium; fill it back up or almost everything will die.
There are probably a few other rules, but I have seen almost every other so-called Rule broken in aquariums that were quite beautiful and healthy. As you add more equipment such as overflow boxes, sumps, Calcium reactors, and canister filters you create opportunities for equipment failure. Remember Murphy's Law - anything that can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time -
Murphy was a reef keeper.
FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO PURCHASE, TRADE, AND SAVE AS MANY TYPES OF CORALS AS WE CAN.
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 andNorm 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.|