|This beautiful green colony of Montipora is now large enough to cut for the first time. By using sharp stainless steel scissors we will remove the two fragments on the outside of the colony, and we will leave the center portion of the colony growing where it is attached .
This image shows some of the fantastic surface ornamentation that different Montiporas have. At GARF we now have almost two dozen different plating Montiporas, and none them have the same growth pattern or color.
We have experimented with many of these Montiporas to find the proper size cutting that allows each colony be the most productive. We have found that plate production is like axial corallite (growth tip) production in the group Acropora. When an Acropora produces new axial corallites they all grow as fast as the original axial corallite.
When many of our plate forming Montiporas start new plates we find that each plate grows as rapidly as the original colony. By encouraging the small Montipora fragments to form new plates we have been able to increase our brood stock rapidly.
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.|