|This image shows three different Reef Plug trees that Curtis made this week. These Reef Plug trees were glued standing up to a large piece of live rock in Eddy Postma's 135 gallon reef. You can see the original Montiporas growing on the large end of each of the reef plugs.
Many of these Reef Plug were produced using a method that we perfected last semester. After coral cutting class one day, when we were through cutting and mounting plating Montiporas, we noticed that we had quite a few very small pieces. I decided to mix the small fragments together in a bowl of reef water. I covered the top of several plugs with reef glue and dipped the glued end into these fragments. Several fragments stuck to the top of each plug. The small fragments grew extremely fast because of a phenomenon called escape size.
The top plug in stack number two shows how the small fragments have grown. Now that they are placed on their side they will form plates very rapidly. We mounted two beautiful green Montipora plates between two of the reef plugs so we could watch how they develop when they are mounted at this angle.
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.|