|These two plug trees are covered with fast-growing, plating Montipora. These Montipora plug trees were planted in one of the105 gallon tanks about five months ago.
The only difference in the set up of these reef plugs is that they were glued end to end rather than on their side. Both of these reefs trees were made from blank plugs that were glued together. After each set of six plugs was glued together, fragments were added by using reef glue. We often use this configuration to form long branches when we are working with blank Reef Plugstm.
The plug tree in the center of this picture is a beautiful bright orange Montipora that has a light cream-colored growing edge. The fragments at the top of the reef plug tree grew much faster than the fragments further down, and we would expect this to be the case always. But what we expect to happen is not always happens in experiments, and that is what makes this type of research so fun. You can see a pink edged Montipora on the right side of this picture. It is interesting to note that the fragments further from the light grew much faster in this experiment.
The beautiful green encrusting Oulophyllia is one of the new colorful encrusting corals that we are working with. This group of corals can be propagated in captivity, and we will be sharing our research soon.
Each semester we are able to expand the number of species that we are working with, and we have been building new Plexiglass tanks to keep up with the increase in brood stock.
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.|