|This image shows our intern Curtis harvesting the Montipora cuttings from several Montipora plug trees. These cuttings are removed with sharp scissors, and each type of cutting is placed in a separate bowl of reef water. After removing the cuttings carefully, Curtis will be able to place the harvested Reef Plugtm trees back in the reef aquariums so they can regrow.
This type of Montipora is easy cut because they are very thin and brittle. We experiment by gluing different size fragments with different orientations, and we have discovered several different ways to make these corals grow very fast.
The Montipora cuttings are out of the water for less than one minute, and we have seen no damage caused by having them exposed to the air. We are careful to make sure that the water in the bowls is kept warm.
We often heat the blank reef plugs in geothermal water so that they keep the water in the bowls warm. Keeping these bowls of reef water warm will not be a problem for the rest of the summer, but the water can cool down rapidly if they are in an air-conditioned dry room.
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.|