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GEOTHERMAL AQUACULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

GEOTHERMAL AQUACULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
GEOTHERMAL AQUACULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Here is a 45 second Mpeg movie that shows how GARF propagates Capnella coral. The size of the file is 2958KB and could take a while to download. CapnellaPropagation.mpg

Below are frames that show how the movie is layed out.

Individual frames

THE BROOD STOCK


This Capnella is about six months and we have cut it once before. It is growing in one of our Mushroom brood stock reefs.

CUTTING THE CORAL


We are cutting the head off of this Capnella and we are leaving as much of the stalk as possible. We use sharp stainless steel scissors.

CATCHING THE HEAD


We use 12" stainless steel tweezers to catch the cuttings. We place each cutting in a bowl of reef water from the tank we are working in.

CUTTING THE HEAD


We then cut the head into several pieces. It is easy to divide the head in half first. Each half is then divided again. We try to leave at least two branches on each piece.

GLUING THE PLUG


We prepare a piece of bridal veil netting that is 1/4" wide and several inches long. This strip of netting is used to hold the cutting by using the line of GARF reef glue to attach it to the Reef PlugTM.

PLACING THE CORAL


Place the coral on the line of reef glue with the widest part of the cutting facing out from each side of the glue line. The netting will Not cover the entire cutting so that water can move over each side of the coral.

SECURING THE CORAL


It is easy to hold one end of the netting tight while you pull the netting across the cutting. Note the way we twist the netting over the top of the cutting. This allows us to adjust the width of the netting.

FINISHED


The netting is trimmed at each edge of the Reef PlugTM by simply pulling it apart after we have securly held the netting with our hand. The netting will soon be grown over by the coral and it does NOT need to be removed.

 

 

Into the FARM-IN-A-BOX


The cuttings are put into the racks in our new 30 liter FARM-IN-A-BOX that we are developing using the great new Mirabello complete aquarium from Aquarium Systems

One week later


This is one of the cuttings only one week after after it was placed into the FARM-IN-A-BOX

 

 

 


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FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO PURCHASE, TRADE, AND SAVE AS MANY TYPES OF CORALS AS WE CAN.


IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE SOME OF SALLY JO'S GREAT NEW CUTTINGS PLEASE CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-600-6163


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.



GREAT GARF SPECIAL - WITH EACH ORDER YOU CAN PICK ONE AVAILABLE CORAL FOR FREE

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For us to fill your order, please enter your name, E-mail and phone numbers and we will call you to take down the size of your aquarium so we can help you order the proper mixture of reef janitors and Garf Grunge. We will ask for your mailing address and payment information. Thank you!! Alternatively, you may also print out and either mail or fax your order to 208-344-6189




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.

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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.

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