Hi this is Sally Jo,

 

Its been quite sometime since I put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, however I do have a great deal to share with you in this message. First and foremost I want to thank each and every one of you who have continued to support us through these tough financial times.  We certainly could not have achieved so many of our dreams without all of you cheering us on. THANK YOU

 

First and foremost I want to thank each and every one of you who have continued to support us through these tough financial times.

I want to share with you two new products that GARF now has available and ready to add to your order, for believe me they are well worth the money and will bring such enjoyment for many years to come.

 

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The first new product is called bag of bugs. When I make my coral babies I attach the propagated coral to one of our man made plugs and than place the plug directly in my famous GARF grunge sand bed. Each time I would remove one of the plugs to get ready for shipping I would notice tons of live animals crawling on the plug.  After gently shaking the plug in a bowl of saltwater I found several kinds of mini starfish, copepods, amphipods, sea cucumbers, worms, itzy baby snails, spiders, scuds,  and much much more.  I found myself yelling for LeRoy in such glee for these little creatures needed to be looked at for closer inspection. Many of them we still have not identified to date. We were so excited we pulled out the microscope and spent hours just looking at all this amazing life. We think this would be a fun educational project for you to do with your children as well. 

 

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We decided that this would be a great addition to anyoneÕs sand bed especially the new tank that is in waiting for things to hatch out of the Grunge or even the oldest tanks whose sand bed has been depleted of so much of the life do to fish consumption of the skimmer having skimmed all the sand stirring life out of the sand bed.  We call this new product Bags of Bugs, by Sally Jo; we are selling it for only $9.99  a pure bargain. I made a pledge to myself that no matter what life form fell off the plug and I wanted it back I would let it go in the bag and on to its new home. Some people have received tiny lobsters in their bag, others tiny jellyfish but all orders have starfish, worms, snails, and bugs. No two bags are alike and I am still finding new and amazing bugs each and every day. I have to be careful when I yell in excitement for LeRoy to come see for I almost give him a heart attack when I become so excited. These bugs are heavily trained and ready to go to work right away making new and clean pathways in your sand bed.

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The second new product is our Macro Algae package. Last summer I found a rock with a very small piece of red Macro Algae on it.  The red alga was no bigger than a pencil easer. I now have so much of it I can share it with all of you. I have collected 7 different Macro Algae several shades of green, some shades of deep red, and some shades of bright burgundy.  This is a great addition to any age reef system and provides a vital filter to assist your tank in finding a perfect natural balance. You will want to watch your fish for it your not careful they may begin to chew on one of your favorite ones. The Macro Algae is great natural food source for your fish but you might want to place it in your sump and let it grow and than feed some to your fish. This product is being sold at a great bargain of only $9.99.

 

These Macro algae are simply stunning they grow very fast and have been farmed in captivity. It wonÕt be long that you can share cuttings with your friends or even trade for items you need at your local pet store. The more you cut the algae or break it apart the more it will grow. They are so easy to care for and bring such beauty to the reef.

 

More from me coming very soon.

 

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Sally Jo Headlee