|One of the things I like most about the plate forming Montiporas is that they can grow very fast once they become acclimated to captivity. We have learned that wild collected Montiporas can take up to a year-and-a-half to adapt to captivity. During this time the coral is very susceptible to parasites and disease, but with each successive clone copy the corals becomes more hardy and faster growing.
By comparing this image to the previous image you can see how much both Montiporas have grown in just under a month and one half. The green plates have expanded very rapidly, and all of the original fragments have now blended back together. If I had mounted just one large fragment it is very likely that there would only be one plate.
In the center of the picture you can see how the pink edged Montipora is continuing to grow, and that the tissue on the green Montiporas has stopped receding. Several plates of the green Montiporas were harvested shortly after this picture was taken.
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.|