Magic Reef Dust

THESE TYPE OF SOFT CORALS GROW VERY FAST
WHEN YOU USE MAGIC REEF DUST

GARF MAGIC REEF DUSTTM FOR REEF AQUARIUM PROPAGATION

Geothermal Aquaculture Research Lab

1726 Merrill St.

Boise Idaho 83705
U.S.A
Email: leroy@garf.org


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WHAT IS MAGIC REEF DUST?

HOW DO YOU USE MAGIC REEF DUST?

INTRODUCING MAGIC REEF DUSTTM


RESEARCHED BY GEOTHERMAL AQUACULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC, (GARF)

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USES:
  • Increases coral growth and coralline algae production
  • Polyps - zoanthids, palythoa, woods, stars, and many more grow faster and expand better
  • Soft Corals - leathers, gorgonians, mushroom, finger, colt attach faster after cutting
  • Stony Corals - increase polyp extention
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One pound MAGIC REEF DUST TM This pound will treat a 55 gallon reef for 4 months
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Magic Reef DustTM for coral growth

NOT just Hocus-Pocus !

What kind of magic potions could we use to make corals grow faster? If there were just something that we could add to the water to really make our coral cuttings grow faster, we could make a lot more money growing corals for sale from small cuttings.

Well, you could raise your temperature a little to speed up metabolism and get faster growth, but only to a reasonable point. About 80-85 degrees seems to be the limit depending on the type of coral.

Trace elements help, but only to a certain point also, then they cause toxicity problems and excessive algal growth. Reef Janitors can help with the algae part though.

Circulation is very helpful to some corals, but only if you don't blow them right over. Lighting? Maybe more lighting?

As I sat thinking of ways to speed up the growth of corals and mushroom anemone cuttings I realized that my optimistic plans for doubling the number of cuttings I can grow each month by re-dividing them on a pre-set schedule usually doesn't work as planned or hoped for. In other words, the coral cuttings don't cooperate as well as I want them to all the time.

I dream up optimistic multiplying schedules which sound great, but the corals sometimes grow fast and sometimes they slow down. I found that the best you can do is optimize everything you can and then be patient. Sometimes A coral cutting doubles in a month and the next time I divide it, it takes two or three months to double. Don't count your chicks before they hatch and don't spend your money before your coral cuttings double.

Take for example a leather mushroom coral (sarcophyton). Initially I can cut an inch wide ring off the outer disk and then cut it into a bunch of one inch squares. I can attach these by sewing, super gluing with Super Reef GelTM or letting them sit in a coarse gravel bed to attach to small pea sized chips or chunks of rock. Then I glue these attached pebbles to a chosen rock to attach the coral.

But some times the new cuttings skin over and go into an unusually prolonged dormancy cycle. For this reason I learned to not use phosphate remover ever just before or after making sarcophyton cuttings. Phosphate remover can especially cause havoc when leather corals (and some others) are trying to attach to new rock. The process just slows down.

If you take too much phosphate out of the water to combat hair algae and cyanobacteria, you not only slow down the growth of hair algae but the growth of everything. Constant overuse of phosphate remover will help me get a beautifully clean tank that is slow growing with dead sarcophyton corals after a while. So, too much phosphate slows down coral skeletal formation and too little phosphate starves corals. Should we dose phosphate?

Wow, I can almost hear a commotion out there already.

If we could dose just small but healthy doses of phosphate into a phosphate deficient system then maybe we could control it and get good results. Did I hear someone say: "Oh no, not another piece of equipment?".

No, it's not another piece of equipment. How about just an additive instead? I think I heard another groan: "Not another additive, I use 15 of them already!". Well, just try using some simpler additives that have most everything combined already. Then you'll have room for a couple of goodies like Magic Reef DustTM and Coral VitalTM. I have seen and heard of Coral Vital helping in many instances as a supplement.

What is Magic Reef DustTM ?

It is from GARF and is simple and natural, and it really works. It is a special soft crumbly grade of Idaho aragonite rock - FROM A FOSSIL CORALLINE REEF IN IDAHO -ground up into a fine powder.

THIS FOSSIL CORALLINE ALGAE ADDS MINERALS TO YOUR REEF THAT THE CORALLINE ALGAE EXTRACTED FROM THE OCEAN TO GROW. THIS FOSSIL REEF IS AS THICK AS A SCHOOL BUS AND 40 MILES LONG SO THE CORALLINE ALGAE GREW VERY WELL. MAGIC REEF DUST TM COMES FROM LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF THIS REEF THAT IS PURE ENOUGH FOR OUR RESEARCH. - LeRoy.

How you use Magic Reef DustTM ?


You mix a tablespoon or two of it into a 32 ounce drink cup with tank water and stir it. Let it settle about two seconds then dump the unsettled cloudy water off into your tank. This amount is perfect for dosing a 55 gallon aquarium according to Sally Jo Headlee. Living proof of how well it works is in her 55 gallon reef aquarium. It is amazingly beautiful! Those who have had a chance to watch it grow will attest to its unusually fast growth rate.
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THIS REEF AQUARIUM HAS BEEN TREATED WITH MAGIC
REEF DUST ONCE A WEEK FOR 18 MONTHS

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She adds a capful of SeaChem's Reef Plus every other day and gives it the Magic Reef DustTM treatment weekly.
After dosing with Magic Reef DustTM, the reef aquarium looks quite cloudy and mucky for hours. When it clears after 6-12 hours, the aquarium water is unusually clear and the corals all perk up. I'm sure it has a similar effect to adding SeaChem's Reef Builder to the tank, but this seems to do even more.

Besides adding calcium carbonate, it adds lots of trace elements including phosphate which no one would dream of adding to a reef aquarium, right? Once diluted in a whole aquarium full of water, the actual dose is quite small and controlled though. The reason I really think that the phosphate it provides is helpful to many corals is as follows.

After using Magic Reef DustTM "on and off" for about a half year, I started noticing that after I used it, sarcophyton corals and their cuttings that were in dormancy, skinned over with retracted polyps, would usually come out of dormancy the next day! Kind of the opposite effect as using too much phosphate remover for too long.
This isn't a guaranteed cure but it really helps most of the time and all the corals appear to benefit. It probably isn't just because of the phosphate in the dust.

Many people have had a chance to try the Magic Reef DustTM treatment now and it is giving good results and appears to be a fantastic new aquaculture growth booster. You try it and see what you think. Imagine that, a super new product that Ăs practically as dumb as dirt! Some of the best things in aquaculture are quite simple.

CORAL PROPAGATION PAGE - SUPER GLUE RESEARCH

Please visit this page and find out how you can join our research team using your home aquarium.


We will continue to provide the most current data on reef farming for both education and profit.

GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH REEF AQUARIUM LAB

1726 Merrill St.
BOISE IDAHO 83705

INDEX OF OUR RESEARCH
ALGAE CONTROL CENTRAL
REEF JANITORS ALGAE CONTROL CENTRAL

Use this site to solve your reef aquarium algae problems, and help support our research!!!


Learn how you can grow a wonderful reef aquarium like the one we visit in this May 1997 special feature

Learn to set up your own fantastic reef aquarium like Sally Jo's

You can learn how a reef aquarium grows into a mature sps coral reef
Sally Jo's 55 gallon reef is starting to mature into a small polyp stony coral aquarium

We will add more about this aquarium each month


JOIN THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION You can support our research and learn more about reef aquariums and wetlands


1997 WINTER - SPRING NEWSLETTER Our foundation is growing - Please visit our Newsletter


REEF AQUARIUM FARMING NEWS Newest information on reef aquarium farming


CORALLINE ALGAE PROPAGATION Learn to grow coralline algae on your reef aquarium live rocks


COMBINATION ROCK PROPAGATION Learn to grow combination reef aquarium live rocks


COMBINATION ROCK BASE ROCK SELECTION Learn about base rock for combination reef aquarium live rocks


COMBINATION ROCK SPECIES SELECTION Learn about selecting species for combination reef aquarium live rocks


LOW COST BULLET PROOF REEF AQUARIUM Learn to start an inexpensive reef aquarium


55 GALLON INSTA REEF Visit Rachel's 12 week old Bullet Proof Reef Aquarium


MORE PICTURES OF THIS REEF AQUARIUM


Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation,Inc. online tour Learn why we call it Geothermal


sps coral

REPORT ON THIS YEARS SPECIAL RESEARCH ON SPS CORAL PROPAGATION


Super glue research page We teach you the Super Glue method of invertebrate propagation


Super Glue evaluation page Our researchers rate many brands of super glue


Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation Feed Back page E-mail input so we can make these pages better


Natural Algae Control Reef Janitor Order Page - red leg hermits, snails, grunge.


THIS IS WHAT OUR HAPPY REEF JANITOR CUSTOMERS
SAY ABOUT THEIR NEW JANITORS AND OUR SERVICE

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Research page for Xenia and related soft coral propagation Learn to propagate xenia. Please enter any data you have about these corals.

Soft Coral Propagation Page Pictures and details of soft coral propagation


Stony Coral Propagation Page Pictures and details of small polyp stony corals


Mushroom Anemone Propagation Page Pictures and details of mushroom propagation


Zoanthid and palythoa Anemone Propagation Page Pictures and details of Sea mat propagation


Image Page for Zoanthids and Palythoa


Learn to construct a 140 gallon plywood and epoxy reef tank
This is one of our most popular pages. Many people have made their own reef aquarium.

Learn to construct an aquarium stand


WETLANDS SAVE THE WORLDS REEFS FROM ALGAE DESTRUCTION

LEARN ABOUT OUR WETLAND RESEARCH
Boise Wetland pond tour 97 Pictures and details of wildlife pond tour


MISSION STATEMENT

TO PROVIDE THE CITIZENS OF IDAHO AND THE WORLD A SHOWCASE COLLECTION OF AQUATIC PLANTS, FISH, REEF ANIMALS AND PRODUCTS. TO STIMULATE INTEREST IN, APPRECIATION FOR AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF THESE COLLECTIONS. TO BE IMPLEMENTED THROUGH PLANT RECORDS, PUBLIC DISPLAYS, COLLECTIONS, APPLIED RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS, INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS, AND SALES OF QUALITY PRODUCTS.


Email: leroy@garf.org

Contact: Sally Jo Headlee & LeRoy Headlee | Phone: 208-344-6163 | Fax: 208-344-6189

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Smal polyp stony corals
Reef picture
These cuttings were glued with Super glue.


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