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Welcome to all of you who are coming from our ad in tropical fish hobbyist magazine!!

04/13/11 You can see our newest page. Reef aquarium research project .Diversity™ Cleaning the fungus from 36 gallon reef reef #1. You can watch from day one as we bring a reef to life.

04/12/11 You can see our new page about hair algae . Diversity™ Fixing a BAD HAIR DAY reef #2. You can watch from day one as we bring a reef to life.

Hello this is LeRoy Headlee. It is May 14, 2011. . Happy Spring from Idaho. Welcome to garf.org. You are on the largest, and one of the very best web pages that can help you have a great reef aquarium. I am sure you will be amazed at how much information we have published since we started in 1995.

Every person, who can help us with this project by purchasing some of our products this week, will become a member of garf.

Use this large button to purchase 10 pounds grunge and a free bag-o-pods - You can pay at paypal without being a member: it is very safe and easy!

This week only you will get 2 pounds Grunge plus™ for growing sponges and coralline algae and several colors of pods. FREE WITH SPECIAL

You will receive hundreds of mixed pods!

We are selling a group of garf.org products called Garf Diversity&trade, and we will be posting the Garf Diversity™ packages for each size reef. You will get the Garf Grunge™, Garf Grunge Plus™l, and the Bag-o-macro Algae™free. You can also choose a live coralline covered live rock and any of Sally Jo's Bag-o-bugs™. These specials start at only 59.00 for a reef aquarium up to 27 gallons. Call LeRoy 800-600-6163 the first callers get the finest live rocks:)

Sally Jo's algae eating mollies for a dollar each.

THIS NEW VIDEO 04/04/11 WILL SHOW YOU SALLY JO'S COPEPOD MACHINE part 2.
PART TWO - This video teaches you about growing thousands of copepods.

Sally Jo's lesson teaches you how to control the pest Aiptasia in your reef.

This is Ned's link.

This is the garf.org starting an aquarium maintainance company page
  • Sally Jo's FAQ
  • Algae Central
  • Learn about Sally Jo's Amphipods and our Garf Diversity™ products.

    Watch this update of Sally Jo's Xenia farming lessons. It shows how she is growing so many corals in each reef. We now have 156 tanks here at garf.org so we are busy this winter.

    We are excited to tell you about our page of videos on Sally Jo's video research project 2010

    We have been loading videos this year, and we now have 266 videos for you. Please take minute to visit garfcorals and sign in for free, because it will help us if you SUBSCRIBE TO GARFCORALS.
    We will start posting the results of our summer research each day. Watch for the new pages, because we think you will enjoy them. I want to thank each and every single one of you who have called or written an e-mail thanking us for getting my stories on the site again.

    Please refresh this page to be certain you are seeing the newest page. We do many more research projects at Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation than this site reports.

    We are able to supply free reef aquariums to some schools, and we will keep you informed about the project. We hope to be able to interest some students in both science and art.

    Hello, This is the aragocrete 20 pounds for 99.00 button:)

    SPRING IS HERE! All of us will be spending more time outdoors. With Summers increase in light your reef may be showing a bit of extra algae now. It is important to add extra Reef Janitors™ now. The one dollar snails and Mexican hermit crabs can eat much of the algae now before it gets rooted in. LeRoy can help you with any algae problem. He has been doing this for over 40 years, and he loves to talk to you about your reef aquariums! Call LeRoy at garf.org 800-600-6163 so he can help you save money and time. Untitled
    Now is the best time to start getting your reef ready for the Summer and hottest time of year when you spend more time outdoors, and you will receive 2 pounds of Garf grunge for free! You will love showing your clean reef aquarium to your visitors.

    Sally Jo' summer update 8/16/2010
    Sally Jo's spring update 7/24/2010

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    This image is the start of LeRoy's dream. He is building the Living Museum for Sally Jo, so she can share her sense of wonder with as many children as possible.

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    You can now purchase Sally Jo's famous Bag-o-bugs with Mini-Starfish, several types of Pods, Good Worms, Baby Snails,and much more. Only 9.99 this week. Just push this button now!

    The pages on Mosquito farming in Idaho show how the research from the fresh water projects can be used by the reef aquarium project.

    Today you can purchase our famous Grunge and we will pay the postage if you use the paypal buttons on this page.

    We will be posting a summer coloring book on the site. Please print so the young and young at heart can color this image. You can email the picture to garf.org, and you will be entered into our coloring contest
    Use this link to go to all of Sally Jo's newest book links
    Sally Jo's August garf.org update - Summer 2010 research projects

    Hello this is Sally Jo. It is March 15, 2011. Leroy is starting our store with a button so you can purchase 20 pounds of our world famous Garf Grunge - for only 99.00 delivered to your home That saves you 19.00

    10 pounds of our world famous Garf Grunge - for only 49.95 delivered to your home. That saves you 10.00

    new 7/24/10 Sally Jo's summer update 2010.

    Sally Jo' new page 8/4/10 Mosquito farming in Idaho part 2

    Sally Jo' new page 8/1/10 Mosquito farming in Idaho

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    7/03/10 - garf.org coloring contest page1

    I am working on a coral lesson coloring book , so you can learn and teach about each type of coral.

    We are planning our summer coral farming research to include visits to several coral farmers, and we would love to receive any information and images of your systems.

    Just push this button to buy 20 pounds of grunge.

    Just push this button to buy 10 pounds of grunge.
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    Just push this button to buy 8 types of small polyp stony corals.
    You can have eight different sps corals like Acropora and Montipora and your choice many other corals such as Duncans. These corals ship to you from Idaho, so you know they are hardy! GARF'S STORE- LINK TO SEE LEROY'S NEW GARF.ORG STORE - IT WORKS:) - GEOTHERMAL AQUACULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

    Q. Why should I consider not using anything from the wild to set up my captive reef system? Sally Jo's Answer

    Spring is here! all of us will be spending more time outdoors. With increase in light your reef may be showing a bit of extra algae now. It is important to add extra Reef Janitors™ now. The one dollar snails and Mexican hermit crabs can eat much of the algae now before it gets rooted in. Call LeRoy at garf.org 800-600-6163 so he can help you save money and time. Now is the best time to start getting your reef ready for the time of year you spend more time out doors, and you will receive 2 pounds of Garf grunge for free!

    YOU CAN ORDER ANY NUMBER OF REEF JANITORS FOR ONLY 1.00 EACH 1-800-600-6163

    REEF JANITOR ORDER FORM

    PLEASE SEND ME
    Red Leg Hermit Crabs for -- $2.98 each, plus shipping and handling
    algae eating snails for -- $2.98 each, plus shipping and handling
    live sand activator for -- $5.00 per lb., plus shipping and handling

    20 GALLON REEF Forty five reef janitors for only $1.00 each.
    -- $30.00, plus shipping and handling
    30 GALLON REEF Forty five reef janitors for only $1.00 each.
    -- $45.00, plus shipping and handling
    50 GALLON REEF Eighty two reef janitors for only $1.00 each
    -- $82.00, plus shipping and handling
    60 GALLON REEF Eighty two reef janitors for only $1.00 each
    -- $82.00, plus shipping and handling
    100 GALLON REEF One hundred fifty reef janitors for only $1.00 each.
    -- $150.00, plus shipping and handling
    150 GALLON REEF One hundred fifty reef janitors for only $1.00 each.
    -- $225.00, plus shipping and handling

    THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL IS CODE NAMEED 16 BLUE

    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





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    You can have both of the great corals in this image
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    Sally Jo's spring update 2011. Please see my new letter to our web friends.


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    From:"Joel Weis"
    Date: 01/22 Mon PM 07:19:05 ESTFrom:"Joel Weis"
    Subject: Janitor Pack saved our tank

    In March, I broke down and bought 250 tank janitors for my 125 gallon. Prior to the janitors I had tried stepping up the filtration, and increased water changes, but the green hair algae was out of control. I threw in a lawnmower blenny, sailfin tang, reduced the lighting, and reduced the phosphates. Nothing worked, and I was at the end of the rope.

    I pulled out half of the algae covered rock, thinking that the reduced surface area would help. At this point nothing worked, and I was ready to break the tank down and quit, Out of desperation, I pulled all but 3 of the remaining rocks out of the tank, and pressure washed them in the driveway, and threw them back in. ( I realize this is not a recommended procedure), I noticed that even that didn't work, as the algae was starting to grow back.

    My brother recommended a janitor pack, so I bought 250 snails, crabs, etc. It has been 10 months, and the tank has been algae free. I highly recommend to everyone, just buy the janitors first, and save yourself the headache, I did notice the janitors were more successful with the algae that was less than 1/2 inch tall. Thank You Leroy for your awesome solution to this 2 year long battle, and saving our tank.

    P.S. the Grunge was a nice surprise, it's great stuff.

    * Remember to ask leroy and you can get two pounds of free Garf Grunge ® with all orders.
    * This week you also get a Macro algae order for free with your Grunge:) YOU JUST HAVE TO ASK.

    GARF'S - STAY IN SCHOOL BUS - This is our most important project and you can help.

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    Subject: Love the Grunge!

    Thread-Topic: Love the Grunge!
    From: "Tom Karvonen"
    To: leroy@garf.org

    Leroy,
    I wanted to send you a short note to let you know just how impressed I am with your GARF Grunge. I have a 120g Reef with a 6" DSB that I originally seeded with a mixture of original and plus last year when I set up the tank. Since then I had to move the tank and in the process lost most of the detritivore life with the exception of some worms.
    I tried ordering amphipods and copepods and mini-brittle stars from other vendors in the hope of re-establishing that abundance of life that I had after adding your grunge, but I never had success with that. I ordered a competitors "mud" that was supposed to be superior, it wasn't. So I just wanted to let you know that when I need to recharge my sandbed I'm going straight to good stuff from now on and ordering Grunge from you.
    Thanks for all of your support and great service too.
    Cordially,

    Tom Karvonen

    NEWEST 6/5/10 - LeRoy's money and time saving "GARF LIGHTS" upgrade plan

    The most important thing we learned about making these lights is to only use heavy extention cord wire . We now use type spt-1 60 300v wire.

    NEW New free slideshow - making the best cheap, easy to make, water proof "GARF LIGHTS"

    NEW free preview of our new do it yourself pages - making the best cheap, easy to make, water proof "GARF LIGHTS"

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    Learn to GROW GREEN AND BLUE CAPNELLA
    This LeRoy you can buy our sps color special and you will receive 10 great sps of your choice for only 100.00- 800-600-6163

    For the first time ever GARF is offering Brood stock xenia for sale. These are adult colonies that have been cultured and propagated at least two dozen generations away from the original mother colony. They are hardy and ready to make into 30 babies each.

    WINTER IS OVER! all of us will be spending more time outdoors. With the increase in light your reef may be showing a bit of extra algae now. It is important to add extra Reef Janitors™ now. The one dollar snails and Mexican hermit crabs can eat much of the algae now before it gets rooted in. Call LeRoy at garf.org 800-600-6163 so he can help you save money and time. Now is the best time to start getting your reef ready for the time of year you spend more time outdoors.


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    From the Archives - While Scott was working on the website, he found this gem on SPS Brood Stock check it out!!!

    Learn to GROW YOUR GREEN WATER and PODS

    Learn to make GARF'S BOTTLE ROCKS™ WITH YOUR FAMILY
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    call LeRoy today at 800-600-6163 Please refresh this page to be certain you are seeing the newest page.

    Q. Why should I consider not using anything from the wild to set up my captive reef system? Sally Jo's Answer

    Q. Why should I propagate and share the corals in my captive reef system? Sally Jo's Answer 

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    03/16/08 THIS SLIDE SHOW FEATURES AN AUSTRALIAN DUNCANOPSAMMIA
    or Duncan as it is called in the hobby

    THIS SLIDE SHOW TEACHES ABOUT THE BLUE CAPNELLA

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    THIS GREAT BLUE CAPNELLA IS IN
    THIS WEEKS SPECIAL.
    We also have several other colors if you want them in the order along with you Ricoria and pom pom Xenia.GEOTHERMAL AQUACULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

    Call early this week 800-600-6163 - please leave a message if I am on a phone call and I will call you as soon as I finish.

    You get 8 reef plugs with over 16 types of Soft Corals for only 100.00 You can have a RARE BALI XENIA. This coral often sells for $79.00 each, and they are the very best corals to grow for sale or trade! You also get a free order of the best macro algae.

    We are shipping this week, so call for a great free gift with any order.

    This rare Xenia - BLUE POM POM is in the coral special

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    REMEMBER TO ASK LEROY AND YOU can get two pounds of free Garf Grunge ® with all orders. This week you also get a Macro algae order for free with your Grunge:) YOU JUST HAVE TO ASK.

    Q. Why should I consider not using anything from the wild to set up my captive reef system?
    Sally Jo's Answer

    Q. How do I get started with my own zero impact reef aquarium? Sally Jo's Answer

    Q. Can our reef hobby make a difference and help the wild reefs? Sally Jo's Answer 

    PLEASE ENJOY THIS XENIA PAGE. We Need To Find The Pink Creeping Xenia - We will trade for the original Bonsai Acropora.

    Eddie has made a lot of very nice aragocrete rocks. These rocks are made of a porous, stable material and have plenty of texture and space for corals to grow and fish to hide. I guarantee, 100%, that our aragocrete rocks are free of mantis shrimp.

    GEOTHERMAL AQUACULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION LeRoy is getting more Aragocrete specials ready, and the specials will only last for one more week.

    AVOID THE THUMB-SPLITTERS! USE ARAGOCRETE ROCK

    EDDIE POSTMA'S NEWEST ARAGOCRETETM SCULPTURES
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    Using aragocrete rocks is one of the best things you can do for your tank. They will not deplete the ocean, or cause any environmental damage, and they are reef safe. Avoid the Thumb-splitters! Use aragocrete rock. On Holiday sale at $5.00 a pound!! This is the only time we are paying the postage on the rocks. That gives you a great way to save the wild reefs!

    THESE ARAGOCRETE SCULPTURES ARE VERY LIGHT WEIGHT SO YOU GET LARGE ONES FOR LESS MONEY THAN WILD ROCK THAT SHOULD BE LEFT ON THE REEF. This week only you can buy our finest man made reef rock - Aragocrete® - for only 5.00 per pound!! This is A GREAT PRICE..

    New pages 1/20/10 about the new Bubbles and Sun green house with 34 new reefs.

    New pages 2/1/10 about the experiment that we have done on dried Grunge in 8 new aquariums



    THIS SLIDE SHOW FEATURES AN AUSTRALIAN DUNCANOPSAMMIA
    or Duncan as it is called in the hobby

    Please read my article on xenia propagation and you will find all the info on how to care and propagate this amazing animal.
    The xenia Brood stock Special consists of 5 adult xenia colonies for 100.00 shipping and handling is running about 59.00. Each xenia colony propagated using our methods will make at least 15 to 20 new babies each. Four weeks after propagation you will be able to trade or share your new babies with your reefing friends.

    Go to Leroy's full GARF home page to see everything else on the worlds longest home page LeRoy's Old Homepage :)

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    In the this picture there are a few of the broodstock Xenia in this special. One is from the Smithsonian, I feel lucky we got our hands on this animal before their exhibit was shut down. This animal looks a great deal like the animal Julian Sprung calls the silver tip. For it is two colored and has a bright silver line in each polyp.

    I cut the head off the stock and cut the head into many pieces using the bridal veil netting for attaching it to the plugs. This animal also attaches in about seven days.

    You can actually increase the price of the product you are farming if you add more than one kind of Xenia to the plug. I do this at the time I am placing the bridal veil netting on; I use one cutting of one type and one of another.

    We have great rare corals on this weeks special. Call early this week 800-600-6163 - please leave a message if I am on a phone call and I will call you as soon as I finish.

    You get 8 reef plugs with over 16 types of Soft Corals for only 100.00 You can have a RARE BALI XENIA. This coral often sells for $79.00 each, and they are the very best corals to grow for sale or trade! You also get a free order of the best macro algae.

    We are shipping this week, so call for a great free gift with any order.

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    We are keeping this original full home page:) I will keep this page updated for our Garf Members.

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    CALL 800-600-6163 TODAY AND YOU CAN
    MIX AND MATCH ANY AMOUNT OF SNAILS AND HERMITS FOR ONLY 1.00 EACH

    Scott and his lovely and gracious bride, Monica, are setting up a 150 gallon aquarium in their living room. Here is the build page. They will be updating it as it comes along. This tank will be using a small amount of live rock from Dale Barger aquascaped using the "Bonsai method".

    As you can see to the left, Scott has been working on the web site. He has added the menu and is working at putting the menu on each page LeRoy has created that does not contain frames. If you have any issues with the menu or have suggestions please let Scott know by selecting the Report Site Issues from the menu!

    Q. Why should I consider not using anything from the wild to set up my captive reef system? Sally Jo's Answer

    NEWEST 10/29/08 SHOW ABOUT OUR CAPNELLA CUTTINGS

    REMEMBER TO ASK LEROY AND YOU can get two pounds of free Garf Grunge ® with all orders. This week you also get a Macro algae order for free with your Grunge:) YOU JUST HAVE TO ASK.

    call LeRoy today at 800-600-6163

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    CALL 800-600-6163 TODAY AND YOU CAN
    MIX AND MATCH ANY AMOUNT OF SNAILS AND HERMITS FOR ONLY 1.00 EACH

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    TODAY'S NEW BUS - we own this one now

    NEWEST Lots of good Ricordia information and a great Ricordia images

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