Mark has sent us some new images and you will find the links to them below.
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 21:54:04 -0500
I could never thank you enough for all of the help and education that you have given me. Thanks to Sally Jo for all the times that she made special pieces available to me. Let me also thank Norm, and most of all Lionel, for all of the times that I have prevented him from working in order to talk reef talk! What a great crew you have assembled!
You know that you can count me in as one of the true faithful! I am to the point that I almost hate to go to the local pet shop. I do have a friend there that knows his reef tanks and corals. He has found a couple of real nice corals for me. That makes the trip a little less stressful! He hasn't seen my tank in person yet. I'll let you know the reaction. I am sure he has no idea what to expect! You all take care and save me some nice stuff!
MARK SENT US THIS NICE LETTER IN AUGUST, 2000
Date: 22 Aug 2000 13:46:02 +0000
From: "Mark DeFrancisco"
Subject: THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
I started out by purchasing some garf grunge and reef janitors. The janitors have completely cleaned my tank and are busy working every day. I had an algae bloom that I could not control, and now, in only a few weeks, it is not only gone, but the tank is spotless!
The grunge is the most beautiful substrate I have ever seen! I have found numerous little corals and sponges growing in my tank, and I am experiencing a coraline algae bloom much faster than thought possible. Also, every experienced reef keeper that has seen my tank wants to know what the heck is that? Being used to seeing plain sand or crushed coral, they are delighted and mystified by the beauty! It has also added a level of stability and overall health to my tank that is amazing!
Next, as you know, I have ordered a few shipments of corals from you. I can't believe how fast they grow, and how beautiful they are! This is of course in addition to the rare species that you offer. Never in a million years could I have found the rare and different corals you have sent me. The pet shop, or reef "experts" would never have most of these beautiful rarities!
As a matter of fact, my local coral supplier has seen my tank and he cannot believe his eyes! He has told me that with over thirty years in the reef aquarium business, never has he seen such a beautiful tank! The "show" tank in his store is very pale by comparison!
I have told him that thanks to some real professionals in Idaho, this type of tank could be a reality for anyone! I am sure he will order from you soon, as he is most jealous of my aquarium, and has to have some for his own!
I will send you some pictures very soon. I am sure that you will agree, this is truly a beautiful, healthy, thriving, 90 gallon reef aquarium. I owe most of it to you and your staff!
From grunge, janitors, magic reef dust, and your help in recommending food and additives, everything I followed from what you have suggested has helped my tank achieve more goals than I ever expected! THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING! I CANNOT WAIT TO RECEIVE MY NEXT ORDER, VERY SOON!
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