|Most of the coral fragments in this photo have been in Sally Jo's reef for months. By comparing their size to the Blue Damsel you can see that these fragments are still very small. Almost every coral in Sally Jo's Reefs was started from very small fragments. We have found that small fragments transfer much easier than larger colonies.
Colonies that are collected from the wild are grown in one habitat, with one orientation to the light, and one set of water currents. When we try to transfer these wild corals to captivity it is impossible to match all of these conditions. That is why it is so common to see SPS coral colonies start to die from the bottom up in pet shops.
When captive raised coral fragments are placed in an aquarium they develop their form to take advantage of the environment they are growing in. Each of these Acropora colonies will be watched closely so that they can be trimmed before they get a much larger. By cutting the branches of most Acropora you can make a very compact colony.
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.|