|This image shows several very interesting corals that are growing in the front left-hand corner of Sally Jo's reef. The blue plate shaped coral in the lower left corner is a rare Blue Chalice Echinopora lamellosa. This species of Echinopora grows in the laminar form and it is arranged in whorls. This beautiful blue coral grows into a round plate and then the edges bend upward forming a bowl shaped chalice.
This coral was included in one of the many shipments of rare ornamental corals we received from Steve Tyree in 1997, 1998 ,and 1999. Steve has been a speaker at our annual coral farming seminars. He was absolutely amazed in 2000 to find that almost every coral that he sent to GARF is still live in Idaho.
There is a beautiful purple tip Acropora in the center of this picture. The red polyps beside the Acropora belong to one of the brightest red Protopalythoa of that we have ever seen. There is a small photosynthetic sea fan next to the Protopalythoa.
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.|