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It''s nighttime now at the GARF home. We keep such a fast pace all day long that it takes me forever to slow down. The changing of the season here in Idaho is simply incredible. The colors of the leafs on the trees and on the ground makes us feel the coming of winter. I love the day unfolding early and the darkness we encounter at the end of the business day.

LeRoy and I try and share a little time each week to sort out what some of the important tasks we want to accomplish for the week are. Always at the top of the list is sharing a piece of GARF with you. Each and every single day we learn something new, we discover more, the impossible happens and we do feel compelled to share. I say this to you in hopes you understand that our hearts are in the right place.

We have so much to share, so many ideas, and so much vision, I think sometimes our staff, don't know which foot to take off on. So I just keep telling them you can not go wrong just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and keep moving, and I'll keep leading. We never have a boring day at GARF nor do we run out of work to do.

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I look at the pictures LeRoy picked for this article and it makes me miss my tanks (since I am at home and in front of the computer), but at the same time they bring me such peace and relaxation. Not only do the Xenias make GREAT hosts for the Clownfish they also pulse. They are so graceful and so fun to watch.

Each different Xenia has its own method or rhythm for constant movement. At one time I was trying to convince LeRoy that it was the Country music that had them in motion. These Xenias simply provide an amazing host for the Clownfish. They love to dance in the Xenia and hide within the stocks. We must remember that everything that we do has an effect on something else that we do. It is so hard to get this across to people.

As mere humans however, we forget how the rules we make on ourselves effect those we care and love for. My Clownfish are already confused with this one hour off the their regular time clock. All they really know is that I come in early and they don't have to beg as long for food. At the end of the packing day I usually sit and marvel at the beauty of these creatures that trust me with their care until the lights go off. However now because the timer was not changed we losted an hour admiring each other through our looking glass World. They don't understand that I need to change the timer to keep their Clownfish time clock matching our human needs. They beg me to figure out what it wrong with their perfect life in this little glass box.

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In this picture you are looking at my youngest tank in my office. She is now 3 years 8 months, (yes I keep track), pretty easy when LeRoy keeps giving me empty tanks for Valentines Day. All of the animals you see in these nine pictures are captive raised and have been propagated countless times in this tank. I would say in this tanks almost 4- year lifetime I have literally cut out pounds of Xenia. These xenias just grow amazingly fast in this reef aquarium with very little help from me.

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One of the ideas we had to keep you coming to our site was to do some interactive games. This one might be fun with you and your child. Can you find the Clownfish in this very first picture?

Look closer! Ok, Look under the leather coral (toadstool) you can barely see the Tomato Clown poking his head out as if to be in a game of hide and peak.

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In this Second picture the Clownfish is Mr. Clown you will notice he is smaller and it is his job to take care of the nest and protect the eggs. Having the tank full of different types of Xenia gives the Clownfish a sense of security. They tend to lay their egg clutch right below the stock of the Xenia. If the Xenia get too thick it makes it hard to find the nest so propagation is a must. We have tons of info. throughout our web site on Xenia propagation, also if you have any difficulty with that you can call our office staff at 208-344-6163. It is best to call our help line aftter 4 pm Mountain time.

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I can still remember way back when at the time I was convinced that it was not possible to keep Xenias in captivity. People did not understand how to ship them very well in 1995. Now I consider some of them weeds in my over grown flower gardens. LeRoy walks by my tanks weekly and says I need some more cuttings of your Xenias. Sometimes he walks by with an empty bowl pleading for corals for the poor:) What a difference a few years makes. This is why we share in detail what we use to get this type of success. Honestly, on this very subject I have to give the Sea Chemžs Reef Plus the full credit for my success of being able to call something that was impossible to keep alive a weed. The recipe is shared countless times on our web site and has been used continuasly for over 7 years.

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I am constantly surprised how fast they regenerate. At this time we have about 12 different types in stock, all captive raised. Some of them at least 3 dozen generations away from the original mother colony. This is what we think gives these animals even more value, for they have become domesticated, they ship better, they live better, and they thrive.

Soon we will be providing a free sample of Sea Chemžs Reef Plus to go out with orders of Xenias, and I will bet my life you will notice a difference. The Xenias tend to soak up all the nutrients and begin to pulse as if to ask you for the next dance. The Clownfish seem to really enjoy the tickling strokes of the polyps rubbing against its belly.

I have been pleasantly surprised by now good of a host the Xenia makes for the Clownfish. I was so afraid that the Xenia would have a negative reaction to the constant interaction for the playful Clownfish. As I remarked in many of the previous articles, that I have shared with you on the subject of Xenia, they are also a great indicator when something is just not quite right in your tank. They usually show you the first sign.

Here are couple of other GREAT reasons to consider the Xenia as a host for your special new or older tank mates.

They grow so fast
You can propagate them very easily
The Clownfish love them
The make great hiding places for the fish
They provide movement; they fill in and they add constant beauty

FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO PURCHASE, TRADE, AND SAVE AS MANY TYPES OF CORALS AS WE CAN.


IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE SOME OF SALLY JO'S GREAT NEW CUTTINGS PLEASE CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-600-6163

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.


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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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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.

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FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO PURCHASE, TRADE, AND SAVE AS MANY TYPES OF CORALS AS WE CAN.


IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE SOME OF SALLY JO'S GREAT NEW CUTTINGS PLEASE CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-600-6163

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.


WE SHIP THE LARGE DRY ARAGOCRETETM SCULPTURES OVER NIGHT - SHIPPING IS FREE - CHOOSE A MASTER PIECE FROM EDDIE POSTMA FOR ONLY 5.00 PER POUND DRY WEIGHT. THEY ARE VERY STRONG AND LARGE FOR THE WEIGHT.

For us to fill your order, please enter your name, E-mail and phone numbers and WE WILL CALL YOU SO YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM THE MANY CORALS WE GROW FOR OUR RESEARCH

We will also get a shipping date. We will check 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