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THESE THREE PICTURES SHOW SALLY JO'S 55 GALLON SPS BROOD STOCK REEF AS IT GREW DURING LATE 1997

THIS ARAGOCRETE TM AND GLUE REEF IS NOW 25 MONTHS OLD

One of the most frequent questions that I have received this winter has to do with how I get the coralline algae growth that I show in these pictures. I want to state one more time for all who read this that I am only sharing these results because you ask for them. I am not trying to promote one product over another, there is more than one way to do it right. However because so many have asked I want to share these results so that they to can have the same positive experience that I have had time and time again. Also many people have reported back that it works for them as well. I am willing and very interested in learning as many methods as I can, but I refuse to change what I am doing with the three liquid additives because it works. (if its not broken don't fix it) This is a hard standard to live by when one always wants to try something new or be doing something with their tank. I am doing so many other experiments that I just want all of tanks to thrive and all of the corals to grow rapidly.

Seachem supplements.
All of the directions are for a 55 gallon setup so you will need to increase or decrease the dose depending on what size of system you have. I will also state at this time that I maintain all of the systems at the Foundation. I use the same treatments for all of them from 29 gallons to 300 gallons and it simply works. Some of the systems have plenums some don't. Some of the systems have sumps some don't. Some have skimmers, some don't. I still use the same for all of them. I use the cap from the small Seachem bottle.

Seachem Reef Plus one capful twice a week in the sump
Seachem Reef Calcium one capful twice a week in the sump
Seachem Reef Complete one capful twice a week in the sump
One tablespoon of our Magic Reef dust once a week in the sump

THIS IS THE DOSE FOR EACH GALLON OF MAKE UP WATER - One heaping teaspoon of pickling lime three times in a row. - We purchase BALL JAR company pickling lime in our local Grocery store. Set for 24 hours and drip in.
On the fourth time one heaping teaspoon of Seachem Reef Advantage
On the fifth time one heaping teaspoon of Seachem Reef Builder;

repeat the process.

Make sure you clean out the container after each use. Another note is that we make up the pickling lime water in advance and allow it to sit for an entire day before dripping in my reef.

LeRoy did not use the pickling lime in the make up water for the last 18 weeks - just the Seachem Reef Builder and the Seachem Reef Advantage - I saw a great increaes in coralline growth.

ONLY DUST LINK WE MAKE THIS DUST BY HAND FROM PETRIFIED CORALLINE ALGAE FROM THE SECOND DEEPEST CANYON IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
There are only five gallons of this dust in the world at any time and LeRoy does not advertise it at all. So many people have asked for it that I added this link to a very old page that he made a year and a half ago. This obscure link has some very early pictures of my first reef. If LeRoy ever finds a source of the rare coralline crumble rock that Eddy is prospecting for then we will be able to produce more of this great powder. Until then it will be sold to the researchers we work with and the people who find it on the site. The other reason I linked to this page is that today we set up our long needed merchants account so we can take credit cards at 1-800- 600-6163 . This is important because the Dust and Super Reef Glue cost so little that Leroy hated to send them COD. Most people did not mind paying the fee but Leroy thought it was too big a percentage of the cost.

THIS FIRST PICTURE SHOWS MY REEF IN JULY 1997.
NOTICE THE GREEN BALI SLIMER SPS CORAL IN THE
UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE REEF.

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THIS IS THE SAME REEF AQUARIUM IN OCTOBER 1997
THE BALI SLIMER WAS ABOUT TO BE FRAGGED.

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THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN IN EARLY NOVEMBER. THIS SHOWS A CLOSE UP OF THE GREEN BALI SLIMER .
YOU CAN FIND MANY OF THE OTHER CORALS IN THESE PICTURES.
I MOVE THEM ALL OF TIME AS THEY GROW SO YOU WILL HAVE TO LOOK HARD :)

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Thank all of you who have been so generous with your purchases of Reef JanitorsTM ! This project is the reason we can continue to provide you with this web site. There are many more things we are learning and we look forward to sharing them with you. A special thanks to the hundreds of people who have sent us E-mails telling us how good our Janitors are doing. We love to here from people who have had the same Janitors for over one year. LeRoy started researching tropical Janitors because he thought is was a shame that Astrea snails and Turbo snails had such a short life in the Aquarium. We recieved a letter from one aquarist who has had his Janitors for 3 years now.

Thank you all again.

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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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