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11/24 Sally Jo's large picture for wallpaper -
Green Nephthea for replanting island coral farm


GEOTHERMAL AQUACULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
all about corals -NON PHOTOSYNTHETIC PREDATORY CORALS

THE THIRD IN A NEW SECTION WITH MANY DETAILS

Hello, This is LeRoy. It is November 29. I am happy to have the site up and running again. If you have sent any e-mail lately; please send them again so we can help you.

During the next semester we will be reporting on some of the newest research we are doing on the domestication of corals. This research deals with the process we have developed to speed up the recombination of the internal colonies of symbiotic organisms in corals.

GEOTHERMAL AQUACULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

THIS WEEK WE HAVE REPEATED THE FREE OFFER THAT WAS VERY POPULAR LAST SEMESTER. WHILE THE SUPPLY LASTS YOU WILL RECIEVE A BAG OF MIXED MACRO ALGAE AND OUR RARE BLACK SPONGE WITH ANY ORDER - CALL 1-800-600-6163.

Coral Farming 2000 was a screaming success!
We want to thank all of you who came to Boise for the year 2000 CORAL FARMING SEMINAR. The seminar was on Oct. 21 and 22 . We were so happy to have Steve Tryee and Stanley Brown as speakers. Both Rick Greenfield who owns CaribSea and Dr. Greg Morin from SeaChem also gave great talks.

GARF hopes to promote captive growing of all the needed animals for a healthy reef aquarium. We can have a marine aquarium hobby that we can all be proud of if we share all of the methods that we learn while we research small scale coral farming.

Dr. Douglas Lake, the cancer research doctor, gave us an interesting update on the cancer research. We were amazed at his progress! Dr. Lake has a student who is writing the Sarcophyton research up as a senior term paper. We will soon be sending some more soft corals to the University of Arizona.

WHATS NEW TODAY

NEWEST FEATURE - all about corals -NON PHOTOSYNTHETIC PREDATORY CORALS
THE THIRD IN A NEW SECTION WITH MANY DETAILS

NEW FEATURE - all about corals -  - GORGONIANS
THE SECOND IN A NEW SECTION WITH MANY DETAILS

NEW FEATURE - all about corals - SARCOPHYTONS
THE FIRST IN A NEW SECTION WITH MANY DETAILS

AUGUST 26 PICTURES OF THE WEEK
SEE SALLY JO'S NEWEST PICTURES OF THE WEEK - Two links to two new wallpaper pictures!

THE NEWEST ISSUE OF REEF AQUARIUM FARMING NEWS

SUMMER 2000 ISSUE PAGE 1
SALLY JO ON REEF AQUARIUM GARDENING
GARF'S SUMMER 2000 MANGROVE REPORT

SUMMER 2000 ISSUE PAGE 2
SALLY JO'S SUMMER 2000 UPDATE
BUILDING A NEW CORAL FARMING UNIT

AUGUST 10 PICTURES OF THE WEEK
SEE SALLY JO'S PICTURES OF THE WEEK
- Learn To Propagate Ricordia Mushrooms -

NEWEST VIDEO 7/31/00 - XENIA PROPAGATION -
you can learn one way to propagate Xenia.

NEW VIDEO 7/27/00 - MAKING ARAGOCRETE ARCHES -
you can learn how Eddie Postma makes AragocreteTM Cave Arches.

NEW VIDEO 7/24/00 - SARCOPHYTON PROPAGATION -
you can learn the best way to propagate leather corals

NEW VIDEO 7/15/00 - CAPNELLA PROPAGATION -
you can learn the best way to propagate Capnella corals

NEW VIDEO 7/14/00 - SPS PROPAGATION -
you can learn the fastest way to propagate sps corals

I hope you enjoy Sally Jo's newest pictures. They are featured on the second page of our new section - all about corals - this is the place where we will share what we have learned about each species of coral. We have finished the all about corals pages on Sarcophytons and Gorgonians. We will update these pages as soon as we indentify the species of corals that we are growing here in Idaho.

A SPECIAL CALL FOR ALL GREEN POLYP SARCOPHYTONS

 GREEN SARCOPHYTON
SEE THE NEWEST LARGER PICTURES OF THE GREEN POLYP SARCOPHYTON WE NEED

We have already been able to send the first donation of free soft corals to help with cancer research. Dr. Lake told us about the first results he has had in testing the Sarcophytons GARF has donated to his cancer research project. He has been able to extract chemicals from the corals that are able to slow the growth of several types of cancer.

We have had many calls from people who want to trade corals. We are setting up five trades each week. If you have called we want to thank you, we will be setting up a date to ship your corals soon.

GREEN TREE CORALS NEEDED TO RESTOCK OCEAN!

green tree coral
SEE A LARGER PICTURE OF THE GREEN TREE CORAL WE NEED
We would like to collect the first captive raised corals that may be returned the ocean. Palau is famous for it's bright green Nephthea. Because of recent warming this coral has been killed in many of it's historic habitats.

We are interested in finding the original corals that were sent to the hobby. If you have any types of bright green tree shaped coral that may have been shipped from MMDC in Koror, Palau we are very interested in trading.

We will have a DNA profile mapped for each coral so we can trace the original genetics. When we have collected a group of these corals we hope to make them available to researchers. If you have any of the soft corals we need this semester please call us at 800-600-6163 or you can e-mail us at [email protected] and we will send the box and bags you need to ship your corals to GARF. I have many rare SPS corals that are not for sale that I am willing to use for trades.

We have a new research project that may help cancer researchers find a way to treat tumors.  CALLING ALL SARCOPHYTONS - These soft corals are being used to treat tumors. Tumors are an abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells that serve no physiological function. Extracts from these soft corals are able to stop the development of blood vessels that feed tumors.

THIS WEEKS SPECIAL
TWO FREE CORALS WITH ANY CORAL PURCHASE

With the holiday visitors coming to visit you will want your reef aquarium to look it's best. This is the perfect time to call for some Reef JanitorsTM because they will clean your reef. Sally Jo has some great corals ready for you! This week only when you purchase any 5 corals from Sally Jo's office for regular low price of 100.00  I will give you two free coral cuttings - with this great special you can receive 7 of the fastest growing, hardy, captive raised corals for the price of 5.

NEW BUTTON

NEWEST FEATURE - all about corals -NON PHOTOSYNTHETIC PREDATORY CORALS
THE THIRD IN A NEW SECTION WITH MANY DETAILS

NEW FEATURE - all about corals - GORGONIANS
THE SECOND IN A NEW SECTION WITH MANY DETAILS

NEW FEATURE - all about corals - SARCOPHYTONS
THE FIRST IN A NEW SECTION WITH MANY DETAILS

AUGUST 26 PICTURES OF THE WEEK
SEE SALLY JO'S NEWEST PICTURES OF THE WEEK - Two links to two new wallpaper pictures!

THE NEWEST ISSUE OF REEF AQUARIUM FARMING NEWS

SUMMER 2000 ISSUE PAGE 1
SALLY JO ON REEF AQUARIUM GARDENING
GARF'S SUMMER 2000 MANGROVE REPORT

SUMMER 2000 ISSUE PAGE 2
SALLY JO'S SUMMER 2000 UPDATE
BUILDING A NEW CORAL FARMING UNIT

AUGUST 10 PICTURES OF THE WEEK
SEE SALLY JO'S NEWEST PICTURES OF THE WEEK
- Learn To Proagate Ricordia Mushrooms -

NEWEST VIDEO 7/31/00 - XENIA PROPAGATION -
you can learn one way to propagate Xenia.

NEWEST VIDEO 7/27/00 - MAKING ARAGOCRETE ARCHES -
you can learn how Eddie Postma makes AragocreteTM Cave Arches. NEW VIDEO 7/24/00 - SARCOPHYTON PROPAGATION -
you can learn the best way to propagate leather corals

JULY 17 PICTURES OF THE WEEK
SEE SALLY JO'S PICTURES OF THE WEEK

NEW VIDEO 7/15/00 - CAPNELLA PROPAGATION -
you can learn the best way to propagate Capnella corals

NEW VIDEO 7/14/00- SPS PROPAGATION -
you can learn the fastest way to propagate sps corals

JULY 12 PICTURES OF THE WEEK
SEE SALLY JO'S NEWEST PICTURES OF THE WEEK

JULY 7 PICTURES OF THE WEEK
SEE SALLY JO'S PICTURES OF THE WEEK

JUNE 12 PICTURES OF THE WEEK
SEE SALLY JO'S NEWEST PICTURES OF THE WEEK

REEF AQUARIUM FARMING NEWS
JUNE 2000 ISSUE

SALLY JO'S BROOD STOCK REEF FOR SOFT CORALS
BULLET PROOF REEF OUTLINE

Visit Eddie's Famous AragocreteTM class - a sneek preview :)

REEF AQUARIUM FARMING NEWS
MAY 2000 ISSUE PAGE 1

Zooxanthellae DNA Research
Using Harlequin Shrimp to control starfish
Dale Bargers Great aquacultured live rock

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Thank you to Scott Morell for all of his work!

REEF FARMING NEWS WINTER UPDATE GARF, What it's REALLY like
A behind the scenes view from Stuart Gould the English intern!

GARF needs to collect as many strains of these types of corals as possible for a new research project. If you have propagated any types and you want to trade, please e-mail LeRoy with a list of what you are growing. You can include your WISH list of any of the corals you have seen on the picture of the week.  IT IS EASY TO TRADE CORALS PAGE

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COVER AND INDEX FOR ISSUES 1 - 28 REEF AQUARIUM FARMING NEWS

FREE CORAL SPECIAL

All coral package orders placed this week will receive TWO rare free coral - we have some great GREEN SLIMERS  this link shows a good picture of this fast growing hardy coral - this is a fine bright green hardy sps coral. This Bali Stag is a good choice for a first sps coral!  FREE  SAVE A REEF - GROW YOUR OWN

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT BUYING CORALS  to order just call 1-800-600-6163, this is great way to try mail order corals - IT IS EASY, SAFE, AND FUN! REEF JANITORS ALGAE CONTROL CENTRAL



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TO ALL OF THE LARGE PICTURES OF OUR REEFS

NEW FEATURE FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT - WE WILL POST THIS PAGE OF LINKS TO ALL OF THE LARGE PICTURES OF OUR REEFS

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SAVE A REEF - GROW YOUR OWN

MORE PICTURES OF FRIAR TOM WALSH'S AWARD WINNING REEFS

TOM WALSH WINS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL REEF AWARD FOR THIS 20 GALLON TANK

Bubble Algae eating crab
Bubble eating crab

INDEX OF OUR RESEARCH
ALGAE CONTROL CENTRAL
REEF JANITORS ALGAE CONTROL CENTRAL

Use this site to solve your reef aquarium algae problems, and help support our research!!!


THIS SUMMER WE RECEIVED THIS CUTE STORY FROM Mark Peterson, Treasurer, Wasatch Marine Aquarium Society - Salt Lake City, Utah -
UGLY GREEN HAIRED MERMAID


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Learn how you can grow a wonderful reef aquarium like the one we visit in this May 1997 special feature

Learn to set up your own fantastic reef aquarium like
Sally Jo's

You can learn how a reef aquarium grows into a mature sps coral reef

Sally Jo's 55 gallon reef is starting to mature into a small polyp stony coral aquarium

Learn about whats new for the summer on Sally Jo's reefs

Sally Jo's 55 gallon reef update with pictures from July

We will add more about this aquarium each month

BALI

SEE A LARGER PICTURE OF THE NEW BALI XENIA POLYPS
THESE POLYPS GREW IN ONLY TWO WEEKS


1997 WINTER - SPRING NEWSLETTER Our foundation is growing - Please visit our Newsletter


REEF AQUARIUM FARMING NEWS

Newest information on reef aquarium farming


CORALLINE ALGAE PROPAGATION

Learn to grow coralline algae on your reef aquarium live rocks


COMBINATION ROCK PROPAGATION

Learn to grow combination reef aquarium live rocks


COMBINATION ROCK BASE ROCK SELECTION

Learn about base rock for combination reef aquarium live rocks


COMBINATION ROCK SPECIES SELECTION

Learn about selecting species for combination reef aquarium live rocks


LOW COST BULLET PROOF REEF AQUARIUM

Learn to start an inexpensive reef aquarium


55 GALLON INSTA REEF
Visit Rachel's 12 week old Bullet Proof Reef Aquarium


MORE PICTURES OF THIS REEF AQUARIUM


Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation,Inc. online tour

Learn why we call it Geothermal


REPORT ON THIS YEARS SPECIAL RESEARCH ON SPS CORAL PROPAGATION


Super glue research page

We teach you the Super Glue method of invertebrate propagation


Super Glue evaluation page

Our researchers rate many brands of super glue


Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation Feed Back page

E-mail input so we can make these pages better


Natural Algae Control

Reef Janitor Order Page - red leg hermits, snails, grunge.


THIS IS WHAT OUR HAPPY REEF JANITOR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT THEIR NEW JANITORS AND OUR SERVICE

NEW

Research page for Xenia and related soft coral propagation

Learn to propagate xenia. Please enter any data you have about these corals.


Stony Coral Propagation Page

Pictures and details of small polyp stony corals


Mushroom Anemone Propagation Page

Pictures and details of mushroom propagation


Zoanthid and palythoa Anemone Propagation Page

Pictures and details of Sea mat propagation


Image Page for Zoanthids and Palythoa


Learn to construct a 140 gallon plywood and epoxy reef tank

This is one of our most popular pages. Many people have made their own reef aquarium.


Learn to construct an aquarium stand



 
REEF AQUARIUM FARMING NEWS | REEF AQUARIUM CORAL FARMING SCHOOL

1726 Merrill St.

Boise Idaho 83705
U.S.A.
Email: [email protected]

THIS IS THE INDEX PAGE THAT WILL HELP YOU FIND OUT ABOUT OUR CURRENT RESEARCH.


WE ARE DOING THE RESEARCH NEEDED TO BUILD THE FIRST PUBLIC AQAURIUM IN THE WORLD THAT WILL BE DEDICATED TO THE STUDY OF GEOTHERMAL WATER AND HOW IT CAN BE PROTECTED. MANY OF THE NUTRIENTS AND MINERALS NEEDED FOR A HEALTHY OCEAN COME FROM GEOTHERMAL SOURCES.

Geothermal springs both in the mountains of Idaho and in the deepest parts of the ocean may hold the cure for many diseases. Bacteria from geothermal springs are now being used in new medicines and in modern laboratory methods. The rapid cloning of DNA would not be possible if it were not for some bacteria from Yellow Stone Park.Every year thousands of geothermal springs are dried up because of poor irrigation practices.

This public aquarium will be the only aquarium in the world where you will be able to see cross sections of the many types of thermal springs. These displays will allow study of the habitats and the animals that live in these unique and secret places. Many of the endangered species will be able to be reproduced so they do not become extinct before we even have a chance to name them.

PUBLIC AQUARIUM SEMINARS ON CORAL PROPAGATION AND REEF ROCK BUILDING

We are proud to announce that we are starting a new project that will allow us to teach at six public aquariums during the next 12 months. We will host weekend seminars on coral propagation and reef rock building. These seminars will be open to the aquarium keepers who work at other public aquariums in each region. Garf will supply the host aquariums with several dozen free captive raised corals so they can build a display using aquacultured animals.

If you work at a public aquarium and you think that this project might fit into your education program please feel free to call us toll free at 1-800-600-6163. There will be no cost for this series of seminars. We have started to data bank corals that many public aquariums have an excess of and we will help them trade these corals with other aquariums who need them and may have too many of some other species.



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TO ALL OF THE LARGE PICTURES OF OUR REEFS
PLEASE VISIT THESE PICTURES OF THE WEEK



WE GET SOME GREAT LETTERS FROM OUR NEW FRIENDS
WHO HAVE PURCHASED OUR REEF JANITORS.
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING.

THIS NEW PAGE WILL TELL YOU
WHAT OUR HAPPY REEF JANITOR CUSTOMERS
SAY ABOUT THEIR NEW JANITORS AND OUR SERVICE

INDEX
JOIN THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
CORAL REEF GENETIC BANK


MISSION STATEMENT

TO PROVIDE THE CITIZENS OF IDAHO AND THE WORLD A SHOWCASE COLLECTION OF AQUATIC PLANTS, FISH, REEF ANIMALS AND PRODUCTS. TO STIMULATE INTEREST IN, APPRECIATION FOR AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF THESE COLLECTIONS. TO BE IMPLEMENTED THROUGH PLANT RECORDS, PUBLIC DISPLAYS, COLLECTIONS, APPLIED RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS, INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS, AND SALES OF QUALITY PRODUCTS.

Much of our research is being conducted in the field of reef farming. We are conducting these studies both in marine aquariums and in the ocean. Reef aquarium research is being conducted by members of the foundation both in the U.S. and in several other countries. We have been researching the best ways to control algae in reef aquariums for several years. Our REEF JANITORS are becoming the most popular algae eaters in the reef hobby.
We also supply expert advice on algae control for marine aquariums, wetlands and backyard ponds.
We provide quality educational programs to students here in Idaho and online. We have marine aquarium tours that are attended by hundreds of students each year. We are available to speak at aquarium clubs.
Our students propagate many of the invertebrates that we sell. Our collection of reef animals is growing very fast. You can join our research team by filling out one of the data collection forms on our pages. We hope you will print these pages for the use of your friends who are not yet on the web.




FREE REEF AQUARIUM CORAL FARMING SCHOOL

This site will teach you to grow many types of reef aquarium corals




GENETIC BANK
UNCONNECTED GENETIC BANK UPDATE

We now have over 100 types of small polyp stony corals.
THEY ARE GROWING VERY WELL, AND WE ARE MAKING MANY CUTTINGS.


WE NEED ANY STRAINS OF BRIGHT COLORED SPS CORALS - WE TRADE!

We are collecting both hard and soft corals, and we have many varieties of colored mushrooms. We are now importing many species of SPS corals, zoanthids, xenia, and anthelia. We purchase, trade, and sell these specimens. We have been working with Super Glue as a bonding agent for attaching invertebrates to substrate. We use a system called the BULLET PROOF REEF . This simple system is set up in a standard 55 gallon aquarium. The key to our success is the Aquarium Products lights. We use one Blue Moon 4'- 40 watt and two Triton 4'- 40 watt lights. We cover these three lights with a Triton Enhancer. These bulbs are twice as bright as other 40 watt bulbs. The water is circulated by one Gemini pump. We use a SeaClone Skimmer in each tank. Each tank has a 250 watt heater.



We use natural algae control methods for all systems.
Not only are they effective they are beautiful!!!


The majority of our on-going research is dedicated to live rock farming. Currently we are propagating marine life for both ornamental and medical research. Please visit the other pages and find out how you can join our research team using your home aquarium. We will continue to provide the most current data on reef farming for both education and profit.



The Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dependent on sales of quality products and our special Annual Events to support our eduacation programs. These projects sustain our service programs and ongoing research we provide to our Community and the World.




Sally Jo's reef in January 1998

We are an Idaho Non Profit Organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of reef keeping. Our live rock aquaculture research has produced many new techniques for sustaining marine life and propagating corals. We are currently growing many species of sps corals, mushrooms, etc. The Foundation is building a genetic bank in Idaho with collections from around the World. We specialize in reef janitors, and have shared this research with many people who need to control algae in land-based live rock aquaculture tanks.




REEF AQUARIUM FARMING NEWS | REEF AQUARIUM CORAL FARMING SCHOOL

Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation

HOME PAGE - http://www.garf.org

1726 Merrill St.

Boise Idaho 83705
U.S.A.
Email: [email protected]
208-344-6163 FAX 208-344-6189

 
corals for sale

WE DID IT - we set up our long needed merchants account
so we can take credit cards at 1-800-600-6163

CALL TODAY AND YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH ANY AMOUNT OF SNAILS AND HERMITS FOR ONLY $1.00 EACH. LeRoy
Bubble eating crab
ALGAE CONTROL CENTRAL
REEF JANITORS ALGAE CONTROL CENTRAL

Use this site to solve your reef aquarium algae problems, and help support our research!!!



SAVE A REEF - GROW YOUR OWN

We recieved these nice e-mails about the JanitorsTM and GrungeTM

Delivered-To: [email protected]
Date: 22 Aug 2000 13:46:02 +0000
From: "Mark DeFrancisco"
To: [email protected]
Subject: THANKS FOR EVERYTHING

Hello Leroy,
I just had to write you to thank you for everything that you and your staff have done to help me create such a beautiful reef tank. Let me start by saying that I would never have done business with any internet company in the past. I am very careful about how my money is spent. YOUR BEAUTIFUL PICTURES ON THE WEB SITE CONVINCED ME TO GIVE YOU A TRY. BOY AM I GLAD I DID!

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!

Mark Defrancisco
Trenton, New Jersey

Delivered-To: [email protected]
X-Lotus-FromDomain: CORPORATE
To: [email protected]
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 12:54:07 -0500
Subject: Reef Janitors

Hi, I just wanted to send a note and tell you how glad I am that I purchased some reef
janitors from you. I had been reading as much as I could on your wonderful website and
decided that I needed to get some. I have a 20gl tank with 5 chunks of live rock in it about
the size of a large grapefruit. I was having trouble with a diatom algea bloom when I made
my order. Those little guys had that tank almost completely clean in about a week. I no
longer have to clean the glass myself. Thanks !!!

Terry Otis

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 22:23:04 -0600
From: "Peter Laskaris"
Subject: Re: algae bloom

>Hello
>I recently started a 90 gal reef tank
>I used about 2inches of aragonite sand, 10lbs garf grunge, 45lbs of cured live rock, 75
> mixed snails, 60 mixed hermit crabs, 2 powerheads, and a sump which acts as a 3rd
> powerhead
>the tank has been set up for about 2 weeks and I haven't seen a sign of an algae bloom
>I find this amazing since I havent used a protein skimmer in my past experience I had
> noticed that my corals do better in a system without a skimmer
>do you think I will have or have a chance of an algae bloom? thanks
>Peter Laskaris

Hello,
You did right the first time and any algae that started was eaten by the organisms in
the grunge and the Janitors. You are in for smooth sailing. We often do not use skimmers for
about six to eight months, and then we use a small SeaClone from Aquarium Systems.
Thank you so much. LeRoy Headlee Director of Research Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation http://www.garf.org 800-600-6163

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Delivered-To: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 22:16:06 -0700
From: Shannon
X-Accept-Language: en
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: [email protected]
Subject: many, many thanks
I wanted to let you know how thankful I am for your hair algae janitor crew.

I experienced a severe algae problem in my 45 gallon mixed reef in late 1998. I battled the
algae for about 7 months trying blue-legged hermit, Sally Lightfoots, frequent water
changes, and suctioning. While these methods kept the algae from progressing past a certain
point, it did nothing to alleviate the problem.

My boyfriend heard about GARF from a bulletin board and suggested I take a look.
This was a real reef-saver.

After removing the blue-legged hermits, I had your crew shipped to my office and took an
early lunch when the livestock arrived. I followed all of your suggestions and began to see a
difference within a month. The tank that had become a chore is now my pride and joy.

I am working part time in my LFS and am the "go-to" person for our customers with hair
algae problems. I always refer them to GARF and am completely honest
when I tell them that your janitors were the only thing that worked.

Once again, many thanks for the great service and for getting my tank turned around.

Shannon Baxter

SPECIAL - FREE PURPLE BLADE GORGONIAN AND ORANGE FINGER GORGONIAN WITH ANY JANITORTM ORDER THIS WEEK!

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