HELP GARF TO TEACH PEOPLE TO PROPAGATE AND SHARE THE WONDERFUL CORALS THAT ARE ALREADY IN THE HOBBY.
Q. Why should I propagate and share the corals in my captive reef system?
Some of the rarest corals on earth are already in reef aquariums. Please help us to make sure that these corals are not heading for a DEAD END. Learn to propagate and share the wonderful life in your reef aquariums.
THIS IS A MONTIPORA WE CALL THE QUESTION MARK CORAL:)
I think of the countless customers calling us wanting any coral that has color. This same thing is being told to all of the divers who collect wild adult coral colonies. We fear that all that will be left in the ocean over time is brown. We need to leave the adult animals in the ocean. We need to not sell animals that we have not learned how to propagate or sustain for long periods of time.
Yes, even the hobby has a negative impact on the wild reefs. Some people are just out for money, and they do not care about the animals. They will do just about anything to make a dollar even when it is collecting fish improperly.
This is a new semester for all of us at GARF. It is at this time we try to find focus, decide where to place our energy, set serious goals and plan for another year.
LeRoy and I decided we wanted to once again commit ourselves to writing articles, taking pictures and sharing GARF with you in as many ways possible.
I will continue to write about what is working for us at GARF for the bulletproof reef system is exactly that. All of them are still running and my message remains loud and clear " If I can do this so can you."
If you follow our simple instructions you are certain to have the tank of your dreams. You can build a Zero Impact Reef that anyone would be proud of. If I can reach you through my words, I am certain the animals will reach you through your hearts.
Everyone at GARF understands that we simply can not save the wild reefs alone. We also understand that we as a Company could never have come this far without you. This is why within this calendar year we are going to work hard putting more DVDs together.
We will be putting together kits, that will have everything you will need to make your first rock, propagate your first coral, build a tank and so on. It you have ideas in regards to lessons you would like to be passed on to you please let us know. We will do the best possible job we can to reach as many of you as possible.
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.