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Old 12/17/2007, 11:46 PM
jefft321 jefft321 is offline
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Buying Colored Acros

Does anyone have any recommendations of on-line sites that they recommend buying SPS corals from? I am looking more for colonies of Acros than for small frags.
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Old 12/18/2007, 12:25 AM
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liveaquaria.com; in the diver's den section is WYSIWYG corals.
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Old 12/18/2007, 08:53 AM
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reefermadness.us a bit pricey but they have some nice pieces
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Old 12/18/2007, 11:04 AM
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reefscience has some nice SPS. I've been to his facility, and all the SPS are nice colonies. No tiny frags and some nice colors too.
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Old 12/18/2007, 11:09 AM
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2 of the VERY best hands down.

www.fragfarmer.com

www.atlantisaquarium.net
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Old 12/18/2007, 11:33 AM
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Re: Buying Colored Acros

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11407967#post11407967 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by jefft321
Does anyone have any recommendations of on-line sites that they recommend buying SPS corals from? I am looking more for colonies of Acros than for small frags.
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I will caution you of one thing....wild colonies are somewhat hit or miss. I've had much higher mortality rate with the few wild sps I've bought than with aquacultured frags and small maricultured colonies. Even the ones that make it don't necessarily look anything like you hoped when you bought them. I have 3 or 4 wild pieces that I'm very disappointed in, to the point I've considered giving them up to replace them with something that holds its color better. IMO, any coral that someone has gone through the trouble of propogating probably selected it because of its coloration and growth in a tank environment.
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Old 12/18/2007, 04:49 PM
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jeffbrig makes a very valid point about what corals are selected for culturing. His experience mirrors that of mine.
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Old 12/19/2007, 12:50 AM
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yea atlantis is great if you want to buy brown corals at top dollar.
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Old 12/19/2007, 01:44 PM
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If you want to buy colonies of great colors instead of 1 and 2 in frags go to zoanuts.com and look at the selection he has. You won't believe the size and colors.
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