Frag Swap Today

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    Rcpilot

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    I bought 5 corals today for $70 at the local frag swap. I was going to skip it, because I thought it was a social event for chit-chat and gossip. But it turned out to be an actual frag swap where I could simply walk in, view and purchase coral and then just leave. A local friend called me this morning and suggested I go check it out - because it was strictly "view and purchase" instead of socializing. Glad I went.

    Got a War Coral, A Mummy Eye Chalice, another purple chalice with yellow eyes, some blue zoas and an Acro.
     

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    bjohanson1234 .........

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    nice additions RC
     
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    You think those 5 corals were worth $70?
     
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    bjohanson1234 .........

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    I know that a frag of zoas that size around her is 20 bucks never seen any blue ones but would bet that they would be more. SO 5 frags for 70 bucks 14 dollars a frag= good price
     
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    The acro was $5 - I couldn't pass it up. It's about 1.25" tall and 1/2 the diameter of a pencil.

    The zoa frag has about 10 polyps.

    Mummy Eye chalice has 3 eyes

    Purple chalice has 3 eyes

    War coral has 4 or 5 mouths

    I always have buyers remorse after I buy corals. Hoping I didn't pay too much. I guess $14 per frag ain't too bad.
     
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    If I saw an SPS frag for 5 bucks, I would be very tempted to try it out.
     
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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    Nice frags RC!

    Don't regret your purchase. A LFS here wants $45 for around 10 polyps of blue zoas.
     
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    Nice additions! Don't regret them, RC. I paid $40 for 8 polyps of blues...they're rare as hell around here.
     
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    Brian_G overly obsessed

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    oh wow. i guess im lucky to have a saltwater reef store here devoted to them. and they had a bunch of blue ones last time i was in there. but they still werent cheap. i think i remember like $6 a polyp. so i would say you did good :)
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    RC that mummy eye chalice is probably a 40-50 frag in the challice collecting circles. War coral probably 20 bucks. I think you did pretty well.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Hey RC check out this thread over there! You did VERY well IMO. People are insane!

    OBTW be aware that the mummy eye that I had (very similar to yours) was the slowest growing coral that I have ever owned. Slower that any acro for sure!

    F/s Mummy Eye Chalice!!!! - Reef Central Online Community
     
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    Holy hawg leg!! Thats $60 per frag!! Guess I did okay.

    Thanks guys/gals. I'm planning to put these in the new 29g frag tank and let them grow.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    RC hes selling EACH FRAG for 180! Read it again!
     
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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    Then again. If you don't want them I'll pay for the shipping to me :coolgleem
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    Nice corals there Mr. Antisocial.:mrgreen:

    I enjoy meeting and talking to the other reefers at these events. I REALLY hope I can make the one on the 18th.
     
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    :shock: Wowzers!!
     
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    I know........ I'm such a loser. I don't do well in large crowds of people. Kind of OCD about being elbow to elbow with 200 people in a room. I've met 4 or 5 of the club members in the local club. A few of them are board members - or were board members at the time. Not my kinda people - rather stuffy, rich and snooty IMO. I don't feel comfortable hanging around people like that. If you read around in the forums of the local club website - bunch of douchebags.

    Thats why it was appealing to me when I found out I could just walk in with my cooler, pay the $$ and walk out. Don't really want to have anything to do with the local club.
     
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    Thats whats nice about our swaps, you can be as social or anti-social as you like. Nobody cares as long as you come enjoy yourself and maybe buy or sell some corals.
     
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    Rc. You did GREAT!!!
    You can't find anything around here for those prices! No way.
     
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    nic frags rc, im so jelouse of your perple zoas
     
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