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    AnthonyTheNewbie

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    I sent you a direct link to a 5 headed frogspawn for 45$... lol. I'd hardly call 5 heads a "frag" 0_0
     
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    http://exotic-reefs.com/collections...n-5-heads-you-will-receive-one-in-the-picture - 45$

    http://exotic-reefs.com/collections/lps-coral/products/green-and-dark-red-trachy - 40$

    http://exotic-reefs.com/collections/lps-coral/products/large-watermelon-favia - 45$

    http://exotic-reefs.com/collections/lps-coral/products/coral-15 - 35$

    With shipping that is roughly 200$. And they are all fairly decent sized pieces.

    The trachy is a little small, but then again, for 40$, you can't complain considering what it is lol. Most places retail that size anywhere from 60$ and up.
     
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    Not to ruffle feathers, 2 1/2 trachy for 40 is higher end.
     
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    they have some cool things but still...with 50 shipping you don't get much

    I agree, that dull looking trachy is pretty high priced
     
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    ReeferRob

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    LOL, try living here! There are NO local fish stores, only Deathco. I have to go to DC or Lancaster, Pa if I want something special that I can't justify a transship for.
     
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    Marinne13 Northern Reefer

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    The closest lfs is 3 hours away...blows
     
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    Lol on my list they're usually 20-30$ unless you get into the really crazy colors. Standard mark up on fish stuff is usually 300%. So, if it's 20$ for people, it's sold for 60$.

    And I wish there was stores by me that sold any trachy for 40$ lol. Usually for one of that color (at stores around me) is anywhere from 50-100$. The more vibrant ones can go anywhere from 100-200$ and up depending on the size.

    And I understand you may not like everything I like lol. Was just showing you that you can get more then just frags with your budget. Granted, you aren't gonna stock a tank online with only 200$. But, hey, it's something lol
     
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    Marinne13 Northern Reefer

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    I know I wont stock a tank but some retailers are ridiculous with pricing nowadays

    I will prob buy some more stuff from them, just wishing they had some new inventory
     
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    AnthonyTheNewbie

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    Try e-mailing them? See if they can order specific things that you want?
     
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    I might try that...they do still have a ton of zoos so I may go shopping this week and pick up some cheapo frags
     
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    Right now CITES permits are being rationed so everything that's coming in is the ultra coloured specimens and they're bringing a premium.
     
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    I just got a welso and candy cane colony from LA DD...also picked up a one spot fox face and put him in my QT

    he is still freaking out though, just swims up and down and when I walk up to test water/feed he lays on the bottom
     
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    Foxface play possum quite a bit. I REALLY freaked out the first time I opened a box and there were 6 of them laying on their sides in the bottom of their bags, lol. The next day they were all about some food.
     
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    I have only had him for 30 hours or so, dripped him for an hour...he went after food today but didn't look like he actually ate any, I did have a magnificent 2 years back that did that the first day

    divers den is expensive but I trust their fish, probably the most reliable place to buy if you don't have a QT...when my 180 is ready I will be buying only from them
     
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    I felt the same way with them. DD and SA are two places I almost never QT from. But, I always closely inspect everything that's coming in during acclimation lol. To do this day, never had a problem with either, and recommend both. Both can be fairly pricey compared to other places, but, it's worth it for the great condition fish
     
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    Marinne13 Northern Reefer

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    they are pricey but they QT all of the DD fish and ensure they at least eat with them...not to mention the 14 day guarantee, a lot of times if the fish dies and disappears in the tank they still refund you
     
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    Here are some pictures of the 180...I have been trying to add as much coral as the budget allows, mostly frags but some larger pieces as well

    I only have 3 pajama cardinals, one spot foxface, pair of B/W snowflakes and a starry blenny...they have been in the tank for over 2 weeks with no signs of illness

    I am dosing the system and my parameters are completely stable, my chaeto is also growing like mad and the refugium is full of pods

    Temp: 79.6
    Salinity: 1.025
    PH: 8.0-8.1
    Alk: 9.5
    Cal: 430:
    Mag: 1300
    NO3: 0
    Phos: 0

    So far the tank is 2 months old and getting a lot of growth on the back wall/rocks...camera makes all the pictures really blue, not sure how to fix that
     

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    I am running my Sols at around 35% whites and 65% blues...they are around 13 inches off the surface, nothing seems to be bleaching and actually most of my zoas are reaching but I don't want to burn stuff

    the only thing that seemed like it was getting too much light was the frogspawn, it is starting to get more of a glowing green/transparent so I moved it close to a rock where it is partially shaded...should I shade it more? it still extends but has released zoox twice since I have had it

    It is pretty much on the bottom, at least 24 inches away from the light
     

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    If you want to bump up the intensity, do it 3-5% every 4 days. That's the way I do mine when I put something new in the tank and haven't had an issue yet. Your tank looks good Marinne.
     
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    I always put it on acclimation mode when I get new stuff...usually 40% for 10 days or so, it is still in acclimation mode right now
     
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