I ordered this package and received it on 6-24-04. I ordered about a week prior, but had them delay shipping until the 23rd so I would be home to receive it. They ended up shipping 12 corals including
3 gorgonians (orange/red, red/white, and yellow white)
They are small frags
. The gorgonians are nice and colorful. All three were fully open by the end of the 2nd day. The ricordia has potential and I'm hoping it does well. Both the anthelia and briareum arrived dead. the anthelia had come loose from its float and was rolling around in the bottom of the bag. This is apparently a bad thing and makes anthelia unhappy. The briareum was floating, but I've yet to see any extention on it in 3 days, checking both lights on and off. It looks like a white rock glued to a reef plug. I emailed garf about them just a bit ago and expect a reply monday'ish.
The rest appear healthy, but everything is brown except the mushroom. Even my green stars are brown. They were a bit of a dissapointment, I was looking forward to them. They are good specimens, but not ones I myself would have picked simply because of coloration. On the plus side, I did find at least two mini brittle stars on my mushroom. I didn't have any in my tank, so they will be a welcome addition.
All in all I'd give the order a 5/10. I'm not displeased, but not thrilled either. I would order from garf again, if for no other reason than they're doing a good thing. However, I might specify a bit in what I'm looking for.
Anyway, for those that have received reef plugs before, whats the best way to put thime in the reef? Keep them attached to the plugs, or relocate them to the rocks themselves?