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Old 11-17-2012, 03:50 PM   #31
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Here is my summer lovin palys. 170 per polyp.

I have at least 3-4k in just sing and double frags in my 30g garden.
Are they any tougher to grow than regular Zoas?
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Are they any tougher to grow than regular Zoas?
Seriously, $170 per polyp? That sounds extreme to me. Everyone to their own, but I don't want that kind of cash tied up in my frag tank. The loss of 3 or 4K because power went out, or I did something a little wrong is too big a risk for me. It is pretty though. I love the names...last time I saw names like these was in a Amsterdam cafe that served different varieties of a green herb. Those polyps were expensive as well I observed.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:43 PM   #33
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Insane, maybe. I live right outside of America's larges saltwater livestock distribution location. I propagate and sell at 50% of retail. Always keep my original colony. Investments is not a problem if you expect return.

Can't say I know about a power loss in Vegas in the last 10 years, but rest assured, I have a reef keeper in a computer backup system keeping my tank safe. 120$ for the battery with an 8 hour safeguard on my mag7.
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Insane, maybe. I live right outside of America's larges saltwater livestock distribution location. I propagate and sell at 50% of retail. Always keep my original colony. Investments is not a problem if you expect return.

Can't say I know about a power loss in Vegas in the last 10 years, but rest assured, I have a reef keeper in a computer backup system keeping my tank safe. 120$ for the battery with an 8 hour safeguard on my mag7.
I am not trying to poke fun...I am just astounded at what these exotic polyps are worth. I have all of mine on power backup as well with a Reefkeeper. I was going to concentrate on exotic caps and Acros, but this has me thinking the market is exotic zoas if this is what these go for. I can grow zoas like mad.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:42 PM   #35
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Utter Chaos $180 per polyp!!
If you can buy em locally then do it. I always go through a local reef forum where many people are selling upper class frags. I bought a 2 polyp frag of utter chaos from someone for $20.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #36
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I am not trying to poke fun...I am just astounded at what these exotic polyps are worth. I have all of mine on power backup as well with a Reefkeeper. I was going to concentrate on exotic caps and Acros, but this has me thinking the market is exotic zoas if this is what these go for. I can grow zoas like mad.
I know your not, when I first found out about the cost of some of these things, I about fell over.

I sell utter chaos for 40 per polyp.
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I may have to try a few of those.
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Aquasd seems drastica more expensive than other sites.
Some stuff is expensive; however, compare some of their small zoa frags to other website. Aquasd has nice stuff for only $10 ea frag.
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I am not trying to poke fun...I am just astounded at what these exotic polyps are worth. I have all of mine on power backup as well with a Reefkeeper. I was going to concentrate on exotic caps and Acros, but this has me thinking the market is exotic zoas if this is what these go for. I can grow zoas like mad.
Any tips for "growing zoas like mad"? What do u feed them? I have some that look OK yet are not replicating.
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Well..."like mad" is relative. We aren't growing corn here... When I have things dialed in and there isn't any competition from other corals I see colonies doubling about every two months. Meaning if there were 6, then 60 days later there are 12 and so on. Everything needs to be at near zero, especially phosphates and I found using a little iodine helps. I also feed them when I am not lazy, that will accelerate growth by a significant factor.
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