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Old 05-11-2005, 11:33 PM   #1
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New corals were packed with a ice pack?

I received my new corals today. One was wrong and the other was a Xenia that looks dead. They sent them with a ice pack and the water was cold when they got here. Both of them look dead. Have you ever seen them packed with a ice pack?

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Old 05-12-2005, 12:03 AM   #2
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It was almost 90 here in NJ today. With weather that hot they were probably afraid that they'd melt. I haven't received any warm weather shipments yet but keeping them cool doesn't surprise me. Did you acclimate them anyway? I would have done that anyway to see what came of the animals when they expanded. If the xenia was shriveled up tight then it was in good shape. Melted would be a good indicator that it wasn't well. Did you call the shipper?
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:29 AM   #3
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Yes I did acclimate them as if they were alive. The Xenia was not tight I really think they are dead. I called yesterday but no answer I will try again today.

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Like Phyl said, it was 90+ here in Arkansas. Not too far from Texas My LFS' shipment came in on tuesday. Shpped from Florida with ice packs. Its getting to be that time of year.
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:20 AM   #5
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Ok I just wanted to make sure it was normal. The really really look dead. No color at all.
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:35 PM   #6
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where did you order from? did you call them and ask what was up?
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Old 05-12-2005, 05:43 PM   #7
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I did call them today and they asked me to take pictures which I did. They haven't called me back so we'll see. I sure hope they replace it like the advertise. I bought from overnightfish.com.

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Check out www.fragsncrabs.com for some great local service. BTW...have you checked us out at www.maast.org? I think I remember you ust being up the street from us.
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