Thanks Carey. To be honest, I'm excited that my coral is alive, and I may end up with some good stuff, but if I had to do it again, I would put the money into some much nicer frags like from vividaquariums or somewhere where there isn't a question of quality.
The way I look at it now is that, IF I was just starting out and I didn't have much money and wanted to get into SPS
, AND didn't mind waiting for the corals go grow out for 6 months to a year... Then yes I would do the same thing.
However, I've never been one for frags. My only previous frags was my first coral, a three-headed hammer, and a few ricordias. Everything else has been a medium to large size coral.
For me, I was able to work the budget, so that I could within 6-8 months, put together a full-on reef system without the wait, and I'm quite happy with that.
I think for me the fun part is is trying my had a a frag tank, and see if I can be successful at keeping them alive.