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Old 03-08-2012, 02:30 PM   #1161
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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.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #1162
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Well that's great! One way you can tell if something has been given time to heal is if there is algae on the frag plug and or if the coral has grown over the super glue used to attach it to the plug
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:20 PM   #1163
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A couple plugs had algae and you're right. That's how I looked too. It appears that some were pretty fresh, but others were starting to encrust.
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They all look pretty nice good choices.... But yeah the one that looks like a straw idk what that is
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #1165
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Here is another pic of the oddball coral - its got tentacle-like protrusions coming out... Needless to say this was one of their "free items"
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Now it almost looks like a galaxia coral
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #1167
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How r they all responding r you getting good polyp extinction
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:40 PM   #1168
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Before I left for work, all corals had polyps out - mostly looked good. One tiny one, was not out yet, but I only had them in the tank for an hour before I came into work.
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Well I guess that's a good thing looking forward to more pics later
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #1170
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I think you're right about the galaxia. There is one picture on google that has some dead polyps and the tolps look the same. I've just never seen a SINGLE polyp galaxia! Nor on the end of a tube-like structure! LOL
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