Every time I have tested the water the calcium and other parameters are right on ~ about 420-430ppm, so not sure what to make of it. Maybe the conversion is off in their report or something or someone put the decimal point in the wrong position...LOL
not positive about where they all come from, but I have been in Tong's before when they were fragging corals they grew in store.
there is Coral Obsessions in HB, but I get the overall impression they are kinda sketchy,
and another one I found is ReefRaft in Garden Grove. They have corals rivaling what you have on offer in quality and price.
In reality in Southern California you can barely swing a dead cat without hitting a LFS
or pet store and 1/2 of them sell corals and only 1/2 of them actually have nice ones.....LOL
as far as comparing "name branded" coral with AKC dogs or horses is just lame and silly. The only way to confirm such claims is via genetic analysis and when it comes to coral, who is going to go to that hassle except a biologist?
It is also lame because a brand name coral carries with it no extra guarantee of anything.
It will be just as subject to color change as any other coral.
Branding coral is nothing more than a sales ploy to add $$$ to the price, IMO
Show of hands, how many members here "expect a legacy and history behind some of their corals"?
Said legacy and history is more than likely only determined by how good the salesperson is at delivering BS.