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Old 12-13-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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where to buy corals?

I am looking to buy 200$ worth of corals but not sure where I can get the best bang for my buck. Are there good places to buy on-line? Should I buy frags or should I buy larger peices of coral? my lfs sells 6 frags for 100$ so I could get like 12 of those or I could get like 6 frags and 2 larger peices of coral. I would like to look online fist beings I have money in paypal.
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I love liveaquaria. For fish and corals.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:57 AM   #3
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are there other good places?
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saltwaterfish.com has been pretty good to me in my orders. I have 200 in coral coming to me today. They are alittle bit higher in cost than some other sites, but treated me well with my LR order so I stuck with them. If you want to see what they look like when I get them, I'll be posting pics in my tank showcase once I get them in place.
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I find the best buys are local with swaps and on craigslist. I see where the local reef club in your area isn't active so that leaves that out, there are no real buys on craigslist and no local forums either.

I don't know if you have any reefing buddies in the area or not that you could get together for a group buy or not maybe get free shipping.

All I got to say if I lived where you are my coral buying would be limited. I have been to 4 swaps this year and several places off craigslist.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:55 PM   #6
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Check out saltcritters.com. There located here in Indiana. That's where I live so shipping would be cheaper for me. You can chat online with someone from there site and they're very helpful. Take a look and let me know what you guys think.
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Remember frags do grow into colonies and are much more cost effective.
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And colonies can turn into frags, making it even more cost effective...
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How long does that take? Years?
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Depends on the coral. Some, like the kenya tree, can grow so quickly that it has been refered to as the weed of the sea. Others will take years. Though I have not reached this stage personally, a mixture of different corals will give you different growth times.
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