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Old 08-26-2013, 11:29 AM   #11
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this is great advice but i think the cheapest my lrs has the frags for is $24.90 and its a 2-3 polyp frag is that overpriced? and how should i place them in my tank? close to the surface? on the sand bed? on my live rock?



my lrs has very high powered kessel led fixtures and theyre programmed to do a whole bunch of dimming and stuff. if i have just a dual t5ho fixture with a 10,000k and actinic bulbs, will they get shocked? is this a problem? and theyre tank is a 400gal tank but its shallow maybe 12" my tank is a 37g bow front and its 18" deep from the sand bed to the surface of the water is this going to be a problem?

In your tank you should be able to put zoas just about anywhere as long as there isn't too much flow.

They also won't get light shocked if they are used to those leds in the other tank.

If you want some cheaper zoas try out radioactive dragon eyes. They are the most common zoa out there and should be really cheap to get compared to the designer zoas that people go crazy over
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In your tank you should be able to put zoas just about anywhere as long as there isn't too much flow.

They also won't get light shocked if they are used to those leds in the other tank.

If you want some cheaper zoas try out radioactive dragon eyes. They are the most common zoa out there and should be really cheap to get compared to the designer zoas that people go crazy over
ok, so how well do online bought cprals do? hows the shipping? any warranty? how about price comparison? should i get attentive to the long run placement of them in my tank? thanks again Meb!
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ok, so how well do online bought cprals do? hows the shipping? any warranty? how about price comparison? should i get attentive to the long run placement of them in my tank? thanks again Meb!
I ordered corals online once and didn't have any luck with it. But I attribute that to the fact that I was still brand new to the hobby and probably did something dumb to kill them.

Most people have a lot of luck with them so I wouldn't worry too much. The shipping can suck quite a bit though as it was $30 ish for me if memory serves.
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I ordered corals online once and didn't have any luck with it. But I attribute that to the fact that I was still brand new to the hobby and probably did something dumb to kill them.

Most people have a lot of luck with them so I wouldn't worry too much. The shipping can suck quite a bit though as it was $30 ish for me if memory serves.
what kind of test kits can i get to measure alkaline and calcium for my corals? and at my lrs i have a good buddy that never checks his levels and just does water changes weekly, and has had it over a yr already and everything is still stable, healthy, and growing. maybe hes kept all his levels stable enough to keep it all balanced and just needs water changes? is this possible?
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this is great advice but i think the cheapest my lrs has the frags for is $24.90 and its a 2-3 polyp frag is that overpriced? and how should i place them in my tank? close to the surface? on the sand bed? on my live rock?

my lrs has very high powered kessel led fixtures and theyre programmed to do a whole bunch of dimming and stuff. if i have just a dual t5ho fixture with a 10,000k and actinic bulbs, will they get shocked? is this a problem? and theyre tank is a 400gal tank but its shallow maybe 12" my tank is a 37g bow front and its 18" deep from the sand bed to the surface of the water is this going to be a problem?
That is crazy for 2-3 polyps, sounds like you need to find a local forum (reef club) they will probably be able to send you to like better LFS's or buy from other members. I have bought designer zoas for $10 with 10 polyps and another frag on the same rock
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That is crazy for 2-3 polyps, sounds like you need to find a local forum (reef club) they will probably be able to send you to like better LFS's or buy from other members. I have bought designer zoas for $10 with 10 polyps and another frag on the same rock
i kinda had a feeling they were overpriced, they sell the hydor slim skim for $129.99 heres the drfosterandsmith price Aquarium Protein Skimmer: Hydor Slim Skim Protein Skimmer so i had a feeling theyre coral was going to be the same margin of overpriced as that skimmer. what should i be paying for a frags with maybe 4-5 polyps? and i have no forum down here, no reef club, nothing.
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i kinda had a feeling they were overpriced, they sell the hydor slim skim for $129.99 heres the drfosterandsmith price Aquarium Protein Skimmer: Hydor Slim Skim Protein Skimmer so i had a feeling theyre coral was going to be the same margin of overpriced as that skimmer. what should i be paying for a frags with maybe 4-5 polyps? and i have no forum down here, no reef club, nothing.
Zoanthids can range from $1 a polyp to $100 a polyp. My radioactive dragon eyes had about 15 polyps and I got it for $10. It just depends on what zoanthid it is. Check out Buy Live Coral, Saltwater Fish, Aquarium Supplies | Vivid Aquariums | Tropical Fish Store Los Angeles for some decent ideas on prices.

Also, the hydor slim skim is an acceptable price for 129. No lfs will ever be able to compete with the big online companies for prices.
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updated my location sorry, and im from texas, i.e. my screenname

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Zoanthids can range from $1 a polyp to $100 a polyp. My radioactive dragon eyes had about 15 polyps and I got it for $10. It just depends on what zoanthid it is. Check out Buy Live Coral, Saltwater Fish, Aquarium Supplies | Vivid Aquariums | Tropical Fish Store Los Angeles for some decent ideas on prices.

Also, the hydor slim skim is an acceptable price for 129. No lfs will ever be able to compete with the big online companies for prices.
yeah i know that, but for some reason it went up @ drfs it was $87.65 for the 65g rated one, maybe because its backordered idk. but ill definitely check that out and thanks for all the advice guys, i really want to get my reef started and not drop $500 on frags lol
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He is right I bought my skimmer online and a LFS was selling it for $50 more. But there had got to be a local reef club not to far from you may take some looking but o bet you find one
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