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Old 06-24-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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Your NOT going to believe this!!

We went to Petco (the only LFS we have) last night to buy a new thermometer for our qt tank. When we got back to the fish section the young kid (who knows us well by now) asked if we wanted some "cool stuff" for our tank. He said that just a few hours previously a young man brought in the contents of his tank, he did not want to deal with it anymore. All of the items were up for adoption!! We could not believe it. Four rocks of polyps, pink, orange and spotted sort of and one brown botton polyp with a maybe a small toad stool on the same rock. One unidetifiable encrusting something, maybe a star polyp once it opens. One HUGE green brain coral$. Three different types of Acon Lord $$$ with many heads. Lastly a larger toadstool leather. In one fell swoop we doubled the coral content in our tank and did not spend a dime. See if you can gives me clearer id's but I just had to brag about this great score. Some of the pic are from last night some from this morning so they had a little more time to adjust.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:34 PM   #2
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Excellent timing on your part! Good for you......

more pictures more pictures more pictures!
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:42 PM   #3
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:45 PM   #4
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And for the grand finale'
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Oops I forgot one, I think it is an acon lord, not sure and another pic of the brain
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man good timing! what a steal!
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Wow! You got hundreds of dollars worth or coral for free. Lucky you, play the state lottery next.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:32 PM   #8
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I know, we estimated about $500 . The three (or at least I think they are all three) Acon Lord go for about $20-40 a head in Denver. Today it looks like all of them are going to survive too. The brain has swollen up to about twice the size in those pictures, he is bigger than a softball. I guess he likes his new home. Do any of you know which brain it is, I researched and the two I came up with is either the lobo or the wellso phillias. I can't tell the difference in the two. Nothing has popped out of the purple crust stuff yet. Still not sure what it is. One of the ones I am calling an Acon Lord may be something else not sure yet, maybe a musso???. I forgot to mention that we also took two hermit crabs and a maroon clown fish. The only thing we did not take was a snowflake eel. Figured he would reek havok on our tank. The clown fish we put in the (huge) refugium for now because we have two maroon hosting in a RBTA I don't want to mess with that balance. Not sure how they would react. Fight is my guess.
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Congrats!. That was a deal to be remembered!
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