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54seaweed 05-15-2014 04:28 PM

Frags just don't cut it anymore
 
I'm just tired of spending money on frags as they just don't fill my 90g , I want to buy a bunch of full size corals but not many online places carry a big selection , What I am looking for is 6+ inch size pieces lps,leathers,zoo's
I did find a coral exporter out of California that would sell to the public , but the catch is for a 22 piece box med/lg corals is $1000.plus shipping and it's basically a what you get is what you get so it's a blind order and a bit rich for me ,
I found 2 sites on line that has some big corals but its limited to certain coral ,
anyone who can point me in the right direction of what I'm looking for please do..

thanks

john

melosu58 05-15-2014 04:44 PM

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My tank was filled with frags 15+ yrs ago. Only after a good bit of time is it full. Time is what fill up the tank.

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Lshann14 05-15-2014 04:44 PM

I'm going through the same thing.
I'm tired of waking up to my little coral frags on the substrate that have been knocked over by either a huge turbo snail or a Naso tang.
I want something that can help me fill a 180g though.
I have been looking on craigslist and sometimes come across a piece or two, so I would check there.

54seaweed 05-15-2014 05:08 PM

this is what my 40g looked like before I transferred over to the 90g
it was packed and looked great
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/attach...e6f55c7041.jpg

I miss my 40g

even with everything from 40 the 90 still looks bare
this is the 90
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/attach...af83084654.jpg

You wouldn't think with everything in there it it would just look so empty , I know overtime it will fill in but I just ain't used to a bare tank all the frags hide with in the rocks
it just looks so empty

mr_X 05-15-2014 08:10 PM

A wholesale box or a craigslist tank breakdown are the only options besides waiting. A thousand dollars for a box of leathers and zoa rocks sounds like about double what it would cost....I'm not sure I would call that guy "wholesale to the public".

Redwolf91 05-15-2014 11:09 PM

Local reef clubs, stores going out of business or stopping carrying sw, and cl are a few of the ways I've gotten larger pieces. Rest just grew. Where do you live?

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TheTodd 05-16-2014 01:27 PM

I'm not sure if this would work, but I have a new connection that has good prices and I think he can get whatever you want and he does ship. Look up Reefers Garage on Facebook. He has a relatively small store in Vista, CA but he has tons of corals ( frags and larger colonies ). His prices are probably half what the local LFS sells for and he has much more. Nice guy too.

Another possible option, but probably not as inexpensive is Reef Lounge USA. They are larger, have an insane amount of corals and they do eBay a couple times a month, so they ship. Maybe contact them directly, tell them what you want and see what they say?

Lshann14 05-16-2014 02:08 PM

I'm picking up a 26 head frogspawn and green maze on Sunday for only $110!!!
Now that's a steal

TheTodd 05-16-2014 02:36 PM

I've also got a coral/fish guy who kinda sounds like the guy you found, but he lets you select what you want (some places actually post pics and prices of the actual corals) and you pay whatever the total ends up being, plus whatever shipping is and he charges something like $100 (basically his cut for placing the order). Stuff comes into LAX weekly. I'm not sure if he would turn around and FedEx it to you. The prices are still low, even after adding in the shipping. I'd buy a box if I had a few other locals to split it with.

Garrett706 05-16-2014 03:06 PM

Try extremecorals.com


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