Getting bored with frags?

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EleganceMan

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ok am i the only one who is sick of frags....i want a coral for my tank....not a couple inch piece of a coral. Anyone know where i can buy some large corals....
 

widmer

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Is that what your sig is referring to: " hard coral 1" " lol sorry, patience is a virtue.
 

EleganceMan

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its funny.....i want what i cant have....cause with fish its the opposite...i want the tiny ones and usually you cant get them that small.
 

luther1200

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There is a LFS buy me that always has a large variety of 5-6" colonies. Sometimes even bigger than that, I bought a 7-8" stylophora 1 time. Its a pretty far ride from North Dakota to New Jersey though. There has to be an online dealer of colonies.

I think I saw some colonies on Live Aquaria's Divers Den the other day.
 

jksteele010

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don't know about sps yet. but aquaticauction.com as some nice size lps usually and i think they are going to be doing sps soon
 

will16

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Yeah would have to be a wild colony. My LFS does have them regularly at that size. Be careful though... wild colonies are a bit hit or miss. My success rate with them is about 50%. Look in the SPS corals section in Divers Den for the wild stuff. Not sure I've seen anything 10" there though.
 

Alaskan Reefer

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Maybe try some known fast growers like birdsnest, or tricolor acros.

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Only takes a few months for the right frags to become impressive colonies.
 

Toddrtrex

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IMO, you are better off with frags, and giving them the proper conditions, and they will grow to the sizes you want in no time. Looking for 10 + inch colonies is going to be difficult, most of the time they will be wild "caught" ones, which have a poor track record --- I won't even bother getting them any more.

This coral went from,

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To this (( at least 10" across, and I have broken off the tip near the glass a lot, should be bigger ))

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chris55014

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Lucky guy! I have a 16g and can't find anything small enough. Although if I had a 210g tank I would want corals as large as a basketball!!
 

Creade

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Didnt you just have a major tank disaster last month? And isnt the tank only 2 months old or so? Id hold off on buying "10 inch SPS" until everything is stable.
 

BigJay

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IMO you can't buy a beautiful tank of SPS. It can only be grown and it takes years. Corals grown from frags are also a bit more forgiving, as the colonies that you raise are acclimated to your particular tank.

Besides, when I show off my tank I prefer to show off my big colonies and say: "I grew that grapefruit-sized colony from a pea-size frag" rather than "I bought that big coral for $900.00 from Isellsuperextremesexymegaexpensivecorals.com"
 

EleganceMan

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14769738#post14769738 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Creade
Didnt you just have a major tank disaster last month? And isnt the tank only 2 months old or so? Id hold off on buying "10 inch SPS" until everything is stable.


UMM....NO...AND NO!
 
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