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A LFS near me Aquarium Care Center, has - 3 polyp Grand Master Krak frag for $550 its haunting my sleep.. Is it worth it? Do they grow fast 5B74FCD7-F241-4E2B-A273-967B04678EEC.png
 
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Lol “is it worth it”.... well...

Are your going to get $550 of enjoyment out of it?
Is $550 chump change to you, or your going to need to put it on a CC?
If next year they are worth $100 are you going to cry?
If your tank crashes, are you going to leave the hobby because you had too much invested to start over?

Hah, sooooo many questions come to mind.

I never spent more than $35 on a single coral. However on the other end of the spectrum... I was reading a thread of a reefers buying 10k coral, because “when you only have limited room, only the best goes in the tank” rofl.
 
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These are highly overrated. I guess they’re just rare so that’s why they’re more expensive. But I don’t even think they’re that special. It’s one of those pieces that is good to show off I guess. As for growth, all of my high end zoas grow at the same pace as the others. Once they start, they don’t stop until another colony overtakes them. My cheap eagles eyes eventually took over a Rasta colony. RIP rastas.
 

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They’re pretty. But this is insanity. That anyone would pay this price for three polyps, or $2500 for a single torch head (‘What a great deal!’), or $10k for a single mushroom, is when you know that this hobby has lost its mind. It’s 100% a product of, and the end goal of the name game, and we’re all stupid for ever buying into it.
 

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Those look more like Speckled Kraks to me. My GMK look significantly different than that.

@footgal

I've gotten 1 polyp in a month from my GMK. Looks like maybe a second bud is starting now, but hard to see.

For actual GMK, $550 is a decent price for a 3p frag, but if you look around (Zoa & Shroom Room on Facebook) you can find them cheaper.
 
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Those don't look right.
Pattern should not be speckles, rather "connected bars"
Mouth circle is very well defined
middle highlight color should be orange, not purple/ pink
Skirt should have green base with well defined yellow stripes

Some of it could be lighting... but I would pass on those.

Here is a pic of mine under daylight and actinic:
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Anything is worth what someone is willing to pay. GMK definitely fall into the distinct category. Beautiful, bright and worth the $250-350 pp that they go for.
 
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Lol “is it worth it”.... well...

Are your going to get $550 of enjoyment out of it?
Is $550 chump change to you, or your going to need to put it on a CC?
If next year they are worth $100 are you going to cry?
If your tank crashes, are you going to leave the hobby because you had too much invested to start over?

Hah, sooooo many questions come to mind.

I never spent more than $35 on a single coral. However on the other end of the spectrum... I was reading other thread of reefers buying 10k coral, because “when you only have limited room, only the best goes in the tank” rofl.
 

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Those look more like Speckled Kraks to me. My GMK look significantly different than that.

@footgal

I've gotten 1 polyp in a month from my GMK. Looks like maybe a second bud is starting now, but hard to see.

For actual GMK, $550 is a decent price for a 3p frag, but if you look around (Zoa & Shroom Room on Facebook) you can find them cheaper.

Those do not look like the GMKs at all

Yeah... that’s not a GMK, it’s pretty though!

Those don't look right.
Pattern should not be speckles, rather "connected bars"
Mouth circle is very well defined
middle highlight color should be orange, not purple/ pink
Skirt should have green base with well defined yellow stripes

Some of it could be lighting... but I would pass on those.

Here is a pic of mine under daylight and actinic:
1618852563370.png


Anything is worth what someone is willing to pay. GMK definitely fall into the distinct category. Beautiful, bright and worth the $250-350 pp that they go for.
... all of these folks are spot on!
 
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Yeah I agree not a GMK. I settled with a blue hornet was 29 bucks and I got 7 polyps. I think I will stick with cheaper frags for now on
That’s a great deal! If you like the GMK look, I really recommend hallucinations. Same vibe, less $$ :)
 

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Yeah I agree not a GMK. I settled with a blue hornet was 29 bucks and I got 7 polyps. I think I will stick with cheaper frags for now on
Can never go wrong with Hornets! I have a semi-obsession with them at the moment. I have blue, red, purple, black, rainbow, ktar black, Frozen, Murder, and Jawbreaker Hornets now. My King Jawbreakers will be here Wednesday. :D
 

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