In the Market for Very blue corals!

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  1. Dilan Patel

    Dilan Patel Well-Known Member

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    Hey yall I am lacking blue colors in my reef tank. I only have 1 and it is a blue vermiculata. I am looking for very vibrant blues that pop also some purples which all i have is a purple montipora plate and a easter egg chalice. Also would like not to break the bank lol
     
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    For purple, cliffs acro gets very purple in high light. :) It has deep purple polyps too.

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    Dilan Patel Well-Known Member

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    very nice coral!
     
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    Blue/purple hornet zoas are nice, mine grow at a decent rate as well. Of course you always can do some nice acros, blueberry gorgonians, or mushrooms. I have found that blue and yellows are two of the most difficult colors to add to a reef tank.
     
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    ORA Cali Tort, Oregon Blue Tort, Palmers Blue Mille, Ice Fire Echinata and Blue Tenius are a good place to start with Acropora.
     
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    Oregon tort for me. I have a small frag and it's the bluest sps I've ever seen.
     
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    Heart of the ocean or HOTO is the bluest of all right now..so get that nothing is bluer than that.
     
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    Those are some nice corals I have a blue green tort which is mstly green with blue tips haha. Also Yellow Acros are really hard I was thinking the rr wolverine and pink lemonade for starters and maybe a floyde when the price drops. Any others.
     
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    Most anything that you see from the designer shops came are available without names from other people - there are probably only 5 RR corals that I have not seen other places... the Pink Floyd is one of them... Flaming Yellow Orchid is another. Wolverine and Avengers are all over the place and I think that I saw some on a mari plug not too long ago.

    True yellow acros are very hard to find. Gold is also just as hard.
     
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    TCK pikachu along with pink floyd and wolverine will be my bet for yellow.
     
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    Keeping blue and yellow acros exactly blue and yellow is like acid test for the keepers.
     
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    Look for a sapphire milli, it has green polyps but the blue base is overwhelming.
     
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    OG Purple Monster.
     
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    All great suggestions.
     
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    As others mentioned, Heart of the Ocean from @Peng is probably the bluest. However, Oregon Tort , UC Acropora Vermiculata , Acropora Hoeksemi , Palmers Blue milli and ofcourse my favorite - true Sapphire millepora. If you ever have seen a true sapphire mille, the shade of blue is something to yearn for . Am still looking for one and willing to trade even costly designer pieces like RMF Acid Trip Milli or even Oregon Tort for it .

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    I'm excited to get my HOTO friday from peng. Looks like a beautiful coral. Will put it next to my oregon tort frag and take pics for comparison.
     
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    Heart of the Ocean if you want to go with the bluest. Another pleasant blue would be Ice Fire Echinata w/o green zooxanthellae. Two of my favorites. However the latter one is finicky.
     
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    Agreed. I’m obsessed with blue and nothing touches the Oregon.

    But this Heart of the Ocean you’re all talking about.. what’s that?
     
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    HotO is supposed to be more blue than OT. I'll find out Friday!
     
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    Yea
    Want to see pic next to a OT
    Can't wait!
     
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