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New batch of Andre's Ultimate Jawbreaker, for the serious collectors looking for a one of a kind piece. Aquacultured for over 5 years, this a proven strain of Jawbreaker starts all orange just like a regular Jawbreaker, but instead of red it throws off green first. It's nice to know what to expect from investing in a high end mushroom vs uncertain wild ones. Here's an example of one that's about 2 years old.
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Another look at one of the Andre's Ultimate Jawbreaker's that was sold over the weekend. The amount of green on this 3.5" mother is just breathtaking. You can see some red patches coming through as well. In a few years, she's going to be quite the stunner in her new home.

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A couple of new shots! First up some of the Insane Candy Apple Oranges I posted earlier. These ones are some close up photos of frags healing up beautifully.

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Another sneak peek into the farm. Check out the amount of green coming through each polyp and growth rim on our LC Alien's Blood Cyphastrea. Sweet blue body contrasts well with those pink and orange polyps.

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This unique cyphastrea has two different colors that can either grow independently of each other or create wild streaks of teal and red. Those large white polyps also create an outstanding contrast to the base. If you're looking for something different, this is a great piece to pick up as over time the colors and patterns will change dramatically as it grows out vs owning a cyphastrea with just one base and polyp color.
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Close up of one of the Andre's Ultimate Jawbreakers that got shipped out earlier this week to another fellow vendor.

His quote: "This is my fav shroom now " and if you know him, he has almost every high end mushroom out there.
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Just came back from another show! Coral Farmers Market is one of the very few events we have in Northern California. Was great to see all of our fellow vendors and to meet all of the local reefers. We don't have many local fish stores, so to see such a strong turn out every time proves to me that the hobby is very strong up here!

Anyone on the forums come to the show? What were some of your favorite things and do you have any feedback for the event?









 

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A couple of new shots! First up some of the Insane Candy Apple Oranges I posted earlier. These ones are some close up photos of frags healing up beautifully.

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Wow! I have to get one of these! Incredible!
 

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Just came back from another show! Coral Farmers Market is one of the very few events we have in Northern California. Was great to see all of our fellow vendors and to meet all of the local reefers. We don't have many local fish stores, so to see such a strong turn out every time proves to me that the hobby is very strong up here!

Anyone on the forums come to the show? What were some of your favorite things and do you have any feedback for the event?










Loved your booth and the event. Hopefully next time they can get the wifi/cell signal issues ironed for out for payment purposes.

Unrelated, any chance you’ll have frags of the Amazeball/GOAT goni available soon?
 
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Wow! I have to get one of these! Incredible!
A lot of zoa lovers favorites right now!

Seeing your photos makes me realize I need to invest in a good porthole. Shooting thru glass just doesn't cut it for me when photographing coral.
A porthole will open up a world of photos for you. You won't have to just rely on shooting straight anymore! I highly recommend the Building an Obsession porthole. I've used the Avast, and the Building an Obsession is a much better option. I've left a link on my first post for all of my equipment.

Loved your booth and the event. Hopefully next time they can get the wifi/cell signal issues ironed for out for payment purposes.

Unrelated, any chance you’ll have frags of the Amazeball/GOAT goni available soon?
Thank you! I believe there was wifi, but you had to sign in. I did enjoy the new location compared to West Valley, as there was food and activities to do around the plaza.

I should have frags ready within the next month or so actually!
 
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Our CC Needle in a Haystack and RMF Biohazard are looking great today. We keep these two very close to the surface in our frag systems. If you're looking for an acropora and own a mixed reef, these two pieces do very well compared to other species that require cleaner waters.
 
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In our opinion, Vivid's Blue Flame is one of the most beautiful Favias currently in the hobby. It looks very similar, if not the same, to TGC Favia of the Gods. But we received this piece as Vivid's Blue Flame before TGC Favia of the Gods came out, so that's the name we're sticking with!

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Just a glimpse of a few higher end zoanthids in the collection. They're growing great underneath our @kessilled 360x units! Getting plenty of light and blasted with flow.
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With the reemergence of Indonesian corals coming in, it's time to add some new broodstock to the farm! We're very excited over this hot red and icy blue grafted favites. Hopefully it proves to do well in captivity.
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Dang! I haven't updated this thread since February. Going to be posting quite a bit of photos just to catch up on things. Sorry for the inconsistencies!

Here's a goniopora that we picked up back in late February. It came from one of the early Indonesia imports. The polyp structure is a bit different than other Gonioporas we have. The polyps are pom-pom-y like an Alveopora, but resemble more like a Goniopora. The polyps are more of a medium length than long like traditional Gonioporas as well. It's been thriving but has turned more a pastel pink, and has been given the name LC Strawberry Swisher. If anyone knows the more specific Goniopora species please do chime in!
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Photos of some frags that have sold:
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This is an older photo and many of these zoanthids are back in grow out. But just check out the colors on them! Been running Kessil 360x over the tanks and the zoanthids are just loving it. I get asked a lot what the one in the center of the photo is, and they're GSC A$$clowns from @GoldenStateCorals . Elliot's been growing them for some time but for some reason they've been under people's radar. They're so cool!
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Pictures of some of the GSC A$$clowns frags I took awhile back.
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One of our UCC (Unlimited Color Corals) Rainbow Boom Gonioporas has overgrown its grow out disk and is ready to be fragged. I took the time to take a quick video before it hit the saw, as it took a few months for it to get to this size. It's one of my favorite LPS corals in the farm to keep, as the colors are outstanding and it's relatively easy to keep for a Goniopora.
 

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