Ocean of discounts: Did you buy any coral in the past week?

Did you buy any coral in the past week?

  • Yes, I bought corals this past week.

    Votes: 90 40.9%
  • No, I looked at the sales, but didn’t buy anything.

    Votes: 63 28.6%
  • No, I avoided the marketing and the “deals”.

    Votes: 56 25.5%
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    Votes: 11 5.0%

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Ocean of discounts: Did you buy any coral in the past week?

With the Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday deals going on this past week, did you buy any coral this past week? There were some stunning corals that were available and many, many corals on sale to choose from! With all of the amazing sales and opportunities to add additional livestock to your reef, please let us know what, if any, corals that you purchased.

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Some really good sales at AquaSD for BF and CM. . . couldn't help myself!

Was mostly looking for zoas but got a few other pieces as well.

Hope yall had a good thanksgiving and got in on some good deals!

I'm thankful for this forum and the great folks on it!
 

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I bought a blue light special from @Battlecorals. IMO that was the only real black Friday sale here. Why do I say that? Because it started on black Friday not two weeks prior so I felt obligated to make a purchase :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:. If there were others I apologize, I wasn't really in need of anything. I always buy coral because I want to, other items tend to be more of a need so I'll buy that stuff no matter what.
 

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If they can sell them cheaper in a week period they could sell them at that price all year round. Give the reefers a break and lower prices all year round that’s a deal
 

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Yep. I bought a rainbow Acanthophyllia from Harry's Marine Life. Acanthos are my fav corals and I decided to treat myself to an early Christmas present.

Got a huge discount, which brought the price of the coral down from "insane" to merely "very overpriced".

It's being delivered today. Very excited. Didn't tell my wife about it though...
 

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Even with their sales online retailers prices seem often are too high for me. I also prefer seeing the coral. I’ve been burned too many times when a coral appeared a lot bigger and more vibrant online and then all I got the mail was a bland toothpick of a coral.

I prefer my LFS who I did buy an octospawn, acropora, and assorted mushrooms from.
 
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I picked up a 3 head Dragon Soul Torch and a CC Inferno nem for 50% off. Then went a little overboard on equipment. LOL
 

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I got in on the tidal gardens sale I probably wouldn't have but I won a free coral so had to make shipping worth it
 

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was searching for some deals on speciosa's/granulosa's but wasn't able to capitalize on the ones that became available. i am only looking for specific corals/colors, otherwise i could've came out with some new corals.

quite frankly the only time i look forward to buying corals is at RAPNY or local reefers. most sales nowadays happen too frequently, and i believe it over saturates the market. everyone selling the same things at vastly varying prices makes it an eyesore/chore to join the sales..
 

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Micromussa, favia, ricordea, and some cheap zoas from @Tidal Gardens . After I bought some and got some free on their last sale and all were packaged perfectly, and have been doing great, I decided to jump in again. Most of my coral is from local reefers in Atlanta, but some stuff like Psammacora isn’t really propagated locally. The sales prices for things like Ricordea and micromussa is in line with local reefers, with the bonus of not having to leave my house, and being able to support Than, whose coral care videos are some of the best reefing content online.
 

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I’d been eying a Space Invader Pectinia for a few months but couldn’t pull the trigger because of the price. Saw this deal at Tidal Gardens and couldn’t not pull the trigger. I’m not getting it until December 7 as I’m working every day, except Sunday, until then.
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I’d been eying a Space Invader Pectinia for a few months but couldn’t pull the trigger because of the price. Saw this deal at Tidal Gardens and couldn’t not pull the trigger. I’m not getting it until December 7 as I’m working every day, except Sunday, until then.
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Give it plenty of room I keep 2, a space invader and a rainbow. I've seen sweepers over 6" on these guys. Sorry if your already aware :winking-face:
 

Mixing an (un)intentional concoction: Do you know what you are adding to your reef tank?

  • I am aware of every item that is added to my reef tank.

    Votes: 64 55.2%
  • I know most of the items that are added to my reef tank.

    Votes: 34 29.3%
  • I am somewhat aware of the items that are added to my reef tank.

    Votes: 9 7.8%
  • I follow the directions of others when adding items to my reef tank.

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • I randomly add items to my reef tank.

    Votes: 7 6.0%
  • Other.

    Votes: 1 0.9%
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