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I don't like paying crazy money for coral, so a friend was getting out of the hobby and gave me this Trach. It was the most expensive he had bought, and was pretty expensive, especially for 2010.
 
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That bottom one is huge!. Do you feed em?

I use an @AVAST Marine plank feeder to keep food in the water column. I imagine it is working as intended because all of the really large LPS seem to be pooping daily.

I do spot feed them occasionally. Perhaps once every one or two weeks.

That one caught a thief shrimp that was harassing him. I noticed the shrimp limp or stuck or something and rushed to record it. He can inflate and spread out to cover my hand.

Catching the Theif Clip (warning: “graphic” display of nature in action)
 

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I use an @AVAST Marine plank feeder to keep food in the water column. I imagine it is working as intended because all of the really large LPS seem to be pooping daily.

I do spot feed them occasionally. Perhaps once every one or two weeks.

That one caught a thief shrimp that was harassing him. I noticed the shrimp limp or stuck or something and rushed to record it. He can inflate and spread out to cover my hand.

Catching the Theif Clip (warning: “graphic” display of nature in action)
Awesome clip!
 
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I don't like paying crazy money for coral, so a friend was getting out of the hobby and gave me this Trach. It was the most expensive he had bought, and was pretty expensive, especially for 2010.

Lovely specimen!
 

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Not really expensive nor really rare but my latest purchase is I am really happy with. Price is not discussed just in case ;)
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i have a baby of this. no idea what it is… was sold as an aussie green tip?
 

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These tiny little dying zoas. My tank was finally ready for corals (which were all dipped, but I suspect the zoa-eating sea spiders are still lurking. Thought we got them all...).
I'll admit how much I paid for the frag: $30...
The 'shroom was from my Secret Santa :3 it's doubled in size since December!
 

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Slightly off topic but I just read this and found it shocking and horrific. The below is apparently the most expensive coral in the world. Dont know the scientific name but in trade just referred to as "red coral".

It's native to the deep waters of Taiwan and Japan. Takes hundreds of years to grow. And is over-harvested to concerningly low levels.. apparently because the bone is red, it is processed into shiny "gemstones" for jewelry. Highest quality ones go for thousands of dollars per gram.


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Slightly off topic but I just read this and found it shocking and horrific. The below is apparently the most expensive coral in the world. Dont know the scientific name but in trade just referred to as "red coral".

It's native to the deep waters of Taiwan and Japan. Takes hundreds of years to grow. And is over-harvested to concerningly low levels.. apparently because the bone is red, it is processed into shiny "gemstones" for jewelry. Highest quality ones go for thousands of dollars per gram.


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I actually just picked up a few "frags" of that from a fossil auction! From what I understand, its now illegal to harvest more red coral, and in places where its legal, they have strict regulations. Would LOVE to keep some in a deepwater biotope, even if it took a hundred years to grow noticeably.

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i have a baby of this. no idea what it is… was sold as an aussie green tip?
I hate common names. Newer praise. I can see the same torch in 5 different names. The only sure name is green tip torch but they are really nice and that’s what matters. :)
 
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These tiny little dying zoas. My tank was finally ready for corals (which were all dipped, but I suspect the zoa-eating sea spiders are still lurking. Thought we got them all...).
I'll admit how much I paid for the frag: $30...
The 'shroom was from my Secret Santa :3 it's doubled in size since December!
Thats a nice shroom!
 
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Slightly off topic but I just read this and found it shocking and horrific. The below is apparently the most expensive coral in the world. Dont know the scientific name but in trade just referred to as "red coral".

It's native to the deep waters of Taiwan and Japan. Takes hundreds of years to grow. And is over-harvested to concerningly low levels.. apparently because the bone is red, it is processed into shiny "gemstones" for jewelry. Highest quality ones go for thousands of dollars per gram.


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Oh. My friend has a small display of something like that. Think its fake however since its the size of my hand
 
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My Sunkist bounce mushroom since it split. It was $100 but now it’s probably closer to $200 since there are two.

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Ive ALWAYS wanted bounce mushrooms but they're too expensive. Sunkists are my second favourite now behind radioactive
 
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