The Garden -- Rakies shallow SPS cube

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  1. Wrangy

    Wrangy Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm sure you'll have things back in no time man :) bit of patience and love like everything in life and you'll be killing it :D :D
     
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    Janci Staghorns will prevail R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    How was the coral market?
     
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    Rakie POSSIBLY BANNED R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah. The important thing is stop trying to kill my bubble algae. Tried to kill it three times, twice I almost lost everything I have. Now just emerald crabs or nothing.

    Good! I traded one really high end shroom for a Deadpool Eclectis, a Candy Crush Eclectis, a Kryptonite Jawbreaker, and a really nice Micromusa with blue outer rings, and yellow/red inner rings.
     
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    Dang! What was the shroom you traded for all that?!? hahaha
     
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    Rakie POSSIBLY BANNED R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    A high end bounce shroom thats quite uncommon
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Oh wow. I didnt realize how involved you really are in your local reef scene. People like you are why this hobby survives. I know it's tough to justify the time and efforts in the name of a passion like reefing, but it's what sets us all apart, you give a standard for what allowed the hobby to the point it is at now.

    Another generation of torch carriers. Passed on forever. Thanks for being one of those guys.
     
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    Rakie POSSIBLY BANNED R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Upon reading that quote I typo'd, I meant 5+ not 15+, unless RAP is going down then I might get 15 lol.

    Eh, you get to know everybody locally. Most people you know will eventually ask you if you know someone who has x or y. After awhile you start getting the friends of friends too. My useless talent is remembering everything that everybody has. After the last 3-4 years doing RAP most the vendors recognize me even. But I must admit, It's easy to stand out when you're either concerningly quiet or obnoxiously loud. I'm not good at being in the middle, i'm always one or the other.
     
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    Here's the shroom trio (too young for eclectis patterns yet), and the micromusa (not my pic, haven't pictures this one yet)

    Candy Crush on the Left side, Kryptonite Right Side, and Deadpool bottom.

    [​IMG]

    This is the CaliKid Fruity Pebbles Micromusa. It's hard to get a picture of so this is his pic, not mine. It's pretty crazy colorful, i really like it.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Where was my offer of one?!?

    Holy smokes thats a cracking haul :D :D :D
     
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    Oh yeah, you're getting into the squishy stuff now too huh?

    Well, shipping isn't cheap -- And astonishingly, that'll be the cheapest part of that order :D
     
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    Yeah, I've crossed to the dark side!!

    I'll just pretend "shipping" is a fancy new coral and it's easy to spend the money :p
     
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    Put in some tester frags. They didn't die in 12 hours so good start lol...

    Otherwise... Even if they're stable for a week, it's not going to be comfy to just say "okay, it's good" and plop in $20k worth of SPS and $6k in Acans in one day.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    My head just exploded when I read that.
     
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    If it makes you feel any better, I've just found out one of my prized pieces halved in value, as the vendor just started selling it for half price now. Since I had a good bit of that the overall SPS value is now like $16k. One coral going from $900 to $400 a frag crushed the overall value!

    It's like the stock market sometimes -_-
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Sheeeeeeeeesh. Sorry to hear man. So does the same happen in retro?

    A frag that used to be no big deal suddenly becomes rare and value sky rockets? Like, my indo golden torch for example.. I paid 4o for it, now I see them for 200+ per head.
     
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    Again, I haven't been getting Emails when you post!! What causes this on R2R? (Is there a limit on subscription Emails?)

    Anyways, catching up.
    Good News that Tank Appears to be in Healed condition to accept Corals. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
    Take it easy. Small baby steps. Let the Tank and Corals Soak things in Slowly.
    "Test the Waters" literally.

    I should listen to my own advice. LOL
     
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    Yep, it does. More typical for prices to drop though.
     
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    Rakie POSSIBLY BANNED R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    A couple updated shots of the shroom garden my friend is holding for me.

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    Oh my.
     
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    Can I get a little cup and go and live among the shrooms? :D
     
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