!!!THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY:(

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  1. Battlecorals

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    It's happened to all of us. Don’t be afraid to admit it. I'm talking about that one piece of coral, or maybe a lot like in my case lol, that you can never get back. You had it once, lost it for whatever reason, and now it's just gone for good. Most of mine are from many years ago when I just had a display tank and no real means of “backing up" a frag. But I was looking at some old pics a while back and I saw a few classic gems I’ll never see again I’m sure. They may even be out there somewhere, but the chance that I'll ever have them again is pretty slim.


    So, lets do it, and we can all be supportive of each others pain, as hard as in be to dredge up a memory or two, let's hear about the one (or few) that got away! Who knows maybe someone's got one, and you'll reconnect with your lost but not forgotten treasure right here on R2R!



    Here's a display I had set up back in 04 practically full of them:(


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  2. pirate2876

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    Ugh, how about a tank full of the ones that got away.
     
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    Yes 2010 was a bad one for myself on our 300:( this tank had that large pack I bought from you Adam back in the day. VHO ANTINTICS AND METAL HALIDES 2012-10-26_21-43-03_725.jpg 2012-10-26_21-44-23_402.jpg

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    aandfsoccr04 Well-Known Member

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    There was just something special about this Acropora Bellina

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    Lost this as a DOA.
    (no refund/replacement) Though I could probably find another nice Jawbreaker...I don't think I'll spend that much again.
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    Yep. I know that pain quite well. :(
     
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    Richard Active Member R2R Supporter

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    This coral had at least 4 different colors in it. I just died when i lost it. Been looking for it again every since.
     
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  9. Battlecorals

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    Ah yep, and lets not forget the ever coveted "ORA Purple Pillow". Man, anyone out there got a piece of that thing?
     
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  10. Battlecorals

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    I can feel the heartache in your post man. I'm with you
     
  11. swimer499

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    My first ever acan lord, went big with it and got a 20 head rainbow one. Did amazing until I went away for the weekend and some fish decided to bury it in the sand. Worst was that before going away I was about to cut a frag of it but decided to wait until I was back Incase the frag needed any treatment..... lost the entire piece.
     
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    I have one of Adam s bubblebath unicorns that is truly special. Right now i see yellow, red, green and purple. I plan on giving several frags to friends so there is a backup somewhere and the topic of this post doesnt happen. My first very unique and beautiful acro.
     
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    Look in my avatar. I bought this from Cherrycorals before it ever was released. Todd ended up calling it Magic Kingdom. The other was from Ben at BSA Corals. I'll attach a pic. What's sad is I lost them to a freakin' peppermint shrimp I didn't even know was still in my tank!

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    The "infamous" Jose Rainbow prostrata!
     
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    Back in 2005 I had this frag from Rommel Lum at UltimateFrags called The incredible hulk Acro. Had a crazy green and purple morphing tie-dye coloring. I do you Mike Palleta had some from emails with Rommel so maybe few other members had it? Had so many from Rommel back then that I miss
     
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    F1EBBFBD-456E-4E2E-8A31-DE613AD6CF07.jpeg I lost this little beaut.. not even sure what it was
     
  17. Ramasule

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    RR Rainbow Loom, RR Orange Passion, Some golden torches, as well as a bunch of other frags from a tank transfer...
    Every parameter was the same but I didn't transfer enough live rock over... was going for a more QT setup. I put bioblocks in before the transfer but I don't think they got fully seeded.
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    I'll probably get them again but the pain in my wallet is still there.
     
  18. Battlecorals

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    Defiantly sorry you lost them but the good news is these are definitely still around, and prices will continue to drop on pieces, the longer they are around. It's inevitable
     
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    For me it was the fragfarmer echinata. Gorgeous piece with an intense baby blue...she was not like the other girls.
     
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  20. Mahni

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    Lost all livestock in this tank...


    Wish I still have these...

     
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