Vox Populi Insaniam

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  1. kurtp

    kurtp Active Member

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    I'll come right out and say it, I'm worried about Adam.

    His generosity is so over the top that not only am I concerned about his being able to stay in the black with his business, I also wonder if he may just live in a perpetual manic state where he thinks of himself as the Santa Claus of the reef keeping realm.

    I mean, look at the Battlebox I just received which I purchased during his Vox Populi sale.

    I had to delay shipment due to being out of town for a few weeks and when I read his report that the sale was hugely successful with many orders placed I figured, okay, so probably no freebies from Adam this time. He must've taken a hit filling all those orders at 15% off, plus, I am only ordering a small handful of frags so expecting one of his typical freebies is unreasonable.

    Well, not only was I pleasantly surprised to see a long-coveted BattleBrush sitting atop the baggies when I removed the lid, when I pulled out the bags I couldn't believe it. He tossed in two high-end, highly sought after freebies...PC Superman Table and a freaking BattleStag!

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    Here they are fresh in my tank, chunky and happy:

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    I just did the math. $280 worth of freebies in an already discounted $300 box (plus a brush).

    Seek help, Adam. We want you to stay in business forever.
     
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Very nice pack! I am pretty jealous of the Skinny love. I have been wanting a frag but he says he is always out.
     
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    Even with my iPhone pictures they are all still stunning


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    Bubbaque, I really lucked into hitting the Skinny Love AND Battlestag availability just right, both apparently have limited availability. Adam's website lists them both as available today and, boy, I think you should jump on it. The Skinny Love is uniquely amazing. I usually jack the 'warmth' to full yellow with snapseed to get the most accurate color with my iPhone pics, but for the Skinny Love, doing that had the reverse result. The above unedited photo is almost exactly right with regard to the Skinny Love's true color - just an amazing powder blue that I've never seen in an SPS before. What the photo doesn't really show is that the polyps are a nicely contrasting red.
     
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Did you see Therman's pic of his colony of skinny love?
     
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    No, but a-searching I will go....

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    Oh, Snap!
     
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    Been there i hope I can get one in a few weeks.
     
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    If you sent all of the corals back and just kept the Battlebrush, you'd be ahead of the game.:)
     
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    kurtp Active Member

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    I know, right? I've been wanting one since I first read about them. Can't wait to put it to use.

    And I found an even better picture of therman's BC Skinny Love. This is from April 2017.
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    That's just stupid amazing. I wonder what it looks like now......
     
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    therman Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Bigger and better :) Still my favorite coral, and still stupidly difficult to photograph though, and I even got a new camera. It is more fluorescently teal than those older photos show.

    This is the best representation of the color I've been able to capture, a monster frag I cut for a big pack, under Reefbreeders Photon v2:
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    Here is my biggest colony, which is the grown out piece in my profile photo:
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    Even with custom white balance and some slider adjustments I can't get the color quite right without blowing out other colors around it.
     
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    It is beautiful!
     
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    Very impressive!
     
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    Thanks, Therman, for posting those images. Truly amazing! It must just be jaw dropping even from across the room. I am so glad I was able to get a frag of this from Adam and I hope I can do right by this coral. Hopefully my assumption that being a smooth skin species it requires lower light levels is correct since I mounted it about 2/3rds of the way down in my T5 lit tank.
     
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    therman Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    It does well in medium to high light in my experience, PAR ~250-350.
     
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    Thanks. I don't have a PAR meter but I have a Strawberry Shortcake at the same level that is looking nice, although it took it almost 3 months to start to shine. I should probably move the Skinny Love higher, but I am hoping it will do okay where it is at because it would really fit the vision of my tank's future mature aquascape there . I'll keep a close eye on it and if it starts to languish I'll move it, aquascape vision be danged.
     
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    therman Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I think if SSC is doing well there, it should be fine.

     
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Not the best pic but I was able to get a frag from Adam!
    Skinny love oct 11.jpg
     
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    kurtp Active Member

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    Nice.
    My frag is doing well. Encrusting and holding its color, with nice polyp extension. I'm thinking this is going to be one of the stars of tank.
     
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