Extreme corals group buy

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  1. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

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    so I've been seeing these awesome orange with blue tips torch corals on extreme corals, and they are generally around $400. I was wondering if anyone wanted to go halves/thirds/fourths on one of these next time they pop up and split the colony? Or if anyone has seen this color torch before, can you refer me to where I can get a frag? Thanks!
     
  2. Ibn

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    Their pictures are under pretty heavy actinic/blues for the corals to pop. You can find the same corals at Neptune as well as at Aquatic Collection.
     
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    I just went and looked at it! I'm in! That's gorgeous!
     
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    Oh -- maybe I'm not in then.
     
  5. Fish Boss

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    I understand they are under heavy actinics, every single one of their pictures pop! But I have never seen a torch with that color combo before at any LFS. If neptunes has had before/will have in the future, I would much rather support them
     
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    I don't think you'll find that color combo at Neptune's. I'm there a good amount (today even). That orange and baby blue is striking.
     
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    Don't expect to get anything near what you see in their photos. Eric and I know from experience.
     
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  8. Ibn

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    This is one of the pictures from their site. Take a look at the coral, which they claim it as being a super rare Aussie super neon green with blue/purple background. Take a look at the background colors and then the baby blue background on the coral. I'd expect this coral to have the same cream/off white base as the other Aussie crown leathers out there. Creams and off whites takes on the blue colorations extremely well.

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    This is what an Aussie crown looks like from a member on the Boston Reefer forum.

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    Top is obviously the actinic/blue pic while the bottom is closer to what it looks like when all the lights are on. I typically don't run actinics on my setups and prefer a crisper look to my lights (also never at work when the moonlight cycle is on), but if you do run blues then by all means, go for it.
     
  9. Flagg37

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    I prefer a whiter look too but my sunrise/sunset fades to a deep blue. I've been playing with adding just a hint of red with the blue which shifts the colors kind of cool.
     
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    I personally like when just my blues. I like the look of the coral colors much better. Don't most website take their pic under heavy actinic's?
     
  11. Flagg37

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    I think they do it under whatever light makes their corals look the best.
     
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