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  • What is with this madness???

    OK, I have been noticing recently that ALOT of Acropora efflorencens colony's and bali colonies have been imported recently. They all seem to be light or dark brown with a faint purple rim. Why then are the prices so high? I mean, a 2" bali efflo "super rare hardly seen" that is brown for $120. What!?! That is madness! Or, a 4" BROWN wild colony, "AWESOME" FOR $180. Whats with that? Thats crazy, I sure wouldnt pay that for a brown coral, and well, IMO thats just crazy.

    Anybody else notice all this madness recently???
    Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

  • #2
    i just got a indo cultured milli brown 75 bucks
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    • #3
      Hi Adam, it does seem like Acroporas are sometimes collected in bunches--maybe due to the collectors changing harvesting areas from time to time. As to the prices, you know it's supply & demand that dictates the market Bob
      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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      • #4
        yeah but i never bought much from LFS's near me they have nuttin and whatever they do have is brown one of them the guy actually gives them to me sometimes to color up for him lol and he hooks me up wit stuff for sdoin so but still brown corals should be cheaper in my eyes
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        • #5
          Nick, that's the ultimate comment for using the ZEOvit method--brown-->to color Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            I remember when rose anemones were $200.

            Will the same thing happen with efflo's???
            Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

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            • #7
              lol yeah i have had some big changes in sps's for him when i took them for him i cant complain he gives me my salt oceanic 200g buckets for free fish scraper replacments filter sock ect. ect. ect....
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              • #8
                i don't think bali ac will get down to the rbta prices on a retail level, anemones are pretty easy to care for by the average reefer. prices on those efflos also vary a lot depending on location. i have a LFS by me that is known to rape and pillage customers on pricing, yet they have a huge 6-7" wide efflo for around $160 and a smaller one around 5-6" for 140
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                • #9
                  Most LE corals started brown.

                  Efflos are an advance keep for advanced hobbyists, it takes more time for them to regain a brillant color then lets say, a Millie.

                  As for the price, I think it may eventually drop, but not much. You see, theres a demand and even though they have a supply, the market works in favor of them. As long as people will pay $150+ then that's what they are going to sell for.

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                  • #10
                    thats it im opening my own store
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                    • #11
                      Opening your store really won't help you affect the market.

                      Distributors are the ones who have control on the market, you need to take over an importer, then you can have some say.

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                      • #12
                        lol yeah but it will help me lol
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                        • #13
                          Hey Sean u following me :teleport:
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                          • #14
                            No. Honestly, no, not at all

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                            • #15
                              lmao
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