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Where do you buy coral?

Just getting back in to saltwater after a short hiatus. Much smaller tank than I am used to (55 gallon). Where do you all buy your coral these days? Obviously forums like this but where else? I was looking at some online places and was shocked at the prices. For simple corals like frogspawn. Yikes.

I am going to be looking for softies and LPS (trumpet, frogspawn, hammer, wellso, duncans, acans etc) as soon as my tank is ready.

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Are you on Facebook? There are several groups on there that have some well known people in the community. I also go to Fintastic.
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Most of my stuff came from Fintastic, reefsmart and other hobbyists.

I have neon green trumpets, bi-color hammers and duncans when/if interested.
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Most of my stuff came from Fintastic, reefsmart and other hobbyists.

I have neon green trumpets, bi-color hammers and duncans when/if interested.

Oh you know I will be!! All on my list when the tank is ready.
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Local hobbyist and LFS are great, however when online shopping I normally check Aquasd.com, CherryCorals.com, UniqueCorals.com and AustinAquaFarms regularly. Many more great places online and a lot of great hobbyist on R2R also. Depends on what I’m looking mostly, LPS and Softy I’d probably start with the Online shops mentioned previously.
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Local hobbyist and LFS are great, however when online shopping I normally check Aquasd.com, CherryCorals.com, UniqueCorals.com and AustinAquaFarms regularly. Many more great places online and a lot of great hobbyist on R2R also. Depends on what Im looking mostly, LPS and Softy Id probably start with the Online shops mentioned previously.
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LOL if you think frogspawn is expensive wait till you see what torches are going for now!

If your patient, you can wait until online vendors have sales. Joeknowsreef is a good one that will save on shipping for NC.
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LOL if you think frogspawn is expensive wait till you see what torches are going for now!

If your patient, you can wait until online vendors have sales. Joeknowsreef is a good one that will save on shipping for NC.
I saw the price of some torches. WOW
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So WHY are torches so crazy expensive now? I recall a time when they were not much more than frogspawn. Like $10 a head or so. Is there a worldwide shortage of torch corals??
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So WHY are torches so crazy expensive now? I recall a time when they were not much more than frogspawn. Like $10 a head or so. Is there a worldwide shortage of torch corals??
Supply and demand may have something to do with it since the Indo shutdown. But I also think it is the new fad along with Mushrooms. Both have skyrocketed in price. IMO give it a year and things will fall back in place. Remember the chalice craze a few years back selling a single eye for $500. Not chalice prices are no longer crazy priced.
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