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kien
04-08-2016, 05:26 AM
Congrats Myka for winning March POTM - Green Corals! And what a gorgeous green coral specimen it is.I'll PM you shortly with my shipping details for that frag you promised.

http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/3096/02_Myka_012.jpg

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos. It was a very green month :-)

WarDog
04-08-2016, 05:46 AM
Congrats Mindy, probably the nicest LPS colony in Canada.

Aquattro
04-08-2016, 06:26 AM
Congrats Mindy, probably the nicest LPS colony in Canada.

I'd trade something for a piece of that :)

Myka
04-08-2016, 01:58 PM
Thanks for voting for my alien coral guys! :new-alie:

I'd trade something for a piece of that :)

That could be arranged.

Aquattro
04-08-2016, 03:31 PM
That could be arranged.

We'll talk :) It's recovered nicely :)

kien
04-08-2016, 05:01 PM
Everyone wants a piece if that Myka!

Dearth
04-08-2016, 05:07 PM
Everyone wants a piece if that Myka!

Sorry Kien it looks like you got so excited you made a spelling mistake that sticks out like a sore thumb 😜😜

kien
04-08-2016, 06:48 PM
Sorry Kien it looks like you got so excited you made a spelling mistake that sticks out like a sore thumb 😜😜

Oops! Yes, commas are important !

Treebeard
04-08-2016, 09:45 PM
It is purdy! What is it?

WarDog
04-08-2016, 09:48 PM
It is purdy! What is it?

Expensive.

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=118994

Roskoreef
04-08-2016, 11:57 PM
It will be mine (evil laugh and lightning in background).. Myka where do you keep it, as for flow and light?

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gobytron
04-14-2016, 12:07 AM
So have their ever been reported knock offs of this coral?

I know this one is the real deal, is there anything even close out there otherwise?

I know they were alluded to in the auction...

Myka
04-14-2016, 02:36 AM
It will be mine (evil laugh and lightning in background).. Myka where do you keep it, as for flow and light?

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I keep it in a low flow area of my tank (I have 75x turnover in there though) and low light. ..about 200 PAR.
So have their ever been reported knock offs of this coral?

I know this one is the real deal, is there anything even close out there otherwise?

I know they were alluded to in the auction...

Yeah, there are wild imported ones with the same color combo but the brightness isn't even comparable.

gobytron
04-14-2016, 04:10 PM
Even half as bright would still be a pretty nice piece.

kien
04-14-2016, 04:20 PM
I still think it would be nicer if I could see it in person in my tank. That's just my opinion though.

gtareef
04-14-2016, 09:56 PM
Congrats Mindy, probably the nicest LPS colony in Canada.

Agreed! :biggrin:

Bayside Corals
04-15-2016, 04:54 AM
Even half as bright would still be a pretty nice piece.

Yes I can get as many maricultured ones as you want. Green and yellow but not nearly as bright. I have the real deal as well and it is totally worth the extra money!

Colby

Myka
04-15-2016, 05:17 AM
Yes I can get as many maricultured ones as you want. Green and yellow but not nearly as bright. I have the real deal as well and it is totally worth the extra money!

Colby

They are maricultured? I thought they were wild.

Bayside Corals
04-15-2016, 05:24 AM
They are maricultured? I thought they were wild.

The ones I have seen were Maricultured. I have never seen a wild one with similar colors.

gobytron
04-15-2016, 04:52 PM
I was just wondering if there were lesser versions available.

I've never seen one like it in any lfs in any case.

half as bright or the real deal.

Though I don't peruse online vendors very much for livestock.

Ryanerickson
04-15-2016, 04:57 PM
There in Jl often but ugly

gobytron
04-15-2016, 05:14 PM
guess I just miss them on my weekly visits.

Bill@IA
04-15-2016, 08:20 PM
I was just wondering if there were lesser versions available.

I've never seen one like it in any lfs in any case.

half as bright or the real deal.

Though I don't peruse online vendors very much for livestock.

The real deal is very different from anything we have seen imported. That is why we snapped up a piece of the Original Tyree Space Invaders Pectinia when it was available to us couple of years ago here in Ontario.

More frags of it will be posted soon.

Snappy
04-16-2016, 06:20 PM
Stunning coral - congrats!

Skimmer Juice
04-16-2016, 07:06 PM
congrats , I will have 0 issues looking at this coral everyday for a month

gobytron
04-20-2016, 11:21 PM
still feel some fear of missing/regret when I log on and see this pic.

Keeping my eyes out for the KO's at JL.

Paying closer attention now.

Bblinks
04-21-2016, 01:04 AM
I have one for sale if you are interested...

gobytron
04-21-2016, 01:09 AM
if it's a KO, PM me, I am definitely interested.

if it's the real deal, I have an upgrade in my near future and don't want to worry about a high end coral during the switch.

Either way, thanks for the offer.

Bblinks
04-21-2016, 09:46 PM
I will take a pic for you and send it in pm later today of tomorrow.

soapy
04-21-2016, 09:54 PM
So what is a knock off?

Myka
04-22-2016, 01:49 AM
So what is a knock off?

A coral that looks similar, but isn't the same quality such as same species, similar color morph, but not as bright.

gobytron
04-22-2016, 04:13 PM
If often has do with lineage as well, which is basically the same thing.

So a reason why, besides the insane colors, that a piece like Mykas can and should go for a premium is because it is a well known coral by a breeder or propagator that has already created some awareness in the hobby.

Like name brand corals.

Once established, you'll see a lot of other breeders/propagators put similar looking corals out there and pass them off as the real thing.

It's easy to convince someone that something looks a little off because of the lighting or water parameters...especially if the price is right.

soapy
04-22-2016, 09:15 PM
Interesting, so do you think Tyree or Fox or whoever should get compensation for downstream frags?

We are getting off topic sorry to thread-jack Myka maybe we should start another topic elsewhere? Maybe not though, this topic could go up in flames.

Myka
04-22-2016, 09:37 PM
Haha discuss all you want as long as everyone behaves. :)

mrhasan
04-22-2016, 10:21 PM
I like this coral more for the shape than the colour. But that's probably just me :lol:

WarDog
04-22-2016, 10:32 PM
I wish mine would hurry up and grow.

gobytron
04-22-2016, 10:43 PM
Interesting, so do you think Tyree or Fox or whoever should get compensation for downstream frags?

We are getting off topic sorry to thread-jack Myka maybe we should start another topic elsewhere? Maybe not though, this topic could go up in flames.

As with any material goods, it's all supply and demand based.

So as soon as there are more frags out there than buyers, the price will come down.

Remember when Purple Death Palys were 40 bucks a polyp?

You see it all the time with corals...Rastas are a good recent example.

So you can pay now and have something virtually no one else does or you can wait a while, years maybe, and get it for cheaper when it's not so special anymore.

The evidence of this coral becoming more common is already in this thread.

There is no patent on nature...if anyone should be getting kick backs, it's the environment.

Tyree or whoever didn't make or invent these corals, they just found them and marketed them.

They deserve nothing other than the early premium they get, IMO.

Early buyers will benefit the most, I would bet the price for the first ever recorded frag of this was astronomical but so would be the frags coming from it downstream with diminishing returns from there.