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Old 04/06/2007, 12:45 PM   #1
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most expensive zoanthid rock ever:)

http://www.tropicorium.com/

at $3 a polyp that should cost somewhere between $1500-$2500!!!!!
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I think that is the most expensive Zoanthid rock that I have ever seen


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Old 04/06/2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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$3 per poly? Theyre ugly brown zoos.


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Old 04/06/2007, 12:53 PM   #3
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That's like a $15 frag. Not as bad as some. Some zoas are reported as being sold for $30/polyp! If someone says it's "rare" or "extinct" people will pay big money.


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Old 04/06/2007, 12:53 PM   #4
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I think your estimate of 500-800 polyps on that rock might be a BIT high

Also, I think they definitely look red, and what's the difference? Ugly green palys demand top dollar these days... (nuclear greens)


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Old 04/06/2007, 12:54 PM   #5
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That's like a $15 frag. Not as bad as some. Some zoas are reported as being sold for $30/polyp! If someone says it's "rare" or "extinct" people will pay big money.
If someone says something they're selling is "extinct", they are, by default, a very stupid someone.


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:01 PM   #6
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everything on that site is outrageously over-priced. i can get that stuff here in nashville, 500 miles from any ocean, at 1/3 of the cost or less.
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Old 04/06/2007, 01:03 PM   #7
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I think zoas are in general over priced. This is just another example of it. Unfortunately there are people out there that will buy them for any price.


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:05 PM   #8
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I may be off on the count, not bored enough to acutally count them, but those are micro zo's very small, at least some of the others are big enough to see.


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:07 PM   #9
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Hey reefnetworth, I'm going to be in Nashville in June with some time to kill. Can you recommend any good stores to check out?


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:11 PM   #10
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That's like a $15 frag. Not as bad as some. Some zoas are reported as being sold for $30/polyp! If someone says it's "rare" or "extinct" people will pay big money.
If someone is selling you 5 polyp frags, you're getting hosed. Generally the frags I sell are in the 15-20 polyp range. I think thats generally the standard.


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:11 PM   #11
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Everytime I put "micro" zoas in my tank, they turn macro. For some reason they just get huge in my tank. Is there really any such thing as a "micro" zoa?

Anyhow, they're kinda blah IMO.


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:14 PM   #12
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Polyp count would really depend on the type of zoa. I've bought frags of different sizes from the same person for different prices. One was not as popular and he wanted to get rid of it, the other was in high demand and he could set his price. Here's another example of some high priced zoas:
http://www.aquaticbliss.com/3035/ind...roducts_id=386


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:30 PM   #13
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You can get alien eyes for $1 a polyp around here. They grow like weeds. These ZOA sites are just ripping people off.


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:31 PM   #14
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They want $5 a polyp for these:

http://www.aquaticbliss.com/3035/ind...roducts_id=383


in most clubs, you can't even give them aaway.


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:31 PM   #15
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Polyp count would really depend on the type of zoa. I've bought frags of different sizes from the same person for different prices. One was not as popular and he wanted to get rid of it, the other was in high demand and he could set his price. Here's another example of some high priced zoas:
http://www.aquaticbliss.com/3035/ind...roducts_id=386
If that is the case, I have about $2000 worth of Zoa's in my tank.


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:33 PM   #16
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They want $5 a polyp for these:

http://www.aquaticbliss.com/3035/ind...roducts_id=383


in most clubs, you can't even give them aaway.
LOL... Add another $200 worth to my collection.


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:34 PM   #17
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can anyone tell me what to feed a tree peony? its on the page with the fish 4 rows down on the left

http://www.tropicorium.com/fish.html


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Old 04/06/2007, 01:40 PM   #18
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I've got some of those. Think i paid $30 for the frag. About 100 on the rock....


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Old 04/06/2007, 02:03 PM   #19
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Wow, I wonder if they are really rare?


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Old 04/06/2007, 02:04 PM   #20
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can anyone tell me what to feed a tree peony? its on the page with the fish 4 rows down on the left

http://www.tropicorium.com/fish.html
Hose the roots off, stick it in your fuge, give it some good lighting and let us know how it comes out


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Old 04/06/2007, 08:23 PM   #21
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guys i bought a bigger rock of those zoos for 60 bucks well over 200
zoas very bright red with green center the rock was like 7 inches so i fraged the rock 3 ways with2 of myu friends and split the cost unfortuanetly the zoos started dyin after a week all of ares three tanks all parameters good on all 3 tanks and not even 1 polyp survived.


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Old 04/06/2007, 08:32 PM   #22
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If dragon eyes are $5 a polyp Ive got about $700-$1000 in my tank....come and get them, I'll cut all of you a deal.... only $4.99/polyp


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Old 04/06/2007, 08:45 PM   #23
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Ugly green palys demand top dollar these days... (nuclear greens)
i never understood the hype over these. back in the day they always came in on live rock and we nuked them the same as aiptasia.

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If someone is selling you 5 polyp frags, you're getting hosed.
have you seen the kids selling the 1 polyp frags these days? makes me wish we could post comments in the FS threads so people don't get suckered and the whole market screwed in the long term.

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hese ZOA sites are just ripping people off.
exactly. that's why i avoid anyone who prides themselves for spelling it 'ZOA' over 'ZOO', which has been the established *nickname* (not abbreviation) forever. makes me almost as mad as people talking about their 50g 'nano'.


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Old 04/06/2007, 09:04 PM   #24
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ZOA and 50 gallon nano..........


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Old 04/07/2007, 01:11 AM   #25
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I have a zoo of zoas in my 50 gallon nano...


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