Coral Colour

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SAs coral colour and verity is very small, i was just looking threw some american threads and thee polyps,shrooms lps and sps are alot more brigt and beutiful.
Can some one tell me why?
 

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Hello Jason - I think personally that the corals that's available to us here, are extremely limited. I have asked the exact same question before as well. I also wanted to know why there are companies in the US selling the MOST AWESOME live rock as well (ie. www.tampabaysaltwater.com)....

IF we would have been able to get corals (especially softies) from the US, we could have had strains/morphs like that as well...

I think that those are also bred that way......In SA the most colorful corals are also the most expensive - therefor being scarce = expensive = being scarce
 

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Here is a standerd american nano.

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Well i would love to know where to buy them and at what price?
 

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I have never seen them at any LFS.
 

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I agree with Midasblenny here, I'm pretty sure all of those things in that tank I have seen either at LFS or in someones tank (except maybe those orange/green zoos). You must also keep in mind many corals change colours based on conditions etc. Also that's a view from the top and a lot of corals look better from the top. That is some extremely clear water in that tank though!

As for actually acquiring these fine specimens they do cost a fair amount. For example the rics, I recall Ricordea Florida selling at about R350 per mushroom, and the only time I've seen Ricordea Yuma for sale was from Liaquat at over R500 for a single shroom... The blue zoos he brought in cost him about $1 per polyp! The orange plate coral is nice, haven't seen that in an LFS but I'm sure someone here has one?
 

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Oh, to follow on from the pricing line of thought, LFS's bring them in less because they are harder to sell because of the high price, and if it dies they lose more, and if their tanks water quality isn't that great then they look like they trying to sell something brown for a couple of hundred bucks etc...
 

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Personally I think some of those images are photoshopped or rather "touched up" a bit in order to show more colour.

Look at these 2 images for example, a 30 second play with the Contrast, Gamma and Saturation yielded this result.

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And with the previous image posted, a simple adjustment of the saturation yields a much less intense colour.

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Just my opinion. Use it, don't use, beat me over the head with it. :razz:
 

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well if regular water changes are performed,correct water parameters are achieved and carbon run in a system,we can also achieve these colors...
Or is it just our photography skills? I mean how many of us actually play with aperture settings, white balance etc. etc. ??? I certainly don't :p
 

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How the hell did the guy actually get the lights so bright yet no reflections from the water surface??
 

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Aah.... why didn't I think of that? :whistling: Or like some chops around here he put his lens in the nice salt water... :D
 

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