Ric farm

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  1. christiaan

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    Hi guys

    I've recently aquired a bunch of REALLY nice ricordeas on liverock and althought they are going to look great in my new system, they seem to have some nice "farming" capabilities. . .

    So here are my questions,
    What is the avg price of a single ricordea, and how much for a healed frag? (I know colour matters, just a ballpark if you will)

    Is anyone else doing this or has anyone tried?

    How long does a divided ric take to fully heal under avg params?

    I have a nice size 50 gallon tank spare and I'm thinking about doing a small softie propagation system, any suggestions?

    Any other comment, could someting like this pay for itself?
     
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    Rics seems to be going for quite a penny these days..... For a frag? I dunno - thumb-suck: around R100 to R200 ....

    For some really nice decent ones - fully grown out - around: R350?
     
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    BTW: If you do indeed wanna do this - please go ahead! There are TOO many reasons NOT TO!

    Good luck mate!
     
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    about R200-R300 for about 5-8 on a small piece of rock, but the problem is that they propagate so easily and quickly, they are freely available, therefore note a big demand for them. unless you have some really nice colour/type. IMHO
     
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    I agreed;)
     
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    Christian, it could pay for itself, but to sell on MASA you'd need to be a sponsor.
     
  8. christiaan

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    TOO many reasons? Like. . .
     
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    hehe - Are you fishing for sponsors mike?
     
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    Christiaan - here are a few reasons TO INDEED DO IT! :
    1) you save the oceans
    2) you can deliver cheaper than what the rics are imported for
    3) if you can provide ENOUGH, then you can increase the marketability of rics
    4) just with the coloration of ricordia's - people will be lining up to start in marines
    5) you can supply "Proudly South African" :)
    6) you can start supplying LFS's

    You want more?
     
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    Do it dude, it will take off in no time at all.
     
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    only another 10 would be gr8, only joking, but yes, you are right.
     
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    christiaan, i got a mail from one of my suppliers in usa, they have a special on ric's this week.

    send me a mail and we can take it from there
     
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    Just reminding you of the rules;)
     
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    nope, you get some from R200-R1000 something per head/leaf, some are really expensive and some don't propagate so fast than others
     
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    Rhodacis/corralimorph mushrooms grow fast - ricordia's do not..... just a FYI....
     
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    Thanks guys - think I'll do it - will keep you updated but it will be a little long term as Im setting up a 2 meter reef - ouch.

    I have a little skimmer and the tank and stand. Gonna try t5s and seios - gonna try to keep it simple. . . .will post a design later
     
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    If that was true, I would have had a **** load full already. And if you know where I can get for that Price, please pm me as I have been looking all over;)
     
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    Just an idea put it by the window natural strong light, and free.
     
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    heat???? - I live in PTA It gets hot - But Im thinking of a way to do it
     
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