Why can't SA shops get these corals?

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  1. Moolis Moolman

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    Why can't SA's pet shops ever get these corals in?
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    is a question we get daily.
    The short and sweet answer is WE HAVE IT IN STOCK!!!!!

    We took a series of pictures of items we have in stock:thumbup: - this was of 11 corals, 1 algae and 1 anemone each under different lighting and this was the results.

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    Black light

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    Blue lighting

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    Full spectrum

    and my favorite BLASTO'S
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    Black light

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    Blue light

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    Full spectrum

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    What would this one look like?
    Black light
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    WOW:yeahdude: this would be prized by everyone


    More on next post :yeahdude:
     
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    Anemone 1st
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    What would this look like under black light?
    TOTALLY DIFFERENT - but it is the same :yeahdude:
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    this drab looking polyp do change dramatically :lol:
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    Under blue light - looking better in pink ..... BUT

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    Under black light it over expose the camera:p

    Lucky customer that bought it this weekend
     
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    And :)

    As this coral is now - it is gorgeous
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    BUT LOOK @ THIS
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    Now it is one of those multi $$$$ prized corals

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    Ragabos I did not forget you - this average looking polyp colony changed into this
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    What would happen to this average looking every day coral?
    This under blue light
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    Not bad at all
    and under BLACK LIGHT!!!!!
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    WOW now I want one as well :lol:

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    Every day mushrooms turn into...
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  5. danimal

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    haha, so when are we gonna start putting black lights in our tanks? :p
     
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    :eek:I saved some of the best for last ;)

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    This and this
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    2 beauty's as they are now. But look the changes lighting makes.
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    1st a teaser under blue light ....
    And now under BLACK LIGHT
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    Look how the centers / mouths act like a torch!!!!!!!
    AND NOW ANOTHER OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITES
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    So next time you see those pics on the Internet - do not believe you eyes they might be deceived :eek:

    Anyone with comparative pictures please post here :1:
     
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    That's insane, I'm going to replace all my moonlights with black tubes. Excellent pics Moolis. :thumbup:
     
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    Looks really cool!!!

    But just a concerne.....isnt black lights harmfull for a coral??
     
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    Holy shit thats amazing how the black light shows different colours of such intensity!!

    Can you have a black light fitted to your tank to help colours? Or would it have an adverse effect on the corals long term?
     
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    Black light as in a UV light? Doesnt that also kill bacteria?
     
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    Sigh...I want...
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    ...and want....
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    ...and want...
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    :drool5::drool5::drool5:
     
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    BLB globe like they use in night clubs should be harmless
     
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    while i see where you are going with this, i dont believe its all like this
    example when places like liveaquaria.com and uniquecorals.com show their WYSIWYG stock and people buy it, i have yet to see a complaint on a forum etc.
    even on zeovit forums and TOTM places you see them.

    i think the reason we dont get them is that our order quatities are not big enough to get the mutations, and also maybe we supplies favour the larger USA based wholesalers

    i just can believe that all good looking corals are "engineered"
    my 2c
     
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    Only problem is the milk in the water:p
     
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    but i do hope i am wrong, else it is unfair we "dont get them"
     
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    I do not know about harmful, but adding them to your hood is not going to make a difference:(

    They penetrate only a few cm into the water and make the water milky
     
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    When must I send, time freight do a daily pickup to us at present;)
     
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    im with dallasg on this. If you look at the wysiwyg part of divers den they give you the exact light that is used for the coral in the pic and it usually is a 400W 20K MH and no actinic or anything exotic
     
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    Thx Moolis ;)

    Arent black lights harmful to the fish ?

    Edit: Saw it was asked already
     
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    You do Shipping..!!??...:slayer: How much to Durban...:biggrin:..what are the prices of those...?
     

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