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Old 02/05/2018, 01:38 PM   #1
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Acan question

Never bought one of these before or seen one tbh so my question is does this one look healthy it is 25$? Would you buy it?


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Old 02/05/2018, 02:31 PM   #2
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Never bought one of these before or seen one tbh so my question is does this one look healthy it is 25$? Would you buy it?
Hard to tell from a picture but I'm very interested in the group consencus on this. $25 looks like a huge bargain to me for that many polyps. Can't tell what the white marks are, though. A good inspection and a good dip for hitch hikers should do the trick.

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Old 02/05/2018, 02:49 PM   #3
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Acan echinata I think.

I agree that it looks like a good sized colony for 25 bucks.


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Old 02/05/2018, 03:41 PM   #4
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Old 02/05/2018, 03:54 PM   #5
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It's rather dull color wise, could be why it's only $25. Something like that in my neck of the woods would be like $100 or more.

Under the right lighting it might change colors. I bought a lobo colony once for super cheap because it was dull and wasn't selling. Low and behold a couple months under T5's it colored up to be a nice rainbow color.

I would buy it.


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Old 02/05/2018, 04:13 PM   #6
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So it looks okay?


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Old 02/05/2018, 05:09 PM   #7
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Trash coral.. I'll take it off your hands
Yes, Very nice $25 piece


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Old 02/05/2018, 06:12 PM   #8
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I just bought one almost identical with 3 polyps for 35 so yeah good deal


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Old 02/05/2018, 07:32 PM   #9
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Yah, 25 is OK, not much distinction between polyps and not overly colourful, like some of the Acan Lords, aka, micro muss....but it's cheap.
In contrast, a Ultra colour Lords of the same size runs 125-250....


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Old 02/06/2018, 07:44 AM   #10
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Agreed that 25 is good price but that is an Acan echinata so more of a flatter coral that spreads across rocks vs a typical acan that has seperate heads and skeleton to grow up on.

And yes different lighting can quickly change colors of acans (and many other corals...)


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Old 02/06/2018, 12:11 PM   #11
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Agreed, that's mire like why the price, To me, good colour is what I see under normal white light. If it's expensive, it's colourful or big or both....scolies are well known for vibrant colour and run in the 150-500 range...


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Old 02/07/2018, 10:10 AM   #12
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Very good price even if it is a little dull in color right now.


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Old 02/09/2018, 01:14 PM   #13
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Agreed. $25 is a really good price for colony that size. I would definitely give it a go!


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Old 02/09/2018, 09:57 PM   #14
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Yeah $25 for that many heads is a great deal. Would be $80-120 range in my area. Color is ok nothing special but as said lighting will change that. Its healthy as well it appears but looks like it could extend just a bit more. I would buy it at $25.


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