View Full Version : New coral today (got lucky)

10-23-2008, 02:58 AM
One of the LFS' near me had some very nice looking acans (which also came along with a hefty price tag). They only had three of them there, so I was hoping at least one would still be left by Xmas. I've been eyeing them for a while now.

Well, a day or so ago my wife showed me a 50%-off coupon from that LFS's advertisement (I took that as my cue to buy now at half-price rather than wait until Xmas and pay full price).

I went there today to get it and it turns out the wording of the ad wasn't what the LFS intended. They told me they meant the ad to read 'buy 1 get the 2nd 50% off', but the actual ad said 'all saltwater live stock 50% off, one purchase'.

Initially he didn't want to honor the coupon but eventually decided to let me have it at half-price as advertised (he was kind of upset that they printed it wrong; luckily I was the first one to use coupon, I have no idea how subsequent customers with the 'erroneous' discount coupons will be handled as he stood to 'lose money' .

So I was able to get the purple acans with green centers at half price, still kind of expensive at about $8 a polyp, but that's better than $16 a polyp! I gotta thank my wife on this one, I ignore 99% of coupons and advertisment media mailed to me, I'm glad she noticed the ad.

In any event here's what i got:

Slightly zoomed out, with a reddish acan at the right and trumpet/candy cane at the left:

10-23-2008, 03:01 AM
Very very nice. Acans are one of my favorites but at their prices they won't be in my tank for a while. LOL

10-23-2008, 03:05 AM
Good deal ha..
Looks great!

10-23-2008, 11:20 AM
Very nice score! Funny how the ad printed and intended ad aren't even close to eachother. Somehow I'm sure that's the fault of the ad agency,lol. I wish I could get that lucky though. I'd love to have one of those in my tank too but as stated above the price is outta my league at the moment.

10-23-2008, 09:52 PM
Hopefully the price of acans will come down, I mean they're very hardy and seem to grow quickly enough, shouldn't be hard to aquaculture.

I lucked out with the red one, though (I got it from a frag tank for $5 when it was about the size of a peanut m&m candy last summer).

The new purple one has expanded since yesterday, the polyp are 1.5" to 2" across:

12-13-2008, 02:51 PM

Wow this coral is growing fast. I've counted seven new heads today (about the size of m&m candies), effectively doubling the quantity of heads in just under two months, as it was purchased with seven heads and now has 14.

I didn't notice them before because they're too small to be seen during the day, being concealed by the tissue of the larger polyps. But I caught sight of them today while the lights are still off.

I've been feeding each of the large polyps mysis shrimp weekly.

12-13-2008, 04:32 PM
those sure are beautiful. I think I need to take a road trip and go to a NSLFS (not so local fish store) in San Jose. My LFS doesn't carry things like that.