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  1. The other day I stopped in at the premium aquarium to get some bulbs, and checkout some fish. Well, I have a serious addiction and can't look at anything until I thoroughly inspect all the acros. I came across this really interesting spathulata and couldn't walk out of the store without it. Ive began fragging the colony down to help heighten it's chances of survival in captivity. Ive got a few nice chunky frags cut already, and will have far more than I have space for here shortly. My brother has already nicknamed it fruity pebbles. Though it looks as though unique corals had a similar specimen once upon a time. Ive included a photo from them to help show the colors my potato phone isn't able to capture. I am trying to recuperate some of the money I invested into the colony, as well as spread some pieces throughout the local hobbyists to help guarantee it's survival in captivity and see what it does in different tanks and conditions. I feel a fair price for frags would be $30/per although Ive never broken down a wild colony and sold frags so quickly so feel free to give me some input.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    I've been asking $20 for the smaller frags
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    Still have some frags, mostly smaller pieces
  4. Has anyone here ever imported a Japanese car through an importer? Lately I find myself dreadfully missing my fd rx7 and need another one. After a quick search even the jdm fd rx7s already stateside are about 20% cheaper. That's fairly obvious considering Japan had them for 10 years while we had them for 2. But the 94s with late 93 production dates are already legal, it almost makes more sense to spend less on a Japanese car and chop up a far less rare car to build into a racecar. So I've been wondering if anyone's dealt with it personally? Anything I can expect? Good local company to find me the car I'm looking for?
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    Buying and importing a car through an importer??

    Rhd rx7s also have even less headroom, but I'll be able to correct that with super low seat brackets and fixed back seats. Im mostly aware of the issues that come with a rhd rx7 but I'm mostly nervous about the actual importer.
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    Buying and importing a car through an importer??

    Nice! My thinking with going jdm is Japan had something like 70k cars produced through the 10 years they were built there, whereas we had under 14k make it to the states because Mazda only built lhd cars in 93 and 94. I used to have a chaste white 94, a 1 of 26 produced. But Everytime I considered chopping it up I just felt guilty. Im a purist at heart, so I'd rather just chop up a car with higher production numbers. I feel this! I would buy a 911 if I had 140k laying around for a 997 gt3rs.
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    Buying and importing a car through an importer??

    Numbered in kmh, and rpm is broken down into 100ths opposed to 10ths. But it doesn't matter because I'll be pulling the gauge cluster anyways to replace with a racepack.
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    Buying and importing a car through an importer??

    I saw that. My problem is I'm gonna be chopping the car up for a widebody kit, extensive interior work, and it's gonna get a 3 rotor. I'm 6’4” so I have to get a non sunroof car which makes it even more rare of a car considering only some base models, and r2 cars had that option. I just don't want to be destroying a super rare us spec car for my build when I could get a jdm model for a dime a dozen.
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    Buying and importing a car through an importer??

    At least in Utah, when the r32 skyline, and all the cool cars that came around that time frame became legal for import tons of importers started popping up like crazy. There's a few local ones I've come across, but I want to go to a good importer that finds quality cars for good prices and doesn't try to widen their already large profit margin by horrendously up charging on a broken pile, then ship through a less than cautious shipping company and get an even more beat up car.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    I just wanna say thanks to everyone who grabbed frags at the meeting. It was awesome finally meeting you all, and I really hope the frags do well for you! And for those who weren't able to make it to the meeting don't worry! I still have 10 or so mostly smaller frags.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    I'll be home all day monday
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    I'll be bringing frags to the meeting, but will have time after.
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    December 2018 Frag Swap Thread

    I'll be bringing a bunch of pieces of my spathulata, and could bring kryptonite candycane, purple tipped hammer, and an orange acan colony if there's any interest
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    Aptasia Eating Berghia Nudibranch Group Buy

    From my research it seems nearly impossible to keep enough aiptasia to breed them for a resale purpose. Most places that breed seem to offer a 1 to 1 healthy live rock for aiptasia covered rocks in attempt to keep their foodsource stocked.
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    Aptasia Eating Berghia Nudibranch Group Buy

    When you all have cleaned your tanks free of aiptasia, and have offspring to sell I am definitely interested in buying a few.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    Sorry for the washed out blue photos, too lazy to get out the DSLR. But I've got 10 nice chunky, multi branch frags, and 15 smaller frags. Some of the frags ended up being huge! Due to how busy I've been with work it took me a week to get it all fragged down. Most of the smaller frags were cut first as I was working my way to the insides of the colony to get the larger frags. So far all frags have survived, and showed pe within 30 minutes of being back in the tank. Color is looking good! The pieces Ive had in my nano since I got the colony are healing nicely and showing awesome colors.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    I work in woodburn, but I'm closer to brooks than Salem if that helps.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    I was able to make 25 total frags. Some of which are quite chunky, and extremely colorful. Some frags are smaller, closer to the 1-1.5" range. Most were fairly exposed to light and show ideal colors. Some of them were shaded under branches and don't have their full colors. I'd be willing to do the chunky ones for $30, and the smaller frags for $15-20 depending on coloration.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    Im planning on it, my work schedule is getting a bit crazy this week though, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to swing it.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    Im hoping to make it. I started a new job recently, and so far it's been decent enough to give me a regular schedule. I'm just not sure if I'll be able to swing it with family in town! Im sure I'll have plenty of frags healing for a long time. The colony is fairly good sized, had to use a bucket to acclimate it. Im hoping to make it to the holiday meeting and could bring frags then if I'm able to make it. I don't wanna jinx it but so far color is looking great, and all frags have survived.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    Oh don't worry! If this was an aquacultured colony I wouldn't even be fragging it. I would honestly rescape my entire tank for it. The colony is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately being a wild colony that's only been in captivity for a bit over a month It's just too risky to leave the colony whole for much longer in my experience. Frags can be more evenly exposed to lighting and flow and seem to have a better survival rate. Even aquacultured colonys can have issues going from tank to tank, or from flow and lighting changes in general.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    Yeah that should be fine.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    It's a neat piece for sure! Something I couldn't pass up.
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    Looking for classic SPS

    I would have had alot to offer. But 3 months ago I had an alk crash that killed off 60% of my sps. I've found quite a few nice og pieces at all things aquariums in wilsonville, and his prices are absolutely great. Worth checking out!
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