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    Speckled Krakatoa Group Buy!!!

    Hey fellow reefers, We've just got in a good handful of Speckled Krakatoas. With so many frags, there's no point in just hoarding them for ourselves. So... we're going to implement a US wide group buy on these beautiful polyps! Not sure if this has been done before, so it's pretty exciting. The regular price on these are $250pp. We had 14 polyps about 2 weeks ago with all of them selling out within the first few days. We're going to be giving price breaks on these morphs after "X" amount of polyps have been sold. If we can get 20 polyps sold, we'll break the price down to $200pp. If 40 get sold, the price will be $150 pp. Here's an example of what a 3p looks like. Easily one of the nicest morphs that's come in recently. Here's how the group buy is going to work: The Speckled Krakatoa will be listed on our site at $150pp (the lowest price). You are free to purchase as many quantity as you like, as that will count towards the amount of polyps sold. This will allow you to pay for shipping, taxes, etc as you would with a normal coral on our site. You can also purchase other things on our site (or more polyps of the Speckled Krakatoas) to reach free shipping ($350+). You might be wondering why it's set to the lowest price already. The hardest thing about group buys is that you don't know if the group is going to reach the amount needed for the lowest price. You'd be down for a polyp if it was at $150, but don't want to commit to pay $200. So to counter this, we're giving a pretty awesome solution: If the price doesn't reach $150, you may have the option of getting a refund. You won't have to commit to the group buy unless it reaches the amount you want. If it doesn't reach $150pp, you can get a refund. If you'd still like the polyp even if it doesn't reach the minimum, just let us know in the comments of your PayPal order and we'll invoice you the difference at the end if it doesn't reach 40 polyps depending on the total of the group buy. Pretty simple. So ask your reefer friends, local and online, if they want to get in on this deal. The more people that hop on, the better it is for you. We already have frags healed and set aside, with polyp count options as well. There's only limited 1p and 2p pieces, so get them before someone else does. We want to share this morph with as many people as possible, for the best price point. US WIDE GROUP BUY ENDS: Friday, January 29th 2016. Link to purchase: http://www.legendary-corals.com/#!krakatoa-group-buy/c1unw By participating in this group buy and purchasing a frag, you commit yourself to purchasing the frag at the minimum cost of $150pp, There will be no refunds on the frags if the group buy does reach 40 polyps. Cheers, Darwin
  2. Hello reefers, Darwin here with another blog like post. Mostly a story/ discussion as to what comes out of my reefing head. I haven't done a write up in a while and I was inspired to start this one up after seeing a couple of posts on Facebook coral groups. Excuse any grammer errors or thoughts going everywhere as I wrote this while waiting for my car at the dealership. This might strike you guys as odd as to why I'm not talking about zoas, but this encruster has been my latest addiction. Let's talk about what I think is one of the most beautiful, unique, and underrated corals... Favias! Oh my... Hello beautiful. So... what about them? Well, they come in all sorts of colors, grow fairly decent, are fun to feed, and are relatively easy to care for. Think of any color in the rainbow, and there's definitely a favia that fits that spectrum. There's a whole bunch different shapes that they come in and each one has their own "special" needs (mostly lighting and space, watch those sweepers!). The different variations in body shape is as fascinating to watch grow as seeing different acropora structures take off. Some grow smooth, while others grow large "eyes" and ridges. The colors they attain vary from the amount of lighting they take in with some preferring moderate light and some preferring very dimly lit tanks. Their sweepers and fleshy bodies add movement to an otherwise stale area of your reef. They're a popular recommendation for the intermediate reefer that's looking to get away from softies due to their low lighting and care needs (think of war coral, every store has them!). And for kicks and giggles, you can feed them fleshy foods and watch them engulf a meal. Feeding fish is fun, and feeding coral is just as fun (especially when you have someone who isn't in the hobby watch. "WHAT?! CORAL EAT THINGS?!?!?!") Om nom nom nom. Feed me. Now, even though I've listed some awesome reasons why favias are well... awesome, favias aren't exactly new to the hobby, nor are they a "hype" coral right now. The demand for favias isn't as high as shrooms or sticks are right now. Not many reefers are looking to build up a favia collection and collect every slight variation like how reefers are willing to pay a few extra hundreds for bounce type shrooms or "reef raft" looking type acroporas. No, favias are set on the back burner with only a handful of people who are as obsessed with collecting them as the rest of the hobby is for shrooms, zoas, and acros. It's a bit perplexing to me as why people don't love them as much as I do, but it does make some sense when I think about it. There's not as many variations between favias to make them as fun to collect as other corals. Only a small handful of favias that come in look truly different from the rest that are in the hobby already. They fall in that oddball category like how some people collect chalices, only less pricey and much less sought after. Their sweepers (some of which reach 6" across") also mean less real estate in their reef. You can't cram as many favias into one area like you can with non-lps pieces like zoas. They're also aggressive to other corals, meaning you have to give them room of their own to grow. Also, not everyone has a bandsaw that they can frag and trade their pieces with fellow reefers. Cutting a zoa or snipping a stick is far easier to do than investing in a bandsaw. But I mean, the same can be said with plenty of other lps, with chalices being the most comparable. Chalices encrust, need a bandsaw to be fragged (nicely anyways, lol), take up oodles of real estate, like lower lighting, and have sweepers that look like six inches of death under blue moonlights. And yet, chalices are highly sought after. I attribute the demand for chalices because of the insane prices that came with them a couple of years ago (the grandpa reefers used to pay $200+ and eye for miami hurricane). The high prices tell reefers that chalices are "desirable," and so the craze for them took off just like all the other high demand corals in our hobby. Favias however didn't get the same craze and so just plateaued into a small group of appreciators. At $200 an eye being the regular back then, other chalices similar to it would follow suite. Anyways, let's move onto some highlights as to what I believe are some of the most popular pieces, along with a few of my personal favorites that aren't as known. Cherry Corals Darth Maul Favia: This is a very interesting favia, as it sports a golden yellow body with red eyes. More along the colors of the super hero Ironman, but named after the horned black and red sith lord. This piece gets green in different lighting, but prefers to be lower to the sandbed to achieve the golden yellow color. Loves feedings and has relatively decent growth. I found some threads of it being in the hobby back in 2010, but even after 6 years it still demands a very hefty price tag. Jason Fox DayGlo Favia: Released back in November 2013, this piece has a light pink body, neon green eyes, and a yellow ring around each eye. The stunning contrast of colors and its uniqueness is what made it so sought after. When it was first released, the colors on the colony were extremely bright pink. It's a bit of a mystery as to what lighting level the DayGlo prefers to keep the hot pink, as many reefers have trouble attaining the full potential of the piece. Hell, even we can't bring out the hot pink. LOL. We also noticed that the original colony had a bit of blue on it. In a trade, we received a JF DayGlo that was half blue. We decided to isolate the blue coloration thinking it might be a graft and after many frags, we think it just might be! The blue grows independently of the pink just like a WWC Grafted Monti Cap would. We haven't had the blue throw off pink, but the pink does throw off very small blue streaks once in a while. The original colony, with hot pinks and a wee bit of blue on the top left. A perfect half blue and pink frag, showing the clear difference between the two and maybe proving it's a graft. Fascination Favia: This is the another new favia that's been grabbing people's attention. Named by Unique Corals I believe, it has a yellow to green body with red eyes. Basically the color scheme of a CC Darth Maul but with a different body type (larger eyes) and with green on the ridges. Pieces with yellow are more sought after and is usually seen with the growth rim. There's a handful of wild pieces coming in and vendors are giving them their own names to establish lineage, but I'm just going to group them all together as "fascination" types because well... they all look the same. Here's a piece that Unique Corals posted, just to show the original piece. And now FX Sour Apple Here's a wild one we got in And now that wild piece we got a few months later, notice how it's gotten more yellow? TCK Good Luck Favia. The original colony from TCK was all yellow, but it turns green after being fragged. War Coral Favia: One of the staples of any local fish store. This piece come usually with a red base and glowing green eyes with the occasion of blue streaks. Whether or not the blue splashes makes it a different piece altogether is unsure, but we tend to just group either all red pieces or pieces with both colors War Coral. This piece is easy to care for an is a great starting LPS piece to recommend someone looking to try something "harder" (get what I did there? like hard coral, hahaha... yeah. Sorry). Dragon Soul Favia: This piece used to be very sought after since there was an "original" lineage for it. But now that it's being commonly imported as wild colonies, the price and demand for it went down. It's still a stunner with it's psychedelic color scheme and is a well known piece in the hobby. One of the trippiest looking corals in the hobby. Usually has huge eyes like acans as compared to the previous favias that have smaller eyes. Now onto some of my favorites pieces in my own personal stash! LC Ferrari Enzo. A smooth all red body with glowing golden eyes. Gonzo's Spicy Lemon Favia. One of the up coming popular favias. Bright red body, blue eyes, and glowing green rings. LC Subzero Favia. Icy blue with a red outline around each head. Very cool piece! Supreme Reef's Mighty Max Favia. Basically a rainbow chalice that's a favia. LC Starry Night. One of my top 5's, but surprisingly not many other reefers like it. Has a midnight blue body, EXTREMELY glittery center, and glowing green eyes. It's a beautiful piece in person. Rain of War. I'm not quite sure who is the originator of this piece is. Most frags come with the burning orange and radioactive green eyes, but we were able to secure a frag with green as well. Just like the JF Day Glo, the two colors seem to grow independent of each other but can mesh. Reef Raft USA Brimstone. Another all red with yellow eyed favia. Sometimes green comes in but eventually changes to yellow. Much larger eyed piece compared to the Enzo. FX Yellow Brick Road Favia. Probably my favorite piece of all time. Yellow-Orange body that reminds me of a fire, a glittery green center, and a purple-red ring that surrounds each eye. It is by far the slowest growing favia, with the piece being left alone for 1.5 years. That's forever for a favia! Let me know what you guys think of favias whether you hate them, love them, or maybe have a new appreciation for them after checking out this post. Please post some photos of some of your own favias or pieces that you hope to own. Cheers, Darwin
  3. Hey reefers, We've got another update full of sweet pieces. Everything is already live on the site. Cheers, Darwin
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    WWC Bounce, Last One

    Hello reefers, We have a bounce back up for sale. It's the best looking one out of the frags we had before. Posted on our site under the WYSIWYG section: www.legendary-corals.com WWC Bounce: $599.99 shipped Mother: Cheers, Darwin
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    New Legendary Shirts In Stock!

    Hey guys, Sorry for the wait, but the new legendary shirts are in and they look great! The merchandise is listed on our site already. Click here to view the selection: http://www.legendary-corals.com/#!merchandise/c1tei The Classic: Maroon Tee: Black Baseball Tee: Maroon Baseball Tee: Cheers, Darwin
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    Bounces and High End Zoas

    Hey guys, We have 3 bounces for sale along with a couple of very high end zoanthids. First come first served, all pieces are already listed on our site: www.legendary-corals.com Bounce #1: $399.99 shipped Bounce #2: $399.99 shipped Bounce #3: $599.99 shipped A sneak peak at the rest of the stuff we just uploaded onto our site: Hallucinations with 4 babies: Tokyo Tart Micromussa TDF Shazaams RR USA Pink Stratospheres LC Black Adonis Interstellar Orchid Envies LC Rainbow Circus New Pieces to the Collection: LC Gangster's Paradise LC Divine Intervention LC Phantasms LC Royal Orchids Cheers, Darwin
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    Legendary Shirts, Round 2!

    Hello NVR, Here's the mock ups for our next shirt designs! Our first all black version was a big hit and we decided to make some other colors for stock. We'd just like to get people to vote what color they'd like and what size. Vote for as many shirt colors as you'd like by indicating which color and size you'd be interested in. This isn't a pre-order, just gauging interest. Top Row: Left: Maroon w/ White Font. Right: Heather Grey w/ White Font,Middle Row: Left: Black w/ White Font (classic design, not a part of the vote). Right: Black/ Heather Baseball Tee w/ Black Font.Bottom Row: Black/ White Baseball Tee w/ Black Font. Cheers,Darwin
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    Legendary Corals Live Sale on R2R and Nano-Reef

    Oh ho ho ho, you mean like this one?
  9. Hey NVR, We're whipping a mini live sale for the end of the summer and it will be updated on Reef2Reef and Nano-Reef. Updates won't be on NVR unfortunately, but you are free to participate on the other forums or just be on our site this upcoming Saturday to grab some sweet deals. The Legendary Live Sale RULES (Rules may change at anytime. By participating in this live sale you will automatically agree to the following rules): WHEN: Date: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (PST) on Saturday, August 29th CORALS: 250+ Pure WYSIWYG Corals, posted in 5 minute intervals in between (roughly 4 corals per update). We're going for more variety vs quantity for this mini sale. All corals will be added to our website along with the thread that has a link to the site. Look under the "Live Sale" tab of our site. The tab will be broken up into tabs indicating which hour the corals came from (it will make sense when you view the site the day of the sale). Snipers be ready! All corals are heavily discounted from their already awesome prices. There will be a handful of $5 corals and an even smaller handful of $1 corals! And you all know we like to keep only the nice stuff around. For $5 corals, you must have purchased at least ONE regular live sale item for each $5 coral you snipe. For $1 corals, you must have purchased at least TWO regular live sale item for each $1 coral you snipe. This is how we're going to ensure that enough people have chances to snipe on these deals instead of having just a few people take them all and leave the rest empty handed. If you pick up a $5 or $1 coral without fulfilling the requirement during the sale, you are allowed to keep your snipes as long as you purchase the necessary # of corals at the end of the sale. For example, if you have 2 regular live sale items and a $1 coral already and another $1 coral comes up, you can snipe it. Later on in the live sale, you pick up 2 more regular live sale items, fulfilling your requirement to keep the $1 item. If you do not fulfill the requirement by Saturday, August 30th 6:00pm PST, you will forfeit your $1 and $5 corals that did not fulfill the requirement and the $1 and $5 that were forfeited will be posted back on the site for others to grab. Those who grab the special deal pieces will need to fulfill the requirement as well. If your order does not fulfill the requirement after the $1 and $5 pieces are put back up, then you will automatically forfeit the corals. All remaining corals that are not picked up on the live sale will be left at live sale prices until Tuesday, September 1st 11:59pm PST. Afterwards, they will be full priced items. Under the rare case that the coral is not well to ship, you will receive a similar piece if in stock. If no coral is in stock, then we will refund you. PAYMENT: PayPal only, first come first served. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No exchanges, refunds, etc. No credit or coupons can be applied. Your item is NOT yours until it's payed for. If it's in your cart, it isn't safe from other reefers! If for some reason you and someone else got the same coral, the first person to check out will win the coral and we will notify you if we have a similar item we can offer. SHIPPING: During the live sale, the automatic shipping fee will be waived. Instead, under the "SHIPPING DATES" tab, choose a date to have your package sent out for a flat fee of $50 (free at $350). Prepaid Shipping is $30 until August 28th (day before the live sale). On the day of the event, the full shipping price will resume. If your order reaches $350, we will refund you the $30. Presale Shipping modules can be purchased via our site now: http://www.legendary-corals.com/#!live-sale-shipping/c1ua8 We will ONLY ship to the address on your PayPal. So please have this updated on your account to avoid any confusion. Because we're awesome, we'll allow combined shipments. Just let us know at the end of the sale who else needs to go into your box. If no shipment date has been requested by Sunday (August 30th) we will be shipping your package out the following Monday (August 31st) by default. If you do not pay for shipping by the end of the week (August 31st, 11:59pm PST) you will be forfeiting your corals and your payment for your purchased corals will not be refunded. FAQs: For our FAQs, please visit this link: http://www.legendary-corals.com/#!legendary-faqs/c1bp8 PRIZE: Since this will be a 4 hour live sale, we're going to give away 3 sweet prizes once again! To be eligible, you must check in every hour and have made a purchase. You simply need to post "Check in hour #" for each hour. If you miss an hour, you will be disqualified for the prize. However, if you checked in every hour but didn't win a prize we'll add a $50 coupon via PM as a thank you for staying with us the whole time! Coupons must be used within a month and on orders of at least $100. We will pick the three winners via a brown goody bag, which will be filmed! Each item you purchase (except $1 and $5 corals) will count towards a ticket. So if you purchase 5 items, you will have 5 tickets. We'll let the winners choose their prize in the order that they are pulled from the bag. For example: 1st winner gets first pick, 2nd winner gets 2nd pick, and 3rd winner and 3rd pick. Prize #1: Extreme LC Zoa Pack (worth $400+) Prize #2: Extreme LPS Pack (worth ~$500+): Prize #3: Extreme Chalice Pack (worth ~$700+): Some sweet teasers pieces we already have aside for the live sale. And lastly, have fun! You guys all know we love animated gifs and funny memes. Post plenty of them and let's make this into another great live sale! Cheers, Darwin
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    30 Zoa Morphs for $450 Shipped

    Pack is sold, can whip up another like it
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    30 Zoa Morphs for $450 Shipped

    Just like the title said. We need to make some space so we're practically giving these away at a price like this. The pack is already up on the site. Better hurry before a chance like this goes away. Price: $450 Shipped, if purchased all separately worth > $1,100 Names left to right: Row 1: Powerhouses, Granny Apple Smiths, LC Glitter Bombs, Pink Velvets, Orchid Envies, Summer Solstice Row 2: LC Kaleidoscopes, Tutti Fruity, LC Unicorn's Love Juice, LC Hyper Phoenix, Blue Venus, LC Vicious Vixens Row 3: Mango Tangos, Goblins on Fire, Gatorades, Fruit Loops, Wild Aces, Purple Pixies Row 4: Fuschia Fusions, Two in the Pink, LC Bonfire, Candy Apple Purple, LC Hades Inferno, Supermans Row 5: Twizzlers, Warp Speeds, LC Sinisters, LC Atomic Sunset, LC Ectoplasms, LC Holograms Cheers, Darwin
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    Extreme Collectors Zoanthid Pack

    Hey reefers, We're creating only a handful of this zoa pack, filled with only hot new morphs! PM me if interested. Price includes shipping. The youngest frags are 1 week old, and will be perfect to ship by next week. Included in the packs are frags of each (ranges from 1-3p): Names listed from left to right: $300 Shipped ($275 for the CA folks ) Top Row: Powerhouses, Orchid Envies, LC Vampire Slayer Middle Row: LC Unicorn's Love Juice, LC Kaleidoscopes, LC Ectoplasms Bottom Row: LC Party City, LC Bioshocks, LC Atomic Sunsets Cheers, Darwin
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    Legendary Corals Zoa Grow Out Contest

    Hopefully all those weeks of healing will give everyone a good chance for these beauties to grow quickly! Huge thanks to Keith for organizing and for meeting up with ya'll.
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    It's "The Zoa"

    It's been a long dream of mine to score some sweet zoa and just call it "the zoa." I mean, how funny would that be right? You would be talking with your friend and be like "Hey, have you seen The Zoa?" "What do mean, which zoa?" "Dude, THE ZOA!" Thinking this might cool enough to be the one! With the hundreds of zoa morphs stored in my brain, I don't think I've come across this one before. Found one polyp of this potential gem about a year ago and it's blossomed into a true gem after much TLC. Purple-Black body, ruby center, and adonis like skirts. This is all we have at the moment, hopefully it grows out some more! Just sharing for now. Cheers, Darwin
  15. Hello Reefers! We've put out a lot of zoa packs in the past of our choices with great success. But now that we have a bit more variety, we've decided to let you guys create your own packs, including things that aren't just zoas! We have a lot of inventory and it's time to make some more room. These deals save you almost 50%! SALE ENDS ON AUGUST 2nd. There are TWO different categories, Ultra Grade and Extreme Grade. You must purchase 2 Ultra Grade for every Extreme Grade you choose. For example, if you want to buy a LC Beast Shroom, then you must at least buy a Orchid Envies and Superman Paly. Choose between the following below and send us a PM of your choices along with your PayPal information for us to invoice you. If you have any questions just let us know! A couple of these are limited quantity... So first come, first served! SALE ENDS ON AUGUST 2nd Choose up to 4 Pieces - $150 shipped Choose up to 7 Pieces - $200 Shipped Choose up to 10 Pieces - $250 Shipped Ultra Grades: Orchid Envies - 2p, Ultra Grade Superman Paly - 1-2p, Ultra Grade Deathwalkers - 1-2p, Ultra Grade Strawberry Explosions - 3-4p, Ultra Grade Hades Inferno - 1-2p, Ultra Grade Mango Tangos - 3-4p, Ultra Grade CB God of Wars - 1-2p, Ultra Grade Flame Rim Shroom - 1 Small Shroom, Ultra Grade Hallucination Shroom - 1 Small Shroom, Ultra Grade Blueberry Blastomussa Merletti - 2-3 heads, Ultra Grade Avatar Chalice - 2-3 Eyes, Ultra Grade Darth Maul Micromussa - 2-3 Heads, Ultra Grade LC Doppler Effect Favia - 2-3 Eyes, Ultra Grade Cranberry Favia - 2-3 Eyes, Ultra Grade Extreme Grades (Must have picked 2 Ultra Grades for each Extreme Grade): LC Pink Monster - Small Frag, Extreme Grades (Must have picked 2 Ultra Grades for each Extreme Grade): LC My Cali - Small Frag, Extreme Grades (Must have picked 2 Ultra Grades for each Extreme Grade): Looney Toons Acan - 1-2 Heads LC Vampire Slayer - 2p, Extreme Grades (Must have picked 2 Ultra Grades for each Extreme Grade): LC Bonfire - 1p, Extreme Grades (Must have picked 2 Ultra Grades for each Extreme Grade): LC Beast Shroom - 1 Small/ Medium Shroom, Extreme Grades (Must have picked 2 Ultra Grades for each Extreme Grade): Cheers, Darwin