Service Center Coral Trade-In Program
NEW Shipping Days! I now ship Livestock Monday through Friday!
This is "Ocean Gardening" folks & our corals will grow just like flowers in a garden, right over each other & out of the tank over time! I don't know of any flower gardeners who create a garden that do so with the intention of opening a roadside stand to sell baby flowers from the cuttings they do in their flower gardens BUT ... if you're like me & just can't make yourself throw away the pieces you're cutting off your corals, then certainly keep the desirable ones & let your hobby pay for some of your "Reef Addiction"! :c) Below are details to my trade-In program:
5 Piece Limit on Mounted Corals
At this time I can only accept Coral Trade-Ins towards the Regular Purchase Price of my TR Soft Corals. I will post here when this policy changes. The other guidelines here still apply.
Due to the large numbers of people taking advantage of this program (Yeah!) I must put limits on the number of and the species of mounted corals I can accept from any one person at this time. The limit is 5 flesh attached specimens per customer per week. This includes LPS corals as well. Their tissue needs to be attached to it's substrate except for some LPS species which need to be well glued to a rock 3 inch min in size. Unmounted frags are limited at 10 pieces. Each coral must meet the guidelines listed here. No exceptions. If you have more than 5 of a truly rare/pretty coral, please e-mail me & send pictures before packing them up and see if I can take more. This is a GREAT result of so many of you having successful tanks! :c)
Special Notes: Due to overwhelming customer feedback, local & abroad, any corals mounted on plugs, discs or any man-made substrates will receive less than what a real rock mounted specimen would get & may even be rejected. Real rock mounted corals are a huge part of what makes AquaCorals babies so different & desirable!
Corals NOT accepted at this time... No SPS, Soft Gold/Brown colored coral including Capnella, Mushrooms & Gold/Brown Zoos.
Corals WANTED & will receive the most $ at this time: ALL Xenia types, Ultra Orange Palys & Zoos, Colorful Mushrooms on rock (Greens, Reds Blues), solid Neon Orange or Green Zoos etc. Others beyond this list will be accepted too.
How To Make Qualifying Baby Corals...
Make Some $ & Support your Reef Addiction....Umm I mean Hobby. :0)
A wonderful result of a thriving reef tank is that your corals will GROW...right out of your tank if left unchecked. At some point you'll be forced to harvest some of that growth. Instead of throwing away what you cut, make babies & make $! Bring in your baby corals based on the guidelines listed below & buy anything you like in the store whether live or dry goods. :0) You'll also be helping to save a reef!
Rock bases must be at least 3 inches ALL corals. Do NOT use terrestrial or man-made/artificial rocks.
Mushroom rocks need 2+ polyps per rock & not glue dependent! Must be tissue attached.
Polyps such as Zoanthids & Cloves need a minimum of 5+ polyps per rock
Soft corals must be a minimum of 3+ inches (branching or matting species), fully tissue attached, binders removed & not glue dependent.
Corals with nuisance algae, macro algae &/or aptasia will not be accepted
Monies must be used at the time the corals are brought in.
The above guidelines have been established for the success of every hobbyist who buys our corals. Given the large amount of water flow inside our tanks, smaller rocks easily tumble. Corals not tissue attached will many times detach during shipping. Let's make those babies & show people what "Made In Maine" quality is all about! :c)
Rubble Rock: I have inexpensive rock that can be purchased then broken to make your own rubble to mount your cuttings on.
Got coral frags?...but don't want to take up the space or the time & hassle to mount? Bag them up, bring them in & receive $ for each! Note: ALL coral frags must be fully healed to be accepted.
For those looking to try their hand at propagating I offer free "How To" advice. :0)
Unmounted Coral Frags Available For Sale!
Unmounted coral frags are also available for purchase in-store! Colorful SPS, Mushrooms, Zoanthids, Polyps and more. Individual prices are listed on the frag tanks. Come in & check them out! :0)