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The GOP does NOT approve of this clownfish.

The GOP does NOT approve of this clownfish.

I just noticed that a few of my posts seem to deal with topics related to sex and the pornification of our great hobby.  First off, its not my choice people! YOU are the ones buying from companies like SPSex or Horny Corals or whatever the latest sexual-nom-du-jour...

Write Your Own Caption

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You shouldn’t be in the hobby

You shouldn’t be in the hobby

I just came to the conclusion that this hobby would be a whole lot better without a bunch of people mucking it up. Upon further introspection, I decided that I’m not doing the reefing world right if I keep all of this info to myself, so here it is, the definitive list...

Mike the Coral Pornographer

Mike the Coral Pornographer

I have a friend, we’ll call him Mike. Mike is a great guy, always nice, outgoing, generally laid back and chill. Mike is a reefer who has stepped it up a bit as to become a bit of a frag farmer. But that’s not really important now. What is important is Mike’s day job....

Madoff Limited Edition Corals

Madoff Limited Edition Corals

Now, back to the concept that I posed in Part 1 of this series.  A lot of people these days are looking for alternate sources of income, side jobs, etc. Why not do something you know? Look around your home and after a some time you will end up where a lot of other...

Part 4: Tonight on Cinemax – Mycedium

Part 4: Tonight on Cinemax – Mycedium

Thus far we've shown you how to recognize the tricks used to sell overpriced rare coral.  You have been armed with an understanding of megapixels, color spectrum, and post production tricks.  Yet you keep buying these frags, time and time again.  What causes us to...

Part 3 – 475nm

Part 3 – 475nm

I GOT THE BLUES (M. Jagger/K. Richards) As I stand by your flame I get burned once again Feelin' low down, I'm blue As I sit by the fire Of your warm desire I've got the blues for you, yeah Immortal words from two guys who have ingested more chemicals than your...

Part 2 – Four Guilty Men

Part 2 – Four Guilty Men

There, I called out the two people who are most responsible for the "Limited Edition" or "Designer" coral craze.  Those two guys are the bane of average coral collectors everywhere. You were expecting someone else?  Maybe one of those guys with their name attached to...

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