Auction Winnings - Is this the same coral?

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I won an auction recently and I'm not sure the coral I got was what I purchased. Let me know what you guys think. Can these ever be the same coral? I have tried to let it color up in my tank a bit

auction photo:
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actual coral I got:

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Now I know the one is a professional photo and my photos suck but should at least be the same color I'm thinkin. The one I got is basically completely brown with very little green. Also note the bright green base in the photos and my has brown base.
 
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It might be. Missrepresented at best! The sellers photos either had a filter or were heavily manipulated. The sand bed and frag plugs are purple. I would not be happy!
 
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It might be. Missrepresented at best! The sellers photos either had a filter or were heavily manipulated. The sand bed and frag plugs are purple. I would not be happy!
the purple photos are mine lol. i used an orange filter. the color is close though for the torch. the first pic is what i thought i was buying.

i think i'm going to ask for more info from the seller
 
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the purple photos are mine lol. i used an orange filter. the color is close though for the torch. the first pic is what i thought i was buying.

i think i'm going to ask for more info from the seller
O sorry about that. Very hard to compare them taken under different conditions.
 

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Size looks the same but that first picture is for sure all blues. Are you using an orange filter during daylight? Yellow daylight and orange for all blues with a phone works best for me.

Either way you're not going to see that first picture in person. Is it a well known store? I'd ask for more details on how they got that picture.
 

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I won an auction recently and I'm not sure the coral I got was what I purchased. Let me know what you guys think. Can these ever be the same coral? I have tried to let it color up in my tank a bit

auction photo:
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actual coral I got:

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Now I know the one is a professional photo and my photos suck but should at least be the same color I'm thinkin. The one I got is basically completely brown with very little green. Also note the bright green base in the photos and my has brown base.
Calikid corals?
 

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i would guess there may be a black light involved in sellers pic with heavy blues. I only buy in person anymore.

I could make my turds look awesome with right lights and filters... but I dont wanna. thats shitty :poop:
 
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What lighting are u using ?
 
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What was the torch named in the raffle and who was the vendor? Knowing who did this will give us a better idea. Also turn up blues and put everything else down and take a picture with the Orange filter and compare
 
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I wasn't going to name but someone guessed anyways (cali kid). I always have had good experience with them in the past so don't want to bad mouth a specific vendor. Was just curious on opinions. There are some very small hints of gold/green on mine but nothing like the photo. I bought a 'green lantern torch'

I picked up the coral so shouldn't have been much stress from transport. Usually when I pick up a coral, I get to see before its bagged & didn't get to this time so was disappointed when it opened up at home.

I'm out of town right now & will try to get better photos and more info when I get home. I have an illumagic blaze x over this tank and photos come out purple (maybe it's the UV channel).
 

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I wasn't going to name but someone guessed anyways (cali kid). I always have had good experience with them in the past so don't want to bad mouth a specific vendor. Was just curious on opinions. There are some very small hints of gold/green on mine but nothing like the photo. I bought a 'green lantern torch'.

I picked up the coral so shouldn't have been much stress from transport. Usually when I pick up a coral, I get to see before its bagged & didn't get to this time so was disappointed when it opened up at home.

I'm out of town right now & will try to get better photos and more info when I get home. I have an illumagic blaze x over this tank and photos come out purple (maybe it's the UV channel).
I guessed because I'm a frequent shopper with Ben too. I would reach out to see if an error was made. They have great customer service
 
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I know you said you got it in an auction so not sure what you paid but if you spent between $500 to $800 on that (I believe that’s what they sell them for usually) I would go get my money back. They hosed you man..
 
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