Alas, the tree could not be saved, but Degener8 - just being a nice guy and looking to help out a noob reefer - offered to send me a frag of Kenya for the cost of shipping. Little did I know he would also include a sweet rock of zoas as a freebie! The shipping was TOP NOTCH - double-bagged with ample water, in bubblewrap, in a hard styrofoam box, with a heat pack wrapped in wet newspaper, all sent in a Priority USPS box. The corals arrived only a day later and were in perfect shape, and after acclimation, were already opening up this morning including the Kenya tree which has already about doubled from its shrivelled shipping size.
I'd be remiss not to make a thread here to thank Degener8 for being so awesome and turning a bad situation around for a new kid on the block like me, and I look forward for the chance to pay it forward in the future when I see another noob in need!
Edited by meganistkrieg, 23 July 2010 - 06:00 PM.