Originally Posted by Flreefer
Sounds like really nice stuff, I'd be stoked too! It's Synphodium huh? Cool, thought it was Sympodium, but that was verbal from my lfs
. Live aquaria has great stuff, but always seems really pricey. Enjoy your new pieces.
Compared to what I have around for LFS
, their prices are great! Easily 50% less than local (unless you count PetCo, whose animals I don't trust). I would not buy frags from them, though. (Colony pricing seems competetive though.) I've found some good stores I can travel to on business that I get great deals from.
Also, they guarantee animals for 14 days. No LFS
around me does that. In fact, I'm pretty sure they only guarantee it gets out their front door alive. Last time I made a claim, all it took was a phone call.
If shipping seems high, think of what it costs to send a small package next day air from the UPS Store. It's reasonable. You can also order with a friend or save up and order for several tanks (or some of the higher end stuff) to get free shipping at $225 of livestock.
The down side is that unless you're ordering from their WYSIWYG section, you are buying blind.