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Old 05-14-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Pros & Cons Mail Order or Fish Store

I really need as much feed back as possible on this one. As all of you know this is not the cheapest hobby! Plus I don't like killing such precious lil creatures. Now I love the help my guy at the fish store gives and I'm sure if I asked for anything he'd find it for me. However, the cost most likely would be more with him. He's still got to run a business! Anyways I've been weary of buying corals via online because I'm just not sure how that can be healthy but then how do fish stores get stock further north DUH
I lack experience buying coral online. I need to know red flags and good buys... Options please

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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I may be making an order online soon.. I've been looking at reefchicks.com today. I bought a couple of frags from them at coralcon in Orlando a couple months ago. Not a huge selection online but what they do have looks good. Also, if you live under the panhandle in fl, shipping is only $10 for overnight!

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
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I order off of saltwaterfish.com, reefs2go.com, and liveaquaria.com all the time with very few issues. A DOA once and awhile, but always refunded.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #4
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I've purchased many corals on eBay from a seller called "the coral farmer" and have been very happy with what I've gotten. Occasionally I've had a coral from him not make it but he was very quick to refund and even included free corals in another order to make up for one I lost. I highly reccommend him.
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