Thanks everyone for your input on my questions. If it isn't obvious, I don't have an aquarium myself. I'm a university graduate student working on a project looking into the global marine aquarium trade. Part of my contribution to this project includes attempting to quantify the value of the trade throughout the value chain (collector, middleman, exporter, importer, retail) and examining the trade's socio-economics. I thought that I would step outside some of the traditional means of gathering data and information, and give this aquarium forum a try. I imagine that this forum contains a collective knowledge that could contribute to my research. If anyone has information or experience to share, you can reply to this thread, or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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