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Old 01-25-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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Where to get corals

Hey everyone,

I have been working on my coral livestock list and want to start shopping around. Who better to ask where to find the good stuff but right here. I am riding the fence on liveaquaria.com with two bad experiences under my belt. Anyone have some suggestions for me?

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I only purchase through my LFS. I want to see how the corals health is and the size and color before I buy. Plus I find it a lot cheaper. Even if I drive to the twin cities (4 hrs away), I can still save money and have the ability to pick the exact coral I want. With mail-order, you get what they give you. That is not to say that they are selling an inferior product, but you have no choice as to what goes in the box.

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Well, the problem is that I live in a smaller town right smack in the middle of the U.S., and there is only one LFS that deals in saltwater. I admit I have never seen a large LFS with lots of saltwater organisms, but if my imagination serves I would lkely rate my LFS a 4 out of 10 LoL. So I have no choice but to go online unfortunately.
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Actually BriscO, I also live in the middle of nowhere and would rate the hometown LFS about the same. I have found one that is an hr away and he has some really nice stock to choose from. I don't even think twice about the drive when I want to shop for corals.

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I have found one that is an hr away and he has some really nice stock to choose from. I don't even think twice about the drive when I want to shop for corals.
My only LFS is an hour away, but I must admit, the time and distance, don't usually figure into it when I want to go
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