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Old 04-14-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Buying corals online?

Hi, I am new to the hobby and not impressed with the LFS collection of soft corals. Has anyone ever purchased corals online? Prices seem better and more selection, but is it safe? Are the corals healthy?
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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Liveaquaria.com has great selection and very reputable. They also have a guarantee on the livestock. Fish for sure, not sure about corals. Take a look.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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I just purchased the 5x5 head zoa frags in the vendor spotlight on this site. I figured $10 per frag with free shipping was a fair deal. Have not received yet due to me being out of town. when they come in I'll post some pics. I've seen the bambam zoas go for fairly expensive before so we'll see

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Old 04-14-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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Actually I kinda wish I had bought this now, a little more variety, Still a good deal when you consider free shipping because shipping is usually pretty high.

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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I've had great success from online coral purchasing the only thing that sucks is the cost for the next day del.. that always gets you.. but their are some companies that have free shipping on purchases over $120

If not sure of the company, post the company name here and I know for fact that someone on here has purchased from them before....and can give you their opinon...
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Don't forget to occasionally check your local CL listings, plus areas around you.... We have a guy in my area who frags a bunch of different stuff a few times a year and sells them for $10 each.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:37 PM   #7
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I just recieved my order from reefs2go.com. One of the bags had leaked all the water out and of course it was the bambam zoas, my favorite ones. I have emailed reefs2go let's see how they handle it. Fingers crossed.

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #8
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Go ahead and put the bam-bams in your tank. Zoas can be pretty resilient and if they were damp at all (which they do look like in your pic), there's a good chance they'll pull through so long as they didn't get too hot or cold.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #9
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Where do you think your LFS gets their new corals/fish from? Online is safe, easy, and usually much more cost effective. I've ordered from liveaquaria.com and love their selection... just wish shipping was less than $34.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:47 PM   #10
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The zoas I bought are opening up and doing ok. Reefs2go.com responded to my email quickly and said that I have a 14 day warranty and if they don't make it let them know, but I don't think that will be an issue as they have all opened up.

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