I also like the idea of you going to a local reef club. My reef club has a bunch of local stores that we hold events at and the turnout is amazing! We have had 100 people swarm a store sometimes so I know the store owners are very happy. I think it's like $50 or $100 bucks to become a sponsor of my club for instance and they get exposure every week. When we have an event at a sponsor store the store generally donates something for our raffle and they also give 10% off to reef club members.
You can get a lot of traffic in your store this way, so much so that you'll be wiped out of stock! lol Our club wipes out a stores inventory in just a few hours.
Good luck! I do plan on taking a road trip one day to you, just gotta save up some $$
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.