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Old 04-09-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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Where to buy corals?

Hi, I am wondering if anyone could recommend to me any site where I can get my 1st set of corals and which ones were good for beginner like me thanks a lot!
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:48 AM   #2
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Liveaquaria.com is really really good. Got my first online order from there. If give them 5 stars...recently ordered from another site and service was poor...nothing compared to my first experience they truly set the bar
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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I'm a big advocate of staying local. Between LFS's, reef clubs, craislist, and frag swaps, I've got a tank full of coral....... Never have paid outrageous overnight shipping, and the most expensive piece in my tank was $20.
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I agree. I have over 25 different types of coral. A few from lfs and craigslist but most came from members of a local reef club. Now I don't live close to any of the members so I had a hour or so drive each time but I never paid "retail" price for any coral from any of them. I'm driving 2 hours one way this weekend to pick up more coral but I can't pass them up they are so cheap

I joined the reef club because members get 10% off at the lfs plus I met a bunch of really cool people

I will never pay 30 bucks or more to get coral shipped. A fellow can go broke real quick doing that.
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You are both very fortunate, there's only one lfs in a 45 minute radius...since he has no competition the things I can buy online at liveaquaria for 35 bucks will cost me 75/80 there. Sorry I'd rather eat the cost of shipping and buy online. It's more affordable and they have a greater selection. Secondly, the lfs are buying online...this is cutting out not only the middleman but inflation too.
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You are both very fortunate, there's only one lfs in a 45 minute radius...since he has no competition the things I can buy online at liveaquaria for 35 bucks will cost me 75/80 there. Sorry I'd rather eat the cost of shipping and buy online. It's more affordable and they have a greater selection. Secondly, the lfs are buying online...this is cutting out not only the middleman but inflation too.
Ouch....

Where are you located?
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Hi, I am wondering if anyone could recommend to me any site where I can get my 1st set of corals and which ones were good for beginner like me thanks a lot!
Nobody really did address the second part of your question..... good starters are typically mushrooms and zoanthids/palythoas. Also depends on your lighting.... what kind of lights are you running?
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I've been told duncans are good for beginners (and that's what I plan on starting in my tank)
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I've been told duncans are good for beginners (and that's what I plan on starting in my tank)
Duncan was my second coral. They are very cool and I think they are good beginners corals
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Ouch....

Where are you located?
I live about 30 minutes outside of cleveland ohio
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