Another problem with LFS
are that many dont guarantee their fish and corals. Most the time everything is great, but ive had a few bumps like my neon goby that had some fungus on him while still in the bag and an acropora that had redbugs. I was able to treat them back to full health, but jeeze ya know? They werent thrilled when I told them, they just told me which meds are waste of money.
I was expecting them to offer to swap them out or something, let them do the treatment since the critters came from their tanks...
Online places like saltwaterfish.com guarantee their items for 15 days! Others are joining in with the guarantees and STILL keeping prices low. A while ago I complained about reefs2go, but they made things right eventually, and now ALSO offer a 2 week guarantee after what happened to me.
A lot of online stores also offer free shipping (or greatly reduced) to people in their state. Thats going to really change things for LFS
if they dont join in. Why pay $20.00 for a fish at a LFS
with no guarantee when I can get the same for $10.00 online with free shipping and a 2 week guarantee? A lot of us cannot afford to support the LFS
all the time.
will really have to adjust now with 2 week guarantees, free shipping, and reward programs...