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What online suppliers do you recommend?

Post by GermanShepherdGirl » Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:32 pm

I have ordered equipment from Drs. Foster and Smith and they have pretty good prices. I also ordered a couple of coral packs this weekend from liveaquaria.com. I was very happy with the selection and the packaging.

What online venders have you tried that you recommend?
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Post by Kart Racer » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:07 pm

I have only made one purchase online and that was marinedepotlive.com. Was happy with everything except the fact that the seahorses didnt live as long as I was hoping for. Only about 6 months but that was no fault of marine depots.

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Post by Redfish » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:35 pm

For live animals I recommend LiveAquaria.

For dry goods I recommend Marine Depot. I have been burned twice by their live side, however, and will never order fish or any other livestock from them again.

I have also had great success with Custom Aquatics and Premier Aquatics.

I have ordered from Reefer Madness several times and have always received great stuff.

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Post by steveanddanni » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:57 pm

www.bigalsonline.com They have awsome prices and Wednesdays are double points days for their VIP members. Basically they give you 1 point for every $ you spend and double those points on Wednesdays. We just ordered some from them and used some points for $10 off our order. They are cheaper in most cases than Fosters and Smith.

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Post by Brandon » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:22 pm

For dry goods, the best prices seem to be at:

www.bigalsonline.com
www.customaquatic.com
Also:
www.premiumaquatics.com
www.marinedepot.com
www.championlighting.com

I have ordered from all of those and never had a problem with any of them. Best test kit prices seem to be custom aquatic.


Check out: http://www.haveparrotwilltravel.com/reefsale.htm for some frag links.. it was something i did to keep up with my frag bookmarks a while back, but has not been updated in about a year.

I've only ordered fish from www.saltwaterfish.com, and no problems there, shipping is free for >$75, but they don't have a lot of inventory so it's a crap shoot.
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Post by Fishfood » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:59 pm

I have only order live stuff from Saltwaterfish.com and that was probably 5 yrs ago. I usually get dry good from marine depot, premium aquatics, custom aquatics, and reefgeeks for T5 bulbs.

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Post by sb1227 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:35 am

For dry goods:
Drs Foster and Smith, usually if I get something for the other animals as well.
Marine Depot...excellent customer service and good prices.
Reefgeeks for bulbs.
Premium Aquatics...excellent customer service.

For livestock:
Reefer Madness for corals.
Saltwaterfish is good for invert, cleanup packages. I don't know about any other stuff.
I've heard good things about Atlantis Aquarium. Have been tempted many times to try them, but haven't yet. Prices on frags are ridiculous, but the a/c colonies are reasonable.
Same with Dr. Macs...

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Post by GermanShepherdGirl » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:42 am

Drs. Foster & Smith has great customer service. There was a slight mistake with the corals they sent me this weekend. I emailed them and told them about it. They are correcting the problem by sending me 2 more corals at no extra charge. So I commend them on thier great customer service!
-Kristyn

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Post by NM354 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:04 am

I agree on F&S costomer service. They forgot to send a gallon jug of suplements so they send another wich was distroyed in shipping so they next dayed it to me no questions asked.

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Post by greenclowngoby » Fri May 05, 2006 3:19 am

just tagging along.

i've ordered from http://www.liveaquaria.com http://www.marinedepot.com http://www.marineflora.com http://www.reefnutrition.com

satisfied w/ all my orders (bulkheads, iodine, calcium buffers, zoanthids, macro algae... never ordered fish tho) from those vendors.

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Post by GeoGriffin » Fri May 05, 2006 9:36 pm

I usually use Dr Foster & Smith for all equipment. However I did just place a order with reefgeeks for a skimmer and some T5 lighths so we will see how they do.

As for livestock, I only order from Liveaquaria. You can not go wrong with their customer service and the 14day garuent. I have ordered fish/inverts probably about 5 times and gotten all of my rock (2 orders) from them. If your looking for inverts you might try Aquaticisland.com as they have awsome prices for cleaner packages and will ship them priority mail.

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Post by Buzz » Fri May 05, 2006 11:31 pm

I know I'm new here but wanted to ask a question. Do most locals buy the stuff they need from online stores or local vendors? I own a small business (not a fish store) and know how hard it can sometimes be. Personally, I use the Internet for research, then go to one of the local guys and get them to order what I'm looking for. Sure, they may be $10 higher on that new pump I've been looking at but I think it’s worth spending just to help these guys out. My biggest nightmare is jumping in my car and rushing up to the LFS for something to fix my tank and the doors closed for good because the Internet put them out of business. If you’re from the eastern shore or Mobile, I'm sure you know of at least 3 stores pretty close by. Individuals’ not large chains own these stores. Plus, you will be keeping the money local, which helps as well.
Thanks for letting me share my thoughts. No offence intended.

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Post by Brandon » Sun May 07, 2006 8:49 am

I like giving local places my business, but when you're ordering halide bulbs, a skimmer, a good external pump, etc chances are you are not going to find what you are looking for locally.
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Post by fishman122 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:28 pm

i know this is an old thread, but just thought i would give some input too, for dry goods, i always use thatfishplace.com, they have a low price guarantee, fast shipping, tremendous selection. also for live goods check out reeptopia.com. not a whole lot of selection but really good prices on what they do have i think.

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Post by satchmofish » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:59 pm

if you ever get a chance & are in Lancaster, PA, go to THat Pet Place/ That Fish Place. It is AMAZING! You wont be dissapointed.

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