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  1. I have a bunch located in tiffin
  2. I'm looking for a variety of soft corals an anemones of different kinds looking around tiffin to toledo area.
  3. Interested but is there anyway you can meet me?
  4. Sure I'll take some I'm also in tiffin
  5. As it gets around the holidays months the aquatic industry has their black Fridays sales an deals, I've however noticed the irony of that within itself, first off I was shopping In a ohio based store that I like to go to, as the owner, an workers always strive for the best, even if it is a little on the spendy side it's worth it for the most part. I kept hearing customers an staff mention how the hobby has gone from being enjoyed, to being a money business an people trying to charge anything they want, an how it has changed over the years. The more I thought about it the more I have to agree. Which brings me to my point I have gone to multiple stores with in the state where im always on the search for new items, or the unusual an even to just get out of the house, at multiple stores I've noticed items that just never seem to sell an ill ask the same person there how much the coral is. Always insane prices an the price always change, on place a coral went from. 70.00 the 2 weeks after 75.00 2 weeks later 95.00 a month later 110.00 for the same peice an asking the same people. If it isn't selling why raise the price especially when I can go online to most cor places an buy it retail for 25.00, or these black Fridays, when they raise the price of a coral from 100.00 to 350.00 then say they are giving you 20 percent off, as if that's a deal, then after the holidays have passed its back to the original price. An here lately I've noticed more garage stores popping up an selling corals higher than what most over priced stores are, or even these businesses saying they are selling wholesale yet a small frag of green or purple basic Montipora is 80.00. In my opion I figure that as what used to be a hobby seems to be leaning more towards financial gains than enjoyment.
  6. Looking for aqua cultured clove pylops near toledo.
  7. Once again I took a chance to go to few a stores to get a few clean up crew items, in toledo, first stop aquarium world, on first base appearance, kind of shabby from the outside, I figured o well check it out anyway considering I just heard about it. Walked into the store there was a man walking around, no greeting no high nothing didn't even acknowledge I was even in the store, just got right on his cell phone an started talking to some one, an keep reaching into the larger coral tank, wasnt sure if he was a customer or employee or what, small saltwater fish display, an the larger coral tank go to say, I've seen members here have better corals in there sump, I'm not sure what was less attractive, the unwelcome nature, in the store or the fact most corals were brow. An loaded to the brim with aptasia, or the higher price on some of their fish, however one tan skin gentleman walked in about 15 minutes after I did an that gentleman did say hello, not sure if he was the owner, or customer, or employee, so I walked out, no byes, or can I help you nothing, so I looked on my phone an figured he im around the corner from aquarium masterminds that open at 2:30 no sign on where to park, an I waited walked to the door an there a note be back at 5:10 when online it says there open 2:30 to 6 open 50 minutes a day lol, no lights on for tanks nothing just dark, so I figured I'd call the online number apparently its 2 business, an as I read the reviews online this is common for this store, once again about a 2 hour drive wasted.
  8. In your guys opinion which is better local stores, local bad stores with over high prices, or online, I have see a few factors of both where I have ordered online an received a vary bad shipment, an I have walked out my front door to see fed ex spinning my live fish an coral box,causing me to loose my temper. I have had a local send me a shipment where the heat packs cooked the fish, an I have gotten good shipments in with no problem, the problem i have is being a geographic oddity where there's no really close good store but alot of shady, stores, I posted the individual vs store debate an one member stated support local, but what do you do when you can trust local, an online with shipping would be the same price or cheaper, what your opinion.
  9. True but the pricing of stores seem to be out of control way before covid it seems like it cuz we can charge it we will, I completely understand overhead, but one store I day a 6 inch green carpet with the mouth gaped open in bad shape so I asked price just to see if I should take a chance on it, 130.00 noooo thank you, bad practice with animals in bad shape at that price, thats crazy, an when have you seen a 69.00 percula clown fish ? Or just a dull green single discoma mushroom 79.00? I see that it has become a money racket while individuals seem to care alot more. An I have met some great people in the hobby.
  10. If you dont mind let me know when you have some available interested
  11. Where are you located an an singulara left
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