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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If you dont mind let me know when you have some available interested
  5. Where are you located an an singulara left
  6. Waffen i have to say I go a bit all over ohio an yes salty critters in Vermillion, is a tad high on price, how ever dan an ernie an 2 great guys I have met, an id rather have you pm for the information.
  7. I agree with the prices you say, but it seems like stores are just trying to screw you where they can, bad tanks bad service just bad in general, im wondering if there are any good ones left, or consistent.
  8. Being in the hobby here in Ohio has left me Into several questions, to weight thru. I like going to stores all over to see new stuff an to be on the hunt for that oddball peice that I didnt know I needed, yesterday I drove 50 minutes to a store. I went into a store where the fragS were buy 2 get one free, I reminded the owner of that an was just brushed off, an the coral I did pic out he said he baged an was in the counter, only to find out that when it open this morning, it was not even close to being what I asked an told the owner, it was just some plague old green palythoas, so a wad of cash down the drain, I have given this store an others several chances, to do better, how ever the same day I went to a petco that has a member from here who I must comened, as he was very in point with things, I have seen store going at each other, I have seem owners of these stores, blaming an screwing people left an right even other store owners, I have time an time again over high prices, of store owner just trying to screw people, I even drove 2 an a half hours last week to go to a store that had next to no fish an clouded tanks, Thanksgiving weekend I went to a store in oh where I sale of the day on signs were, true perula clowns original 69.00 on sale 29.00, at what part does the allowance of these store an bad business practices help the hobby, is there really any good stores left. My patience is wearing thin in this hobby when it is expensive enough but to call these place an here yes we have it an drive hours to these locations to find they lied or don't is very frustrating, an these views has been before an during covid so I know thats no excuse of these practices. Then there's individuals here bless you. Yall give me a bit of hope back to the hobby, it seems members here an other renew that hope is there for this hobby, if only the spirit of individuals could be passed to store locations, I think there should be a category, area calling out the people in stores an workers not just owners, for the ones that are doing great work an a way to thank the good guys for what they are doing, that way members can identify to these people an have better experiences. So whats your thoughts is there better stores, or are individuals seem to be better in ohio?
  9. I can't go that far tomorrow but I was looking at the bright orange ones
  10. I'm interested in the orange ones, I'm also in tiffin an could meet in Findlay is you have any available
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