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When local sponsors and LFS don’t have what you’re looking for, where do you order fish and inverts online?
 

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Considering that I’m rarely looking for anything in particular, I like to see what vendors have on live sales. If I ever buy from one though I usually wait until the aftersale to kick in, assuming the vendor has one.
 

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I have had good luck with Live Aquaria - in fact, I just got an order from them this week. Whereas most vendors only offer an "arrive alive" guarantee, LA offers a 7 day guarantee on most items, and 30 days for their "certified captive grown corals". However, they are out of stock on a lot of items now - this was the first time I ever had difficulty coming up with $179 worth to get free shipping.

I have also ordered with good luck from Jason Fox, although, as Cody mentioned, mostly from the aftersale of one of his live sales.
 

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I have had good luck with Live Aquaria - in fact, I just got an order from them this week. Whereas most vendors only offer an "arrive alive" guarantee, LA offers a 7 day guarantee on most items, and 30 days for their "certified captive grown corals". However, they are out of stock on a lot of items now - this was the first time I ever had difficulty coming up with $179 worth to get free shipping.

I have also ordered with good luck from Jason Fox, although, as Cody mentioned, mostly from the aftersale of one of his live sales.
30 days guaranteed on their captive grown corals? I bet there are A LOT of stipulations with that. I gave test frags away all the time and it’s not uncommon for them to completely die within a week or two, and I know a lot of folks like to push the limits on stocking tanks.
 

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30 days guaranteed on their captive grown corals? I bet there are A LOT of stipulations with that. I gave test frags away all the time and it’s not uncommon for them to completely die within a week or two, and I know a lot of folks like to push the limits on stocking tanks.
I have never had to make a claim on one of their CCGC, so I'm not sure if there are any different rules. Most of the corals come under the 7-day rule. In my latest order, the two Acros I got have the 7 day guarantee, but I got a pipe organ coral with the 30-day. Sadly, I have already had to make a claim for 2 of the 6 chromis I got. For fish that are supposedly "easy", chromis are among the hardest fish to keep alive in my experience.
 

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