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Old 05/15/2016, 12:48 AM   #476
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Wow did not know about Amazing.


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Old 05/18/2016, 03:48 PM   #477
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Did Coral Collection in Lake Forest close?


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Old 05/18/2016, 07:02 PM   #478
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Did Coral Collection in Lake Forest close?
One can only hope so.


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Old 05/20/2016, 01:33 AM   #479
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LOL. I know what you mean, I was just looking for some dry goods.

Sucks there are no decent shops in south OC, kind of surprised really. Lots of hobbyists down here. One can only drive out to Amazing Aquariums so often.


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Old 06/08/2016, 02:07 PM   #480
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Saw a bunch of nice sps at deep blue aquarium in north Hollywood




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Old 06/08/2016, 05:55 PM   #481
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Tell them to open a store in W. LA


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Old 06/19/2016, 09:31 AM   #482
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I went to Deep Blue Aquariums yesterday and got these nice frags. Please excuse the crappy photo, the colors really pop in person. They have a great selection and the employees are knowledgeable and helpful. Looking forward to going back for more corals and fish.

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Old 10/05/2016, 04:45 PM   #483
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So, Allen's Aquarium over on Lincoln closed a couple of months ago. The old managers re-opened in West LA (at Medusa's old location). They don't have much in terms of corals but I was impressed with some of the fish they had in stock. At the very least it's a closer location for food and supplies for those of us on the west side.


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Old 10/06/2016, 01:17 PM   #484
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Wait... This all happened on my bicycle path and I did not notice? Shows how long it's been since I went to Medusa. Last time, they only have one fish.


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Old 10/30/2016, 04:36 PM   #485
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I went to Deep Blue Aquariums yesterday and got these nice frags. Please excuse the crappy photo, the colors really pop in person. They have a great selection and the employees are knowledgeable and helpful. Looking forward to going back for more corals and fish.

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Old 11/24/2016, 12:12 PM   #486
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So, Allen's Aquarium over on Lincoln closed a couple of months ago. The old managers re-opened in West LA (at Medusa's old location). They don't have much in terms of corals but I was impressed with some of the fish they had in stock. At the very least it's a closer location for food and supplies for those of us on the west side.
I'd recommend going to Nature Aquarium on Santa Monica Blvd over Allen's. Although Nature Aquarium's prices are a bit steeper, they have a good stock of corals and fish (and their customer service is excellent). I've had some bad experiences at Allen's and would not go back unless it was absolutely necessary.


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Old 11/30/2016, 03:39 AM   #487
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Wow, I had no idea Deep Blue aquarium was so close to my house. I'm literally right down the block from them. Gotta check them out


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Old 12/05/2016, 02:27 AM   #488
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Wanted to update, I visited Deep Blue Aquarium and it was great. Hong is friendly and has a nice selection of sps, which is what I'm mainly into. So glad I don't have to travel that far now to get what I need! I would recommend.


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Old 12/06/2016, 09:21 AM   #489
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Wanted to update, I visited Deep Blue Aquarium and it was great. Hong is friendly and has a nice selection of sps, which is what I'm mainly into. So glad I don't have to travel that far now to get what I need! I would recommend.
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Old 12/06/2016, 01:26 PM   #490
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Pricing is very reasonable. There's a $10 section that has a mixture of some sps, lps, and softies. Sometimes you can find some nice stuff in there. From there, it goes up to $25 for the nicer acro frags, and a little more for bigger pieces. I think it's worth it to stop by if you're into sps.


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Old 12/06/2016, 01:30 PM   #491
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Pricing is very reasonable. There's a $10 section that has a mixture of some sps, lps, and softies. Sometimes you can find some nice stuff in there. From there, it goes up to $25 for the nicer acro frags, and a little more for bigger pieces. I think it's worth it to stop by if you're into sps.


Nice, is it near vivid aquariums?


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Old 12/06/2016, 01:36 PM   #492
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Not quite, it's in North Hollywood right next to Burbank.

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Old 12/06/2016, 08:41 PM   #493
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The $10 sections are really neat. Have not seen that since Tong's.


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Old 12/07/2016, 12:54 AM   #494
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Where is a good place to buy some affordable snails to clean up some nuisance algae? I'm in the SGV.


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Old 01/03/2017, 08:21 PM   #495
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Pet town in downey ca , pretty cool place they have a variety of saltwater fish and coral also have salt water already mixed for those people that dont want to mix it themselves.


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Old 01/13/2017, 10:39 AM   #496
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Looked up Jims Exotic and says it's permanently closed


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Old 01/13/2017, 11:48 PM   #497
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Hope it's not true. Was a really nice place.


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Old 01/14/2017, 11:24 AM   #498
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Hope it's not true. Was a really nice place.
I was in the area yesterday and stopped by. It is not closed, but also not what I would call nice. Last time I was in there was years ago and I thought it seemed nicer back then.


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Ill take your word for it then, Google shows it closed, someone commented 5 months ago that it was closed but there's a 4 star comment from a month ago.


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Old 01/14/2017, 04:45 PM   #500
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I just posted on their FB and they replied, saying they closed and moved out of state six months ago.


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