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hvacman250
02/16/2011, 11:29 AM
This is my first order with Blue Zoo Aquatics. I had read some bad reviews, but they were the first "big" online supplier I came across that had a Ritteri. I bit the bullet, hoped for the best, and ordered.

Order was placed Monday night, asking for Weds delivery. Got an immediate "Order received" email. I heard nothing until late Tuesday night stating "the order had shipped".

Order arrived this morning at 10:00 AM via FedEx. Here are my thoughts:

-Very well packaged. Included in the styrofoam container was a drip acclimation line w/ suction cup, acclimation directions, a plastic dropper containing a "blue liquid for stress reduction", and a sample of their fish/coral food. They also suggested using the styrofoam container as a acclimation bucket sinc eit is "sterile", never contained any foreign materials/liquids. Very good idea!

After acclimating and releasing, I am impressed! Here is my order:

Tonga Super Green Mushroom, Actinodiscus spp., Small 4-6 Poylps, Tonga 1 1 $ 39.95
$ 39.95

Contained 7 polyps

2
004621 Acropora-Turquoise, Acropora spp., Tiny: up to 2.5", Fiji 1 1 $ 39.95
$ 39.95

If this is "tiny", WTH is huge? This Acro is over 3" tall and 4" wide

3
003166 Ritteri Anemone , Heteractis magnifica, Medium: over 3-4", Indo Pacific 1 1 $ 59.95
$ 59.95

I am not an anemone expert, but this specimen looks great, and is nearly 6" across after introduction to the tank.

4
003277 Astraea Snail, Astraea tecta, .5"-1", Caribbean 2 2 $ 1.95
$ 3.90

Bah...they are snails :) Bought to spend a couple extra bucks to receive free shipping.


I will update in a few days when everybody is settled, but this may be my BEST order I have ever received from an online vendor. I will definately be a repeat buyer!

sedorusc
02/27/2011, 07:03 PM
I've never found them to be completely correct on specimen size. They always underestimate the size their corals. Never really had a bad experience with them and I have placed at least half a dozen orders with them.

joejoe1055
03/03/2011, 05:11 PM
how is everything looking?
thinking of placing an order (would be my first with them)

hvacman250
03/04/2011, 01:41 PM
how is everything looking?
thinking of placing an order (would be my first with them)

Everything is going great!

Based on my first and only experience, I would definately buy from them again.

evsalty
03/04/2011, 01:46 PM
I've never found them to be completely correct on specimen size. They always underestimate the size their corals.

That is a good thing right ? :)

evsalty
03/04/2011, 01:46 PM
Everything is going great!

Based on my first and only experience, I would definately buy from them again.
pics please

lisafoster
03/05/2011, 10:18 AM
I have always had good luck with blue zoo. I also agree there corals are always larger than what they.

sedorusc
03/05/2011, 12:49 PM
That is a good thing right ? :)

definitely a great thing. it's why I keep shopping with them.

sasharotty
03/19/2011, 07:51 PM
Good to know, was thinkin of getting a couple black & white Occy's when their in stock.

mchud
03/20/2011, 07:11 PM
I have gotten my last 2 orders from them, I have always had great service and great product. And their packaging is first rate. Great place.

grigsy
03/23/2011, 09:40 PM
I have ordered before with Blue Zoo and have liked what I have received.

Greg is very cool to work with and I appreciate the care they gave me.