When I first started in this hobby many years ago I frequented a few local fish stores to pick the owners’ brains to better understand how they achieved success with their tanks. They acted like a coach, helping to guide me through any issues or problems I had with the tank, and also served as a source of inspiration.
Ok, fast forward to today. Yes, there are many retailers selling a wide variety of corals and fish online but they cannot match the level of service you can get at a LFS. And nothing beats seeing a coral live and in-person when you are in the buy mode. MORE