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Bob's Picks

Well, weve been talking about it coming, and now September 22 is upon us. It marks the first day of fall here in the U.S. and its time to get ready in more ways than one.

Foremost is the inevitable change of weather and in some areas the marked shift in temperature. If you havent already run checks on all of your heating components and generators you should definitely do so now to ensure are operating properly. If you dont already have one, you should consider the purchase of an emergency generator. A little foresight can go a long ways towards avoiding a complete disaster.

We talked about temperature a lot last week, but now is the time for diligence on that front. Make sure your Customer Service Representative is well aware of your current weather conditions and adjusts the amount of climate control employed as necessary so your shipment is subjected to the least amount of temperature stress as possible.

Lastly, as the autumnal chill begins to set in and we return indoors remember the holiday season is just around the corner and we should gradually start building up our inventory levels. It is especially important to allow your systems biological filtration to adjust to the anticipated increase of bioload.

Check our real time inventory often as we are continuously receiving shipments from around the globe and as always we are working on bringing new supply lines on board.


Be sure to check out our promo sheet this week as we have some very aggressive pricing on certain lot items. A particularly good deal can be had on Royal Grammas (Gramma loreto) and we have a very healthy supply of them.

On the rarer front, this last week we got in a limited supply of False Personifer Angels (Chaetodontoplus meredithii), a few of which are male, others are female/subadult. Both are gorgeous fish that always sell out quickly.

On of our aquaculture facilities sent us a small, but very healthy batch of Aquacultured Pink Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion). Really excellent condition on these and a good size as well.

Sticking with cultured items, we have a good stock of just stunningAquacultured Yellow Eye Peach Echinophyllia Chalices (Echinophyllia sp.). These just shimmer under actinic lights, photos just don't do this coral justice. Try one or two on your next order.

I don't talk about stars much, but we do have a limited supply of Fancy Yellow Brittle Stars (Ophiarachna sp) that are bright yellow and they stick out from a distance.

Lastly we also have some deep red Strawberry Flower Anemones (Actinia tenenbrose). We don't get these very often, and even a good supply here sells out very quickly.