Whether you go to Amazing Aquariums and Reefs to buy or just to look, if you are traveling any distance to attend this weekend’s Reefapalooza event at the OC fairgrounds you ought to visit one of Southern California’s nicest aquarium stores just a few miles down the road. Some have called it the Greenwich Aquaria of the West, in Japan they call it the B-Box of the East but most people simply call it “that store” when they drive by on their daily commute. The video above shows AMAR’s showcase LPS and clam display aquarium with some of the finest grade specimens of Acan lords, Australomussa, Micros, Disc corals and Zoanthids. Anyone who sees either of his top shelf rainbow lords in person will be flabbergasted that these have not been chopped into itty bitty little teeny frags and sold to the highest bidder.
That’s because Mr. Atapour loves his corals so much that it makes him cry when he cuts them, he just feels their pain. At AMAR you’ll also see some unique fish such as Flabelligobius, cryptic pseudochromis and some oddball anemonefish species that are few and far between. Their display tanks are also very neat and modern looking, and very much in line with their Japanese Style soft coral reef display. We hear that Mr. Atapour might have contracted the Latezonatus Flu, or L1Z1 for short, so make sure that your younger children have been immunized before you go. Also, AMAR will be having a special promotion for RAP visitors to his store this weekend; anyone who comes in and says “Wide Debil” will get a free turbo snail, while supplies last.