Phoenix LFS, Reef Culture, shows off Ecoxotic LED lighting

Thanks to one of our readers Chris White, we were shown this great local fish store in the Phoenix area, Reef Culture, that uses LED lighting on all its displays and holding tanks. Not only are the displays stunning, but…

Rethinking The Local Fish Store

In this postmodern, internet-based hobby world, it seems that the venerable local fish store (“LFS”) is under constant attack. E-tailers, hobbyist’ garage based start-ups, group buys, eBay, Craigslist, and even frag swaps are but a few of the challenges facing…

Summer Doldrums at the Local Fish Store

It’s early August; the 4th of July was a month ago and Labor Day is still a month away which means that the aquarium industry is experiencing the full onset of the summer doldrums. Whether you are a brick n’…

Sea Dwelling Creatures gets hooked on Reef Nutrition

Two of our favorite companies have teamed up — and not in a cage match Battle Royale either. Wholesaler Sea Dwelling Creatures is now distributing Reef Nutrition products making it much easier to not only get some great fish and…

Vivid dreams in coral heaven

It’s OK to be amazed, we know we were. To think how some shops even stay open with stores like Vivid Aquariums to compete with is beyond me. If your not familiar with them we highly suggest you check them…

LFSlocator may not be ready for prime time

Don’t get us wrong, the LFSlocator is a great idea which will likely become an indispensible tool for travelling aquarists throughout the U.S. but our cursory evaluation of the service for the Colorado region was less than stellar. A search…