Best Online Sites for Supplies

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  1. jeffmaxwell

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    What are the best online sites for someone who is starting out?

    The best price for quality equipment/ supplies.

    Any recommendations for supplies?
     
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    Bulk Reef Supply

    You can also learn a lot thanks to videos on the site and on youtube
     
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    Thanks for the responses! I was leaning towards them, just wanted to make sure
     
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    I would check out all the sponsors here and get used to checking at least 5 for every purchase. I have found that Dr F&S was very competitive and they are the ones that I have been spending my money on, especially get on their mailer list, lots of flash 25% offers. So the others are Marine Depot ,Saltwater Aquarium, Premium Aquatics and Aquarium Specialty, plus much more.
     
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    Thank you for the advice. Really appreciate it
     
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    As has been stated: check the sponsors and hopefully you'll find one or two that are well stocked, has decent prices and as a bonus, are located within 1-2 shipping days from your location.
     
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    All of these are good but supporting BRS in turn supports their continual educational videos which are fantastic. Their youtube channel is a trove of knowledge for the typical hobbyist.
     
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    I exclusively buy from bulk reef supply unless I am making a really big purchase and can save a couple hundred dollars elsewhere. Otherwise I don’t mind spending a couple extra bucks to buy from BRS opposed to eBay or Amazon
     
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    Brs as a thank you for the videos unless you can save a tremendous amount of money.
     
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    Ebay like its 1999 lol - jk - google works pretty good for me!! :)
     
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    I've been a customer of Premium Aquatics and Drs Foster and Smith since the mid 90's. Both have great customer service and as stated before, you can get some good deals from DFS with their 25% coupons. If I'm just needing 1 item I will check Amazon since I have Prime and it usually is cheaper after shipping.
     
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    Make sure you click the signup for bulk reef supply rewards. Always nice to get a few bucks off on each purchase.
     
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    Most of my stuff I get from BRS
     
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    BRS, If it was not for their online vids I would not be in the hobby. Ryan gave me the confidence I needed to get started!!
     
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    saltwateraquarium.com Their prices are in line with other retailers (sometimes cheaper) and they are very quick to ship.
     
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    BRS - get on their group buys. You get special offers & 10% back. They do a R2R one every month. As mentioned, check out their videos. It'll probably end up saving you money.

    Marine Depot (they got good videos too) & saltwateraquarium.com are awesome. DFS has great sales too as mentioned.

    Lastly, depending on where you're located, get to know your local reefers. Join the local reef club if there's one. You can find some GREAT deals locally.
     
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    BRS Bulk Reef Supply
    Marine Depot

    These are my goto online shops!
     
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