Drs. Foster & Smith Shutting Down but LiveAquaria Will Remain

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  1. Jake Adams

    Jake Adams Valuable Member R2R Supporter Article Contributor

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    Drs. Foster & Smith has been one of the major players in mail order pet supplies for over two decades, and the reef aquarium hobby has grown quite fond of their livestock division, LiveAquaria. Just a few short years ago back in 2016 Petco purchased Drs. Foster & Smith, including LiveAquaria and has largely left […]

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    That’s pretty crappy petco didn’t offer any of them jobs!
     
  3. Richard Severns

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    I hate this, they've always been one of the best places to go for our 4 legged family, we have 5 dogs and 1 cat lol, not too mention the 5 tanks running, feel sorry for the employees, sure will miss them:(
     
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    I can guarantee they eliminated more mom and pop store jobs and businesses in their tenure than them closing will effect now. Call me cold, but Good Riddance and don't let the door hit'ya where the good lord split'ya
     
  5. Richard Severns

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    I've been in the aquarium trade aprox 42 yrs, most of the "mom and pop "I've seen close was due mostly location, attitude, poor maintenance. I'm pretty tight with my lfs,he'll clearly tell you that there's not much money if you're in the wrong location, he's struggling, and bends over backwards to make you happy
     
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    Had a feeling something was going to happen. They had a lot of good things on clearance. I also noticed they where eliminating a lot of Reef supplies. Their sales plus coupons where great. That absolutely sucks!
     
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    Bummer. I bought a bunch of my pond stuff from them. Customer service was always good.
     
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