Just heard recently that another one of the great LFS's in our area is going out of business. That's at least 2 in the last 6 month's. One of the owners I worked with for years installing tanks in and around the Boston area with for Tropic Isle Aquarium. We've had some many great places and great people in the industry up here in New England and still do and it pains me to see another awesome shop go down. I am certain that this is a trend around the country and that many of the good shops are hanging in there and finding ways to adapt and change with the times as best they can. Kind of a short post here, but just wanted to put it out there as the news had me a little bummed out this morning. Support your LFS if you have a good one near you before they are gone. Feel free to chime in here as I would love to hear peoples thoughts on this matter. Maybe make some suggestions that we could all benefit from. The hobbyist in me feels like a good LFS is a treasure and even though I own my own, it breaks my heart to see one go out especially when it is one of my local counterparts and friends.