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Hey guys! I realize it's a lot to trust a new company to feed your reef, and that reviews from other reefers can help a great deal. Of course, you can always check out our Facebook reviews: https://www.facebook.com/dinkinsaquaticgardens/reviews

But I also wanted to show y'all reviews we've received from right here, on Reef2Reef. We've consolidated some of the reviews we've received in various R2R threads here, along with the original source link so you can check them out yourself!

From Daniel@R2R, staff member and super moderator of Reef2Reef (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/s...r-biweekly-subscriptions.934908/post-10574492):

Got a snacklepack for my reef from Dinkins Aquatic Gardens. Great product! Super packed! Great packaging! Great service! I'm happy to recommend!

From Bobby Mansfield, on Facebook (source https://www.facebook.com/dinkinsaquaticgardens/reviews):

Let me start by saying wow what an amazing company. 1st order received and was sent a bonus gift to be one of the first customer with Amphipods. Plus a hand written note and stickers. Who does that kind of thing now days.. this company right here. 2nd order placed and received a box pack with all kinds of goodies. More Amphipods, baby brine shrimp, and oh the reef snack pack and Phytoplankton. Everything was alive and well. Converted to a monthly subscription and saved more money. FYI my fish loved the live food and my corals are looking better than ever. If you have read this far..just do it and order something, you can't go wrong with any of their products. If you don't know what you are doing, they will answer your message within minutes and teach you everything.

From Baby_Shark on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/1...epack-giveaway-3-winners.926421/post-10508812)

I usually dont do reviews but holy moly what a great deal! I received my Pods and Phyto today and there are soooo many pods in this one bottle the pic doesnt do Justice!!

Also their packaging is A+ with a nice card inside thank you for your service. Even my wife was impressed and she hates when I spend money on this hobby lol

thank you @Dinkins Aquatic Gardens

From Tian Sorg, admin of Facebook group "Tank Talk With Tian" (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/dinkins-aquatic-gardens.928115/ and https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/1...epack-giveaway-3-winners.926421/post-10503525):

Dinkins Aquatic Gardens has the best products and their customer service matches it!!! Dinkins Aquatic Gardens is hands down THE BEST!!!!!

From jhuntstl on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/very-impressed-with-packaging.925241/)

Did not expect my copepod order to be shipped with the same care you'd expect from a coral or fish delivery.

I got four 16oz bottles of pods and one 16oz phyto. They were packed in a pretty big insulated box with cooling packs inside.

Very much appreciated as I couldn't make it home until a few hours after delivery. 100 degrees today, but everyone is alive and kicking!

From migs on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/live-phyto-pods-from-dinkins-aquatic-gardens.921377/post-10392788):

Big thank you to Dinkins. I messed my order and they corrected to give me a better deal. Already dosed the phyto and my copepods - the bottle had a ton of them swimming around. Thank you!

From PedroYoung on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/got-my-order-review.930168/):

Placed my first order with Dinkins a week ago. Placed my order for a 1/2Gallon Snacklebox and 16 oz Phyto on Sunday evening. Qualified for free shipping ;). They shipped the next day via UPS 2-day and I had my order Wed before lunch.
1-great communication throughout, had an email confirming the order, then an email when it shipped with tracking. Once I had the package I had a question regarding holding the pods till lights out (refrigerate or not) and they responded to my email w/in 15 minutes.
2-very good packaging, tight fit, good cool packs
3- Quality seems very good. Most alive and active pods I've ever bought (you could see them dancing with the naked eye) and phyto isn't stanky.
4- Nice personal touches, note inside thanking me for the order, some stickers and they upgraded my phyto to the 1/2 gallon size.

From glency on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/dinkins-is-awesome.932296/):

My local “pod guy” is having issues with his cultures so I gave Dinkins a shot. I am pleased. Ordered four big bottles for $100, free shipping. Pods came in alive, active, and plenty. Also included was a personal note thanking me for my order along with a pen and some cool stickers. It’s refreshing to receive an order from someone that values customers. Thanks. Not my last order. Glen, San Diego.

From GarrettT on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/wow.931796/):

Ordered some pods from this company since they were in close proximity and all I can say is WOW... Seriously, the packaging and quality of product is second to none. They even added their own live phyto blend as a freebie. I don't write reviews often, really I think this is my first, but wanted to support a good company and share my experience. If I didn't enjoy making my own phytoplankton, I would certainly go through them. Keep it up!

From Hankcorals on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/live-phyto-pods-from-dinkins-aquatic-gardens.921377/post-10542040):

Sorry been a busy week, got my pods on Thursday and my buddy Spot the mandarin has been going to town. Great packaging and product! Highly recommend to anyone starting a new reef or looking for some CUC... Pods are great and a nice treat for those Mandarin fans!!

From ktfloyd01 on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/live-phyto-pods-from-dinkins-aquatic-gardens.921377/post-10552732 and https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/live-phyto-pods-from-dinkins-aquatic-gardens.921377/post-10552770):

I just received my order and WOW!!!!! Thank you!!!!!...You have to order some! I am overly impressed. You can see the pods swimming; the shrimp was a free gift, and it is well done by Dinkins.

From mike89t on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/1...epack-giveaway-3-winners.926421/post-10457066):

Received my snacklepack today. Everything arrived in great condition. Tons of pods swimming around! Darkest phytoplankton I’ve ever seen. Super happy with my order!

From Alex Merida on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/1...epack-giveaway-3-winners.926421/post-10473377):

The best thing to do is subscribe to get a snacklepack, which consist in a bottle of live pods and a bottle of the awesome phytoplankton blend of six different type, which will give your pods a very rich nutrition to thrive in your reef. I love this product.

From realfish on the Atlanta Reef Club forums (source: https://atlantareefclub.org/boards/...aquatic-gardens-giveaway.1189236/post-1326003):

Just placed an order last week. Received everything quickly and as promised. Would love to order more.

From fin mike (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/just-placed-my-fist-order.926436/post-10438212)

Bud, the Phyto will help out tremendously. I received my snackle pack a few weeks ago. Came in great. Very pleased. I did the subscription because I believe in the positive effects so much. Highly recommend!

From ganreef on R2R (source: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/i...-the-reef2reef-community.920239/post-10345244)

Bought Phyto from them. Good quality, fast shipping and good value. Welcome.

Also, check out our Facebook (http://facebook.com/dinkinsaquaticgardens) and Instagram (@dinkinsaquaticgardens) reviews!
 
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I just got my first order from Dinkins and couldn't be happier. The phyto was a dark rich green, the bottle of pods I got was full of little bugs swimming around and they even threw in a free bottle of baby brine shrimp. Plus my order came with a bunch of goodies- stickers, a pen, magnet and a hand written thank you card! If that isn't customer service I don't know what is. If you are looking for a good source for phyto and pods, Dinkins is where its at. I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you Dinkins team!
 

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@Dinkins Aquatic Gardens
I just received my first shipment of the Snacklepacks, SnackleSwag from you as part of the price I won, 1 years of Snacklepacks. All I can say is wow! There are so many pods swimming around.... The phyto is very dark and look great. Lots of cool swag....

Thanks again, I will definitely recommend the Snacklepacks and will order more when I run out.

Cheers

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This is exactley what I was looking for. I’m thinking about placing my first order and wanted to see reviews before hand. @Dinkins Aquatic Gardens thanks for reading my kind. I’ll be placing some half gallon orders later today :)
 
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This is exactley what I was looking for. I’m thinking about placing my first order and wanted to see reviews before hand. @Dinkins Aquatic Gardens thanks for reading my kind. I’ll be placing some half gallon orders later today :)

It can be really hard knowing whether a business is really good or not. I'm so glad that you've decided to trust us to feed your reef! You won't be disappointed!
 

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@Dinkins Aquatic Gardens just placed an order but missed the Amphipods :(

There’s always next time :) I’m excited, being a licensed social worker in New York I love your story and family business. Love supporting!! I’m under Estranak@ the g mail :)
 

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Shoot, replied on a Sunday afternoon while I’m watching intense football :)
 

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This is my 2nd time ordering from Dinkins and you definitely get your moneys worth when you start thinkin Dinkins. I ordered the Snacklebox & Live Phyto combo as well as the live Rotifers. I've ordered from some of the competitors before and nothing comes close to visually matching what you get from Dinkins.

One of the few places where I feel like I'm not just another customer, they add a personalized touch to every order and I love it. Great customer service, great products, great everything. Worth every penny.

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This is my 2nd time ordering from Dinkins and you definitely get your moneys worth when you start thinkin Dinkins. I ordered the Snacklebox & Live Phyto combo as well as the live Rotifers. I've ordered from some of the competitors before and nothing comes close to visually matching what you get from Dinkins.

One of the few places where I feel like I'm not just another customer, they add a personalized touch to every order and I love it. Great customer service, great products, great everything. Worth every penny.

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I'm so glad you're Thinkin Dinkins! Thank you for the great review - that's exactly what we like to hear, because we always want to provide a concierge-level customer service experience.
 

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I just want to let you all know of the superior service I received from Dinkins. UPS delayed one of my previous orders and the phyto just didn't make it. I informed Dinkins of what happened and they replaced to spoiled bottle. They could have blamed it on UPS and said "sorry about your luck pal", but they didn't. What great customer service!

I can't recommend this company enough. Way to go Dinkins!
 

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I just received my snacklebox package, and I have to say all the positive things I've heard have not been hype. I haven't been this impressed with customer service in a really long time. The Dinkins team went above and beyond with all the details in the package. The instructions, stickers, and a hand written note were just amazing. The phyto has to be the the darkest, and richest phyto I've ever used. The copepods were also teaming with activity. I've already set up a recuring order, and plan on continuing that recurrence. I'm excited to see the results of this current batch. Thanks again for being a great company!
 

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Just got my latest double batch of Snackleboxbox and phyto 16 oz bottle in my subscription. As always well packaged and I love the personal touches added. I’ve used Dinkins since early last year but just recently started the subscription a couple months ago.
 
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