Roli's Reef Ranch
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Rocky Mountain Reefers
Are you planning on running it as a non-profit? If so, you may be successful.Howdy Everyone! I have a few questions about starting a coral business.
I got this idea a few weeks ago when I saw a posting on Facebook for a small-scale reef store that was being run out of a person's garage. I went to go visit it (about a 45-minute drive) and despite only having a single system, which was an Lps and softie only HORSE TROUGH, it had the best coral selection in town!
She used to work for an LFS in the area that closed down due to upsizing to a warehouse and not being able to support the upgrade. I asked her a few questions about the business. She is limited to a small number of coral wholesalers and goes with horse troughs to avoid excess costs.
It got me thinking about how my part of town does not have any LFSs since the warehouse closed down. And I could definitely do a lot better in both coral varieties, system setup, as well as perhaps online retail.
I have already looked at the zoning for my house. I am allowed to run a small retail business out of it. I have experience doing online retail with freshwater fish. Over 4 years of LFS experience, And relationships with wholesalers as I did the ordering for the LFS I previously worked at. So at this point, I got myself thinking. Is there any reason I should not do this?
So the questions I have for you guys are
1: Would you purchase coral from someone's garage?
2: Is there anything I should consider when setting this up?
3: What would you want to see form a similar vendor?
Also anyone who has done something like this please chime in!
Pic Related is the start of my frag system