What's up with all the shortages?

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What's going on with high end supplements and salt being out of stock? All the ESV products seem to be out of stock. Tropic Marin products are out. Live Aquaria salt is out of stock. Aquaforest salt is out. I've been using the LA salt for years, and it's out now. I found a couple boxes of Fritz RPM (which is supposedly LA salt) to tide me over, but I hope this doesn't continue.

I just switched over to ESV B-Ionic 2-part, so I was actually open to using their salt, but ALL their products are un-obtanium right now.
 
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What's going on with high end supplements and salt being out of stock? All the ESV products seem to be out of stock. Tropic Marin products are out. Live Aquaria salt is out of stock. Aquaforest salt is out. I've been using the LA salt for years, and it's out now. I found a couple boxes of Fritz RPM (which is supposedly LA salt) to tide me over, but I hope this doesn't continue.

I just switched over to ESV B-Ionic 2-part, so I was actually open to using their salt, but ALL their products are un-obtanium right now.
I just set up a tank a month ago and wanted to use Tropic Marin but can’t get it. I think it’s made in France and can only assume COVID has stopped production. I use NEO Marine instead. It always seems to be in stock.
 

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Isn't safe? Coronavirus is in salt?
Don't you watch tv or listen to the news? It isn't safe unless you have a mask. It's not safe to eat unless you eat outside. The dockworkers can't find a manufacturer for a mask that fits a crane or a forklift, so they are staying home to keep their equipment safe.
 
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Don't you watch tv or listen to the news? It isn't safe unless you have a mask. It's not safe to eat unless you eat outside. The dockworkers can't find a manufacturer for a mask that fits a crane or a forklift, so they are staying home to keep their equipment safe.
I think we are on the same page here
 
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Still not sure how the coronavirus prevents production over a year later. It's an excuse at this time.
Production is being prevented by not having as many people in one space to be able to accomplish the tasks. Packaging, moving materials, fixing equipment. I would expect to see things get much worse over the next few years instead of better. Even things such as appliances, lumber, metal and all the things that use those materials have been decreased because of the man power required to run the lines. I work in the HVAC industry and we are already seeing shortages of equipment like AC and Coils. So if anyone needs things do it sooner then later and get ahead of the game.
 

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In setting up a new tank there were several items I could not find in stock anywhere including a normal 3155 Tunze topoff. Reefbuilders ATO out of stock, too. Seems like anything made in Europe is scarce for sure.

I have also participated for the last time on live sales here at reef2reef because I have had horrible experiences with two very well known sellers who are apparently doing so much business they don't care if corals show up dead or actually send you the "free" frag you won during the event. I will not shed a tear for them when the market starts to turn on them.
 
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In setting up a new tank there were several items I could not find in stock anywhere including a normal 3155 Tunze topoff. Reefbuilders ATO out of stock, too. Seems like anything made in Europe is scarce for sure.

I have also participated for the last time on live sales here at reef2reef because I have had horrible experiences with two very well known sellers who are apparently doing so much business they don't care if corals show up dead or actually send you the "free" frag you won during the event. I will not shed a tear for them when the market starts to turn on them.
I tried a live sale once, that's right "Once!"
 
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In setting up a new tank there were several items I could not find in stock anywhere including a normal 3155 Tunze topoff. Reefbuilders ATO out of stock, too. Seems like anything made in Europe is scarce for sure.

I have also participated for the last time on live sales here at reef2reef because I have had horrible experiences with two very well known sellers who are apparently doing so much business they don't care if corals show up dead or actually send you the "free" frag you won during the event. I will not shed a tear for them when the market starts to turn on them.
@zukihara Years? That's optimistic!!
 
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..... and now the Suez Canal is blocked. That’s it for aquarium supplies.

Drop a few MOAB's on it to clear the path?

Edit: Wow... I just saw that the ship is as long as the empire state build is high! That is crazy. I guess they need to carpet bomb MOABs instead.
 
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Drop a few MOAB's on it to clear the path?

Edit: Wow... I just saw that the ship is as long as the empire state build is high! That is crazy. I guess they need to carpet bomb MOABs instead.
Buddy of mine in the salvage business who’s always good at summing up the obvious .... ‘that bad boy ain’t gonna be easy to move’. LOL, ya think!
 
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