When you’re on the hunt for the next piece of aquarium equipment or livestock, try to choose the store or online retailer with the best reputation as opposed to the best price. Too many times, hobbyists looking for the best deal or simply trying to alleviate some of the financial pressures of owning a reef aquarium get burned by either poor customer service or low quality products. To find out who has the best customer service and top notch products, you need to hit the aquarium forums. Look for feedback and check out what fellow hobbyists are purchasing and from where. Good companies will have a loyal following, while others may have a trail of ticked off customers, both of which will help you make your decision.