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Old 08-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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The Coral Reef Shop
1371 Plains Road East,
Burlington, Ontario,
L7R 3P9
Tel - (289) 337-3398
Store Website - www.coralreefshop.com
Email - [email protected]

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Old 08-06-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Great store! They do a frag exchange, bring in 2, take 1 (or the credit) There is always nice stuff to choose from, and its always healthy. The owners are helpful but low pressure. Best of all, they have a price list. If you want something, they can look up the price. Or just browse the list!
One thing to note, they don't do a cash price, or tax off for cash. You pay how you want, pay the tax, and get a receipt, period. But the prices are very fair...
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Mark and Shawn are knowledgeable, honest, and great conversationalists. Friendly - approach them with your questions. The store is a nice clean, non-intimidating setup. The coral displays are accessible and encourage viewing at all angles. I believe they have some of the best prices for dry goods in the GTA even with HST factored in For those that are social media users; the store usually Tweets via Twitter regarding upcoming sales and promotions.
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Great store and friendly staff.
As Taipan mentioned, love the frag swap and there is always the opportunity to get nice peices. I've personally picked up frags of Ultra Green Montipora cap, Superman Montipora, Rainbow Montipora, frag of RPE with 10+ heads, nuclear green favia and a frag of War Coral (red and green).

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Take it from the source. Taipan doesn't know a thing. He's cheap.....with expensive taste.
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Take it from the source. Taipan doesn't know a thing. He's cheap.....with expensive taste.


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Old 09-28-2012, 08:01 PM   #7
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(Expensive taste does not necessarily equate to good taste either....but in this case.....the store is in very good taste. )
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just came across this store recently and absolutely love it. they have a great instore selection live stock and dry goods. very clean tanks / store

A++ rating from me
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A+. best store to deal with.
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Default How I Rate the Coral Reef Shop

This is my favorite store for reef fish and corals - I go here more often than anywhere else.

Great return policy with refunds and credits.

Clean place with healthy livestock.

Knowledgeable owners who take the time to answer questions and explain things.

Mark is a very low-key, no pressure kind of guy in my opinion, but he knows his stuff, and is always ready to help.

Dry goods consist of well known brands incorporating high quality and new technology.

I give this store 5 stars.
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