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Cultivated Reef Review: A+++

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ninjamyst

I placed my first order with Cultivated Reef 2 weeks ago and was truly impressed by the quality of the corals and superb customer service. I have bought from many online vendors, and CR ranks as one of the top.

 

Communication: A+

Holly is the best. She responds quickly to PMs and provided status update on the order before it was shipped. She answered my questions in a friendly, professional matter and was very accommodating to delivery time request and frag requests.

 

Corals: A+

At first, I was concerned that their selections are not WSYIWYG, but the frag size, color, and health far exceeded my expectations. The clam was a nice 3" size and the bonus zoa frags had like 20 polyps! The corals come on frag plugs that blends easily with my live rocks. They are not the typical hideous white plastic / cement plugs. Some were fresh cuts but they give the corals days to recover and heal before shipping. The bonus millie frag has a nice encrustation spread already.

 

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Packaging: A+

Heat pack was still warm on arrival. Each frag is double bagged and sealed to prevent leaks. They even took the time to label each bag. The shipping box is high quality and seems thicker than what other vendors use.

 

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Pricing: A

I bought during one of their awesome sale and felt I got a great deal. Shipping is average at $35. A lot of vendors charge $50 now. You also get a $15 discount if you purchase $150 worth of corals PLUS I got 3 bonus frags during the sale that are probably higher value than some of the corals I chose. Their sale ends today (4/30)!

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reefernanoman

I placed my first order with Cultivated Reef 2 weeks ago and was truly impressed by the quality of the corals and superb customer service. I have bought from many online vendors, and CR ranks as one of the top.

 

Communication: A+

Holly is the best. She responds quickly to PMs and provided status update on the order before it was shipped. She answered my questions in a friendly, professional matter and was very accommodating to delivery time request and frag requests.

 

Corals: A+

At first, I was concerned that their selections are not WSYIWYG, but the frag size, color, and health far exceeded my expectations. The clam was a nice 3" size and the bonus zoa frags had like 20 polyps! The corals come on frag plugs that blends easily with my live rocks. They are not the typical hideous white plastic / cement plugs. Some were fresh cuts but they give the corals days to recover and heal before shipping. The bonus millie frag has a nice encrustation spread already.

 

26474540112_1f124ec645.jpg

 

25961806924_35a4284276.jpg

 

26566888555_d4f483b12a.jpg

 

26474529882_756e2b3427.jpg

 

26294003900_d223166eff.jpg

 

Packaging: A+

Heat pack was still warm on arrival. Each frag is double bagged and sealed to prevent leaks. They even took the time to label each bag. The shipping box is high quality and seems thicker than what other vendors use.

 

25956421813_12f0aca2e0.jpg

 

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Pricing: A

I bought during one of their awesome sale and felt I got a great deal. Shipping is average at $35. A lot of vendors charge $50 now. You also get a $15 discount if you purchase $150 worth of corals PLUS I got 3 bonus frags during the sale that are probably higher value than some of the corals I chose. Their sale ends today (4/30)!

 

I agree with every single word here in this post. I'm also very satisfied! First time buyer and will be a customer for life!

Yeah, the $15 off was awesome! and so were the 3 free frags for ordering $150 or more. I also got a 20% off for the following order, which I already used for my 2nd order.

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Dank

Don't see the 3 free frag sale on site.

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Cencalfishguy56

Don't see the 3 free frag sale on site.

you mention it in the comments when you check out, order has to be $150 or above and in the comment box you put what you want such as sps, LPS ect.. They have it posted in their sponsor page on here, you also get $15 off the order

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tautog83

holly is the best , hands down. i rememeber unboxing my first order and my 1" violet crumble was almost 4 inches tall by 2 inches wide and i was like uhhh..lol. granted that doesnt always happen but ive neverrrrrrr got a frag and was like oo thats tiny or wasnt fully open in the bag . the only reason i dont buy more is because i ran out of real estate and cough when she releases me sexy millie :P and ya the 3 free frag deal on top of the $15 off shipping is like a no brainer

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Cultivated Reef

Thank you all!!!

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