View Full Version : Marine design ROCKS!!!!!


WILLIAM1
06-19-2009, 11:35 AM
So I took a little trip out to Marine Design to check them out. 1st let me say if my wife is impressed then you have a great store. Let start out with the store, pretty easy to find in Suwanne. Upkeep on the store is awsome.

When you walk in the store theres the front area where all the drygoods are. Including a really nice reef tank with a ton of SPS. When you walk into the fish room in the rear of the store theres an abundance amount of SPS for sale around $79 for small colony's. (not frags)

As you walk into the fish room even more tanks appeal to the eye with an array of colorful marine fish from baby size to show size 6 or 7" plus in size. They have everything from powder blue tangs, to anthias, triggers, clowns, clown tangs, sohal tangs Im talking 2 plus of almost everything....

I believe they get there shipment on thursdays. I will also add they have a free membership that gives you 10% off plus your ARC 10% off thats 20% off your purchase WOW...

All in all we were so impressed with the cleanliness of the tanks and I mean clean...

Thanks...

joshl
06-19-2009, 3:34 PM
sounds awesome, i will have to swing by there and check it out

Zesty
06-19-2009, 3:39 PM
Awesome Store!

1PERCULA
06-19-2009, 3:45 PM
My wife loves the place. Is very clean and neat. Good selection and fair pricing. Wife loves the restroom. Women are impressed by weird things. I live in Kennesaw and SHE suggests that we drive out there to take a look at what is there on the weekends.

If you have a problem getting the wife out to the LFS, take her to Marine Design. It worked to me.

Derek_S
06-19-2009, 3:50 PM
Thanks for the report. Sounds tempting..

Rbredding
06-19-2009, 4:03 PM
I live about 3 miles from them, they have always been very helpful with any "startup questions" that I've thrown at them..

radha
06-19-2009, 5:55 PM
It's great. In fact, it's my only LFS. Great store!

WILLIAM1
06-20-2009, 1:00 AM
My wife was in the rest room as well weird...... But on the brighter side I was impressed and that takes alot. I will be going back often as I think I found my new fish store. I just cant explain how nice the set up was. People should at least take a drive out there just to look.

Fisherwoman
06-20-2009, 1:10 AM
My wife was in the rest room as well weird...... But on the brighter side I was impressed and that takes alot. I will be going back often as I think I found my new fish store. I just cant explain how nice the set up was. People should at least take a drive out there just to look.

annnnd ... they are just nice folks! They are right up the street from my office. :up:

Susie

radha
06-20-2009, 8:39 AM
Yup. The service is great. Very educated. I usually talk to Steven, Victor, and Mark. Robin (the owner) is occasionally there, but most of the time setting up tanks (like she did mine). I will definatley keep coming back there!

LorenK
06-20-2009, 10:56 AM
William, hope you don't mind if I move this to the sponsors section. This is a great review for others who are interested in checking out the store.

It's a bonus that it's between a Pizza place and an Indian grocery store. Eat Pizza w/beer -> shop for fish -> get some Indian sweets.

Amici
06-20-2009, 12:39 PM
I stlll have yet to make it to Marine Design. I think I will hit them up today since they are pretty close. Thanks for the tip William.

radha
06-20-2009, 1:20 PM
Eat Pizza w/beer -> shop for fish -> get some Indian sweets.

I'm North Indian, and lemme tell you, that place is off the hook! Great selection. My mommy and grandmother make a lot of indian food, so I go to Marine Designs with dad, mom goes to the indian store, and we're all happy!!

tokejr
06-20-2009, 3:30 PM
Yep, we were in there today. Great guys, patience of saints and incredible product.

Picked up a beautiful Pipe Coral. Will post a picture once it's acclimated and in the QT tank.

Their acro colonies are a sight to behold - incredible colors, size and selection.

Amici
06-20-2009, 3:35 PM
Yep, we were in there today. Great guys, patience of saints and incredible product.

Picked up a beautiful Pipe Coral. Will post a picture once it's acclimated and in the QT tank.

Their acro colonies are a sight to behold - incredible colors, size and selection.

Did you happen to see if they had selcon in stock? I need some and more frozen cyclopeeze for the babies.

tokejr
06-20-2009, 9:30 PM
Promised pictures (sorry, the full length one is blurry)

radha
06-21-2009, 10:42 AM
Cool!! By any chance, did you see a small chalice, a favia, or a mushroom rock there? Those were my old ones.

tokejr
06-21-2009, 1:13 PM
Cool!! By any chance, did you see a small chalice, a favia, or a mushroom rock there? Those were my old ones.

There were a BUNCH of mushroom rocks and favia. I don't remember seeing any chalice, but I wasn't looking for them.

WILLIAM1
06-21-2009, 1:49 PM
They had I think two chalices for sale under the acro tank. The owner said he might be adding a really bright red one soon as well out of his own tank...

radha
06-21-2009, 2:23 PM
They had I think two chalices for sale under the acro tank. The owner said he might be adding a really bright red one soon as well out of his own tank...

Bright red, huh? That's probably mine!! Who did you talk to?

radha
06-21-2009, 2:23 PM
There were a BUNCH of mushroom rocks and favia. I don't remember seeing any chalice, but I wasn't looking for them.

Ya, the mushroom rock in the lowest display that had the hairy mushrooms on it. And my favia was an all pink one.

Amberjack
06-21-2009, 2:34 PM
I met Robin a couple of months ago under other reef related business, and she is great. Easy to talk to and very knowledgable. Got to make it to that store !!

LegalReefer
06-21-2009, 5:46 PM
Hands down one of my favorite stores. I was in there today and didnt buy a thing, which is a first :( The staff is very helpful and they dont hire anyone to work there. Everyone knows a bunch about everything.

savingnemo754
06-27-2009, 2:12 PM
I went by today and must agree with everyone. This is a very clean and sleak place. They were really well stocked with good prices. I spent $140 and didn't even get any livestock.

LegalReefer
06-29-2009, 8:17 PM
I went by today and must agree with everyone. This is a very clean and sleak place. They were really well stocked with good prices. I spent $140 and didn't even get any livestock.

For some reason that happens to me a lot when Im in there :eek:

radha
06-30-2009, 10:06 AM
I just go there for fun. I enjoy talking to everyone there. And looking at the new livestock. I usually buy something, even though I say I won't!

Amberjack
08-06-2009, 6:05 PM
I must agree, Marine Design has raised the bar !!

:up::up::up:

radha
08-06-2009, 6:19 PM
Ya, great bunch of people. Always so helpful, and friendly!

wizzdumb
08-22-2009, 12:12 AM
excellent LFS extremely helpfull and patient.i buy something from there nearly every week just because of their service. The best ive seen so far.

harley30329
08-22-2009, 8:22 AM
Yeah, I went by there a week ago. Best store I've been to yet. The only one's I'll do business with from now on.