Welcome to TCMAS' newest sponsor, The Coral Reef Company

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  1. ikserk

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    Congrats, Ethan!!!
    Thanks for sponsoring TCMAS; and especially for being local!
     
  3. Ethan LaMirande

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    Thank you Jason!
     
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    Hello everyone! Just wanted to write a little post telling you a little bit more about who I am and what The Coral Reef Company is all about. As you see I am Ethan LaMirande and I am from New Richmond, WI. I am an income tax accountant by trade but entrepreneur at heart. I have been in the hobby for about four years and have like many of you, I have completely immersed myself in it. Some of you may know me from a couple local stores. I helped out at both Acanlord and Reef Collective. However, I now have branched out on my own. I am starting with just online sales now but hope to get into a retail space within the next year. One thing that makes The Coral Reef Company unique is that 20% of our profits will be going to a non-profit organization that focuses on reef rebuilding/ conservation/ etc. The specific non-profit has yet to be decided; therefore, any recommendations from TCMAS members would be welcome. I'd love to answer any questions anyone has about the store or even give my input on aquarium related topics; I look forward to meeting more of you and happy reefing!
     
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    As one of the wise elders, welcome!
     
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    Welcome, Ethan!

    Might there be a way for club members to make an appointment with you to purchase and pick up corals?

    Also, are you interested in coral frags for store credit?
     
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    Purchased some corals from Ethan tonight - thanks!

    Good things ahead, 600+ gallons of reef and great customer service
     
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  11. Ethan LaMirande

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    Members can definitely purchase/ pick up corals by appointment. Also willing to meet them half way as long as it's within 45 minutes of New Richmond! I am going to be pretty picky about who I purchase corals from just because I want to avoid as many pests as possible. However, I would consider it. Thanks for the questions!
     
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    Thank you very much! It was very nice to meet you and I look forward to hearing how the corals are doing in your tank!
     
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    Welcome and looking forward to seeing your corals. New Richmond is turning into a hot bed for this hobby. The Dells started with one water park...you never know.

    Go Vikings
     
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  14. Ethan LaMirande

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    I liked everything you said but the Go Vikings! Go pack Go ;)
     
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    My smile.amazon.com account is tied to the Coral Restoration Foundation

    https://www.coralrestoration.org/
     
  16. Ethan LaMirande

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    I have looked into them and they are probably my number one choice right now!
     
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    Welcome and thank you for supporting the club!
     
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    Man, go pack go, I thought you were a decent person before that


    I mean welcome
     
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  19. Ethan LaMirande

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    Hey now I was born and raised in Wisconsin! I have to bleed green and gold!
     
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    Ahem... NO, YOU DON"T!!!
    :):rolleyes::):rolleyes::):rolleyes::):rolleyes:;)
     
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