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I received my order today (Elegance, Gold Hammer, Peach Hammer and Blue Tip Torch). I have to say – I’ve ordered from many reputable online coral dealers but never have my expectations been exceeded when I received my order. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve been happy with orders, but they never quite look as good (or as big) as they do in the photos. However, I was ecstatic when I opened my first order from Cherry Corals! Everything was bigger than I expected it to be and, if anything, the colors are better in person than in the photos (and those were good photos). I’m beyond thrilled with my first Cherry Corals experience and I will be ordering exclusively from you in the future. I don’t use Facebook, social media or web forums, but I still want to provide you with my feedback. You guys have the best corals out there and are doing a fantastic job! Way to go!

EB

I’m on my third reef tank and couldn’t be happier. Everything is doing well, growing, coloring up and thriving. I couldn’t have gotten to this point without your guidance and professionalism . You have always been there for me when I was full of questions and especially when I was ready to give up! I have truly become passionate about the hobby and am still amazed at the beauty that thrives in our planets coral reefs. The fact that we can successfully bring a little piece of that into our homes is a miracle and an attessmant to our hobby. I know like any other business , we do certain things to make a living and support our families, but you guys do it with passion, and in your passion and concern for your customers reef keeping success , you will succeed and remain a known force in the industry. I haven’t met two nicer people in the short time I’ve been in the hobby than the two of you.

I wish I had 3 more tanks to decorate with Cherry Corals, but unfortunately I don’t at the moment . You may not see me purchasing for a while, but it doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about you. My tank is truly packed ! Ok, maybe some room for some acans , Palys and zoos, but that’s it. I’m at the point where I’m going to have to start fragging or selling off some coral.

SandyP

I wanted to take a second to let you know the order arrived, and I have to say it was the best packed shipment I have ever received. The Frags were open in their bags and seemed happy. I was impressed with the size and polyp numbers. They look as good in my tank as they did in the pictures you have on your site. Great job and you have become my #1 goto place. Thanks!

GaryH

I just received my first-ever Cherries via Fedex. Hands down the best packing, (i love those little cups you guys use) and the best looking Frags I’ve ever gotten thru ‘mail order’. Kudos to the cherry-pickers. Great products.

debby

debby

What to expect from Cherry Corals

A mind blowing selection of coral- I’m like a kid in a freaking candy store here….The only downside is that its hard to pick something out BECAUSE I WANT THEM ALL!!!!!

A clean Facility- Seriously You could eat off the floor in this place. Last time I was there Todd had a small outbreak of this weird encrusting algae in one of his massive grow out tanks. Most vendors would have just left it but they literally broke the entire thing down, cleaned the tank, frags, and set it back up looking good as new

Fair prices- Its pretty rare for me to walk out of a retail coral store and feel like I got the best deal possible. But not at C.C… Sure he has $100 fully encrusted frag plugs but he also has the $20 partial encrusted frags of the same thing that he is more than willing to sell. I am the type of guy that would rather buy it small and grow it out on my own and Todd is happy to provide me with them.

Healthy Frags- Nothing bothers me more than a vendor that is willing To take a colony in, chop it up, and sell it as fast as possible without knowing or caring if the colors will hold, if the frags will survive or if they are free from nasty bugs. The guys at Cherry will down right refuse to sell a piece if it looks suspicious and strive to represent their corals with as accurate photos as possible. I can say without a doubt that 90% of the time their photos of their corals are dead on and the other 10% look better in person than the photo.

Amazing Packaging- Even with a pickup order the guys at C.C. pack it like its being shipped cross country. I got home and the corals were opened up in their bags like nothing ever happened.

Friendly staff- I could stay there for hours talking to Todd about coral and he is genuinely happy to so. It is easy to tell that this business is his passion and it is reflected in every aspect of it.

Once again Thanks for the coral and the tour Todd. You’ve made a customer for life

Up2no6ood

I’m an avid Acan collector and have always heard Cherry Corals is the place to shop for them. I won some stuff in their recent live sale and decided to make a 4 hour trip from Chicago to see what else they had. I was totally blown away when I got there. They must have 600 or so top quality Acans. Prices were very reasonable considering the quality and rarity of some of their pieces. I also like the fact they hold their acan in a QT tank for a couple of months before selling them. This gives them time to shift their colors and get used to an aquarium environment. After visiting CC in person I have zero reservations about buying from them online. They are simply the best for Acans.

Fishbone

I really want to thank Todd and Cherry Corals for a fun live sale this past weekend. I was able to snag a few things to add to my order that I placed last week. Every time I order from Cherry the polyps I recieve are always already open in the bag. I really only do Zs and Ps so I really only deal with Todd, what a great guy to deal with. He’s easy to get a hold of and it’s fun to pick his brain about zoas. He’s probably actually sick of me from all my emails lol. When it comes to Zs and Ps he’s got the magic touch! Thanks again brother and I cant wait to place another order soon! Here are some pictures of the hotness I got. Enjoy!

Michael

Great all around experience. The live sale was a lot of fun and had some really, really affordable prices. Corals came in great shape and polyp extension out of the bag. Will definitely buy again.

Biggest box of coral I’ve received yet!

Josm315

The frags are very nicely packed, chunky and healthy and the freebie is a nice surprise. I would buy from CC again.

tinman

Cherry Corals A++
Just got an order from the guys at Cherry Corals the other day. This is my 4th (I think?) order from them spanning back to 2008 and its just as good now as it was then. Figured I’d give them a public thumbs up since I just recently signed up here. Usually you get frags from other vendors that really don’t look like the picture, washed out, needs some TLC to get back to normal once they arrive but they come as pictured from CC. By far one of the best WYSIWYG vendors. Great color and polyp extension straight out of the bag. Also have gotten a free frag in the past 2 orders, added bonus. Will not be my last order, thinking about jumping on this live sale deal coming up tomorrow…..

Thanks again CC!

SCMatt

Brett/Todd

You guys at Cherry Corals ROCK .. Thanks all the Anemone and Rodactis showed up excellant as usual.. They are in my tank and looking amazing after only couple hours.. Cant wait till they are all super happy.. I will never buy anything from anyone but you guys at Cherry Coral.. I have tried another well know coral place on the west coast couple times and they are not even in the same leaque with you guys on qaulity and communication.. Your corals come out of the bag looking exactly like picks posted and communication is excllent..You guys are the best.. If anyone has any concerns abot Cherry Corals don’t.. They are the best.

Thanks again!

Mike

Awesome corals and the best customer service. This was my first time purchasing corals online. I had all kinds of worries and doubts. Todd was extremly patient with me in answering all my questions. He also went out of his way to find me the coral I had been trying to find for a long time. If you are looking to purchase corals online Cherry Corals is the place to do it. My next purchase of corals will definitely be from here again. Thanks again

Barrett

Barrett

Just received another great shipment from Cherry Corals. I have ordered corals from many other places – but Cherry Corals is absolutely the BEST!!! Everything I have ordered from CC comes packaged absolutely splendid. I have never lost one single coral from CC unlike many of the other places. The corals come exactly as pictured and grow VERY well.

Just want to say thanks to these guys….you are AWESOME!

Stacyrl

It is probably all too common to receive complaints and problems by way of this form but I am writing for a different reason. I wanted to thank you guys for the fantastic corals I received from you. It is something to be witness to when corals are fully open and apparently quite happy inside their shipping bags! Incredible. Further the size of the Frags was insane and in one case the words mini colony came to mind. Also, even in poor office fluorescent lighting the color was spot on and beautiful right out of the box. I cannot wait to get them under my reef lights. Thank you.

Tony B.

I just want you guys at cherry corals to know your unbelievable! I just received my order today and I was blown away! Your packaging shows how much you care and your delivery time is no lie! Also I really appreciate the free coral frag you tossed in there! I couldn’t be more pleased with my first order from you guys! This will be the only online coral store I will purchase from here on out! Thank you so much again! I’m already looking forward to your next fresh batch of cherries! I NEED MORE STICKS!

Cody

Just received my order and everything acclimated well and looks great as always. I can’t sing cherry corals’ praises enough. The customer service and selection is unmatched. They are always quick to respond and answer any questions I have. My tank is quickly becoming CC’s dominated! Thanks again and I can’t wait till my next order!

p.s. Thanks for the amazing freebie 😉

Danny

I was a little apprehensive after receiving a shipment from another vendor where all the water had leaked out of the packaging. When I received my shipment from you I was anxious to say the least. Once I started opening my package I was immediately impressed with the packing of my coral… the fedex box, styrofoam cooler, bubble wrap, heat packs, more bubble wrap, the coral was safe inside its plastic bag inside a plastic cup, placed so that the coral itself never touched any packing material or the plastic bag. The coral appeared just as it was pictured and appeared to have suffered no stress at all.
Thank you for the great packing job on my coral! This was the first I have ordered from your site and it was the best packing I’ve seen. At first I thought it was a little pricey but well worth it.
Very happy with the coral, it had been on my list for awhile and I’m glad I bought it from you. It’s growing well in my tank and I can’t wait to purchase more corals from you! (will have to get a frag tank soon)
Thank you again for the great service. It’s nice to see a business that obviously takes pride in what they do and cares about the corals being shipped!
Robin K.

Robin Kratman

I’ve only been into this hobby for 5-6 years but I have to say Cherry Corals thus far has been the best supplier of coral for me. It’s hard to support my LFS when a place like CC exists with some of the best and most reliable livestock the hobby has to offer (IMO). A few years back I met Todd at a frag swap event in Long Island (Atlantis Aquarium).. Their frag tanks were side to side packed with beautiful frags and the photos shown online are no different. Picked up a couple frags and honestly those frags thrived just as well as they do when shipped from CC. I swear CC frags grow inside the package with how well they’re shipped..

Thank you CC – You guys are great!

Looking forward to our Live Sale shipment! (2014 Polypalooza)

Kevin+Corey

Hello Friends at CC!

I wanted to express my amazement and joy in receiving my 2014 Polypalooza 2014 shipment! I have received orders in the past from other companies who’s packaging was poor, to say the least. This, however, was not the case with Cherry Coral’s. Each coral was just as radiant and healthy as the images. I was astounded at the near immediate polyp extension on all SPS frags I purchased during & after acclimation. You all do wonderful work! I will be recommending you to everyone I know in the hobby.

2014 Polypalooza FTW!

Cheers.

Tim M

Thanks for the awesome work on the package with my corals I got today!!!! They all arrived in perfect condition. Thanks for letting me get the 4 additional frags at the live sale price. I must say, all of the frags I got are very impressive. You are definitely a great store and for my first experience I will for sure but from you guys again!!!! Thanks for making the shipping charge extremely reasonable!!! Can’t wait for the next live sale!!

JF

Thank you so much for the response and the awesome shipment!!! I’ve already recommended you guys on a couple of groups I’m on.
Shaun

Shaun

I received my order today (Elegance, Gold Hammer, Peach Hammer and Blue Tip Torch). I have to say – I’ve ordered from many reputable online coral dealers but never have my expectations been exceeded when I received my order. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve been happy with orders, but they never quite look as good (or as big) as they do in the photos. However, I was ecstatic when I opened my first order from Cherry Corals! Everything was bigger than I expected it to be and, if anything, the colors are better in person than in the photos (and those were good photos). I’m beyond thrilled with my first Cherry Corals experience and I will be ordering exclusively from you in the future. I don’t use Facebook, social media or web forums, but I still want to provide you with my feedback. You guys have the best corals out there and are doing a fantastic job! Way to go!

EB

I’m on my third reef tank and couldn’t be happier. Everything is doing well, growing, coloring up and thriving. I couldn’t have gotten to this point without your guidance and professionalism . You have always been there for me when I was full of questions and especially when I was ready to give up! I have truly become passionate about the hobby and am still amazed at the beauty that thrives in our planets coral reefs. The fact that we can successfully bring a little piece of that into our homes is a miracle and an attessmant to our hobby. I know like any other business , we do certain things to make a living and support our families, but you guys do it with passion, and in your passion and concern for your customers reef keeping success , you will succeed and remain a known force in the industry. I haven’t met two nicer people in the short time I’ve been in the hobby than the two of you.

I wish I had 3 more tanks to decorate with Cherry Corals, but unfortunately I don’t at the moment . You may not see me purchasing for a while, but it doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about you. My tank is truly packed ! Ok, maybe some room for some acans , Palys and zoos, but that’s it. I’m at the point where I’m going to have to start fragging or selling off some coral.

I wanted to take a second to let you know the order arrived, and I have to say it was the best packed shipment I have ever received. The Frags were open in their bags and seemed happy. I was impressed with the size and polyp numbers. They look as good in my tank as they did in the pictures you have on your site. Great job and you have become my #1 goto place. Thanks!

I just received my first-ever Cherries via Fedex. Hands down the best packing, (i love those little cups you guys use) and the best looking Frags I’ve ever gotten thru ‘mail order’. Kudos to the cherry-pickers. Great products.

debby

What to expect from Cherry Corals

A mind blowing selection of coral- I’m like a kid in a freaking candy store here….The only downside is that its hard to pick something out BECAUSE I WANT THEM ALL!!!!!

A clean Facility- Seriously You could eat off the floor in this place. Last time I was there Todd had a small outbreak of this weird encrusting algae in one of his massive grow out tanks. Most vendors would have just left it but they literally broke the entire thing down, cleaned the tank, frags, and set it back up looking good as new

Fair prices- Its pretty rare for me to walk out of a retail coral store and feel like I got the best deal possible. But not at C.C… Sure he has $100 fully encrusted frag plugs but he also has the $20 partial encrusted frags of the same thing that he is more than willing to sell. I am the type of guy that would rather buy it small and grow it out on my own and Todd is happy to provide me with them.

Healthy Frags- Nothing bothers me more than a vendor that is willing To take a colony in, chop it up, and sell it as fast as possible without knowing or caring if the colors will hold, if the frags will survive or if they are free from nasty bugs. The guys at Cherry will down right refuse to sell a piece if it looks suspicious and strive to represent their corals with as accurate photos as possible. I can say without a doubt that 90% of the time their photos of their corals are dead on and the other 10% look better in person than the photo.

Amazing Packaging- Even with a pickup order the guys at C.C. pack it like its being shipped cross country. I got home and the corals were opened up in their bags like nothing ever happened.

Friendly staff- I could stay there for hours talking to Todd about coral and he is genuinely happy to so. It is easy to tell that this business is his passion and it is reflected in every aspect of it.

Once again Thanks for the coral and the tour Todd. You’ve made a customer for life

I’m an avid Acan collector and have always heard Cherry Corals is the place to shop for them. I won some stuff in their recent live sale and decided to make a 4 hour trip from Chicago to see what else they had. I was totally blown away when I got there. They must have 600 or so top quality Acans. Prices were very reasonable considering the quality and rarity of some of their pieces. I also like the fact they hold their acan in a QT tank for a couple of months before selling them. This gives them time to shift their colors and get used to an aquarium environment. After visiting CC in person I have zero reservations about buying from them online. They are simply the best for Acans.

I really want to thank Todd and Cherry Corals for a fun live sale this past weekend. I was able to snag a few things to add to my order that I placed last week. Every time I order from Cherry the polyps I recieve are always already open in the bag. I really only do Zs and Ps so I really only deal with Todd, what a great guy to deal with. He’s easy to get a hold of and it’s fun to pick his brain about zoas. He’s probably actually sick of me from all my emails lol. When it comes to Zs and Ps he’s got the magic touch! Thanks again brother and I cant wait to place another order soon! Here are some pictures of the hotness I got. Enjoy!

Great all around experience. The live sale was a lot of fun and had some really, really affordable prices. Corals came in great shape and polyp extension out of the bag. Will definitely buy again.

Biggest box of coral I’ve received yet!

The frags are very nicely packed, chunky and healthy and the freebie is a nice surprise. I would buy from CC again.

Cherry Corals A++
Just got an order from the guys at Cherry Corals the other day. This is my 4th (I think?) order from them spanning back to 2008 and its just as good now as it was then. Figured I’d give them a public thumbs up since I just recently signed up here. Usually you get frags from other vendors that really don’t look like the picture, washed out, needs some TLC to get back to normal once they arrive but they come as pictured from CC. By far one of the best WYSIWYG vendors. Great color and polyp extension straight out of the bag. Also have gotten a free frag in the past 2 orders, added bonus. Will not be my last order, thinking about jumping on this live sale deal coming up tomorrow…..

Thanks again CC!

Brett/Todd

You guys at Cherry Corals ROCK .. Thanks all the Anemone and Rodactis showed up excellant as usual.. They are in my tank and looking amazing after only couple hours.. Cant wait till they are all super happy.. I will never buy anything from anyone but you guys at Cherry Coral.. I have tried another well know coral place on the west coast couple times and they are not even in the same leaque with you guys on qaulity and communication.. Your corals come out of the bag looking exactly like picks posted and communication is excllent..You guys are the best.. If anyone has any concerns abot Cherry Corals don’t.. They are the best.

Thanks again!

Awesome corals and the best customer service. This was my first time purchasing corals online. I had all kinds of worries and doubts. Todd was extremly patient with me in answering all my questions. He also went out of his way to find me the coral I had been trying to find for a long time. If you are looking to purchase corals online Cherry Corals is the place to do it. My next purchase of corals will definitely be from here again. Thanks again

Barrett

Just received another great shipment from Cherry Corals. I have ordered corals from many other places – but Cherry Corals is absolutely the BEST!!! Everything I have ordered from CC comes packaged absolutely splendid. I have never lost one single coral from CC unlike many of the other places. The corals come exactly as pictured and grow VERY well.

Just want to say thanks to these guys….you are AWESOME!

It is probably all too common to receive complaints and problems by way of this form but I am writing for a different reason. I wanted to thank you guys for the fantastic corals I received from you. It is something to be witness to when corals are fully open and apparently quite happy inside their shipping bags! Incredible. Further the size of the Frags was insane and in one case the words mini colony came to mind. Also, even in poor office fluorescent lighting the color was spot on and beautiful right out of the box. I cannot wait to get them under my reef lights. Thank you.

I just want you guys at cherry corals to know your unbelievable! I just received my order today and I was blown away! Your packaging shows how much you care and your delivery time is no lie! Also I really appreciate the free coral frag you tossed in there! I couldn’t be more pleased with my first order from you guys! This will be the only online coral store I will purchase from here on out! Thank you so much again! I’m already looking forward to your next fresh batch of cherries! I NEED MORE STICKS!

Just received my order and everything acclimated well and looks great as always. I can’t sing cherry corals’ praises enough. The customer service and selection is unmatched. They are always quick to respond and answer any questions I have. My tank is quickly becoming CC’s dominated! Thanks again and I can’t wait till my next order!

p.s. Thanks for the amazing freebie 😉

I was a little apprehensive after receiving a shipment from another vendor where all the water had leaked out of the packaging. When I received my shipment from you I was anxious to say the least. Once I started opening my package I was immediately impressed with the packing of my coral… the fedex box, styrofoam cooler, bubble wrap, heat packs, more bubble wrap, the coral was safe inside its plastic bag inside a plastic cup, placed so that the coral itself never touched any packing material or the plastic bag. The coral appeared just as it was pictured and appeared to have suffered no stress at all.
Thank you for the great packing job on my coral! This was the first I have ordered from your site and it was the best packing I’ve seen. At first I thought it was a little pricey but well worth it.
Very happy with the coral, it had been on my list for awhile and I’m glad I bought it from you. It’s growing well in my tank and I can’t wait to purchase more corals from you! (will have to get a frag tank soon)
Thank you again for the great service. It’s nice to see a business that obviously takes pride in what they do and cares about the corals being shipped!
Robin K.

I’ve only been into this hobby for 5-6 years but I have to say Cherry Corals thus far has been the best supplier of coral for me. It’s hard to support my LFS when a place like CC exists with some of the best and most reliable livestock the hobby has to offer (IMO). A few years back I met Todd at a frag swap event in Long Island (Atlantis Aquarium).. Their frag tanks were side to side packed with beautiful frags and the photos shown online are no different. Picked up a couple frags and honestly those frags thrived just as well as they do when shipped from CC. I swear CC frags grow inside the package with how well they’re shipped..

Thank you CC – You guys are great!

Looking forward to our Live Sale shipment! (2014 Polypalooza)

Hello Friends at CC!

I wanted to express my amazement and joy in receiving my 2014 Polypalooza 2014 shipment! I have received orders in the past from other companies who’s packaging was poor, to say the least. This, however, was not the case with Cherry Coral’s. Each coral was just as radiant and healthy as the images. I was astounded at the near immediate polyp extension on all SPS frags I purchased during & after acclimation. You all do wonderful work! I will be recommending you to everyone I know in the hobby.

2014 Polypalooza FTW!

Cheers.

Thanks for the awesome work on the package with my corals I got today!!!! They all arrived in perfect condition. Thanks for letting me get the 4 additional frags at the live sale price. I must say, all of the frags I got are very impressive. You are definitely a great store and for my first experience I will for sure but from you guys again!!!! Thanks for making the shipping charge extremely reasonable!!! Can’t wait for the next live sale!!

Thank you so much for the response and the awesome shipment!!! I’ve already recommended you guys on a couple of groups I’m on.
Shaun

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