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Old 11-14-2012, 05:21 AM   #1
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It is a sad day for Shrimp hobbyist!!


I donít know if you guys heard about the closing of aquarliam.com
Store is gone for now
Posted on November 7, 2012 by mordalphus
Due to some medical issues Iím having, and a shrimp market that is far too aggressively priced, I am closing down my store for the time being. I am still breeding shrimp and selling products, but you will have to contact me on The Planted Tank, eBay, or by e-mail (sales at aquarliam dot-com)
Thank you for your support over the years, and I wish the best to everyone. Iíll still be around to help hobbyists with questions asked and I will continue to keep and breed shrimp.
Ė Liam
Liam will you still be bring in new stuff for us ??? I miss your website already!!!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
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Damn your one of the best shrimp hobby dealer... Yeah I noticed shrimp prices drop dramatically since last year.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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Well we didn't lose Liam as he is still around.

The market is saturated with lots of home breeders with lesser quality stock. The truth is, theres more competition on price than quality with only a few of us willing to pay for better color and patterns.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Luckily mordalphus still sells here since he always brings in cool products such as Ebiken and Shirakura.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:04 PM   #5
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He's still selling shrimp here on TPT just not via his personal website.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:16 PM   #6
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I am more concern of the medical issue that he is having. Hope he is fine.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #7
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I am more concern of the medical issue that he is having. Hope he is fine.
+1000!!! Yeah, he was the one who actually got me further into shrimping and introduced me to this site. I sent a few e-mails to him inquiring about some shrimp, but this explains why he never was able to get back to me. I get concerned over acquaintances and friends I have met while shrimping.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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Sad indeed. Liam is a good guy and always helping when he can. I wish you the best my friend.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #9
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He helped me out when my tank had hydra and went out of his way to ship me a stainless steel prefilter ):

I hope the best for him as well
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:27 PM   #10
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Im having ideas.....will post later

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:35 PM   #11
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I haven't actually been around long enough to witness firsthand this man's awesomeness, but his reputation proceeds him.

I wish you well with your medical issues and hope that one day the market's attitude shifts toward higher quality shrimp as opposed to price. I may have a severely limited budget, but I still buy shrimp not because of their price, but because of their coloration, patterns, and health.

I actually plan on obtaining a large quantity of shrimp soon, assorted species, I hope you'll be around to assist me with that.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #12
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We need to find ways to support and show Liam how much we need the products he is selling!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:39 PM   #13
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We've had our differences in the past, but that's water under the bridge for me. I hope you get better soon Liam. Staying healthy is of utmost importance and that's the #1 priority. See you around buddy.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:47 PM   #14
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Thanks guys, I'm still in the middle of my medical debacle. I have nothing but the worst to say about our medical system in America... Its the best in the world, until you need to use it!

Basically, the insurance I have through my job I have my son on as well, which brought my deductible up to 5000, now i found out this month we switched insurance plans, and I will have to meet the new insurance deductible again. Basically it is a horrible thing to deal with, on top of my symptoms.

That said, the ecommerce software I was using was nice, but expensive. And although my website was getting around 100,000 hits a month, I was making no sales on it. It didnt make sense for me to keep it going just for people to look at

Good news is, I will still be selling some things here on the forums, and will continue to act as the head of Minima Breeder Shirakura in North America, as well as keep my blog (although I'm experiencing problems with my host right now) updated as much as possible.

I'm still breeding shrimp, but until my medical bills are paid (or bankrupcy, whichever comes first haha), i wont be importing more shrimp, the upfront costs are too high, and the market is saturated.
Thanks everyone for your support, feels good to know i have friends here who care about me.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #15
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Well we didn't lose Liam as he is still around.

The market is saturated with lots of home breeders with lesser quality stock. The truth is, theres more competition on price than quality with only a few of us willing to pay for better color and patterns.
I'm not familiar with him, but I see that a lot of the online (not here) shrimp sellers are way overpriced. Like $40+ shipping for 10 RCS.
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