I haven't ordered anything live but I have purchased nearly $1200 worth of equipment from Marinedepot.com. I use Marine Depot for everything, from filter media and additives, to all my marine aquarium equipment. My skimmer, filters, lighting, etc. Everytime I look around for prices else where I find I get the same or better on Marine Depot. They have free shipping on orders of $175 or more which is kind of a lot, but I just buy in bulk. I highly recommend checking them out. They have fresh and marine by the way. I use them for my fresh supplies also. The quality of product and service tells me a live order would be well shipped. I plan to order some stuff after I move and get settled in. I'll post a review of my experience after that.