Reviews of Dinkins Aquatic Gardens

Dinkins Aquatic Gardens

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Hey guys! I realize it's a lot to trust a new company to feed your reef, and that reviews from other reefers can help a great deal. We've received reviews in several different threads around the internet, so I'm going to consolidate some of them here:

From Daniel@R2R, staff member and super moderator of Reef2Reef (source:

Got a snacklepack for my reef from Dinkins Aquatic Gardens. Great product! Super packed! Great packaging! Great service! I'm happy to recommend!

Also from Daniel@R2R, staff member and super moderator of Reef2Reef (source:

Awesome!! Great quality!! Lots and lots of pods and very well packaged. Customer service is on point! I highly recommend and will be ordering again!

From Baby_Shark on R2R (source:

I usually dont do reviews but holy moly what a great deal! I received my Pods and Phyto today and there are soooo many pods in this one bottle the pic doesnt do Justice!!

Also their packaging is A+ with a nice card inside thank you for your service. Even my wife was impressed and she hates when I spend money on this hobby lol

thank you @Dinkins Aquatic Gardens

From Tian Sorg, admin of Facebook group "Tank Talk With Tian" (source: and

Dinkins Aquatic Gardens has the best products and their customer service matches it!!! Dinkins Aquatic Gardens is hands down THE BEST!!!!!

From jhuntstl on R2R (source:

Did not expect my copepod order to be shipped with the same care you'd expect from a coral or fish delivery.

I got four 16oz bottles of pods and one 16oz phyto. They were packed in a pretty big insulated box with cooling packs inside.

Very much appreciated as I couldn't make it home until a few hours after delivery. 100 degrees today, but everyone is alive and kicking!

From migs on R2R (source:

Big thank you to Dinkins. I messed my order and they corrected to give me a better deal. Already dosed the phyto and my copepods - the bottle had a ton of them swimming around. Thank you!

From PedroYoung on R2R (source:

Placed my first order with Dinkins a week ago. Placed my order for a 1/2Gallon Snacklebox and 16 oz Phyto on Sunday evening. Qualified for free shipping ;). They shipped the next day via UPS 2-day and I had my order Wed before lunch.
1-great communication throughout, had an email confirming the order, then an email when it shipped with tracking. Once I had the package I had a question regarding holding the pods till lights out (refrigerate or not) and they responded to my email w/in 15 minutes.
2-very good packaging, tight fit, good cool packs
3- Quality seems very good. Most alive and active pods I've ever bought (you could see them dancing with the naked eye) and phyto isn't stanky.
4- Nice personal touches, note inside thanking me for the order, some stickers and they upgraded my phyto to the 1/2 gallon size.

From glency on R2R (source:

My local “pod guy” is having issues with his cultures so I gave Dinkins a shot. I am pleased. Ordered four big bottles for $100, free shipping. Pods came in alive, active, and plenty. Also included was a personal note thanking me for my order along with a pen and some cool stickers. It’s refreshing to receive an order from someone that values customers. Thanks. Not my last order. Glen, San Diego.

From GarrettT on R2R (source:

Ordered some pods from this company since they were in close proximity and all I can say is WOW... Seriously, the packaging and quality of product is second to none. They even added their own live phyto blend as a freebie. I don't write reviews often, really I think this is my first, but wanted to support a good company and share my experience. If I didn't enjoy making my own phytoplankton, I would certainly go through them. Keep it up!

From Hankcorals on R2R (source:

Sorry been a busy week, got my pods on Thursday and my buddy Spot the mandarin has been going to town. Great packaging and product! Highly recommend to anyone starting a new reef or looking for some CUC... Pods are great and a nice treat for those Mandarin fans!!

From ktfloyd01 on R2R (source: and

I just received my order and WOW!!!!! Thank you!!!!!...You have to order some! I am overly impressed. You can see the pods swimming; the shrimp was a free gift, and it is well done by Dinkins.

From mike89t on R2R (source:

Received my snacklepack today. Everything arrived in great condition. Tons of pods swimming around! Darkest phytoplankton I’ve ever seen. Super happy with my order!

From Alex Merida on R2R (source:

The best thing to do is subscribe to get a snacklepack, which consist in a bottle of live pods and a bottle of the awesome phytoplankton blend of six different type, which will give your pods a very rich nutrition to thrive in your reef. I love this product.

From realfish on the Atlanta Reef Club forums (source:

Just placed an order last week. Received everything quickly and as promised. Would love to order more.

From fin mike (source:

Bud, the Phyto will help out tremendously. I received my snackle pack a few weeks ago. Came in great. Very pleased. I did the subscription because I believe in the positive effects so much. Highly recommend!

From ganreef on R2R (source:

Bought Phyto from them. Good quality, fast shipping and good value. Welcome.

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