ask us and we'll tell you what are the spots to see and which ones you can pass on. what area were you thinking about? just artesia or other spots? if artesia, i can tell you now to stay away from ata..lol
If you ever are in the Orange area, there are several that I've frequented.
New Wave (on Tustin Ave.)- my favorite, but the store is small but everything is always so healthy and the owners are very nice.
Ocean Blue- Brian the owner is pretty cool. He has brought in more coral than he's had in the past.
Jeff's Exotic- pretty good, nice coral selection in the back. They frequently have 25% or 50% off sales in the coral room.
Pacific Reef- new to Orange, but seems to have pretty nice peices. The employees aren't very knowledgable if you asked me.
Tustin- Puppies & Guppies- Small but the staff is knowledgable.
FV- Tong's- The store and selection is incredible, but I've had nothing but bad luck with the livestock and corals I have purchased there. I've read some pretty bad reviews on the place from fellow reefers, but I don't quite remember the specifics.
Costa Mesa- San Bar Pets- Small store, but friendly / knowledgable staff from what I've found.