for the little ones to do as well. The line of customers typically waiting for the store to pen on this day is as long as the length of the shopping center. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Ziggy credits good customers as being the reason the Hidden Reef has come so far: “When we had the fire, we had $15,000 in Christmas gift cards sold as holiday gifts. In spite of not being able to use them until 2007, only two customers wanted their money refunded, all the rest helped us during a really rough time…I consider myself lucky to have such loyal customers. I just want to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all of them, past and present.” Ziggy and his staff did the installation and maintenance of the aquarium featured in the 2004 season of MTV’s The Real World. Also, their beautiful store reef display aquarium was featured in the hardcover edition of Ultimate Marine Aquariums: Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created by Michael S. Paletta (TFH/ Microcosm Professional Series, 2003). When asked if there is any advice, morals, or lessons pertaining to the fish business to pass along, Ziggy replies with the usual: “You never know where life will take you.” He did, however, have this to add: “Don’t listen to your mother!” D A nano-reef system on display at the Hidden Reef.
Corals offered for sale in one of the many saltwater stock tanks include this toadstool leather
coral (center) and Goniopora flowerpot coral (left).
The Hidden Reef
4501 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19056
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Next Open House: Saturday, November 21, 2009
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The crowd waits for opening time at one of the Hidden Reef’s recent open house events.