What are you thinking of getting? becuase since your staing in CA correct? then it shouldnt be more then a hour or 2 flight right? Zoas, palys,SPS would be fine for the most part...but most LPS wouldnt be able to last that long out of water...I left my sps out of water on accident for an hour and a half and they were fine. I forgot to put my zoa colony back in the water after fragging it and it was out for atleast 2 hours...its doing fine.