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Old 10-22-2004, 10:00 PM   #1
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fed-up w/ chain stores! (got new lr also!)

I have been doing lots of reserch online and in books and decided to have a 20 gallon fowlr. I have wrongly trusted the highschool kid at my local petco and he helped me waste money and kill 3 fish.

I finally found a good fish store 1 hour away. this is their website. http://www.aquaticdiscoveries.com/saltwater.htm
I brought home 12 pounds of fiji lr and it is great. Has many colors and 7 sponges! I also found 3 crabs while unpacking. I am soo excited to finnaly get lr. I am going to post pictures later this evening.
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Old 10-23-2004, 01:55 AM   #2
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hehe congrats first-timer, Chain stores really dont have your well being (or your fishies) in mind, they just want you to buy, buy and buy. Finding a good fish store is a great thing to find in ones town. It also always helps before you buy anything ask around here for advice, then when you go to the store you already have an idea what you need. Everyone here is usually really great and has alot of advice. They have helped me many times.

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Old 10-23-2004, 08:55 AM   #3
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sounds like a good start. eventually you'll want 20 to 40 pounds, but if you put in some "base rock" it will become live and save you some money
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Old 10-23-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
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Ah yes the lfs-trying to suck as much money out of us as they can
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Old 10-23-2004, 05:16 PM   #5
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How did you waste money and how did they help you kill fish???
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Old 10-23-2004, 06:45 PM   #6
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buy fish and salt in the same trip... ok to put fish in and then mix salt... stuff that sounds soo dumbnow that I have researchered. the more i think about it the madder i get!
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:04 PM   #7
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your lfs told you to do this? They should be reported(to who I'm not sure but somebody)
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:31 PM   #8
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I am planning to talk to the manager tommarow
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Old 10-24-2004, 12:19 AM   #9
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I am a bit concerned about the other store... they talk about low salt levels and constant copper additives in their tank. At first I assumed that they didn't sell inverts but the page said they do... the only tank they said they don't consistently use copper is the shark tank... This probably makes for some really weak inverts between teh copper and the low salinity levels.
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Old 10-24-2004, 01:22 AM   #10
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Wow I am glad I have a couple good lfs around here. The amount of money that we spend and these people can't even be honest with us. Do they not realize that if they are honest with us and stop us from making a purchase that we will end up spemding more money there because we trust them? Go figure
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