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Old 02-16-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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Good Price for salt?

I am from Long Island, NY. I know there are some other members from this area. I will be starting a sw tank next week. I would like to know if anybody knows a place to get good prices on salt? I was looking towards IO salt. I know I can go to drsfostersmith.com for a decent price. Is this the way I should go? Would I get better prices from a petco? The hobby is exspensive enough. I would like to buy salt from the cheapest place. I just wanted to know what other people from my area do to buy salt. Thanks!
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Ordering salt online will cost you a fair amount in shipping. The buckets are heavy items and they are extra shipping. Your best bet for good prices on salt online is http://www.thatfishplace.com as they are on the east coast so shipping is a little easier. Still you can expect up to $15 per bucket in shipping.
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drfostersmith.com has stopped charging extra for shipping sand. maybe you can check them out.
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I buy my IO salt good for 50 plus gallons at my LFS (Congressional Aquarium) for $9.99. The cheapest in town! Sorry I wan't much for help. You'll lose by getting the salt shipped over. I'd rather go to LFS.
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Another option would be petsmart if you have one in the area. Most stores will match their online prices if you bring a printout of the item in particular. I have done that to buy some canister filters for my FW tanks. I've ordered salt from Drsfostersmith since they dont charge the weight fees
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drfostersmith.com has stopped the extra weight fee and it is on sale now for $33.99 for 160 gal bucket.
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That is where I looked. It came out to $42.98. Petsmart has it for $31.99 online. If my local Petsmart will take the online price then that would save me money. I will have to see. Thanks for everyones help.
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I paid less than $28 a bucket delivered to my house but I had to buy 64 buckets. Not going to help you much.
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:26 AM   #9
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64 buckets? Unless you have a REAAAALLY large tank, I think you are pretty much good for another, say, 10 years? J/K!
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:28 AM   #10
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I can barely fit my 30 gal xh tank. Forget about 64 buckets.
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