I am a new member. I have found http://www.animalworldnetwork.com/
seems to have the best prices on supplies (I have been steadily getting ripped off at my local store), so I will at least start ordering supplies from here and let you all know how it goes. I have found http://www.liveaquaria.com
to have good prices (again, still being raked from my local store). I will keep going there for the cheaper fish, (I just paid $16 for a pencil urchin) where I could have paid $8 at liveaquaria.com or $5 at saltwaterfish.com. But I can go into the store, see something I like and talk to the "fish lady", she is very knowledgable (and she test's my water for free).
I am a noob at the SW
hobby, only about 2 months now and no fatalities. I have 2 Yellow tail damsels, 2 three striped damsels and a blue devil damsel, in my 50 Gallon tank, with a pin cushion and pencil urchin, and all the other neat stuff that grows on the live rock and the other stuff that comes out of the live rock at night. The reason I got into it is, I like to SCUBA and have seen many of these fish in their natural environment.
I read a ton of stuff on setting up and and how hard it is to keep. I haven't had much difficulty yet.
My 1st water change went well, except I stressed out the fish a little bit and some one chewed on my Blue Devil (he is the most aggressive of the tank, so that kind of surprised me).
I talked to a bunch of people and I figure I did the water change ALMOST correctly....maybe next time, I'll get the PH set up AS WELL as the Salinity and Temp...I think that was the problem....
Anyways, I hope to hear from you folks and any advice will be taken kindly....