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Old 08-03-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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Well where I'm getting the fish they dont have a occilerics clown so I'm getting a tomato clown and a few other so I don't know what to do cause I don't want to pay shipping several times and my closest store is an hour away
Tomato clowns get huge and are agressive... Bad choice IMO
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:20 PM   #12
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Idk what to do now all the fish I choose are not right for me or not in stock and it's so stressful!!!!!
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:00 PM   #13
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You mentioned that you wanted to start a tank. Now you are talking about your store not having what you want. Is your tank already set up and cycled? If not, then that needs to happen before you even think of adding fish.

During the month, or so, that you are cycling, check with your store and see if they can order what you want. Every store that I have ever dealt with has offered to order what I want. Even PetCo, which kinda shocked me.

For fish, you should figure out what you want and then add in the order suggested. Ask here and people will help you out. Don't rush into things. Saltwater requires patience. Lack of that will cause you troubles (and money).
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #14
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Yes I realize that but saltwater fish are exspinsive and I just want to get the money saved cause I want at any time just fork up the money (sorry if I sound rude don't mean to be)
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #15
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I still have not heard...is your tank is set up and cycled yet?

If your fish store can order fish, they can probably get whatever you want pretty quickly (unless you are looking for something rare). They should be able to tell you how much it will be too. I think it was just the tomato clown that was not a great idea. If you want the other clowns, then have your store order them. Those were okay.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:23 PM   #16
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Not it isn't I just want a price range so I can save
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #17
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Check out liveaquaria.com it will give you an idea of price.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #18
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Some of these online places can be WAY overpriced and sometimes they are right on par with my LFS. For example...I'm stopping on the way home to get a Yellow Candy Hogfish for $25, but they are twice that on LA (before shipping). There are sometimes big differences in prices between my two LFS and they are about a mile apart.
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Some of these online places can be WAY overpriced and sometimes they are right on par with my LFS. For example...I'm stopping on the way home to get a Yellow Candy Hogfish for $25, but they are twice that on LA (before shipping). There are sometimes big differences in prices between my two LFS and they are about a mile apart.
Im not familiar with salt so much but their prices are dead on for freshwater compared to what I'd pay. I live on an island with a total population of less that 400 000 everything is overpriced here.
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A lot depends on where you are and what is available around you. I'm in the Palm Springs area and have two LFS, so they know they have a somewhat captive audience out here. They can charge what they want. I used to live in Orange County and there are numerous places out there. They are sometimes half what I pay out here. At least 20-25% less.
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