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Old 10-26-2012, 02:24 AM   #241
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I haven't as of yet. I was going to but didn't yet. PS just saw that blood shrimp are $45 each at my lfs. Wtf?!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:28 AM   #242
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Wow that's crazy. Pretty much double the price...I wonder what the prices on their other livestock are.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:30 AM   #243
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Med ocell clowns $30
Small blue tangs $70!!!
Foxface Lo $45
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:36 AM   #244
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Blue tangs are very expensive, but the tiny, under an inch tangs are $70? Or are they bigger? Those are $10-15 more than online stores and my LFS sells them. Might try negotiating and comparing their prices to online prices. LFSs are closing b/c online stores are out competing them. I'm sure they'd want more business by sacrificing some profit.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:46 AM   #245
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I'd say the $70 tangs are about the size of a toonie.
Edit: that's a very Canadian comparison lol. Ummm smaller than the size of 2 quarters side by side.
Unfortunately the store is a franchise so they are kind of douchebags when it comes to price matching, adjustments, etc. Their overall customer service is crap but they're the only place within a 30 min drive.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:47 AM   #246
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Jeesh, that sucks. What are prices on corals?
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #247
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I don't know off hand. I'm doing fowlr and don't know much about coral tbh.

Also found a second, much larger feather duster on my rock today. Woot woot.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:17 PM   #248
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So my nitrites are still nutso. The guy at the lfs told me to do a pwc but I think he's wrong. Turbo snails are $5 and blue knuckle hermits are $15 or 3 for $40. Seems outrageous, no?
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:40 PM   #249
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Don't know on prices but hermits are pricey generally. Online vendors are cheaper but only in bulk which you would need the tank to mature some (as long as you can wait...2 months or so for me...) before getting a full CUC. I will say that my cycle took a long time...about 5 weeks. What are your nitrates at? I have heard of crazy high nitrates stalling a cycle. I think it was at least 800+ nitrates though. nitrite eating bacteria take longer to seed than ammonia eating bacteria.
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Water change would be answer for high nitrates, don't think it would do much but maybe lengthen your cycle time if ur nitrates are not extremely high.
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