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Old 12-17-2004, 04:08 PM   #11
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Patience is definitely an absolute necessity in this hobby. Without it, most will fail. The first investment I made was the "Conscientious Marine Aquarist" by Bob Fenner. $40.00 was the smartest investment I made, even though I have been doing this for years. Products and technology change all the time, so it's good to stay on top of it.

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Old 12-17-2004, 04:11 PM   #12
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It is ironic keeping marine fish in the desert, isn't it?

It seems more favor the Remora here only from what I have seen. Although, a Bakpak would be good for a tank your size. I am not familiar with the XP3. Someone else here might be able to chime in on that one.

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I hear ya fishguy, I've learned through experience with freshwater that patience is key in fishkeeping. I don't plan to even put water in for a few months. I want to get as much info as possible first.
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yeah ya don't find a lot of people keeping tanks out here
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where did you go for equipment, salttanker? know of any good lfs that aren't as expensive as the ocean floor. I usually go to Phoenix Tropical Fish but they only do freshwater
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Which lfs do you use out here? The best one I have found is Aquarium Arts and the Ocean Floor as far as knowledge is concerned. Pricing is a little steep on live goods though.

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I usually buy equipment from Bigalsonline.com and fish from Phoenix Tropical Fish
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Most of the equipment and live goods I have I ordered online since it is cheaper. The lfs out here are too expensive. I think it was Ocean Floor/Aquarium Arts that was selling Maxijet 1200's for $48.00 a piece. I got two for that price online. LR around here is about $8.00 a pound unless you buy 100lbs or better than it is $5.00a lb. I suppose everything has to be imported here in the desert.

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good point we dont have much access to anything. would a sump replace the need for a canister filter?
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or would a canister filter replace the need for a sump?
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