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Old 11-02-2011, 11:19 AM   #261
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As long as the wathcman isn't to expensive that could work. What do they eat?
Mysis shrimp..?
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:13 PM   #262
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What bout fish flakes lol? They good? I'll buy the cubes too but I'd like a cheaper staple food
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:17 PM   #263
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Buy the flat pack for like $11 it will last you forever. Most lfs carry them. I use them and flat back enriched brine and flat pack bloodworms. I like to offer a variety
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:00 PM   #264
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What bout fish flakes lol? They good? I'll buy the cubes too but I'd like a cheaper staple food
That's what I'm going to do. Frozen 2-4 times a week and high quality flake the rest. When you look at flakes get one that doesn't say "wheat meal" for the first ingredient. and look for low phosphates...
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:09 PM   #265
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lol i hate my lfs... they sell it for 25$ :/ i will try to find them cheaper but the next closest store is a chain store. if they have it i will buy the ones you mentioned. dont you like melt the cube in a fish net and feed them the stuff thats left?

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i got my new moonlight today and was wondering where i will place it. its a soft strip with adhesive on the back but i dont think its waterproofed ( if thats even possible). any suggestions? also, i found out that i owe my mom MORE money and wont be getting my light anytime soon. because of that, i will most likely not get any corals until about january. more time for fish though lol. Is it a good idea to buy fish online or is that way too risky? i dont want to give my lfs much more service because they are pretty much a monopoly. the filter i bought was 60$ above the price i saw when i last came there! it was the same place within 2 months of eachother! Anyways, sorry for rambling lol. Any suggestions, questions, or comments would be great.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:10 PM   #266
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That's what I'm going to do. Frozen 2-4 times a week and high quality flake the rest. When you look at flakes get one that doesn't say "wheat meal" for the first ingredient. and look for low phosphates...
okay ill make sure i find that type, thanks!
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:14 PM   #267
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I've gotten fish a few times from online sellers and each time my fish purchases were perfect. It can get expensive for shipping though. LA charges $35
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Lol I checked shipping rates and it would be cheaper than buying at my lfs. The fish look nice too.
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Lol I checked shipping rates and it would be cheaper than buying at my lfs. The fish look nice too.
Same here. My lfs is great but there over priced. They have a TON of corals but not much fish. I'll be getting most of my fish and coral online at LA but shipping sucks...
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Ya but it's still cheaper and my lfs will lete sell them my frags I'm going to buy my softies from them. Also, is shipping per animal or altogether?
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