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Old 09-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #11
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Wow what a deal! The fish at Petco, at least in my experience, have been very poorly cared for, so if it was me I wouldn't buy any livestock from there...unless your friend knows more about the husbandry of the fish/inverts. If nothing else and you still want to buy from them, don't hesitate to ask if they can put some food in there to see if the fish eat (good indication that they are happy and not stressed ). Also it might be good to ask other questions and check for ich/other parasites. You wouldn't want a fish getting sick and dying and spreading the illness to your other fish!
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:56 PM   #12
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I appreciate the info! Luckily my friend has years of saltwater experience and because of him this particular petco has an extra large saltwater section. It's huge. They even go as far as having an angler. He's awesome looking. They even have two really large coral sections. I'm fortunate to have him work there!
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:02 PM   #13
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Awesome! It depends on the Petco and the employees that work there that "make or break it." Lucky you, having a friend who enjoys the hobby..and an extra resource too haha.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #14
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Yeah I trust what he says BUT I joined the forum for other suggestions and experiences. I really want my tank to survive. Any suggestions on a protein skimmer under $200?
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:12 PM   #15
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I trust him BUT I joined this forum for other suggestions and experiences so I can get as much info as possible. Also while I'm here, any suggestions on a good protein skimmer? Preferably under $200?
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I trust him but I need all the info/experiences I can get. Speaking of suggestions, best protein skimmer for around $200?
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:16 PM   #17
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Hahaha. Posted 3 times. Kept telling me "error" lol
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #18
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Hahaha. Posted 3 times. Kept telling me "error" lol
Not sure on prices but i love my reef octopus mines huge but i know they make several smaller ones i have heard good things about eshoppes
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #19
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Thank you so much!
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Following along, nice tank so far... Waiting for updated pics.
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