Originally Posted by Paulyboy123
Hey guys I would like to know what permits and licenses I would need to start an LFS
. I'm planning to start one up after I'm at least 20 since I'm only 14 at the moment also any ideas how much it would cost for a average sized fish store. Keeping fish is my passion and saltwater is my favorite (mostly reefs)
please respond thanks!
It's great that your so passionate about the hobby and that your so motivated!! Strive for your goals!! I wish you success with whatever you choose!
Now.... With that said. This is a very LOADED question. You'll need permits for certain fish. You'll need permits to build. It's a hard question to answer with bottom line type answers ( hope that made sense)
Size of ship will depend on location and what you can find in your area, also what rent will be. The your tanks, both freshwater and saltwater, setting up displays and stocking them, also stocking the shop with products, food, lights,rocks, live rock, driftwood, chemicals, testers etc etc etc.
Of imagine it would cost a few bucks to get it going, then up keep, and staff, insurance. Then... Would you offer accounts? Would you be doing custom installs? Or just a basic mom and pop shop?