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Old 09-17-2014, 09:19 AM   #11
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Cool. I've been to tropical marine before, a friend spoke highly of them so I had to check em out

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Old 09-17-2014, 09:29 AM   #12
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They're awesome! They will order in stuff you want. And they do free water chem testing, and it's not those strip things, it's the drops.

They actually know what they're talking about, so I've become loyal


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Old 09-17-2014, 09:51 AM   #13
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Oh I know what you mean my lfs is also a pet supply store and carries small animals, birds, and now lizards and other crawlers as well as fish. But they know quite a bit, the owner goes to quite a few shows etc. getting new info and ideas for other fish to get in and he's also an aquarist so they try and train their staff to be knowledgeable about all the fish and critters that they carry, I've stocked my 20g and my 3g through them, and have restocked my 30g African tank through them as well (first initial stock was from pet smart and had issues right away but I think that was also due to the 3 hr plus car drive and the fact the fish were juvies and the tank wasn't cycled so I had one die over night and yes after a year I have my jewel left from pet smart everyone else is from my lfs or born in my tank)

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It's useful to talk to people who are actually fish people, so they actually know what they are doing. I have gotten such bad advice at chain stores (not every piece of advice was bad, but a lot was). I like the store I use now

I am so impatient for my tank to cycle


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Old 09-17-2014, 08:36 PM   #15
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Lol patience is a virtue. Well when it comes to advice you came to the right place, as I said the people here are awesome, respectful and paitent, and almost always someone will try and answer your questions.

I posted wondering if there were any other Newfoundlanders here because I thought it would be cool for us all to connect and talk fish (like our local stores, fish we find there etc.) here because fish keepers seem to kinda keep to themselves here in the province and I think we should say hi to each other and help each other out if we can


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Old 09-18-2014, 12:09 AM   #16
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"here because fish keepers seem to kinda keep to themselves here in the province"

I agree with this statement, I remember when I was in college I kept a goldfish and betta in the same bowl(10 years ago)no heater filter or anything....didn't seem like many connections there to question and pick their brains...I wasn't as lucky as some to have regular access to internet and places like here.

I'm glad to see fellow newfies here


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I know the feeling and just maybe if this wasn't the case you wouldn't hear that so many get turned away from the hobby and maybe we'd have more places to get our fish and maintenance supplies around and then maybe we'd even see more of a great selection of fish around, and even be able to connect with breeders etc. locally and help each other out.

Because like every one I made my mistakes in this hobby, and I've wished I could connect locally but didn't know any other keepers, and had to figure stuff out the extremely
hard way thru online research, and then finally signing up here, while wishing for a local connection.

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Old 09-18-2014, 10:49 AM   #18
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Yea it is ridiculous how little resources there are back home for this hobby, I knew no one. And to get anything if you don't live in st.johns is a pain in the butt!

Welcome and hope you find what you need


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My cories are coming in tomorrow!!! I love my lfs, seriously. I told the owner that i wanted Sterbai cories so he made sure to order them in. I'm really excited by this

I know that people that don't live near town are disadvantaged trying to get maintenance supplies and fish. So hopefully we can get a nice network going now


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I agree with you both

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