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Old 08-19-2013, 03:40 AM   #41
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Calgary here too

new to the hobby but loving every frustrating moment. having some problems with my fisher kings but hopefully everything will work out. as for LFS i have been to them all, and i like pieces pets on mcknight.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:46 PM   #42
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Hi everyone.

I'm in Edmonton, currently have 120G sw display and 33G sump. Aquarium illusion is my favorite place but often go to AquaGiant. Both of this store sometimes out of reality with prices but at AG at least I can bargain with the owner. Other than salt and a few frag I buy everything
online, eBay and J&L Aquatics, free shipping over $100.
Anyone in the Edmonton area up for some trade? I have about 10 piece of brown-green hammer coral frag from the last split, the LFS wold give me $5 store credit but they don't sale it for less than $25. I heard that people trow out Chaetos and Grape macroalgae because of overgrowth, maybe we can set up some trade. Xenia, Toadstool, Finger/Leather coral and Birdnest can grow fast is certain tanks, anyone have some to trade or donate ? Last time I got a small batch of Xenia from the LFS for $15 it slowly died in a few week period, I want to try them again but don't want to trow out $$$


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Old 08-19-2013, 11:24 PM   #43
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Hi everyone.

I'm in Edmonton, currently have 120G sw display and 33G sump. Aquarium illusion is my favorite place but often go to AquaGiant. Both of this store sometimes out of reality with prices but at AG at least I can bargain with the owner. Other than salt and a few frag I buy everything
online, eBay and J&L Aquatics, free shipping over $100.
Anyone in the Edmonton area up for some trade? I have about 10 piece of brown-green hammer coral frag from the last split, the LFS wold give me $5 store credit but they don't sale it for less than $25. I heard that people trow out Chaetos and Grape macroalgae because of overgrowth, maybe we can set up some trade. Xenia, Toadstool, Finger/Leather coral and Birdnest can grow fast is certain tanks, anyone have some to trade or donate ? Last time I got a small batch of Xenia from the LFS for $15 it slowly died in a few week period, I want to try them again but don't want to trow out $$$

This is when my tank was in the best shape, it crashed 2 times due to 2 day power outage and some weird chemical imbalance.
Where is aqua giant? I have never even heard of them? I have seen aquarium illusions just not had a chance to get into them as of yet. Glad to hear I am not the only fish lover in the edmonton area.
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I'm also in the Edmonton area, I'm purely FW though, I lack the expertise for SW I just joined the hobby last Christmas
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:38 AM   #45
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50st and 127ave east corner.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #46
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I'm also in the Edmonton area, I'm purely FW though, I lack the expertise for SW I just joined the hobby last Christmas
What are you keeping in your tank? And what size do you have?
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #47
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What are you keeping in your tank? And what size do you have?
Well I've got 3 tanks. One 37g with a Leopard Ctenopoma, African Butterfly Fish, 4 mollies and one guppy (the lone survivor from the ~25 that were in there before I got the Ctenopoma), and Assassin Snails, a 90g with a Rotkeil Severum, 4 German Blue Rams, 10 Congo Tetras, and soon a trio of Red Head Tapajos and a Medusa Pleco. The final tank is a 10g with 7 Neon Tetras, numerous Assassin Snails, and an albino BN pleco that I'm growing up for the 37g.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:20 PM   #48
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Hey guys,

I live in Calgary and I own 4 tanks. 1 quarantine that is only 8 gal.

1 50gal tank is brackish with a moray eel in it that is about 14" long and he is all on his own. Soon we will be moving our Butis Butis crazy fish to this tank. They are so cool!

90gal African cichlid tank, with 2 pictus cats, 4 clown loaches, 1 common pleco, 1 rainbow shark and a mixture of cichlids.

70gal mixed tank. There are tetras, African butterfly, striped pictus, 1 bristle nose pleco, 1 bushy nose pleco and 1 tiger pleco, 3 yo-yo loaches, 1 synodontis catfish, and 1 fire eel which is only about 5" long.

And lastly out 30gal hexagon which is our true community tank. Columbian tetras, neons, striped danios, glo light tetras, pair of angels and 1 gold nugget pleco. That is my favorite fish. It is so bright and colorful.

Anyway, we have a variety of places to go in Calgary but the best and most knowledgable is Big Al's. Pisces is expensive and the staff are just ok. There is Gold's which is in forest lawn and they have some specialty cichlids and plecos.

Anyway, quick question.

Know any places in Canada or Alberta that sells RENA filter parts?? Ours broke and we had to order from the US. The shipping was more than the part. Just wondering what you guys do for stuff like that.
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I'm from Lethbridge and its tough because I only have a Petsmart and a small LFS. The LFS scares me though as the stores dirty, dark, always smells like smoke and the staff aren't knowledgable but the livestock is quite high quality. I've never lost a fish that came from there.
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Where do you guys recommend ordering freshwater fish online from?
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