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Old 08-07-2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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Buying fish online, comments, suggestions!

What dose everyone think about buying fish online?
If anyone has done this before, what websites do you recommend?
Anything specail that you need or need todo.
Any input would be great.
The reason I'm wanting to know, I'm looking for certain types of fish, I have not been able to find.
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:26 PM   #2
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I have heard lots of great reports from liveaquaria.com and also marinedepot.com
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:35 PM   #3
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Thats kinda what I was thinking, just wanted to see what others thought. I like the fact that liveaquaria has a 14 guarantee.
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Saltwaterfish.com has some good reviews. I have only purchased snails from thatpetplace.com and was happy.
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I've ordered from liveaquaria.com before.

The Yellow Clown Goby I ordered was very stressed when I got him and he subcame to ich and kinda wiped out my whole tank, but in all honesty it could have partially been my fault as well, I was new to everything and didn't acclimate him long enough so that only added to his stress.

I did also recieve snails and hermit crabs in the same order and they were as nice as I pictured and they even threw in a few extra in the order.

They seem pretty knowledgeable so I'd say its okay to go with them.
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I've ordered from saltwaterfish.com before. Great fish and corals when they have them! I was very pleased with what I got. They actually gave me more than I paid for. I bought a couple individual ricordias of different kinds (2) and they sent me a small rock with like 4 on each little rock. Pretty sweet!
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Online deals are always cheaper but I like to see what I buy and make sure they are OK.
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:17 AM   #8
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Liveaquaria.com has a good guarantee in the event that your livestock does not pull through in 14 days. Honestly, the quality of the livestock isn't as good as I expected through a few orders I've placed.

Saltwaterfish.com were more impressive however, they only offer you a credit for a direct replacement in the future in the event that your livestock order doesn't make it.
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I am thinking about ordering some inverts from saltwaterfish.com this week. I'll let you know how it goes!
Their prices seem good and I like the $18 for shipping.
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I like saltwaterfish.com, too. They have a minimum order amout of $79.00, which mounts up pretty fast, no problem at all!
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And once you're a repeat customer, they offer you a freebie with each order, from a list which changes according to what they have. They offer a 15 day guarantee, and they give you a credit for the same item that died on your next order, as long as it's in stock. I do find that they are sometimes out of stock on lots of items, but patience is a virtue, right?
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