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Old 03-12-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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I live in Casper Wyoming. I have wanted to get into the saltwater aquarium hobby for years but new it would be tough without a marine supplier within a 100+ miles. With the internet becoming a great source of supply and we recently got a PetCo in town, I am hopeful I will be successful. I have read numerous books and read tons on the internet. With all of that knowledge I have a focus but I sure do wish I had someone near me in the same boat, that I could visit with. PetCo has turned out to be disappointing, so I have made a few trips to Denver to get most of my items. I have also bought from ebay. I have only to purchase a protein skimmer and we are ready to get started. Can anyone recommend an online store that is reasonable and reliable? Are there any Wyomingites out there? I am determined to make this work, I have already spent tons and I know I have more to go. But more than that*** I really want a cool saltwater tank.
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Out here in the sticks huh! Well for me up in Sheridan, I can go to Billings and there are two very good stores, North Heights Pet Store and The Coral Connection. Online (hope this is ok) I like Thatpetplace.com /thatfishplace.come for most hard goods (best price most often), then there is Doctors Foster & Smith (liveaquaria.com) with a fantastic guaranty on livestock. Anither with really wonderful livestock is Vivid aquariums. Good luck and if you get up this way holler - we have at least 12 reefers here in town I have met so far.

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Wow 12 in Sheridan. I hope I run into that many here in Casper. But I will give you holler if I head that way. Thanks for the recommendations. Don't get up to Billings much either but I may have to once school is out.

Fantasy Reef web site is amazing, it makes me want mine set up even more now. Thanks for the encouragement.
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Welcome to the site. I like thatpetplace.com, drsfosterandsmith.com and liveaquaria.com (part of the drs site). The drs don't charge extra for weight.
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I've heard quite a few bad things about petco. I would try and avoid getting much from them besides your very basic stuff like salt and fish food. Just a thought though. Yours may be the exception to the rule.
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Welcome to AA! There are many SW members with very impressive tanks here that are more than willing to help.
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Welcome to AA. The internet is a landlocked aquarist's best friend. Check out #1 Big Als Aquarium Supplies: Fish Tanks, Stands, Decorations, Accessories. It is a great site with an unbeatable price matching guarantee.
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Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome and great suggestions. I will be checking out everyone of those sites. I think the most frustrating part of Petco is that not one of the employees has a SW tank themselves. So they are not even a resource.

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