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Old 01-08-2005, 01:39 AM   #1
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Whats a good web store for
1. supplies and equipment (i know alot of you swear by bigals)
2. fish (is this even a good idea?)
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1. supplies and equipment (i know alot of you swear by bigals)
screw big al's .... i would say check out online at any number of various stores. Most give better prices online then in the stores (petsmart for one)
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2. fish (is this even a good idea?)
if you want to order fish, i would say for every 1 you want order 2 or 3. I personally haven't seen very much succes with this (i am only one person though)
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http://www.aquariumdriftwood.com/ seemed to be a fairly reasonable site. I can't say for sure as they don't deliver to canada at all.
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I order regularly from both www.drsfostersmith.com and www.thatpetplace.com. One will have equipment that the other doesn't have and the pricing is usually quite good. The Drs. Foster & Smith website is better if you want to browse products or see what is new. I haven't ordered any fish or plants over the Internet so I can't make any recommendations there.
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I've bought fish on line and have never had a problem. The one thing to remember though is that the shipping will often cost more than the fish. I once paid $35 for a pair of catfish and $45 for the overnight shipping. To me, it was still worth it.

As far as plants, I swear by lowcoasters stock. No, I'm not partners with him. *LOL*
I started a thread in the planted section a while back where I took pics of his operation.

Equipment. I ususally web surf till I find the best price. I've purshased from quite a few and my experiences have been generally favorable. I'll continue to buy equipment on line.
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I use Big Als a lot because they have the best prices.

I buy my FW fish and plants locally. I only order SW fish online because of their high costs locally.
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I've bought supplies and equipment from That fish place and shipping was fast, than again I live in PA.

I've never ordered fish online because the shipping is expensive.
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I usually buy supplies online just because you they are usually cheaper. I have bought fish online, but only from individuals on AquaBid. I can find fish there that my LFS never carries.
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1. supplies and equipment (i know alot of you swear by bigals)
screw big al's .... i would say check out online at any number of various stores. Most give better prices online then in the stores (petsmart for one)
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2. fish (is this even a good idea?)
if you want to order fish, i would say for every 1 you want order 2 or 3. I personally haven't seen very much succes with this (i am only one person though)
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3. plants
http://www.aquariumdriftwood.com/ seemed to be a fairly reasonable site. I can't say for sure as they don't deliver to canada at all.
Why Screw Bigals? I got excelent products at the best prices anywhere and FAST shipping ( I order 3 days before christmas and got it on Christmas Eve...)
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The Big Al's store in Calgary is by far the worst LFS I have ever seen. However, I believe the on-line and brick-and-mortar are separate entities. As an aside, for Canadians, Big Al's prices are not that good, when you do the conversion
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