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Old 01-28-2014, 12:50 PM   #501
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Keith , You sure have a lot riding on the line here ,...kinda reminds me of the old saying. Question- how to make a million dollars by opening up a lfs ? Answer- invest two million dollars ,..... I bet by now Veronica is really giving you that look,...we're all pulling for you to succeed in a big way!
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:16 PM   #502
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How are those aquatop canisters compared to the fluvals? I could get the cf400 for a little bit more than a 206 plus I get almost 3x the power and UV. All this on a 35g lol so I'm right there with you guys on over filtration.
I am impressed with them. I had previously been a Fluval user. I ordered an Aquatop to try and found lthen eaps & bounds easier to prime and startup. Plus big media trays. I recommend them.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:17 PM   #503
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Keith , You sure have a lot riding on the line here ,...kinda reminds me of the old saying. Question- how to make a million dollars by opening up a lfs ? Answer- invest two million dollars ,..... I bet by now Veronica is really giving you that look,...we're all pulling for you to succeed in a big way!
That quote lends much credence. Lol. I truly appreciate the well wishes Dary!
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:14 PM   #504
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Hmm I wanna keep this one, lol. Maybe I should frag it & if a piece happens to fall into my DT then no harm no foul!
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:03 AM   #505
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Some updated shots of the systems & livestock. New tanks finished being built & ship tomorrow or the next day. Woo Hoo!
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:50 AM   #506
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Nice Keith is the shop open yet?
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:13 AM   #507
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Nice Keith is the shop open yet?
Yup! Right now only afternoon/evenings during the week & all day on the weekends. Hired my first employees & they started last weekend. Once the rest of the tanks arrive (hopefully this week) I will extend the hours.
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Wicked wish I could come see your shop maybe one day aha hopefully it all goes smooth
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Wow !!!! Nice to hear that you've finally opened the door ! What was the first item purchased from the store? Who did you end up hiring ? Sorry lots f questions but it's kind f exciting to watch the progress ,..I take it you're still working full time at your regular job at this time.
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Congrats on the opening! Has it been busy so far?
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Thanks everyone for the well wishes & interest. So far I've hired two employees & will hire more & extend the hours once I have the other tanks installed. Right now business is slow......trying to get the word out but most of my business has been my repeat customers who shopped with me from my residence. Hoping things pick up soon. First sales were corals, followed by RODI water, then some media, food, and finally fish!
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The key is making a spectacle. Make a BIG grand opening sort of deal. Make a ton of water and sell it dirt cheap or something. Toss it in the paper or on the radio. You win.
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Some updated shots of the systems & livestock. New tanks finished being built & ship tomorrow or the next day. Woo Hoo!

Man. I wish you were my lfs. Lol. It looks great.
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Man. I wish you were my lfs. Lol. It looks great.
Thank you. Believe me I too wish we could be your LFS!
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Lol,...well said !
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:03 PM   #516
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Awesome Keith! Good to hear my friend.


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Got the six tanks today. Only got two of them plumbed in today though. Should get the other two plumbed into tomorrow all while filing up the two finished today and acclimating my first order of livestock from ORA.
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Just finished reading through the thread. This is amazing! You have achieved my dreams that's for sure! I'll keep watching and if I ever fly out California, I'll be coming in! Can't wait until you start shipping to southwest Florida!
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Just finished reading through the thread. This is amazing! You have achieved my dreams that's for sure! I'll keep watching and if I ever fly out California, I'll be coming in! Can't wait until you start shipping to southwest Florida!

Awesome to hear! Thanks.

Quick update. Got the new tanks yesterday and so far only got two installed & running (they are the black back tanks) but two more are in place & ready for hook up. The other two I need to do some modifications on first so hopefully running this weekend!
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