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Postby hazard on Fri Sep 03, 2004 7:43 pm

I was curious where most of you got your fish, corals and other creatures in your tanks?

With my cichlids I know breeders throughout the nation that I can either do a little driving to pickup fish or have the fish shipped in. Alot cheaper and higher quality this way.

I was at Pet World in Madison today and was looking at their reefs and fish. Are there saltwater stuff junk like all of there freshwater section?

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Pet World

Postby Toddah on Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:17 pm

I buy crabs and snails there but not much else.
Aquarium Superstore ( by Sams Wholesale Madison) EXPENSIVE but Shawn is a really good guy.
Another place (???) across from the Whole foods or Smokies on University Ave.
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Foster and Smith Etropicals
many online places but like you said local is best for the fish and corals
not recommending any of these, just places to look
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Postby hazard on Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:21 pm

I used to deal with Jack back in the day before he sold the Aquarium Superstore and I have dealt with Lee at Aquatic Specialties on University.

Do you guys quarente all new fish or just throw them into there intended tank?

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Postby Mark on Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:48 am

I quarantine all fish. Having had Ich once, I vowed to never have it in my display tank again. It's working.

I haven't bought anything at anywhere other than Aq. Superstore or Aquatic Specialties all year. The other places have had flatworms in the last year the few times I've been - and I hate to support somewhere like Pet World where there's corals dying all the time. None of the other shops impress me, so often have dying coral, pests, or questionable fish.

Just my take, but I realize that this hobby will be regulated soon enough, and hope that even my minor purchasing decisions can help it before that point.

Trading with folks + the rare online order fills in what I can't get at the LFS.
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Postby SaltyMad on Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:54 pm

I bought my fish at AS and my corals at Animart, it has the best prices in town, everything is 30-40 dollars. All you need to do is get there before the corals are too far gone and infested with Aiptasia.
Otherwise try here(I hope this link isn't breaking any rules) They're down because of the hurricanes but should be back up soon.
http://www.saltwaterfish.com/
Just my take, but I realize that this hobby will be regulated soon enough, and hope that even my minor purchasing decisions can help it before that point

It's already in the works:Proposed bill HR4928
http://www.icriforum.org/Uploads/Case_coral_bill.pdf
http://www.icriforum.org/List/Thread.cfm?MessageID=674
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Postby SilverSurfer on Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:31 pm

I was talking with Jon down at Aquatic superstore, and since i am looking for a tank to start up SW this month, he said he has a 75g with stand, glass tops, and single flors. light for $300.00 is this a deal or no?
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Postby hazard on Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:33 pm

I bought this same combo from Aquatic World in Oconomowac for $190.

You could also buy the tank at Pet World for like $120 and then order the top and lights from drfostersmith or petsolutions for another probably $80.

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Postby SilverSurfer on Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:11 am

from aquatic world did that include the stand?
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Postby hazard on Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:01 am

stand was not included
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Postby SilverSurfer on Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:41 am

i stopped in at animal adventures, to take a look at the tanks, i don't really like the 75g now that i saw it, it just isn't tall enough, so i am thinking we will go with a 90g instead now. The 75g has a nice width and length but the height just doesn't cut it for me..BTW AA's is very expensive, can't believe they sell things there.
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Postby Mark on Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:36 pm

Just my opinion ... but taller tanks can be hard to aquascape + to light given the additional vertical space.

Just a take on it ... if I were going with a 4' tank, I'd get a 120 and no other. That front-back space is so useful with live rock in there.
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Postby SilverSurfer on Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:58 pm

ah, good point..
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