How do you buy Coral/Fish

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How do you Purchase Coral/Fish

Poll closed May 28, 2005.
  1. Only buy specifically what I research and wanted

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Have a good knowledge of what I can and Can't keep so I can buy what catches my eye

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. I talk to the LFS and they tell me if I can keep the Coral/Fish I'm interested in

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  4. Put what catches my eye on hold then research it and pick it up

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Buy everything and through it in my tank then post on every site to see if it will live

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  6. Buy everything then upgrade my lights, tank, Skimmer, etc. to supports my new coral/fish

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I know this can be a touchy subject so don't feel you have to comment
     
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  3. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    I get my fish and corals from my LFS, i actually i have 3 good LFS a 2 that i will go to just to look around but very rarelly buy anything, dont trust the live stock or the staff, good LR though. I havent tried mail order or ebay yet. I heard there was a good place near Vancouver J, www.jlaquatics.com. Ive been told is a good place but never tried it yet. Maybe you know it?

    Marc.
     
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  4. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    I pretty well know what I can and cannot keep, and will just ask LFS any additional info.;D


    I have 2 decent ones that I trust. I am willing to pay extra (more than mail order etc) for the setup and info they both have! in order to keep stuff local to me!
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    lol...i do a little of everything :)
     
  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Best Prices in Canada (I think) for hardware. Good livestock but not the best. They have a lot of my money. Really good people to deal with as well. They are always bringing in the latest and greatest stuff all high end.

    J
     
  7. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    Thanks J. Ill have to try them out someday.

    Marc.
     
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  9. NUHTTY

    NUHTTY Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I am meticulous about researching things to the point where not only do I know what I am going to get, but I will wait months until I see the perfect specimen...size, color and overall look.