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Old 03/19/2007, 12:18 PM   #51
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Old 03/19/2007, 03:48 PM   #52
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I own my own business. Im incorporated does that mean I can buy there?


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Old 03/19/2007, 08:31 PM   #53
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Does your incorporation say anything about buying or selling tropical fish? If your incorporation was for programming software, he would probably not let you in.

Yet, it also depends on who you know.


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Old 03/19/2007, 08:57 PM   #54
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So what you're trying to do here is deceive a wholesaler that your a dealer.

Why? just to save a few bucks.

Maybe you can't afford to be in this hobby, get a smaller tank.

This is like stopping the Boars Head truck outside the deli at lunch time.

This is really an under handed plan on your part.

Bigsink, let us know where you teach, I want to make sure my 2 kids aren't in your class.


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Old 03/20/2007, 04:55 AM   #55
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Actually my only reason would be that they usually move alot of stuff so the choices would be better. Most local stores have slim pickens as far as corals. Or colorless ones anyway.I've bought whole sale before and its rediculous how much they jack up the price but there is always overhead. And it must cost me $300/month at least to run my tanks
My incorporation just has my name no indication of what I do.


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Old 03/20/2007, 09:53 AM   #56
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It's not worth it.
I have an incorporation to buy and sell corals and fish for my Aquarium Maint business. I rarely go to Steve, unless I am buying a lot of animals. He carries a lot of the pet store staples, Damsels, shrimp, clowns... Yet, they do get a lot of nice large angels and large tangs, though.

They don't get a lot of great corals in, I used to use a jobber in LA for that.


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Old 03/20/2007, 10:18 AM   #57
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What does everybody think of Brian's in Rocky Point? Its the only fish store I've ever gone to so i don't know what its like compared to other LFS.
Brian's has a minimal selection, but OK prices (17.99 for a false percula, 12.99 for a 6-line wrasse). However, he keeps his tanks at a very low SG! I bought fish from him last weekend, and it was a good thing I checked the specific gravity of the bags the fish were in - it was just below 1.018.

Aquahut is great for supplies, but I personally think their livestock leaves a lot to be desired. I have never been in that store without seeing dead or dieing fish in multiple tanks. I've also noticed they've had kind of an attitude lately towards new customers too.

Suffolk Fish and Reef in Ronkonkoma isn't bad, but their prices are steep. Country Critters in Patchogue has a nice selection of corals, but their fish selection is variable.


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Old 03/20/2007, 02:12 PM   #58
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I will have to back up what has been said. You will not find the amazing corals you are imagining at a wholesaler on LI. and unless you have a storefront you get last pick of everything (which is pretty much what you wouldn't even take a second glance at and a lfs). LFS will cost a few bucks more but its worth it.


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Old 03/20/2007, 03:26 PM   #59
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Yeah I wasn't really going to pursue it any way I'm so friggin busy the only way I get corals is a box delivered to me. I know a few good stores but there all a haul for me. There is nothing here on the north shore. Everything is on the south shore or out east even PW is a 45-55 min ride. I guess I'm isolated.
But If Brian B does it in his basement again thats where I'll go !


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Old 04/05/2007, 02:21 PM   #60
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hello all. I have been getting frags from Suffolk Reef for my nano's. Just wondering if theres any other place that sells frags? I've been to so many places just to find giant expensive corals. Thanks


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Old 04/16/2007, 04:03 PM   #61
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I went to a place in Wantagh called Aquarium Dreams right on Merrick RD about 5 minutes east of Mutts and Butts. Not bad Prices.


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Old 04/16/2007, 07:55 PM   #62
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I went to a place in Wantagh called Aquarium Dreams right on Merrick RD about 5 minutes east of Mutts and Butts. Not bad Prices.
I must have driven past that place 10 times... I've never stopped to go in. I guess I have to now


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Old 04/16/2007, 08:14 PM   #63
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I picked up a gorgeous elegance coral there for 60.00


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Old 04/20/2007, 10:19 PM   #64
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Les at Fishy Inc in Bayshore has some really nice frags, pretty inexpensive. Definately worth the trip. I was there a few weeks ago and picked one up for $20. I prefer to buy frags and watch them grow, rather than spend a lot for larger corals.


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Old 04/21/2007, 02:04 PM   #65
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i went to fishys today and they didnt have much but they did have a mystery wrase


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Old 04/28/2007, 08:03 AM   #66
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Went to Aquahut for the first time and man was it good. Their customer service is incredible!


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Old 05/02/2007, 11:07 AM   #67
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There are a bunch of us coming down from Connecticut to Atlantis this summer. We want to hit a fish & coral store while we are there. We were thinking Country Critters (I was there a couple years ago and it was pretty good). Are there any other stores closer?


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Old 05/02/2007, 02:37 PM   #68
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Aqua Hut is about 10 minutes North of Country Critters


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Old 05/09/2007, 07:30 AM   #69
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I hate magic isle. They are so rude and they don't know what they are talking about. I love aqua hut and suffolk reef. Suffolk reef has nice corals but are high in price IMO. Aqua hut has better prices but you have to go on the weekend after they get their shipments out from friday. They sell out pretty fast. Both have GREAt customer service. I was talking to the guy that works at aquahut and he said that they do not talk on the phone at all. I think he turns the ringer off. Its on;y for him to make outgoing calls. He claims that instead of running around all day getting prices on things they can spend thier time working one on one with customers.


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Old 05/09/2007, 07:53 AM   #70
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Hans CC is really pricey but they have good stuff.... If you are going to make the trip anyway I would do Suffolk County Fish and Reef then CC and Finally Aquahut. There are also some decent stores but they are further west. I must miss all the Coral shipments to Aquahut because I never see anything there. They do get allot of dead fish

I have noticed SCFR's prices dropping a bit and the frag tank they have is reasonable. ALso their filter room is a sight to see. Anyone ever take a look at those skimmers? HUGE LOL


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Old 06/03/2007, 09:34 PM   #71
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I am new to this forum as well as the hobby. But I know we can find out local fish stores from the Yahoo yellow pages. Hope this is helpful.


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Old 06/04/2007, 12:59 PM   #72
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scfr has had some realy nice peices latley like 4-5 inch acro colonies in nice colors for around 75-100 dollers. i personaly scored 2 micros for 75 a peice


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Old 06/04/2007, 02:03 PM   #73
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Did anybody else pick up any croceas at Aquahut last month?


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Old 06/06/2007, 03:09 PM   #74
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Did anybody else pick up any croceas at Aquahut last month?
I didn't. But I saw they had a bunch last month. Maybe still have a few left.


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Old 06/08/2007, 09:16 AM   #75
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I got a croceas from Les about two weeks ago. It's my first clam and I love it! His stuff sells out fast, so I don't know if he has any left, but they were really nice.

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