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Old Yesterday, 04:52 AM   #876
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Who cares what your house looks like......

I'm coming to visit the tank not the house.

And yes I'm crazy for driving 7 hours to meet you. It sounds nuts, but seeing as I have to basically go right by your house to go home from vaca, it's a no brainer for me.

My thinking is I'll spend the day with you and the LFS, buy lots of stuff and have the LFS hold them overnight(pretty sure if I asked they will), spend the night in a motel somewhere around you, pick up stuff in the morning when they open(assuming they open around noon as most LFS's do), drive home.

Easy peasy.....


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Old Yesterday, 05:46 AM   #877
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Too bad you're not both further east. Long island reef club is having their frag swap this weekend.

What LFS stuff are you on the lookout for? Just SPS? Maybe if some of the stores have a bristletooth tang who has been in copper for a while and is still eating you could grab one.


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Old Yesterday, 07:17 AM   #878
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Reef you should drive down into Jersey to TSM corals. They have a ton of fish and ALL fish are put through a 6 week QT process before they ever hit the store tanks. You can ask to see the QT procedure as well.

Homer my local store opens around 10 on Saturday.

As for hotel you will want to stay in Exton. I have a fellow reefing buddy who manages the new hotel up there so let me see what I can do for ya!!! He also runs his own store out of his house so you can look on frags2fishes.com to see what all he has and he will deliver. He is about 45 minutes from my house so we could head up there as well as my normal guy. Look up aquarium specialties on FB to see his daily pics of what he has in.


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Old Yesterday, 07:23 AM   #879
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Sounds good Soul. Just give an address to put in my GPS. Was going to stay up near Lancaster, but if 5his is closer I'm game.

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Old Yesterday, 07:27 AM   #880
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Lancaster would be around 30 minutes or so the opposite direction for you unless you wanted to hit up the shops that way in the morning on your way home.

Are you interested in the small BAO transports? My buddy sells them and has a couple if you wanted 1 or 2. I have 1 and LOVE it especially to go to swaps.

The place by me would be hilton garden inn in Exton. There are others in Exton as well should you chose to stay there but the hilton garden is new and nice.


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Old Yesterday, 03:11 PM   #881
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I'll definitely have to check out TSM. Prices are a little higher than normal, but worth if if the fish are good to go straight to the tank.

Be sure to keep us posted on the damage done this weekend Homer!


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Old Today, 03:40 AM   #882
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BAO transports?

If it's what I just looked up, 65$ for a basically a little locking cooler. Great Idea but a little rich for my blood.

My wife thinks we should stay in lancaster. While that motel does look nice 150$ a night isn't. lol I'm a cheapskate, anything over 100$ a night is too much in my mind. All I'm doing is taking a shower and sleeping. Heck a cot in a closet would be good for me.

I will definitely post up what I find. Very excited to see an actual LFS that has actual corals!

Took a ride down here in NC yesterday as it was a little cool to be on the beach. Found 3 LFS's. 2 were more like puppy mills with fish tanks, but 1 was an actual LFS. Huge place with many tanks of fish and corals. While they pretty much specialized in FW they certainly had the SW part down too. Right when you walked in the door they had a 200 full of 3 corals, octospawn, hammer, and torch. These things were massive!! Those 3 corals filled that tank. Only fish was a maroon clown the size of my hand. They had many 125's filled to the brim with frags(softies, lps, and plenty of SPS). They had 4 rows of tanks stacked 4 long and 3 high as "fish" tanks. Many fish I have never seen and only read about.

Apparently sea horses are a thing down here as everyone had them for sale. Of course my wife now thinks she needs a seahorse tank.

Hey soul my wife brought up a good point..... I have no idea what your real name is, and I'm pretty sure I've never told you mine. lmao Makes for an awkward meeting....

"Hi I'm Soulpatch." "hey I'm homer1475". Makes for slightly awkward first impressions.


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Old Today, 07:31 AM   #883
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Its Andy but I guarentee you I will likely greet you as Soulpatch


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Old Today, 10:59 AM   #884
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Sounds like I need to take a trip south of the Lehigh Valley to visit some of these stores you guys are talking about. (fwiw, i live just a few blocks away from Something Fishy)


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Sounds like I need to take a trip south of the Lehigh Valley to visit some of these stores you guys are talking about. (fwiw, i live just a few blocks away from Something Fishy)
You should join the Southeastern PA saltwater reef aquarium classified and discussions group on Facebook

And yes Mini reef in Philly, ASR in Frazier, Frags 2 Fishies in Landenburg, coral reef connection in Reading. Lots of great smaller shops around


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You should join the Southeastern PA saltwater reef aquarium classified and discussions group on Facebook

And yes Mini reef in Philly, ASR in Frazier, Frags 2 Fishies in Landenburg, coral reef connection in Reading. Lots of great smaller shops around
Just sent the join request

One day when we dont have a match to go to (we competitive shoot) we will head down that way to hit some shops


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Just sent the join request

One day when we dont have a match to go to (we competitive shoot) we will head down that way to hit some shops
Likely a local BBQ or 2 for that FB group again this year which is a great way to meet some others and swap corals.

There are 2 BIG SPS guys up your way in the lehigh valley though. I go up there once a year or so to hit up their houses and pick up a few pieces.

Trying to save my pennies for a homewrecker, JF Jolt, and a few others at the moment.



Homer might get sent home with some mini colonies just so I can claim to the wife I need corals to fill in open spots.....


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