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post #11 of 15 Old 04-02-2008, 05:45 PM
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You can also take some of her gravel if she'll let you(don't let it dry out), stick it in some pantyhose, and dangle it in your tank (with heater and filter running). Great way to help boost the cycle, just start it by putting a few flakes of food in.

If you have to drive for an hour to get a decently priced kit you may as well order it online.

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post #12 of 15 Old 04-02-2008, 08:31 PM
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Ok well....that changes things lol your in thee same boat as me :) ..... my closest fish store is an hour away as well. ok then......if you want you can pm me with some of the qualities or...maybe colorations you would like. If you want ill tell you what i plan to stock my tank (75...but some would work in a 25) and i could help you if you wanted. Glad i could help.

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Then you can go and research them on the web or i like to go here and get peoples opinions http://host15.123flashchat.com/reptichat/ .
Why not just ask on this forum?
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post #14 of 15 Old 04-03-2008, 04:28 PM
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You should look on craigslist for cheap aquarium equipment- there's always lots of stuff for sale. Aquabid.com is great for buying live plants and stuff, usually you can get packages that end up being really cheap. In general the internet is much cheaper than your LFS- so you might be able to avoid any trips to the store until your tank is already set up and cycled.
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-03-2008, 09:25 PM
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drfostersmith.com is awesome. My liquid test kit was less than $20 not to mention the shipping is always super quick. I've priced a lot of things between Dr Fosters and my lfs and the price differance is crazy. My canister filter was $120 on the web site and at the stores close to me it was between $220-340! So even with the $10 shipping, I still saved a bunch.

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