11-29-2010, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Your experience illustrates what I frequently write concerning buying equipment from local stores when one can. Any problems or trouble, they are usually willing to help you out, even to exchanging parts. They want your business after all, and they understand that online is often cheaper. But the inconvenience can outweigh the cost savings, and when you need filter or heater help, delay can be fatal to the fish.
Definitely. I cannot believe how fortunate I am to have a shop like this one literally 5 minutes away from my house. I mean I had 4 people helping me with a part problem on my heater, looking through manuals and checking inventory.
Tank finally cleared after a night with the filter running, although I had horrible nightmares of it suddenly leaking... Tomorrow new glass tops for the tank, new hoses for the filter, filter media, thermometer and a heater come in the mail.
Wednesday another heater comes(I accidentally bought a 100watt with my original order, so I am planning on running 2 smaller heaters on either side of the tank)
Thursday the fish make their transfer so long as the heaters work fine and everything looks alright.