01-11-2011, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluetangclan
Do be careful, just because its a mom and pop store doesnt mean that A: They know what they are talking about and B: they wont try pulling the wool over your eyes if they think they can get away with it. I have found numerous stores over the years where I have played dumb and heard all kinds of whacked out things. My friend was a newb in saltwater aquariums an a local store knew this and took advantage of her by selling her a rock with a bunch of fast growing anemonies<cough cough> aiptasia lol. Once they know you and know you have a clue they tend to be more on the up and up.
This is why I always suggest making yourself visible at the LFS. I go in at least once a week, sometimes twice. This seems ridiculous to some, but when I go in they always ask me about my tanks, how the last thing I bought is working and what I am looking for this week. It also pays off because you tend to get deals just because they know you are coming back. Just yesterday I got a dense baseball size chunk of java moss, about 5 times the amount they sell normally, for like $6. This has happened a few times just because they know I spend my aquarium $ there.
Edit: BTW bluetangclan is now my favorite username on the board.
Last edited by lorax84; 01-11-2011 at 04:16 PM..