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Cheapest place to buy Treatments
Old 03-16-2014, 12:53 PM   #1
 
Cheapest place to buy Treatments

I am starting to become an aquarium hobbyist, and I noticed it gets really expensive for some of the items.

I was hoping those of you that have been doing this for a while can tell me where the cheapest place to buy stuff like Prime, and water testing kits and such. That way I can get the best gear for the cheapest price and make my fish SOOOO HAPPY!!!
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:42 PM   #2
 
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Welcome to the forum, Ice!

I'm not sure if there is ONE cheapest place. . .if there is, I hope someone tells us both! ^__^
I tend to stalk a few different places until what I want goes on sale. Amazon.com often runs great deals on test kits (compared to buying locally in chain shops). With things like Prime, I've found that spending the money now on a bigger bottle saves a lot over time.

Something else to consider is that if you plan to be in the hobby for a while, it may be worthwhile to spend a few extra dollars and purchase from a GOOD family-owned local fish shop. So many of them around here have been put out of business by the chain stores, but there are so many reasons why it's worth the extra cash to help keep a good shop going! Mine will order fish in for me (if they can) and also go out of their way if I ever need help finding a specific medication. . . many of their fish have been bred locally by other hobbyists, and they tend to take better care of their tanks, and offer better stock to begin with.
Of course. . .there are some pretty wretched ones that I'd like to see fail, too. . .

Hope this helps! Good luck with your setup!
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:51 PM   #3
 
I agree if you find a GOOD fish store... I have one that is local that I don't trust the workers there. They seem to not care about you as a person or fish enthusiast...
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:15 PM   #4
 
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I like Drs. Foster and Smith and Wag. Prices vary a LOT as Chesh has said, so i tend to shop around and look for the best deals for things I can't find locally. The hardest part is shipping, so I try to order things in bulk/order a lot of stuff at once so I don't have to pay shipping. (both sites have free shipping on orders over $50).

Amazon can also have some great deals.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
 
I live in the middle of nowhere so I do all my shopping on line and my first choice is Big Al's discount pet supplies.Very nice people that answer my questions and ship promptly.
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