05-30-2013, 05:17 PM
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Once you have sorted all that out.... I make a trip to the LFS and wander either ... the Cichlid aisle.... or the Community Fish aisle, ie... platies... or mollies... etc. The whole darn store.... sigh.... Green stickers, yellow stickers, red stickers....gotta mind that sort of thing too. I make a list of what I like, price etc. Then I go home and research again! I don't take the LFS staff's opinion unless you have someone you have worked with for a long time and trust their judgement. (I actually have a guy like that, he actually talks me out of stuff, and so... I go back and spend more money at that store, funny how that is.) I respect them at this particular store.
And finally... when I've made a decision... I WANT "XXX"... I go to the store... Shoot!! they don't have any left... or they've just come in and they won't sell them yet. I don't live close.
Or they only have 2 and I need a group 6 to 8. That sort of thing. I would phone ahead but what fun would that be?