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post #1 of 3 Old 05-07-2013, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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New aquarium store

Hey im planning to open an aquarium store and I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice for my store. Does anyone know any good wholesaler for livestock and what kind of products do you personally like?

Also if you have a pet store or had a pet store, what advices can you give me so i can be successful in my store?

Lastly what kind of filtration system do u think i should use? most stores in my area use sump tanks but ive also seen some that use some air thing for sponge filter along with heater in every tank but that seems a bit expensive to maintain and require much more time on water changes. anyone got a good idea?
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-07-2013, 04:03 PM
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Wow - good for you

I know I can I can tell you a ton of my frustrations about pet stores in general and would have a lot of suggestion and ideas for you but it might be a good thing to get a bit more info. from you.

Are you going to be a fish only store? Freshwater & saltwater? Will you stock exotics and large fish or are you going to stick to the more common & popular types? Will you sell live plants? How big is this store going to be and will your inventory space be limited?

Want to hire me as a full time freshwater employee and betta handler? I'm looking to get out of Finance - ha ha ha :)

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-07-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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the store will be freshwater fish as well as dog stuff, and i think it will be about 1000 to 2000 square foot and yes it will have plants and some exotic fish if i can find some. and seeing from ur location i dont think u will be coming to canada to work lol. and right now im still doing business planning so im not sure if i can afford to hire a full time worker or not.
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