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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Bev, Sep 8, 2017.

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  1. Bev

    Bev New Member

    Not new to Arkansas but, new to having a saltwater tank in my home. I hope to learn a lot, share a little and, get to know all of you here.
     
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  2. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Welcome to RRMAS Bev! Tell us about your tank. How old is it? What are your stocking plans? What size is your tank? We love pictures!

    There are some folks here that like to help and are very knowledgeable. I've learned a lot from them.
     
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  3. Brian

    Brian RRMAS Supporter

    Hello and welcome
     
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  4. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Welcome
     
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  5. roco

    roco RRMAS Supporter

    Welcome aboard! Glad to have you in the club.
     
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  6. Kim

    Kim Secretary Staff Member

    Hiya!

    Yeah, tell us about your tank!

    The meeting will be at my place in Benton this Saturday if you want to stop by.
     
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  7. Bev

    Bev New Member

    Just getting my tanks started. I've got a 14 gallon nano - only been up a week so, still cycling up with just sand and live rock. My 29 gallon mini has 2 clownfish, 1 green chromis, 4 tiny hermit crabs, green star polyp coral, pulsating xenia coral, that one is six months old but, just added the corals today. I have a 75 gallon that I plan to do a reef tank in, just bought the used tank last week, so cleaning it and building a stand for it. Eventually the 14 gal. nano will have one yellow tailed blue damsel, 2 gobies, 2 hermit crabs and, red, blue and green mushroom coral.

    My biggest problem is not having a nearby marine fish shop - it's 100 miles to Hot Springs and, that's where I go to get my live critters. (There is a small shop closer but, he has to order almost everything as you request it, the small stock he does have doesn't look to be very well kept so, I dislike that shop.)
     
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  8. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Well-Known Member

    Hey and welcome! That tank is a bit too small for a damsel (who are also usually quite territorial) but your tanks sound great! You will love adding corals and if you're anything like me, you'll be addicted in no time! I've got an 85 gallon mixed reef and a 29 gallon cube that is sort of a temporary home/QT right now.

    And yes, you should come to the meeting Saturday! We meet once a month, eat, and frag up a coral! It's always a good time!
     
  9. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Dang where are you located
     
  10. Kim

    Kim Secretary Staff Member

    Hiya,

    Yeah, there's a store in Benton that carries a variety of corals and fish. It's Paradise Pets. If you come to the meeting Saturday, you can stop in and see Kevin's shop.
     
  11. Bev

    Bev New Member

    I live outside of Ashdown - that town consists of Wal Mart, a couple of gas stations, a feed store, churches and schools basically. Here, if Wal Mart doesn't sell it, be prepared top drive at least 30 miles for common stuff and, 100+ for specialty items. The aquarium shop 30 miles away has a few coral and, orders the rest, then you just wait until whenever he does an order, might be a week, might be 6 months to get what you want. Other than him it's all freshwater fish, except the bit of saltwater tank supplies PetSmart sells.

    Benton is 130 miles form my house, long drive. HotSprings is far too, but I trust the place and, the owner is very knowledgeable, and always there if it's open.
     
  12. SilentReefer

    SilentReefer Well-Known Member

    Livestock from Hot Springs :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:!

    Come on......you guys were thinking that too:D

    The internet is your friend for livestock!
     
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  13. Brian

    Brian RRMAS Supporter

    Shipping cost will kill you on the internet though.
     
  14. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Right now Live Aquaria has free shipping for orders over $99. Other places have free shipping for orders over $150 or so.

    At 130 miles round trip and 20 mpg it would cost $30 in gas alone not to mention depreciation/maintenance.
     
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  15. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Well-Known Member

    Depends on the deal. Probably don't want to ship 1 $15 fish but if you buy several or qualify for free shipping it's not bad.
     
  16. Bev

    Bev New Member

    Almost done stocking my two small tanks, just need one more Green Chromis. Tank 1 has 1 Torch, 3 Mushrooms, 1 Yellow Tail Damesel, 1 Tomato Clown, 1 Six Line Wrasse. Tank 2 has 2 Mushrooms, 1 Brain Coral, 1 Leather Coral, 1 Foxface, 2 Clowns, 1 Green Chromis (all he had last trip to the shop), 1 Scooter Blenny (Yes I know that's really a Dragonet.) So for the next 2-3 months just need one more Green Chromis. In the meantime, I will be bringing my 125 gallon tank up. Got that tank given to me and, was planning a 75 gallon but, now going to sell the empty 75 gallon and go with the 125 for my serious reef tank. The other two are moderate to low light only tanks, the 125 will be set up to support high light corals.

    There is a shop just 30 miles away, but was in there and, only 4 tanks and, the frag tank had tons of Aptasia in it so, no shopping there. The one in Hot Springs is clean, lots of tanks, no pest in tanks and, cuts me some good deals, like my blue mushroom frag. It has 5 blue and 3 red mushrooms on it, all dime size or smaller but, was only 20.00 for that. Once the get a bit bigger, I plan to separate them, just got it last weekend. My Black Clown was only 20 as well. Chromis 7, so yea good prices. Some things there are higher, but they are worth it, like 170 for a long tentacle anemone with a 3 inch diameter foot that I want so bad and don't have a home for yet. :)
     
  17. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Well-Known Member

    What’s the hot springs place again? I went to a store down there one time and every sw tank was full of algae. I did get a zoa frag and I really like it ... but I was a bit shocked because the guy, pretty sure it was the owner, was telling me how to keep my tank clean and whatever while his tanks looked absolutely horrible.
     
  18. frankinswine1

    frankinswine1 Member

    Don't forget TL reef in Mountain Home. Next day shipping is only $15, you can't drive there for $15.
     
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  19. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Well-Known Member

    $15 is not too bad at all! Might check them out next time I’m shopping!
     
  20. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Yeah but seeing the store is worth the drive or ride. Lol Great place
     
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