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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Anonymous, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Anthony

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    Yeah, cheaper in VA. It is, I just don't know anyone with reef tanks near me so I rely on the stores. I have one place I go to weekly and they treat me well and order anything I need/want.
     
  2. Anonymous

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    that make it much much easier..i've maybe found a handful of people around the area other than a few other boards generated out of the vermont area..and a few from way over LOL but even some of them are a bit pricey...i had a huge anenome was bought as a seabea, turned out to be a purple tipped something or other LOL...but i bought that and the 7 lb rock for 90$ from a lfs..so i mean they arent always horrid w/ priceing but in this area we dont look for huge colonies, we look for small items as they all grow to be ocean size anyways..but i have seen some " frag packs " from fellow reefers that made my mouth drop...
     
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    Wow. See I could have purchased 7lbs of live rock and the amemone for under $60.00 in VA. I ordered the majority of live rock online then purchased a few select pieces from the fish store for $6.00 a pound. If the anemone looks like mine, I paid $10.00 for that.
     
  4. Anonymous

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    " wow " and see i thought i got a heck of a deal LOL...now i'm debating puttin the guppies in the 10 gal..and using the 55 ( i think LOL) as a salt water set up.. i know that larger is better but i maintained a 10 gall w/ perfect parameters for 4.5 years...so i figure i'm good to go...or to buy another tank sink 1000s into it..or what i really want is to just purchase a set up prematured etc for someone leaving the hobby...now to get me some good deals in vermont..thats a miracle...wish those prices were same here..so are u i vt now? or VA? live in both states?
     
  5. Anthony

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    Yeah, with saltwater they suggest larger tanks because they're more "forgiving". I started out with a 55, then had two 10 gallon tanks later on. I never had any problems keeping the 10's where they should be. Larger saltwater tanks do require more $$$. I've put over 3k into my 30 long in the short time I've had it.
    I'm in VT now. I used to live up here but moved down to VA about 6 months ago. I was visiting my grandparents for New Years.
     
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    plan a move back? i agree they are more forgiving bigger..with the expenses however some just cant..i would prefer a 180 but will most likely have to settle for a 75/90 gall as priceing is everything..its a great hobby, a bit pricey but well worth it, my children have learned so much and that makes it even more worth the while
     
  7. Anthony

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    Move back to VT ? Possibly, but not sure yet.

    It would make me sick to actually know the total I've spent on tanks in the past few years alone. :)
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Oh i hear ya...wow that would make me cringe! i love vermont..hate the snow/cold but the area i live in is just great..peaceful...i have a rabbit sanctuary ( 28 to be exact) so the land and peicefulness is just awesome! almost as relaxing as the tank...
     
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    I love the snow, not so much the cold but that goes along with it so I deal with it.
     
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    i agree comes with the territory..i still dont like it tho. but on the other hand the kids do ( we've 1000 acres so they like to go walking with the dog..) and i put the rabbits in the run on the land so i guess i kinda deal with it also..
     
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    Wow 1000 acres. I bet that's nice ! In NC we have 20 acres.
     
  12. Anonymous

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    its not to bad..small organic dairy farm...loads of farmland along with great trails even vast trails, so we all go a walkin' keeps the kids busy LOL and they see all kinds of wildlife including bear, i've yet to see one but we've heard that there out there.
     
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    Have you seen any moose ? I've yet to see one.
     
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    i actually have..a cow ( female) out by our secondairy farm..got close enuff for my likeing to get a pic...was very cool, we also have deer pass right in front of the house. we had 3 babies playing across the street it was awesome..
     
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    I think I'm going to have to take a drive on Moose Alley to get a chance to see any.
     
  16. Anonymous

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    it was interesting really i still prefer deer..hubby ran across a moose while gettin cows early in the morn..he was with the herd LOL...was a shocker!
     
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    here is a pic of my old set up..i'm also lookin to see if i have the moose/deer pics uploaded to photobucket...
    ai4.photobucket.com_albums_y124_2old4this12_100_1536.jpg
     
  18. Anthony

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    Eh, I see deer every day down in VA. A moose would excite me. :)
     
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    Looks like you have quite a few different corals in the tank. Nice clownfish. ;)
     
  20. Anonymous

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    i no longer have the tank, bummer...thanks tho..i will again i swear if it kills me!! i'll go thru the disks...and see what i can come up with...