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    You didn't sound demanding. And I get it. the prices will vary depending on where you buy them, no doubt about it. LFS - especially indys - will charge more because they run on a different profit margin than the big box stores like Petco and Pet smart. Amazon often comes up with great bargains. Someone just posted about a Rena filter regularly $174.00 on sale at amazon for $68. Same thing happens with meds. we're all bargain hunters here and you never know where you're going to find the best buy
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Actually I used to get much better prices at my old LFS, but I think the owner quit while he was ahead due to one of the big box stores coming to town. At least 3 local stores I used to go to have closed. The big box prices are about 40% higher so after years of supporting local business only I'm going to be looking online FIRST.

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    I know. It's really sad. I have a great indy store close to me. I bought all my fish there and continue to buy all my food there + I bought all my equipment knowing that I paid more than if I'd gone to Petco. But I want to support him so I do. Some things however - his meds and api test kits - are so over priced I just can't bring myself to spend my money there on those things.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIO-Linist View Post
    Actually I used to get much better prices at my old LFS, but I think the owner quit while he was ahead due to one of the big box stores coming to town. At least 3 local stores I used to go to have closed. The big box prices are about 40% higher so after years of supporting local business only I'm going to be looking online FIRST.
    Same situation here.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    I'm an online shopper. A little hunting around will get you the best prices, no doubt. I often buy at the same locations, but will hunt around for a good deal. In fact, I register at many online pet stores to receive notices of deals, and stock up when those come around.

    The big box stores don't get my business, except sometimes fish. They rarely carry the medications I am looking for, nor the foods, or water treatments. In my area, the only seachem product they carry is prime, in the absolute baby bottle size at a high price. Drives me nuts.
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

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    imma go on a shopping spree tonight...
    basically anything recommended by 2 or more ppl is on my shortlist
    3 Hikari Prazi-Pro
    3 aquarium salt
    2 Mardel Maracyn Two
    2 Seachem ParaGuard
    1 Metro+
    1 API PimaFix
    1 API MelaFix
    1 ick medication
    1 Mardel Maracyn
    1 antifungal (what is this???)
    1 Seachem Kanaplex

    Also adding:
    - potassium permanganate
    - gh/kh tests
    - Seachem Prime

    Pray for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIO-Linist View Post
    Pray for me?
    LOL...please have mercy on your bank account.

    With that said, that's a pretty comprehensive list. Pimafix is an anti-fungal, I believe. The combination of Pima and Mela give you an anti-bacterial and an anti-fungal unless you don't consider them effective. There's a couple of schools of thought on just how effective they are.
    Last edited by Taurus; 08-29-2013 at 01:41 PM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    I'm ashamed to say I have NO meds at home, yet....Bookmarked this link for reference and a shopping list!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

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    The only official medicine I have is PraziPro to de-worm new fish. I haven't needed any meds for my fish since I brought home a fully stocked 29g 5 years ago and that came with the ich medicine I needed. I have found the proper use of a QT tank for all new fish, fresh clean water on a weekly basis, and quality food is all the medicine my fish need.
    I also don't understand why people use PraziPro every six months. If the initial treatment was successful, where do the new worms come from to justify treating again twice a year?
    Last edited by mommy1; 08-29-2013 at 02:46 PM.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    I agree with HB. Clean water and good food prevent a lot of maladies.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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