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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    That'd be awesome. As of now the 75 is my favorite size aquarium, easy to filter, lots of room for aquascaping, and covers a ton of options for fish

    When you set that up let me know and we can fill it up for you
    Will do, thanks again
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  2. #12

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    Some sad news to report.

    Mike from Mikeswetpets has decided to hang it up and go back to having fish and plants for his enjoyment only.

    He had gotten a few threatening phone calls by the EPA due to shipping plants across state boarders, apparently they are starting to crack down on that a lot more, and as he put it:

    -I'm too old to keep up with all these regulations that are different for each state-

    Sadly, this means he won't be selling on aquabid or ebay anymore. I am seriously considering buying the business from him since he has an excellent source already, but that hasn't been brought up yet as an idea

  3. #13

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    My first gift goes to you, hope you like the rummy nose :) - fish gazer Thanks so much. - metweezer here's to 14,000 posts :) - steeler58 For a Super-good idea! - Rue TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 
    TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF back at you! - Taurus TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb 
    TGIF - Taurus right back at cha! - fishmommie TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 Happy B Day! - Taurus Which leaves on to ask which came first the cake or the beer! - Taurus 
    Happy B-day buddy! - steeler58 Happy 51st...and many more! - Rue Congrats on your cycle!! - RiversGirl thanks - fishmommie Have a Cory for passing 15,000 post's; WOW!! - steeler58 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Wow, that is a bummer...but I understand his thinking on this...keep us updated if you choose to give it a shot
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  4. #14

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    Why would the EPA makes this an issue as long as the plant is not a noxious weed?

  5. #15

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    Yea he doesn't sell anything that is a federal invasive species ... But is just slowing down for now

  6. #16

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    Leave it to the EPA to snuff out another business. Thank you big government! *dramatic bow*
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  7. #17

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    hopefully this one shows up. - KingFisher It's the closest thing I could find to a snowflake. - Taurus Happy Birthday Girl. Wishing you many more. Ya thats why the Champagne is in play. hehehe - Strider199 For piping up - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
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    There are rules to follow regarding the sale of plants across state lines for some very good reasons. Let me give you a number here from the Bureau of Land Management:

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/more_programs/invasive_species.html
    It is estimated that invasive plants cause about $123 billion in damages and losses to the U.S. economy annually.
    That "big government" requirement that is "shutting down this business" may be that he A) doesn't have a grower's license in his state which would cost him $100 for a 2 year license in New York State or B) He didn't label his shipping boxes as required by every single state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne View Post
    There are rules to follow regarding the sale of plants across state lines for some very good reasons. Let me give you a number here from the Bureau of Land Management:



    That "big government" requirement that is "shutting down this business" may be that he A) doesn't have a grower's license in his state which would cost him $100 for a 2 year license in New York State or B) He didn't label his shipping boxes as required by every single state.
    Are you suggesting that the government isn't forcing his hand to shut down his business through intimidation and over regulation? Some people have had enough. This is just one of the many around this country that have shut down their business, because it's not worth dealing with an overbearing government. In the long run, it's just not worth it... and now you're missing out on a good variety of plants at a good price.

    Most plants sold in the industry are not invasive. Big government is and always will be an invasive species that costs $1 trillion in damages and losses to the US economy annually. I don't see how it's equivalent. Seems to pale in comparison.
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  9. #19

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    hopefully this one shows up. - KingFisher It's the closest thing I could find to a snowflake. - Taurus Happy Birthday Girl. Wishing you many more. Ya thats why the Champagne is in play. hehehe - Strider199 For piping up - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 Thank you and Happy Holidays! - KingFisher Merry x-mas and a Happy New Year Trillianne - Strider199 Happy New Year!!! - Rue 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Thanks for the Rep! - steeler1 Thanks, and one for you too. - mommy1 lol - 5 steps to gift giving.  We should eat more bananas... potassium and all that. - KevinVA 
    Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 No Message - Fishhook A Birthday Bunny. - gadget228 Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass 

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    I do not consider this licensing to be intimidation and over regulation.

    Frankly, neither of us knows the specific issues he was having.

    Some regulations are good; some regulations are bad. But if you come from the stand point that all regulation is bad then there is no use in continuing the conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne View Post
    I do not consider this licensing to be intimidation and over regulation.

    Frankly, neither of us knows the specific issues he was having.

    Some regulations are good; some regulations are bad. But if you come from the stand point that all regulation is bad then there is no use in continuing the conversation.
    Sounds like licensing wasn't a problem. Over regulation between states was. Threats from the EPA just contributed to the angst of running a legitimate business and probably put him over the top. He's been in business for a long while, has a great record on Aquabid and eBay, and then the EPA comes around, knocks on his door and throws some threats in his face. Yeah... sounds like government is looking out for everyone, except for the hardworking guy trying to make it in the United States.

    I would argue that a regulation that forces businesses out of business, by making their situation uncomfortable, is a bad regulation.
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