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Silock 11-16-2011 03:02 AM

Any fishkeepers here? Saltwater or freshwater
 
I'm looking at starting up a saltwater tank. Is there a good fish store in the KC area without driving out to Lawrence?

lurker king 11-16-2011 03:33 AM

Saltwater Fish
 
The best saltwater store that i know of is in the Park Place mall at 117th & Nall.
http://www.picassoexoticaquatics.com Hope this works for you.

redsurfer11 11-16-2011 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Silock (Post 8114999)
I'm looking at starting up a saltwater tank. Is there a good fish store in the KC area without driving out to Lawrence?

Got a 150 gal Salt. It's a lot of work and $. Don't live near KC.

Silock 11-16-2011 05:35 AM

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Originally Posted by lurker king (Post 8115008)
The best saltwater store that i know of is in the Park Place mall at 117th & Nall.
http://www.picassoexoticaquatics.com Hope this works for you.

That place looks expensive as ****.

Bill Lundberg 11-16-2011 05:36 AM

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Originally Posted by lurker king (Post 8115008)
The best saltwater store that i know of is in the Park Place mall at 117th & Nall.
http://www.picassoexoticaquatics.com Hope this works for you.

This. They are very knowledgeable about getting you started and setting up your tank. You might want to shop around when it comes time for fish and livestock. They are all over the place with their prices.

I recently started a small saltwater tank to see if it was worth the hassle, so far it's not that much of a hassle and it's pretty cool.

AustinChief 11-16-2011 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Silock (Post 8114999)
I'm looking at starting up a saltwater tank. Is there a good fish store in the KC area without driving out to Lawrence?

What size are you looking at? I have done too many years with salt water... only thing I can recommend is get an EHEIM filter... and be prepared for a lot of dead fish... it takes awhile before you can get a consistent ecosystem. I had Rays and Angels and Clowns and snowflake eels that all lived for about a year before the tank(180 gal.) was actually ready for a sustainable salt water environment.

It's an expensive endeavor.. but worth it if you can last.

Fritz88 11-16-2011 06:07 AM

Get a bucket and steal some water from the sea.
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Sofa King 11-16-2011 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Fritz88 (Post 8115043)
Get a bucket and steal some water from the sea.
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Ewww. With all that oil and polution? No thanks.

fan4ever 11-16-2011 08:53 AM

Had a saltwater tank for about 3 years. Very expensive, and yes, a top notch filter is an absolute must. A lot of work, very expensive, and at times, very stressful. People would stop by and say "Oh, you have a saltwater tank; that must be so relaxing". Yeah, right.

Whenever I see underwater scenes in tropical waters on TV I can almost without exception say "Yep...killed one of those".

The ONLY way I would have another salt water tank is if I could afford someone else to maintain it...which if you can swing, I highly reccommend.

Fish 11-16-2011 09:03 AM

Saltwater is considerably more difficult and much more expensive to maintain than a freshwater tank.

I have a 60gal. freshwater tank. I much prefer freshwater. Some saltwater fish look super cool, but I'm pretty content with my freshwater setup.

Lumpy 11-16-2011 11:13 AM

I'm a freshwater gal, but I purchase all of my supplies online from bigalsonline.com. Their prices are better than the chain stores, plus they have free s&h when you purchase over $75 worth of goods. If you want to order your stock/corals, liveaquaria.com would be the way to go. They have some beautiful, rare fish. Shipping can be a bit much though.

God of Thunder 11-16-2011 11:46 AM

I have a 50 gallon that I plan to use for a saltwater......just waiting till I buy a new house before I set it up.

Check out.

www.reefcentral.com

cabletech94 11-16-2011 11:55 AM

gotta go small first on saltwater. practice. obviously you can see the expense.

of course saltwater fish/critters can have a fantastic "look".
but there's a lot of fresh water that can have an exotic look too.

if you're loaded and can afford trial an error, go for it. good luck. and make sure you post pics and stuff man. good luck!

Iowanian 11-16-2011 12:01 PM

When people say "expensive" to have a salt tank, could you elaborate on the dollars(range) and what costs so much?

Detoxing 11-16-2011 12:03 PM

Saltwater tanks are the biggest pain in the ass.

Sure, the fish look cool.....when they're alive. An owner of a hotel I worked at decided to put an aquarium flush in the wall in the lobby. He and I took care if it.

JFC....I would never own one of those things. Keeping the PH balance right is a hige pain in the ass....and even if you do that right, they still die.

IIRC, we've killed Tangs, Angel Fish, Puffer fish (at least 2 of those i think). There were a lot more that I can't remember right now.

We had a good sized Lionfish too. He was hardy and all, but he made it no fun trying to clean the tank.


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