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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Question Recommend e-tailers

I am trying to come up with a plan for a 5-10 gal planted tank. Which are popular and reputable web-based fish stores? Looking for ones with good product descriptions. This will help me price and plan. Can you purchase plants and fish over the web?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 11:23 AM
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I have bought stuff from amazon, big als, and Usually find the best prices on amazon. For plants, I now think that the classifieds on this forum are the best place and probably won't order much from plant websites anymore. For livestock, I have bought shrimp from aquabid and msjinkzd and been happy both times.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 11:39 AM
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Bigals, Amazon, GLA, and Marine Depot I use frequently.

As far as livestock and plants go, check the for Sale/Trade forum here and also the list of vendors.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 11:55 AM
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Agree with Bushkill. Amazon usually has good prices and a large selection but I often find that Ken's prices are better. I've also used Big Al's.
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kensfish is a go-to for me. dr fosters and smith for some hard to get items.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 06:48 PM
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hardware/equipment:amazon, marinedepot
plants:plantedaquariumscentral and a few pt members (some are bad..)
fish: aquabid but varied with each seller, only bought shrimp from pt members no fish yet
ebay can have all 3 things but I've only bought filter media, planting/feeding tongs, and curved plant cutting scissors from there.
Amazon also caries some live plants, but from reading customer reviews it seems a little hit and miss, never tried myself.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-30-2014, 12:33 PM
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I just set up my first tank in 25 years, buying almost everything online. I have used amazon, Dr forester and smith and All three had great prices and offered some form of free shipping (amazon with orders of $25, Dr forester and smith at $50, and truaqua varried by product.). All had really good product descriptions. I have ordered shrimp on aquabid.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-30-2014, 01:13 PM
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Just a reminder: Vendor reviews are not permitted.

Fine to list the retailers you like, the things you've bought, prices and such. But no, "Great customer service, price is better than X retailer, horrible customer service" and the like.
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