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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2005, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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I work at safari......

if there is anything any of you are looking for let me (Andy) know, fish or plants..i do all the ordering.. sorry about the prices, that I do not control. but sometimes I can make it a little more worth your while if you ask nice....
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2005, 11:42 PM
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Andy, I had no idea you were the one doing the ordering.. that makes a lot of sense....

That would explain why you have interesting fish again.. and not just Japarto's obsession with Rainbows and Discus (not that there is anything wrong with them, but variety is a good thing)
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2005, 11:52 PM
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Victoria, B.C. - Safari Pets

Safari has recently moved to a new location in the same complex as their previous location. This new outlet is very well organized and has really opened up their fish section, as an added perk, they have also seperated their Fresh and Salt water selections.

While prices are higher in this outlet then some of the others in Victoria, the quality of service is top notch, and it is always somewhere you can go for knowledgable advice.

As far as plants are concerned this store has the right idea.

1.) They carry tropica plants. While pricey, these plants are worth every penny.
2.) Plants are taken care of. Plants can be purchased form any of the "fish" tanks, however the special or more demanding plants are showcased in display tanks under Metal Halide or Compact Flourescent lighting with CO2 injection and fertilized with Tropica Master Gro.
3.) Plant selection is difficult to compete with

This outlet also has a diverse selection of Marine livestock and equipment, but that will not be reviewed here (being a PLANTED board after all)

Recently this outlet has also clearly demonstrated extra attention to customers (myself included) that have rare or unusual requests. This is on eo fmy favorite stores and I will continue to support this store as long as it is in business.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 05:58 AM
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Do you have any Java Moss?

Also, how much are the Anubias Nana v. Nana? I saw some potted ones in there, and the Asian guy said they were $8.99, and the Barteri was $15. When I came back a week later, the girl said the Nanas were $15. I actually came to buy them, but that's a bit much for me.

I gotta say Safari has really changed for the better in the new location.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 06:33 AM
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Hey Andy,

sent you PM.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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anubius are all 13.99 each and all potted from tropica. sorry

no java moss or fern and if you know any one with nice algae free plants I would love to have them.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 05:20 AM
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You need Moss and Ferns?

How much? I have a bucket full, some with some BGA, but I am grabbing some EM tabs this tuesday to nuke that away before I do anything with it.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-27-2005, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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you could maybe trade it for a discount on those barbs!!!
clean it up first, Japarto wiil not buy anything with algae....
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 04:01 AM
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I miss safari

I stumbled across this thread, im in kitchener Ontario, but i used to work at Safari . I quit to go on maternity around august 2003, i havnt seen the new location, ill stop by when im back for a visit in the summer, i dont think i worked with andy, is shaunt still there, if so Andy, please say hi to him and Japarto for me.
Reading everything about Victoria makes me miss home.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 02:53 AM
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oh wow, I didn't realize that there was a Safari Pets thread!! This is great news. Thanks Andy for starting this . If anyone has any suggestions, comments or just looking for something, please post
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 02:27 AM
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A 40 gallon and stand for real cheap?
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