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Old 03-28-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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Are there any clubs around?
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What island you moving to? I've been on Oahu for three years, haven't found any clubs but honestly haven't really been looking real hard. Can't import any plants so the only way to get them is through the LFS's. The good news is the stores have been getting better at getting a large variety of plants in stock. I only run a 2.5 gallon nano so its somewhat hard to find plants for my aquarium.
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I am going to be moving to Manoa.

What is the diffrence if a LFS imports them in? or can I get a LFS to import the plants I want. Another question, where can I find a list of rules to what I can and can't bring wth me?
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Hawaii has the most strict rules on importation than I have ever seen. Some LFS's will be cool with you and order whatever they can legally import for you. Simply put, if you bring anything alive or that might become alive ( such as seeds) it will be confiscated by customs. They are getting better but honestly Hawaii cares more about whats coming into their island and not whats going on within their island. Just my personal opinion. For fules and regulations talk to Hawaii's Dept. of Agriculture. They might be able to shed some light on the subject for you or tell you about some loop holes. I know when I first got here I really wanted to start my reef tank up again. Problem is there are no imports of corals what so ever. Some people some how still get their hands on them but not sure how. The only loop hole I found was if you get a lisence for studying the growth of corals and then you have to submit your findings to someone every so often. It was just too much of a pain in the ass to deal with. The Waikiki Aquarium is the best place to go if you want to get lost in some reef tanks.

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Man, I need to find a place to collect on the island then. I was looking at the local flora and did see a few interesting species.
So what are the selections at the stores? angels, discus, rams, etc...?
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There is actually some neat fish in the stores. Angels, Discus, Rams, puffers, tetra-galore, and other varied types. There are also saltwater fish stores if you have marine aquariums or want to try one. Fish aren't too expensive here since they are caught locally. The biggest crutch for the hobby here is plant selection and variety. Its pretty much the same anywhere you go.

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