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Old 04-03-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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Mr Aqua Frameless at Natick, Aquaful


Hi, guys! =D

So i saw this on craigslist. Apparentely, Aquaful is socking Mr Aquas. Save yourself some shipping cost =D!.

"Mr Aqua Frameless Aquariums (Natick)
Limited quantity of Mr Aqua Frameless Aquariums in stock at Boston area's newest Aquarium Store in Natick, Aquaful

1x 7.5 gallon approx. 12"x12"x12"
1x 17.4 gallon approx. 24"x12"x14" extra clear low iron glass
4x 12 gallon approx. 35.4"x8.3"x9.4"
1x 64 gallon approx. 48"x18"x18" <--First store in the US to carry this.

We also have "Seiryu" stone in stock which are great for these tanks as well as any other freshwater setup.

Email for pricing and store info. Include your phone number in your email otherwise you will not be responded to. Save by buying local. We price match online prices as well!"
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:38 AM   #2
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So i emailed them and the seiyru stones are 5.99/lb and he has 200 lbs of them.

i needa go get some =D!
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:25 AM   #3
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Might have to make a group trip out there. I have room for one other...potentially two if we jam into the truck...
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:29 AM   #4
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Take me =)!

When are you planning on going?
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:37 AM   #5
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I can ride in the flat bed....
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #6
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Wonder if its the real seiryu stone though. I heard its extremely difficult to get the real stuff exported out if Japan for a few years now. Either way if it is or the look alike version watch your water parameters. It can easily raise the pH - kh - GH either moderately or pretty high. I'd be interested in that 64g or 17.4g
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interesting, I wonder what his pricing is.
I got my Mr aqua 12x12x12 clow iron ube off amazon last year for I think $65 shipped.

edit: just looked at the prices. Not that bad.

Assuming they aren't fully up and running, since it all by appointment only still?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #8
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$599.99
48" x 18" x 18"

Screw that, i like rimless but not that much lol

Yeah by appt only...
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #9
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$599.99
48" x 18" x 18"

Screw that, i like rimless but not that much lol

Yeah by appt only...
Ya I would never pay that much haha

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I've been talking with him bout some stuff
(amazonia and an up aqua light).
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Why are these rocks so special...?
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The look they have really. I guess it was outlawed back in 2008? To gather naturally from Japan. They do make great rocks for aquascapes, but i've read horror stories of them raising ph to over 9.0 over night.

No idea what the rock is they sell they pass off as "Seiryu" stone though.
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Makes sense now. It's an illegal rock in Japan to acquire naturally so now the world wants them lol
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Well thats the prob. A lot of places, even vendors/sponsors on here are passing off look alike stone as the real thing, but it isnt. Yamaya Stone, ryuoh stone are "alternatives" often passed as Seiryu Stone. Holds the price of live salt water rock. If this place sells the real deal then wow, just be careful. Seiryu Stone can always be tested using the vinegar method i think if i remember right.
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Hey there, I'm the owner of Aquaful, Anthony. I don't really want to or like to write posts like these but I feel that there needs to be some clarification from my end in response to some posts in this thread.

Yamaya stone and Ryuoh stone look completely different from Seiryu stone. There are characteristics that completely separate each stone, which is why each one has its own name. You can do any testing that you want but where I sourced the stone from is where ADA used to get the stone from. I'm actually a retailer for ADA products.

Here are some actual photos of the seiryu stone that I have left:
http://aquaful.com/aquascaping-materials/

As for the pricing on the $599.99 64G 120x45x45 Mr Aqua tank, compare it to an ADA 120P at approximately $1200. I hope that comparison makes the price seem a lot more fair. Tanks of these size are actually very expensive just on material costs. The glass needs to fairly thick to not bow and to be safe. I price to compete with online stores which often have the best price. I've had customers tell me that other local stores are selling the MA-730 12 gallon long for $109.99 when I'm selling it for $79.99. I'm selling seiryu at $5.99 a pound because it's $5.99 a pound online, without shipping included, and you don't usually get to see what you're buying. I hope that this makes things sound a bit more fair.

I know that other stores have ridiculous mark ups due to greed or other factors that have hurt the image of local stores. That's why I started a store of my own, to make keeping a nice modern looking aquarium affordable. I actually keep my store afloat with my dayjob, and I'm the only "employee" so I don't need to mark up anything. I try my best to price things competitively and fairly and if I can't get it at a good price (because I'm a small store and bigger stores get bigger discounts) I just tell my customers where they can order it from for cheaper.

Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss this further I don't want to pollute a great forum like this with any back-and-forth. I just really hope that we all stay open-minded and considerate.

My aquatic store is a passion first and a business second.

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