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Old 03-28-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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I printed out the Big Als page of flourite for $10.99, and took it in to Petsmart and they matched the price!!! I got 2 bags (the only bags they had) for less that Petsmarts' price for one bag (their price is $24.99). I'm sooooo happy! How should I rinse this stuff?
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:35 PM   #2
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ARGH, and I thought ignorace was bliss!
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:46 PM   #3
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Until it runs clear .
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:06 AM   #4
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Nfish, I did the same thing. I couldn't believe it worked myself (since one petsmart denied me b/c it was an internet deal). Though I just moved on 10 minutes to the next petsmart and they felt like being nice. However, that manager also told me they won't do it again b/c it was an internet deal.

I rinsed my fluorite over a window screen that was placed over a bucket. Like Buck said, until it runs clear.
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:55 PM   #5
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I remember someone saying if you rinse it for a while and then let it dry, it stops clouding the water.
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Old 03-29-2004, 04:29 PM   #6
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I remember someone saying if you rinse it for a while and then let it dry, it stops clouding the water.
Not true. i've rinsed it clean, put it in a tank for 2 months, removed it, let it dry and when you put it in the water again, it clouds up.

rinsing through a tight wire mesh strainer (or window screen) is about the best method.
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Old 06-06-2004, 10:05 AM   #7
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just did the same thing in atlanta tonight, went to three PET co's and marts around the city and bought enough for a pure florite base ALL for 40$

sometimes corp greed works for the little man
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Old 06-07-2004, 03:52 PM   #8
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Ah, but you guys could have saved another few dollars for a hamburger if you printed out petsolutios.com for $9.99. j/k Petsmart is great in their price matching!!
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Old 06-14-2004, 03:36 AM   #9
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That's amazing. Most of the price matching I've seen has been for local retail only. Guess I'll have to go there see if it works here as well.
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I tried this at the Madison east side Petsmart and they took one look and said "We dont price match websites" I got the same thing at another LFS a couple blocks away. Ended up ordering three bags from petsolutions.com for $45. Still much cheaper than the LFS cost but I wish I could have saved the $15 shipping cost. Petsolutions was $10 cheaper than even Big-als after shipping.

That stuff is a pain to rinse though, took me an hour to rinse a bag and a half. I was just using a bucket though, maybe I can find a screen to rinse the rest of it.
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Old 06-15-2004, 01:14 AM   #11
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Yeah, its only going to be a matter of time before they say "no" to websites. Of course some stuff they sell in stores are way higher than even their own website (which they definitely will match).
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Old 06-15-2004, 03:07 AM   #12
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Yeah, its only going to be a matter of time before they say "no" to websites. Of course some stuff they sell in stores are way higher than even their own website (which they definitely will match).
From what I can tell it's depends on the manager.

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I had to go to 3 stores to get the bags I needed for the base. All of the managers I talked to were cool about the price diffrence execpt one near north point mall. Most mentioned that it was a great deal
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I had to go to 3 stores to get the bags I needed for the base. All of the managers I talked to were cool about the price diffrence execpt one near north point mall. Most mentioned that it was a great deal
LOL, I had one manager ask me if they could keep the ads so they could give it to one of the girls that worked there so she could get some cheap flourite too. This one girl in the fish department loves me now since she got her flourite even cheaper than she could have with her employee discount.

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Old 06-19-2004, 07:44 AM   #15
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How should I rinse this stuff?
No rinsing at all. Check out my album where it says "Flourite..."

http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/mizmo_naomi

Sorry I came into this a little late.

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Oops - just changed the settings so you could actually see the album. Sorry!

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