Are we overstocked ?

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  1. Perky Pets

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    Hi guys - We got a huge shipment in yesterday , and although we have been upgrading skimmers and putting chillers on for constant water temps - my question is ..
    Do you guys think we should expand some more or Cut down stocks a bit ?

    Heres the list with some pics...

    Flame angles - 1 pair
    R795 .95 each

    Coral buety


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    Spotted manderin - R 249.95

    Manderin - dragonette


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    Diamond back gobies - R 179 or R198.95 each depending on size

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    flasher/ fairy wrass - R229.95

    Bannana wrasse


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    Awesome true perculas - R 295..95 each

    Ocerlarius

    Black Australian perculas


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    Anamones - R 349.95 each

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    Emperor angle

    Semi curculatus

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    Nice medium sized reagle tangs

    Powder blues

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    Flagfin snapper

    Wimples

    Morish idols

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  3. Tremayn

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    some more we got in yesterday :
    coral buetys
    bicolor angel
    Marine catfish
    Prawn gobie
    Blue cheecked sand sifter
    Manderine - R 249.95
    Arrow fish
    Barred gobie
    Candy gobie
    Domino damsils - R 89.95
    Strawberry gramma
    Flash back gramma
    Sunburst anthias
    Squareblock anthius large - R249,95
    achillies tang - sold R 2995.00
    sailfin tangs
    green cromis
    Yellow belly damsils - R 98.95
    blue eyed gudgen
    Australian black clowns R 298.95
    Ocerlaris
    pajama cardinals
    blue eyed caedinals - R 169.95 each
    Harliquin shrimps
    Electric blue damsils
    fire fish - R119.95
    Turbo snails - R59.95
    Mexican turbos - R69.95
    Peppermint shrimps - R 149.95
    Blood shrimp - R 179.95
    Cleaner shrimp - R 159.95
    Lionfish - R 229.95
    olive / shouldered tang

    There may be more , but im off today , cant do more here as the wife is wanting family time :censored:

    Cheers guys
    David
     
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    Nice Stock !!

    If you can afford it... expand!

    Expansion is always a good sign in business!!!
     
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    Hi Evo , you are right , but you get to a point where , its easy to put up another 10 systems , but its the maintenance and salt water changes on them, that is the killer... :arghhhh:

    But thanks , I think ill set up another 2 systems and go from there again.

    David
     
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    In your trade you have 3 things to consider.

    1.) You are working with living things, so there healty and safety is first priority.
    2.) Cost effectiveness of adding more systems to go hand in hand with point 1.
    3.) The biggest killer of any retail store, is being under stocked! If someone really wants something now and you dont have it, they will go down the street to the next guy and buy it. Even if its R10 more!
     
  10. Keanan

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    D, expand you now you want to, so does all your customers.:whistling:
    Slap some knowledge in that new guy so that he can help out and take care of the water changes.
    P.s I think he needs lots of slaps.:p
    Or Jean(if thats how his name is spelled:blush:) he could do with a good few slaps too.:lol:(He knows why)
     
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    Its always a challenge of a healthy and growing business. What you going to have to find is the balance between your stock (in this case living organisms) and operational costs (because at the end of the day any effort = costs).

    You have to figure out for yourself how long does the average stock stay in the tanks vs. The quality timeline I.e. On average the stock stays for two weeks (an example) the water degrades by X (you find this out by testing) and the impact of the live stock in those water conditions = Y.

    For example if your ammonia is high - no brainer

    If your nitrites are high even though it won't be the direct cause of the death of your fish it will drastically increase the chance of weakening the fish to allow for other ailments to surface. Nitrites are also responsible for swollen gills (as it burns the fish) and then loss of appetite.

    I think its something you can calculate (see above) and then make an informed business decision. At the end of the day though I would give the benefit of the doubt ( better water quality) to the live stock as they are living organisms and it is your responsibility to do what you can to keep them alive.
     
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    hi david. are there any flame angels and manderins left?
     
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    Last I checked(Saturday) there were 2 or 3 of each.
     
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    Hi David , what Lions have you got , please post a pic if possible ...looking for 2 , shipped to my neck of the woods
     
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    Thanks k, yes we still have a pr of flames and two manderines left.

    Frans , p.m me a BB pin or Watsapp number so i can take a quick pic and send it ... camaras not here today.
    P.S
    Did you come right with the Blue eyed cardenals - These are looking great ?

    tks
    David
     
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    Thanx David , PM sent ! Yip came right with the cardinals...only to have the mini carpet chow them ! Bloody expensive exercise
     
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    Hi David,

    dont forget to include your wife in the equations when you do the cost benefit analysis of expanding the tanks....then she cant complain about u spending more time in the shop;) i think many of us can relate to the nagging wife and family time, but at least you can tell her that it pays the bills:)
     
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    david, what is the smallest manderine you have??
     
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    Can you also put up proper scientific names for
    Strawberry gramma
    Flash back gramma
     
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    Hi David,

    Is the Strawberry gramma a all pink fish?
    Price?
     
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    Maybe you need to have a special to lighten the burden on the tanks.. :)
     
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