Reputable LFS in Northern Suburbs

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  1. Fishcrazy

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    I'm looking for good reputable LFS in my area.

    My area = Northern Suburbs

    I bought a few fish from a well know LFS in Brackenfell, but my fish always die the same day or the following day. I've got two marine tanks, these incident happened 3 weeks ago when I bought a fish for the one tank and then again when I bought a fish for the other tank over the weekend. Both the fishes lasted 1 day.

    My parameters is correct and all the other fish are doing OK. It is only the new additions that died. I've acclimated them with the dripping method for over 2 hours.

    Any suggestions or am I doing something wrong?
     
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    when you drip them, what is your flow rate?

    Also, do you allow them some privacy, hiding away, darkness, or anything in the way so they do not see you all the time and over stress?
     
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    Are you sure there is nothing wrong with your tank, according to your other post, you candy canes are melting away??
     
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    Aquatic Vision is a sponsor which gets in good stock in Northern Suburbs
     
  7. Jason

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    Aquatic Vision is a sponsor and i have been supporting them since i started my tank. All the fish is from them thats in my tank, except the Prawn Goby and Mandarin...

    Im sure there might be something in your system that might not be right.

    There is just one marine shop in the Northern Subs si guessing you talking about them or might i be missing a non sponsor?
     
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    Jason are your clowns not sick??
     
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    Yes why?

    I have them for about 4 or 5 months now
     
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    In the other post, u did not say how long you had them, see the confusion
     
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    :m106:

    Last fish from them was introduced about close to 6 weeks back...
     
  12. Fishcrazy

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    The Candy Cane from my other post is in my other tank. I'm not sure about the flowrate, I will check tonight. I normally cover the bucket and let them in peace while the dripping continues. Yes the LFS is Aquatic Vision I also had a problem with their coral a few months back.
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    @Fishcrazy - all my fish is from Aquatic Vision, except my 2 bangai's, and I have had no issues whatsoever. I don't even take that long to acclimatise them.

    What do you use to clean you bucket that you use to acclimatise them in?
     
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    @Reaper - I've got "fish buckets" as I call them. I use them only for my fish and nothing else. I don't wash them with soap. I only rinse them with tap water and let them air dry. I don't even wipe them out with a cloth. The only thing I can think of is that the flow rate might be to slow. I'm using a irrigation drippers at the end of an air tube. So it's about 1 drop every second I think. I was thinking slower drip over a longer period is better than a fast drip in an hour. I'm trying not to rush thing lately...
     
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    I do a fast drip, around 45min to an hour.

    I tend to drip my corals a little longer.
     
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    There are a few in our area. Just saying. @Fishcrazy i've had a 2 or 3 die in the last 18 months, but hey don't just buy the fish b'cause you want it. Check the fish out, if not healthy? Leave it for some other time.

    Not always healthy fish that come in (at any LFS for that matter) and they need time get better from all the handling.:thumbup:
     
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    I have a YB Regal that was not even 3cm when i got it at Aquatic in Feb 2013, I got home with the fish and had to attend to a emergency. I just basically tipped the bag into the tank as i had no time to drip the poor guy. He is now 8 to 10 cm in size and as one of the healthiest fish in my tank.

    There are ups and down in this hobby and we just have to bare with it. Sorry for the losses btw @Fishcrazy .
     
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    Just checking bru - I also had my "fish and water buckets", until one day the cleaning lady used one of them to wash the floors with, so with my next water change, I nuked my whole tank...

    Try buying from some other stores also... don't want more fish to die, but sometimes it's a process of elimination
     
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    there`s a possibility that something is wrong with your tank/s and not the LFS, the reason why your other live stock is doing fine is because they have climatized to your tanks conditions, any new stock will get sick and die, I had this problem on my tank for about 8 months now, since january i`ve been battling to find the problem or a solution, all my LPS corals got sick, some died, some survived, but as soon as i put in new lps corals it will look good for the first day and then start to die off, just my 2 cents
     
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    @Nippy, just btw, did you find the problem or are you still looking ?
    Your last tank update the tank was looking good!
     
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    @CameL, done a few changes, like stopped running carbon, changed salt to a different make,honestly I still don`t know where i went wrong but on the road to recovery buddy.
     
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