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ziggy ziggy
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Re: Orca 450 Questions #101
Hi,

We're in Chelmsford details here:

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/lfs/shop.php?shopID=40

On the A1060 towards Sawbridgeworth.

Re phoning the other shop, don't think it's really ethical for me to be checking up on other shops however I stand by my comment that there is no such thing as nano regal tangs.

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Re: Orca 450 Questions #102
I wish i had known about you guys before i paid £15 a kilo for my live rock at Swallows in Colchester. I live in Tiptree so may pop down to see what you guys have available sometime. Do you keep marine fish in stock?
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Re: Orca 450 Questions #103
Hi,

Yes we are marine specialists and have a 1000+ gall marine systems. We're also just setting up our new coral bays 7`x3` and 8`x3`

We also do a small selection of community trops but are considering going marine only.

We're open until 8.00pm Thurs/Fri too although if it's quiet we sometimes shut up early so best to ring first if making a special journey.

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Re: Orca 450 Questions #104
open late on thursday and fridays sounds good to me, you might see me down there soon! How much are your Peppermint shrimp?
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Re: Orca 450 Questions #105
Quote:

ziggy wrote:
I'm sorry but I'm going to be blunt here..........

There is no such thing as a "tiny" regal tang that only grows to 4"

Regal tangs are Acathurus sp. We won't sell any of this genus to anyone who's tank is under 6x2x2 and even then that's a bit on the small side for this sp.

In my opinion there is NO tang that is suited to a nano full stop but certainly not a regal.

Sorry to come across so straight forward but Nano's can be great only if you keep sensible sized fish.

At the end of the day it's the animals we should be concerned about.


no I agree with you. I was just saying that my regal has already got to 3-4" and it was minute when we got it. I certainly wouldn't put any tang in a nano. Our main tank is 110 gallons and in that size I haven't had any probs with aggressiveness.
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Re: Orca 450 Questions #106
Sorry folks, didn't mean to cause a debate about Regal Tangs - no disrespect to any aquatics pros here or anyone else, simply this shop has a tank with the label Regal Tang Tinys printed on it. I asked some advice from someone from the shop and this was how I interpreted their comments, sorry I was wrong! The shop did recommend that I didn't put a Regal Tang in a Nano - but said that they couldn't stop anyone doing it but it wasn't best for the fish - this was the updated advice I got the other day. Won't be getting one now after reading all your comments - will stick with some small clowns.
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  • Posted on: 23/2/2007 0:29
Re: Orca 450 Questions #107
No problem here, just wanted to get the point across re tangs and size issues. The shop in question may be better taking the "tiny2 tag off as it does imply they stay that way possibly ? Also as for not being able to stop anyone doing it, well they can and should refuse to sell a fish if they know the aquarium of the potential purchaser is not suitable. We do although of course there's nothing stoping the customer going elsewhere and buying and we know of examples where that has happened, but at least we've got a clear concience.
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Re: Orca 450 Questions #108
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How much are your Peppermint shrimp.


Sorry missed this 1 st time around we've currently not got any in as we get most of our stock from TMC and the last lot of Peps they had in were Lysmata Californica as oppossed to Wurmandii (spelling ? ) which are the true peps. The former "may" go for Aips whilst the latter "should" Of course all animals are individuals.
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Re: Orca 450 Questions #109
Also just in case you were thinking of popping in on Saturday, we're closing at 4.30pm instead of the normal 5.00pm reason: Our son's going on his 1st date...bless
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Re: Orca 450 Questions #110
Ziggy, got a week or so until i can put a couple of peppermint shrimp in but would be looking to get the "true peps" as there is more chance of them going for the Aptasia.

Any idea on cost? Mates rates and all that??