Buying Bimacs

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I was looking at this website called Fishsupply.com and they have bimacs for sale. I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with ordering from them. If so please let me know.
 

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Hi,

Colin has also put in a good word for this company (Smaller Species, December 30):

A lot of octopus owners buy their octos online. The most reliable seems to www.fishsupply.com. Apparantly if you ask for Jack he can confidently ID a bimaculoides and they seem to have good after sales service. I havn't ordered myself but I know many who have, so check it out.
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Hi rojasredrum

I have been told by very experienced octo keepers that this is the best site for ordering bimaculoides as Jack is one of the only people in the trade who can accurately ID a bimac. Most others just class them as 'brown' octopus or some other meaningless name :)

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Re: Buying Bimacs

rojasredrum said:
I was looking at this website called Fishsupply.com and they have bimacs for sale. I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with ordering from them. If so please let me know.
Yes I ordered a BIMAC from fishsupply. I went home on my lunch break opened the package he came in, and slowly acclimated him to the light and temp change. That evening he fed voraciously on some crawfish I purchased from my LFS THE AQUATIC CRITTER. He is very healthy and and very active, I could not be more pleased. Fishsupply will have my business and full endoresement from now on. E-MAIL me if you have any questions.

John

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Thanks everyone for there replies now i just have to cycle my tank and then i will be set. How hard or how much of a hassle is it to sure live rock?
 

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Well, most live rock sold these days is either cured or semi-cured.
If you get really 'raw' stuff, scrub off any dead bits like sponges and put it in your tank! Watch the ammonia and other parameters rise and fall and after a few weeks it should be done! Really easy!

There are lots of sites regarding live rock and its curing... just do a quick search on the 'net.

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Thanks colin. Yea i found some really good stuff on this site called http://www.drmaccorals.com/sys-tmpl/door/ the kaelini rock is reel nice and for uncurred rock isnt that bad of a price. The curred one is about 100 dollars more but still a good price. I need about 75 pounds of rock for my tank. So i think i might try the uncurred stuff. Everything else i can get for cheap except this becuz i work for a pet store which is great.
 

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Working in the trade does have it advantages eh? me too :wink:

Anyway, many people say that uncured rock is much better cuz you can find stuff that may have died off in dealer's tanks while being cured! Em, might stink a bit tho!
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Hi all,

Has anyone here bought live rock from this company? Check out the photos of the fancy live rock in the link Rojasredrum gives two messages above - impressive!

So let us know how your order turns out!

Nancy
 

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