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Post by Biulu on Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:12 am

In about 2 weeks' time I will be going to the US for a few days. One of the persons we are visiting has indicated that she is willing to 'receive stuff' for me. In other words I can use her address as a shipping address to receive goodies.

I will definitively buy a nice LED light for one of my tanks, but what else are good products that I should be buying?
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Post by hello_rockview12 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:51 am

Very good idea! It's nice to have friends south of the boarder that will not only be your friend and offer companionship but also receive goods for you! Which LED fixture are you looking at?
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Post by Biulu on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:11 am

I will be buying the Finnex like you have, but a smaller size.
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Post by hello_rockview12 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:33 am

Good idea! I'm quite happy with mine. In terms of bang for your buck I think they're the way to go aside from building your own.
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Post by Biulu on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:45 am

I have a small rimless 5 gallon that I have wanted to set up for ages now. Unfortunately, they took the 3rd rock for it from my luggage in Mexico....

The idea is to turn this tank into a typical landscape from north Vietnam (Son La province)
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Post by hello_rockview12 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:12 am

Does that entail lots of moss/baby tears and rocks?  They are very attractive scapes! I look forward to seeing it get started! I was hoping to change my ten gallon over to a three rock dwarf baby tear aquascape at some point.  But then I'd have to scrap some plants.... Perhaps I should set up the 20G!
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Post by Biulu on Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:50 am

No moss, but yes baby tears, or dwarf hair grass and anubia petite.
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Post by alexmtl on Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:19 am

I was in the US last week and again in the next few weeks and as I am travelling by plane I have few options regarding carrying my purchases. I am disappointed by the availability often here in Canada and I realise that this is for different reasons. The US market has enjoyed better purchasing capacity and can provide for so many more options. I had hoped that NAFTA and recently CETA would improve the purchasing power.

Enjoy the trip and I look forward to hearing about the goodies.
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Post by Sbenson11 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:21 am

@Biulu wrote: what else are good products that I should be buying?
How about some LED's for me? I'm not to proud to take donations Smile 

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Post by Biulu on Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:45 am

@alexmtl wrote:I was in the US last week and again in the next few weeks and as I am travelling by plane I have few options regarding carrying my purchases. I am disappointed by the availability often here in Canada and I realise that this is for different reasons. The US market has enjoyed better purchasing capacity and can provide for so many more options. I had hoped that NAFTA and recently CETA would improve the purchasing power.
Regarding NAFTA: Canada is the country that is the clear loser in this deal. I have seen how both Mexico and the US have profited from it and especially Mexico has gained lots of jobs. Canada on the other hand is now the only developed country I know of that exports raw materials without requiring at least a first processing. Not even African countries allow that....

We are 2 persons with a bag allowance of 23 kgs for 4 days only... That should allow for something to be brought back...
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Post by Biulu on Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:47 am

@Sbenson11 wrote: How about some LED's for me? I'm not to proud to take donations Smile 

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No problem getting you LEDs Steve, you would only have to pick them up personally in Montreal Very Happy. And then I finally have the opportunity to get you to work on some of these DIY projects that have been sitting here for some time....
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Post by Sbenson11 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:48 am

Hmmmm, what's food like?

Me and food are good friends.Very Happy 

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Post by Biulu on Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:55 am

@Sbenson11 wrote:Hmmmm, what's food like?

Me and food are good friends.Very Happy 

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Then you are at the right address! Sometimes I suspect that my better half married me because of my cooking...

My favourite dishes come from Indian and Indonesian cuisine and I also do a lot of free style European food.
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Post by hello_rockview12 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:58 am

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM INDIAN FOOD! I'll join!
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Post by Biulu on Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:09 pm

You are welcome: I think that Indian food is one of the easiest to cater for more people or to deal with unexpected guests...
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Post by GaryE on Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:04 pm

Biulu - take a look at some of the big mail order houses, and order what appeals to you there. Store prices for aquarium stuff in the US have been higrer than in Montreal for 10 years now, but mail order is still cheap. There are also great fish food options.
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Post by Sbenson11 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:14 pm

@Biulu wrote:
@Sbenson11 wrote:Hmmmm, what's food like?

Me and food are good friends.Very Happy 

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Then you are at the right address! Sometimes I suspect that my better half married me because of my cooking...

My favourite dishes come from Indian and Indonesian cuisine and I also do a lot of free style European food.
Sounds like it's right up my ally, I like different food. Very Happy 

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Post by hello_rockview12 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:15 am

@GaryE wrote:Biulu - take a look at some of the big mail order houses, and order what appeals to you there. Store prices for aquarium stuff in the US have been higrer than in Montreal for 10 years now, but mail order is still cheap. There are also great fish food options.
I believe that. Even here in Canada mail order stuff with shipping cost is often cheaper than store prices. I'm mostly referencing hardware and plants as I haven't bought any livestock online.
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Post by Biulu on Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:16 am

Apart from bbs what kind of food are you referring to? The so called wonder pearls for instance?
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