Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

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Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by ~reefchik~ » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:06 pm

I checked the search function and it seems that puffers are sparse in this area. But maybe someone knows of a LFS in Ohio where they have nice puffers. I just found out that the guy I was dealing with is going out of business, so he won't be ordering me anything special :(

I live right near Gerber's Saltwater Warehouse, and they have some puffers from time to time, but lately nothing I can have. My Want to See and Maybe Buy list includes M. Abei, M. Cambodgiensis, M. Cochinchinensis, M. turgidis or dubiosi. BW: T. fluviatilis or T. sabahensis.

Needless to say, there are so many Craigslist tank setups around here for sale, getting a big tank won't be an issue :lol: But until I have some real hope of actually getting one of these marvelous guys, I probably won't get a tank.
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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by PolishPuff » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:36 pm

Try this http://www.tfdfish.com

His name is Joe

phone # TOLL FREE 1-877-229-2300 TO DISCUSS SHIPPING OPTIONS AND ESTIMATED COST
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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by ~reefchik~ » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:48 pm

Thanks! He's about 5 hours from me up by Cleveland. Might be worth a road trip one of these days :D I'll give them a call.
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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by JoseDepacos » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:15 am

I'm in Ohio as well. Decent selection around my area. What are you looking for?

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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by Ohyouknow » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:38 am

IDK where you are in OH - but I'm not TOO far from OH... (just west of Bryan, OH)...
My LFS will order anything you want... http://www.exoticaquaticsandpets.com but you'd have to pick up. They aren't comfortable with shipping. They don't normally just get in puffers, but it's where I found Vicious.

There is another pet store 15 min south of me that gets DPs and GSP (they get in babies and keep in brackish)... I'm thinking they'd order whatever you like too, (And Pets Too is store name, in Auburn, IN).
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2 F8s 20g planted brackish
Cherry shrimp/snails 10g planted
2 Golden Retrievers
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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by ~reefchik~ » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:48 pm

JoseDepacos wrote:I'm in Ohio as well. Decent selection around my area. What are you looking for?
My Want to See and Maybe Buy list includes M. Abei, M. Cambodgiensis, M. Cochinchinensis, M. turgidis or dubiosi. BW: T. fluviatilis or T. sabahensis.
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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by JRC3 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:05 am

~reefchik~ wrote: I just found out that the guy I was dealing with is going out of business, so he won't be ordering me anything special :(
Are you talking about Aquatic Specialists in Troy. I saw this and I assume it's him. http://dayton.craigslist.org/bfs/1875745414.html What a shame, the last of the ma and pops besides Gurber's around here. I hate to see him go. I got some fish from him and ordered/bought a tank...Nice little store. I'm about fed up with Jack's because of my F8 experience.

Has anyone seen any bumblebee gobies around Dayton? I got two from Jack's but I want 3 more.
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2 F8s 20g planted brackish
Cherry shrimp/snails 10g planted
2 Golden Retrievers
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1 Crazy cat
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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by ~reefchik~ » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:43 am

Yes, that's him. His father was killed in a motorcycle accident a couple months ago, and Justin hasn't had time to get over it, and apparently is having a real struggle with trying to run that store by himself now (it was a father-son business). It's a very sad thing. We belong to the same local reef club, and everybody knew Justin and his dad :( They ran a nice store.
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2 modestus in 20gplanted FW tank
1 male irrubesco 20g community planted FW tank
2 F8s 20g planted brackish
Cherry shrimp/snails 10g planted
2 Golden Retrievers
1 African Grey
1 Crazy cat
Location (country): Ohio, USA
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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by ~reefchik~ » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:48 am

Thanks for the info, OhYouKnow! I may just follow up on that.
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My Puffers: 1 Marbled Congo 30g X-high FW (fake) mangrove biotope
2 modestus in 20gplanted FW tank
1 male irrubesco 20g community planted FW tank
2 F8s 20g planted brackish
Cherry shrimp/snails 10g planted
2 Golden Retrievers
1 African Grey
1 Crazy cat
Location (country): Ohio, USA
Location: Ohio, US
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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by ~reefchik~ » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:48 pm

PolishPuff wrote:Try this http://www.tfdfish.com

His name is Joe

phone # TOLL FREE1-877-229-2300 TO DISCUSS SHIPPING OPTIONS AND ESTIMATED COST
Did you know he has a minimum $200 purchase? Looks like mostly a wholesaler.
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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by J-P » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:50 pm

~reefchik~ wrote:
PolishPuff wrote:Try this http://www.tfdfish.com

His name is Joe

phone # TOLL FREE 1-877-229-2300 1-877-229-2300 :( ting TO DISCUSS SHIPPING OPTIONS AND ESTIMATED COST
Did you know he has a minimum $200 purchase? Looks like mostly a wholesaler.

no he does singles also. You can find his ads on Aquabid.. ignore the $200 a dollar is a dollar. ;)
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Re: Puffers in Ohio? Indiana ok too!

Post by lobowind » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:14 pm

Hubby came home on Friday from The Reef in Indianapolis and said he saw 3 SAPs and many DPs.

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