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Resources in Canada

Hello there,

Some of you may remember me, but for the most part I've just been a lurker on this list for several years now.

I used to live in Manhattan, but I've recently married and moved to Guelph, Ontario. Unfortunately I am fish and plant-less for the time being (not to mention jobless!). All my tanks are sitting dismantled in NYC waiting until Canadian immigration gives me clearance to move my stuff. In the meantime, I figured I'd use my "idletime" to gather information and resources until I can set my tanks up again. Since there are border complications, I've found out that most of my previous mail order suppliers are no good to me up here. I was wondering if any list members in Canada could point me in the right direction as far as vendors, lfs's, aquarium clubs etc. go?

I've been to a couple LFS's here in Guelph just to check them out, but plant selection was poor, seemed overpriced ($17 for run of the mill swords?!) and the plants were unhealthy. Fish selection was pretty much limited to african cichlids, and I know why - I don't need any test kits to see that the water here is HARD - I'm constantly chipping off ROCKS around my faucets and in my sinks =|. Should be fun for me to adjust to that since my water in NYC had NO Kh at all, lol. On the plus side, I won't have to worry anymore about buffer for Co2 injection...

Any information at all that you can provide will be greatly appreciated! Feel free to contact me off-list as well.

Thank You

PS Zach, John, Vincent, and the rest of you guys....I lost your emails in the move. I know I don't live in NYC anymore, but I'd like to still keep in touch! Hope you are all doing well.

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