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Discussion in 'Des Moines & Ames Region' started by beckerj3, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    I need salt in the next couple of weeks and plan to place an order with DFS early next week.  Anyone else want to go in on an order to DFS and split shipping costs?
     
  2. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

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    Absolutely! I am in for a bucket of RC. I will have to think on whether I need anything else. I am always happy to place the order as well and folks can stop by the office to pick things up. You just beat my post by a day. /DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default/emoticons/biggrin.gif
     
  3. AJ

    AJ Inactive User

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    Does anyone order from Big Al's?  I just placed an order with them earlier today.  Also, I found another site today that has some fantastic prices...I was able to get a $10 discount on my order (over 10% off) by having Big Al's price-match this site  http://www.aloha-aquariums.com.  I've never ordered with them as I always try to buy from Big Al's on Wednesdays to get the double reward points.  Yeah, I'm a victim to their marketing  ;-)
     
  4. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

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    I order from Al's every once in a while but you can't beat DrF&S's shipping for salt that I can find. They don't charge extra for salt, they just charge their regular rate based on the dollar amount you buy.
     
  5. AJ

    AJ Inactive User

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    That is a good deal on salt.  I'll keep that in mind next time I use it.  Since I only have a 12g, I figure it will probably be about 9-12 months.
    --AJ
     
  6. gb387

    gb387 Inactive User

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    Let me know when - I will get a bucket (maybe two) as well I am going through salt like crazy right now and want to change over to Reef Crystals.
     
  7. IowaDiver Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I think this is what I need so far:

    CD-517501 Maxi-Jet Powerhead/Pump Model 400 (106 gph) $11.99 x = $11.99
    CD-967078 Florida Crushed Coral 40 lbs $28.99

    CD-16882 Aquarium Systems Synthetic Sea Salt Reef Crystals 160 gallon mix $31.99
    CD-29816 Nature's Ocean Reef Sand and Reef Substrate 16 lb Reef Substrate $24.99 x2 = $49.98
    I may change this around a bit. I'm strill trying to figure out how many bags of sand I need for an 8inch bed.
    Already have 2 southdown and 2 aragonite bags at home.
    I also wouldn't mind a few filter socks. Can anyone recommend a type to buy from DRFS
     
  8. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

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    Chris,
    I will post a new thread for filter socks. The ones I get are very high quality for a low price. I think they are $10 at DFS.
     
  9. IowaDiver Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Use coupon code 3658576 during checkout to save $10 Off an order of $100 or more at Drs. Foster & Smith.
    Chris
     
  10. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    I was thinking of placing the order early next week - lets say end of day on Tuesday.  Here's what I have so far:
    Tibbs2:  
    CD-517501 Maxi-Jet Powerhead/Pump Model 400 (106 gph) $11.99 x = $11.99
                   CD-967078 Florida Crushed Coral 40 lbs $28.99
                   CD-16882 Aquarium Systems Synthetic Sea Salt Reef Crystals 160 gallon mix $31.99
                   CD-29816 Nature's Ocean Reef Sand and Reef Substrate 16 lb Reef Substrate $24.99 x2 = $49.98
    jtesdall:   1 160 gallon mix of Reef Crystals $31.99  - maybe something else ????
    gb387:      1 bucket - 160 gallon mix  (maybe 2?) of Reef Crystals
    beckerj3:   1 bucket (169 gallon mix of Reef Crystals - $31.99
                     Red Sea Magnesium test kit - $10.39
    Joel and Brandon - if you could confirm that would be great.
     
  11. gb387

    gb387 Inactive User

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    Please remove me from the order - I had a change, I will keep my eye open for the next order and see if I can get in on that one.  Thanks
     
  12. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

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    Jeanette, I will get:
    CD-118775           Tetra Flake 7.06 oz       $10.19
    CD-16882          Reef Crystals 160 gallon mix $31.99
    CD-117535           H.O.T. Filter Sleeve 3 pk       $3.99
    CD-908900           Magnum Filter Sleeve 3 pk       $7.99
    Total = 54.16
    Thanks Jeanette. Do you want us to pay before you make the order with Paypal? You should be able to put everything in online in Dr Fosters and Smith and calculate shipping (and save the order). Then we can pay you before you order. I always add about 5% to cover paypal fees, you shouldn't lose on the deal.
    Thank you very much for organizing this. It can get to be a lot of work.
     
  13. cagri

    cagri Inactive User

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    Joel, Can you add the following for me to the order;
    2 RC buckets
    10 CD-19328 pH 7.01 Calibration Packet
    10 CD-19329 pH 10.01 Calibration Packet

    When do I pay you Joel, are you placing this order?
    Thanks
    Cagri
     
  14. billbigsbe Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    If its ok ill take one Red Sea Coral Pro 175 bucket item #CD-34928 =$45.99 pm me your paypal info. Thanks Dave!
     
  15. IowaDiver Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    You will have to remove me from the order. Paypal locked my account for some security reason and I'm waiting to receive a letter from them so I can unlock my account. So I won't be able to PP you the money. I'll just order myself with a CC.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  16. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

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    Chris, I am actually going to place the order. So if you want to drop by cash or check by tomorrow night at my office that would be fine.
    I will put together this order to calculate shipping tonight. Everyone on the order please paypal me (plus 5% paypal fees or is it 3?) or drop payment by my office by tomorrow night. I will order tomorrow night.
     
  17. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Joel - here's I've added some additional items for my order.  Here's the total list I compiled


    Tibbs2:              CD-517501        Maxi-Jet Powerhead/Pump Model 400 (106 gph) $11.99 x = $11.99

           
                    CD-967078        Florida Crushed Coral 40 lbs $28.99

           
                    CD-16882
             Aquarium Systems Synthetic Sea
    Salt Reef Crystals 160 gallon mix $31.99

           
                    CD-29816          Nature's Ocean Reef Sand and Reef
    Substrate 16 lb Reef Substrate $24.99 x2 = $49.98

                                                    Total
    = $ 122.95


    jtesdall:


    CD-118775        Tetra Flake 7.06 oz       $10.19

    CD-16882          Reef
    Crystals 160 gallon mix $31.99

    CD-117535        H.O.T.
    Filter Sleeve 3 pk       $3.99

    CD-908900        Magnum
    Filter Sleeve 3 pk       $7.99


    Total =
    $54.16














     gb387:      Order removed


    beckerj3:           CD-16882          Reef Crystals 160 gallon mix
    bucket  - $31.99

                            CD-26904          Acclimation kit – 3pak - $4.89
                            CD-21357          Phospure – 454g - $19.49
                            CD-25772          Red Sea Magnesium test kit - $10.39
                            CD-141137        Seachem Reef Buffer – 250g - $4.19
                            CD-525104        Kent marine Stainless
    3” replacement blade - $4.19
                                                   Total
    = $75.14>




     Cagri:                CD-16882          2 - Reef Crystals 160 gallon mix @ $31.99 = $63.98

    10 CD-19328     pH
    7.01 Calibration Packet

    10 CD-19329     pH
    10.01 Calibration Packet




    Billbigsbe1:       CD-34928          Red
    Sea Coral Pro 175 bucket item = $45.99


     


     
  18. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Hey Joel - I did a cut&paste from my Word doc.  The post looked fine - but after submitted, all those '?' showed up.  They weren't intended to be there.
     
  19. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

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    Jeanette, Do you have a phosphate reactor for that media?
    Total shipping is $17.99 - I went ahead and calculated shipping based on how much we bought. Since it looks like the Paypal fees will be about $12 or more on this large of an order I would appreciate adding that in if you use paypal to pay me. No reason for anyone to lose money who does the order. :) The fees are different depending on how you pay, I have a Business account that comes up as Mid-Iowa Equine but the email is jtesdall@mapcon.com . I have no volume so the rate is 2.9% + .30 per transaction. The paypal chart is here:
    http://www.calculatepaypal.com/
    You can also stop by my office to pay if you like. I will plan on ordering tomorrow night so payment is appreciated before then if possible.
    Chris, coupon code had expired.
    Tibbs2:              CD-517501        Maxi-Jet Powerhead/Pump Model 400 (106 gph) $11.99 x = $11.99

           
                    CD-967078        Florida Crushed Coral 40 lbs $28.99

           
                    CD-16882
             Aquarium Systems Synthetic Sea
    Salt Reef Crystals 160 gallon mix $31.99

           
                    CD-29816          Nature's Ocean Reef Sand and Reef
    Substrate 16 lb Reef Substrate $24.99 x2 = $49.98

                                                    Total
    = $ 122.95 + 5.85 =128.8


    jtesdall:


    CD-118775        Tetra Flake 7.06 oz       $10.19

    CD-16882          Reef
    Crystals 160 gallon mix $31.99

    CD-908900        Magnum
    Filter Sleeve 3 pk       $7.99


    Total =
    $50.17 + 2.39 = 52.56














     gb387:      Order removed


    beckerj3:           CD-16882          Reef Crystals 160 gallon mix
    bucket  - $31.99

                            CD-26904          Acclimation kit – 3pak - $4.89
                            CD-21357          Phospure – 454g - $19.49
                            CD-25772          Red Sea Magnesium test kit - $10.39
                            CD-141137        Seachem Reef Buffer – 250g - $4.19
                            CD-525104        Kent marine Stainless
    3” replacement blade - $4.19
                                                   Total
    = $75.14 + 3.58  = 78.72




     Cagri:                CD-16882          2 - Reef Crystals 160 gallon mix @ $31.99 = $63.98

    10 CD-19328     pH
    7.01 Calibration Packet                  9.90

    10 CD-19329     pH
    10.01 Calibration Packet                9.90
                             Total 83.78 +  3.99 = 87.77




    Billbigsbe1:       CD-34928          Red
    Sea Coral Pro 175 bucket item = $45.99
                            Total 45.99 + 2.19 = 48.18
     
  20. cagri

    cagri Inactive User

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    Joel,

    Can you post the addresss for your work? I think it is close to my place, I will drop the money at your work.
    Thanks
    Cagri
     

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