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Old 07-14-2006, 01:56 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Thanks, Kurtis.

An odd thought I had...your new 29 could maybe get the beginning of a 'scape at Carl's house
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Awesome Idea there Mike........
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Hey, you guys should make one of those tanks the official club tank, and use it to set up at a store as a display plant tank with your club name and contact info! Great way to promote your club and goodwill with a retailer!
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We'd rather get the store to provide the tank like Ocean Blue did. A lot cheaper for us

But we'll definitely consider it for the next store we work with, as it's a good idea. We'll make a deal with them to put our info on the tank.
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You could even do it for a limited time, X number of months, and then move it to a different store! Hey, I am bored, and when I am bored I think too much!

And while we are on the subject of wierd ideas, I wanted to run something by you guys.

There is a shop in San Francisco who is one of my customers, and well known by the club members in SF. The owner has told me he enjoys the relationship he has with club members, and the notoriety (I cant spell) it brings his store so to speak, but the club makes him no money! He says "those guys just trade amoung themselves and bring me a few plants once in a while." He says he has to really reach out to the general public and not reley on the club, which is probably a good thing. To do this, he says he really pushes planted NANO tanks. He advertises them, he has them on display, and he says it is a great way to attract new customers not only to his store but to the hobby. The tanks are relatively cheap, easy to set up, and can be used in the home or office. He also says it is a way to get people hooked on plants so they later buy a bigger tank!

It makes sense to me. I'm thinking of interviewing him for an article in a pet trade magazine. I am also thinking of pushing this idea to all my dealers and new stores I talk to, and offer them a nano plant assortment package. You guys are very supportive of Ocean Blue and Aquatic Warehouse, and some of you have expressed interest in helping to introduce me to more stores in Southern California, so would anyone be interested in helping to propose this idea to any stores? Would anyone volunteer to aquascape a nano tank for a store? I think the planted nano that is professionaly aquascaped would be a big draw for stores making them more receptive to our hobby. It could help promote your club, and it would help my business. The more stores I have as customers, the more I can afford to import and more often.... and expand the types of plants that are imported.

Just another idea floating around in my head...
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That sounds very reasonable Robert I dont see why I couldnt do it when I pass on the information you sent me....btw I still havent received that information you were sending over, I have talked to Kirt at All About Fish here and he seemed interested in the idea, and his main focus in his shop is rare to semi rare for the lfs fish......and actually he doesnt have a nano planted if I remember correctly so that would be a good way to introduce the whole information pack of plants from nano to whatever...anyhow let me know.
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:15 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Thanks, Kurtis.

An odd thought I had...your new 29 could maybe get the beginning of a 'scape at Carl's house
Bring it on! I don't know where we'll put it, but I've got a feeling we'll have enough plants on hand to fill it!
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:31 PM   #48 (permalink)
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OK...Ben's rams have found a couple of new homes, but two of them are still at my house due to some tank problems at their potential next home. There's no estimate on when the tank will be back to 100%.

So...who wants two bolivian rams?
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If nobody else takes them within the next few days mike ill take them.....Otherwise i already got two outta the deal....dont want to be a fish hog!!
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OK...they're yours unless someone else speaks up!
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