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eyebedam
03/20/2006, 02:04 PM
Im leaving for the good ol redneck riveria on wednesdy & wa wondering if there are any good fish stores that anyone would suggest checking out while im there. :smokin:

eyebedam
03/22/2006, 09:27 AM
Guess not. Gonna do some snorkling & try to come up with some ricordia or shrooms while im there.

c_stowers
03/22/2006, 11:45 AM
I wouldn't put anything in my tank from around there. I guess I've just spent too many spring breaks down there and seen the horrible stuff that goes on near and in the ocean around that area.

gflat65
03/22/2006, 06:31 PM
Like tourists:D

I think they require a salt water fishing license to pull anything from the waters...

rsteagall
03/22/2006, 07:22 PM
Yea, I think you better becareful (law-wise) what you get from there. About 6 years ago or so I went snorkling off the jetties in the St Andrews State Park. I picked up 2 nice pieces of LR and they are in my aquarium today. Of course, they went dry in storage over the past 5 years, but they are back to life now and are probably the best 2 pieces of LR I have. Who knows where they came from. I'm sure they were shipped in from somewhere. With all that said, I'm sure it wasn't legal to take them. :O /me feels the flames coming now. lol.

I doubt a fishing license would make it legal either. However, if you at least get a fishing license... you could always tell the park ranger that you're going to fry up the ricordia and anything else you might gather. :) lol.

gflat65
03/22/2006, 07:37 PM
I think it is legal to collect soft corals with a salt water fishing license. Someone (a coral farmer in Fl) had this discussion in the Reef discussion forum and was pretty adamant that that was all that was required.

rsteagall
03/22/2006, 07:56 PM
Interesting. I wish someone could 100% verify this. I'm sure taking LR is a no-no though. :P

gflat65
03/22/2006, 10:05 PM
Yeah, live rock and stonies are definite no no's. Mobi might be able to fill us in a little better...

Stinky2426
03/22/2006, 10:50 PM
U can just to the park ranger that they will be better off and more appreciated in your tank. :)

eyebedam
03/26/2006, 06:03 PM
To ocld to snorkle myself but got a hookup from a local. heh heh.

Mobikob
03/26/2006, 09:12 PM
Thats right, any Octocoral can be collected. at least that is what Rick from ricksreefs was telling me. I don't remember him saying anything about a license though. I believe it is something like they do for Clam diggers. certain zones are ok at certain times of year, and others are not.
please don't quote me on this, I take no responsibility.:D

this may or may not help.
http://www.scubadivecharters.com/FL.htm
Mobi:D

Mobikob
03/26/2006, 09:46 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7019443#post7019443 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by gflat65
Yeah, live rock and stonies are definite no no's. Mobi might be able to fill us in a little better...

Gary, your Elephant like memory flat out frightens me!:D

Mobi:D

gflat65
03/26/2006, 09:47 PM
I'm scared to death of mice. It's a shame, really;).

RicksReefs
03/26/2006, 10:31 PM
my ears were burning... :D

yup, all you need is a SW fishing liscence. your allowed 6 octocoral colonies per day with 20 animals per day total. no rock or stony corals. all the details can be found here

http://myfwc.com/marine/recreational/recharvestmls.htm

rsteagall
03/29/2006, 09:00 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7046887#post7046887 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by eyebedam
To ocld to snorkle myself but got a hookup from a local. heh heh.


A LFS or a local what?

eyebedam
03/29/2006, 04:09 PM
local crackhead.

rsteagall
03/30/2006, 09:04 AM
whaddaheck :P

I'm going in a few months... I must have your contact! :)

eyebedam
03/30/2006, 07:15 PM
cHECK OUT SUNCOAST AQUARIUMS ON FRONT BEACH RD. ALL THE OTHER LFS STORES SUCK BUTT.