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    Trip to Punta Cana

    Can't wait to go some place warm and sunny. This will be my first trip to the tropics. I plan on doing a lot of snorkeling. Does anyone know if its possible to sneek back a coral or two?

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    A guy from here just returned from Mexico. he brought back some Damsels and Hermits and some other type of fish in Gatorade bottles! You should see them! The Damsels are like 1/2 inch long!
    :fish3:Piatchie:fish3:

    Why is it called "cargo" when it goes by ship, and "shipment" when it goes by car?

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    do you know if he just put them into his carry on? is exporting coral and such even legal?
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    I always thaught of doing something like that. But I did not have a SW tank last time I went. Might try next time. What would happen if you got caught on your way back in.

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    dont ask me? i guess id play stupid?
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    Do a search for 'CITES' on this site. There's been several discussions about importing lifestock.

    Mostfish can be brought back without great troubles (although you may need a local collector's permit).

    Most corals, life rock, etc. can not be brought back without a CITES permit. If you try to being coral in without a CITES permit, 'playing dumb' won't work. You face large fines, confiscation of cars, etc. and possible jail time. Just isn't worth the risk.
    Nick

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    Playing stupid will not get you off the hook. It also would keep you safe in some jail waiting to be bailed out. It is not worth it to RUNE you holiday to save a few dollars on a few small fish.
    Rob

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    It would be nice to find a very nice piece of coral or rock and bring it back. When I was snorkeling in cuba I saw some fish that I never could identefy in the hobby. I think they were some kind of damsels. It was all black with purple and blue spots that seamed to glow. I would of loved to bring him back but catching him would prove quite a chalenge. Anyways it would be easy to take back some coral, rock or crabs. I guess you would just have to catch and bottle them at the last minute. And hope you don't get caught.

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    maybe i'll just stick with some sand in a bottle.
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    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    keep the sand moist and mix a few zoos or something in the bottom... if you're feeling lucky

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