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Old 07-28-2004, 12:46 PM   #1
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LFSs in Fort Worth, TX

Greetings all,

Newbie to the site posting my first topic...please be gentle!

I'm in the planning stages of my first SW tank and am trying to find a couple of good LFSs in the Fort Worth area. I don't particularly trust the large chain pet stores, but I'm not too sure about some of the smaller strip mall stores either. Any fellow Fort Worthians out there have any suggestions?

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Old 07-28-2004, 07:27 PM   #2
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If you dont mind the 2 hour drive theres a good one in Waco

Dont be shy about posting you might get barked at once in a while but you will learn that their bark is worse than their bite.
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Old 07-28-2004, 08:17 PM   #3
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there is pet o rama in bedford or hurst, do a google search and call the one in mansfield or waxahachie and they will know where it is exactly
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Old 07-29-2004, 10:57 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! I've been to Waco many times, but it would have to be a pretty darn good deal to get me to go back there!

As for Pet o Rama, I will check that out. Hopefully I will find someone there with a clue as to what they are talking about. I have heard some good things about Dallas North Aquarium, off of I-35 in Carrollton. Anyone have any experience with them?

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Old 07-29-2004, 01:10 PM   #5
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I went by there last week. Very nice store with a lot of stuff. But there prices are about double that of online prices.
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Old 07-29-2004, 10:50 PM   #6
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IMO the absolute best LFS in the DFW area is Saltwater Paradise in Irving. They helped me set-up a sweet tank in my house and they have by far the best store around. Call ahead to find out what day they get their stuff in, because it goes fast. Usually Wednesday or Thursday is a good day to stop by - they have tons of stuff and are very knowledgeable.
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I did some checking today and couldnt get anyone to recommend a store in FT. Worth. Granted I asked Waco people, but they all knew of stores in Dallas, but none in the good part of the metroplex (I was born in Ft Worth)

People that dont live in the DFW area dont appreciate what a drive it is to go from Ft. Worth the anywhere in the Dallas Area.
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What is the name of the aquarium store in Waco? Would it be worth a trip from Austin? Waco is 90 minutes from me.
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Old 07-30-2004, 11:08 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info and effort guys! Much appreciated! I'll check out Saltwater Paradise in Irving. Sounds like a good alternative to Dallas North Aquarium, as I've heard from people other than Dusty that it's a great store if you can afford it. If anyone else has any good stores they frequent, please let me know. I'd like to have 2-3 good places to frequent.

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I recommned it because he has fair prices and has always given me good advice. He wont let somebody buy a fish they cant care for or are not ready for.

His selection isnt very good, but he lets me see all 3 lists he gets every week and I can order straight off of them.

Probably not worth the trip from Austin unless you knew he had something you wanted.

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