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Old 03-03-2003, 05:22 PM   #1
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So whats your favorite LFS?

Anyone in Long Island, or wherever else near for that matter, where do you shop? How's the prices? the service?
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Old 03-04-2003, 09:58 AM   #2
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Long Island Shops

Hello, I am still pretty new at this, but after going to about 12 stores on the Island, I have narrowed them done to three that I will buy from.
1st is Magic Isle in Centereach. They have the a pretty small selection, although it seems to be the healthist! Their prices are fair.

2nd is Country Critters in Patchouge... They have a great/BIG selection of SW Fish and corals. They are very knowledgable and helpful. There prices are slightly high, and sometimes I am not impressed with the quaility of fish.

The 3rd is in Hicksville( its on Old county rd, right before the wantagh parkway)... trying to remember the name.... They have a decent selection, decent prices and nice fish.
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Old 03-04-2003, 01:11 PM   #3
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I'm from Nassau, and I haven't been to the first two orion mentioned, but the third one is great. It looks sort of like a hole in the wall, but it's actually pretty big and I can't remember seeing a sick fish there. The owner is usually there and very knowledgeable. Godd FW plants, too. I think it's called Tropical Showcase, but I'm not sure. It's windows are painted with a mural of tropical fish, and its on the North side of the road if anyone wants to check it out.

Another decent place is Pets Warehouse in Copaigue on Sunrise Highway. Their selection is huge, but seasonal. They haven't had as much as usual in recent cold months. They also have a good selection of FW plants. They also sell some used equipment, for other cheapos like me. I got my hood for a 30L there for $10. You can check out their website and see what they have, although I've personally never ordered online from them.

I've also been to a lot of other Nassau/Suffolk stores, so if anyone has any ?s feel free to ask.
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Tropical showcase IS the name of the store!
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Old 03-25-2003, 05:50 PM   #5
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I'm in NJ... and I think that Absolutely Fish is the best in my area. They are knowledgable, the fish look healthy and the livestock prices are decent... equipment...I always shop online for that...
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Also in NJ. The kid at Petco told me about a new store, The Reefs, on Rt. 22 in Greenbrook. They've been setting up for months and opened a month ago. Great selection of fish, corals, shrooms, etc. Knowledgeable staff. I got a beautiful Coral Angel there last week. The prices are higher than online, but not when you consider that there's no shipping charge. And you can see your fish in the tank and eating too!
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How's it goin? Anyone in Manhattan know of any good LFS? I think Petco and Petland are ok, and there is ONE fishstore I have been going to(New World Aquarium), but I wanted to know if there are others. There must be! HOPEFULLY!
This is my first post on the forum...lookin forward to gettin to know some other fish people...
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Hi could u tell me there website?
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i love country critters on 112 in Patchogue - they seem to be the best in that area
huge selection of healthy fish
Magic Isle is ok, staff is not that knowledgable tho
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