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Old 10-30-2008, 05:57 PM   #141
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i'd be there a lot more if i had any more room in my tank. especially since i live only 12 minutes away from them. last time i went 2 1/2 weeks ago they had true siamese algae eaters and i picked one up. he is bigger than the chinese but the chinese still bullys him.

i like the fact that they use 15 or 20 gallon tanks (or more depending on fish). not sure which but it's not the usually grossly over crowded 10g tanks everyone else uses.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:19 PM   #142
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I may have to make a trip out there. I'm kind of ready to upgrade the 14g.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:55 AM   #143
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So finally got a chance to go visit Exotic Aquatics (north of B-more) and all I have to say is Holy Smokes!

Very nice, and HUGE fish store with a ton of fish that I have never seen before. Tanks all looked very clean, place smelled fine. Only problem was that it was really dark in the store, and in the tanks... sometimes hard to see in them.

I really like the fact that they quarantine everything. They are able to isolate individual tanks from the central water system. Looks like they do a general QT once they get fish in, and then there were several tanks that were being medicated... dark blue water w/ a big NFS marker on them (not for sale). Nice to see that they pay attention to their fish and are unwilling to knowingly sell diseased fish.

I picked up 4 zebra danios last night as I continue to stock up my tank. They all are still acting super healthy still this morning.

I just wish that it wasnt a 40 minute drive for me to get there... though oddly enough, my wife and I turned the corner into the shopping center and she started to laugh heartily because she realized she was very close to her office and she is in that shopping center at least 2 or 3 times a week for lunch... she had yet to see the place.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:07 AM   #144
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I'm glad you were able to make a trip to Exotics. That is my all time favorite lfs (even if it is 1.5hrs away).
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:37 PM   #145
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I'm glad you were able to make a trip to Exotics. That is my all time favorite lfs (even if it is 1.5hrs away).

Ha! I should not complain about my 40-50 minutes!
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:22 PM   #146
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i'll have to get out there soon and see for myself.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:31 AM   #147
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there is only 1 fish store to visit in the richmond va area and that is fishworld he has a 1500 display tank and a 900 besides he has everything u could want as far as fish ,coral,inverts , and all supplies he has been in the business 25 years and he is great to talk to and he knows all. very much worth the trip
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Brad, there is another one that has a 2000 gallon tank! Mike should know the name of it, we went to both of them when we took a trip down there.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:20 PM   #149
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I'm new to the hobby but Wet Pets in McMurray, PA is awesome. The owners have art degrees and the entire store is shows it. From the oak trim around the tanks to the covered outdoor pond section. It is huge and impressive!! BTW, I'm not an employee!! I live 2 hours away but still drive up so my 2 little girls and I can take in all its beauty!

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I see that this thread hasn't had any action in the past year or so, and within that time frame another fish store has opened, so I figured I'd add them to the list. Neptune's Attic is the name of the place, and they are located on main street in Hancock, Md. I have been going to this store since I've started my aquarium, and to be honest this is the best fish store I've been in. Prices are cheaper than anywere else (even big stores like petco), great knowledgale customer service, has a nice selection of everything you would need including fresh water and saltwater fish. This is were I buy at least 98% of my aquarium needs. I strongly urge you to visit this store. You won't be dissappointed.
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