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Old 02-02-2005, 02:40 PM   #11
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We are in Old Bridge.

I have not bought livestock online yet, just because they require such a large minimum order and I don't want to add more than one fish to my tank at a time.

So far I do like the livestock at Trop but they are very expensive.

I went to Animals and Things on Sunday. They sell premade salt water for $3 a gallon (WHEW) and more than 1/2 their salt water tanks were empty. Maybe I went on a bad day but I didn't think it was worth the ride.

I do LOVE Absolutely Fish but it is SO far to go. They have the biggest selection by far for livestock. The store is very clean.

Went to a new place in Farmindale (by Belmar) this week called Fish Fetish, but it is a VERY small store with very small supply of livestock and I didn't really see too many supplies either. Big sign on the wall - Absolutely No Returns On Livestock. Looks like I absolutely won't be shopping there

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Old 02-02-2005, 03:09 PM   #12
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I work in EB. I don't know of any place up here (except for the stores on 22, 3 of them, I think) but I thought their prices were higher than Trop. Picture the demographic going to that store, lol. NJRC frequently has group buys to places so that you can get a fish without getting 10 and making up the shipping. I've gotten all but one of the fish I have from Trop. Overall a very healthy group of fish. I can't complain. I have yet to see a selection of fish like theirs and we drove to every store from Lacey township to Marlboro! We'll have to venture over to Absolutely Fish one of these days. My maroon clown was free from a fellow reefer from NJRC. Got all of my coral frags from NJRC as well. My cleaning crew I got from Reeftopia with free shipping if you spend over 120, I think.

If you find another place to buy quality livestock closer to home, I'd love to hear about it!
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Old 02-02-2005, 03:29 PM   #13
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What is NJRC? How do the group buys work?

You have to take a Road Trip to Absolutely Fish one day. Well worth it - at least once. Nice store.

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Old 02-02-2005, 03:36 PM   #14
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They have a website but they're quite active on the local board over at Reef Central (http://reefcentral.com/forums/forumd...?s=&forumid=70). I'm not sure what their website is.

I've never participated in a group buy. Every once in a while someone who's interested in buying puts up a post. Right now they are preparing a coral buy for Dr. Macs (Maryland?). There was recently a post about a group buy for Reeftopia too.

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Will do, thanks for the tip!

Water at Trop is 1.00/g for SW. That's more than enough, IMO! Enough to make me go out and by a RO/DI and salt! I love their containers though!
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Old 02-02-2005, 03:40 PM   #15
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I'm in the dead center of north jersey, and my fish guy is at Lil Critters - he's always given me fantastic advice and none of the fish I've bought from him have had any problems at all. If you need help finding him, email me at mg(at)moxiegrrrl(dot)com. More than happy to give directions.

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Old 02-02-2005, 03:42 PM   #16
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What town is Lil Critters in? Does he carry SW?

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Old 02-03-2005, 05:24 PM   #17
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They are in Denville, and yes, he has SW fish.

If you give me a highway to start from, I can give you very good directions.
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Old 02-15-2005, 07:54 PM   #18
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I live in South Jersey and use a place on RT. 40 in Pleasantville called Ocean Aquariums. Its about 10 minutes outside of Atlantic City. They have a really good livestock selection and the people there are very helpful. Can anyone give me directions to Absolutely Fish? It sounds like a great store and I am always willing to take a road trip if it is worth it.

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Old 02-19-2005, 12:19 PM   #19
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FYI www.reefs.org has a local fish store directory
Don't have directions to Absolutely Fish but here the address and phone number 1080 Rte 46 West
Clifton, NJ 07013
973-365-0200
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