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Old 01-14-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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New Jersey? Where do you get your fish/supplies?

We live in Central NJ and are fairly new to the Saltwater hobby and getting quickly frustrated that there are very few good LFS in our area! So far we have only found two and they are not too close:

Tropaquarium (Ocean Twp) about 45 min from my house
Absolutely Fish (Clifton, NJ) about 75 min from my house


I was wondering if there are any more around here I don't know of. I've checked the yellow pages and nothing.

I would even be willing to take a road trip for a REALLY awesome store (Eastern PA or New York City area), so let me know if you have one that is out of this world!

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Old 01-14-2005, 02:45 PM   #2
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I'd hate to suggest to anyone to drive to NYC but...I frequent a very good LFS. It's New World Aquarium (E. 38th St between 2nd and 3rd Av. in Manhattan). They have a very good selection of SW goodies. The store itself is rather small but, when I go there, I spend a ton of time just staring at their SW show tank! If you to consider it, I'll give you the directions (at least from the Tpke).
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The Reefs on Route 22 in Dunellen for sw fish and corals. Not much in the way of supplies but great livestock.
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:46 PM   #4
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Hanover Pet in E. Hanover has great stuff but its kinda expensive and medium sized.
Theres also Animals and Things on Rt 1 by woodbridge which is huge but i've never bought livestok from there.
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:05 PM   #5
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I've got 3 around me. One on Rt 70 and one on Rt 73...they are both within a mile of the circle where 73 and 70 intersect. There is another one Blackwood Clemonton Rd in Blackwood.

These are probable a hike from you but... The one on 73 has the best prices, the one on 70 will usually has a large stock and every so often you can find a good deal. And the one in Blackwood has decent prices and a very large assortment.

There are two large stores in Philly but I don't got out that far enough to give decent directions.
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DeNero, can you tell me which stores in Philly you like? I am in Philly but haven't found anywhere I like all that much. Would appreciate the suggestions.

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I originally bought my tank at World Wide Aquarium. I believe it's on Frankford Ave. They weren't all that helpful and didn't have a huge selection of livestock. But they did have a semi decent selection. A friend of mine mentioned another one which is around the corner but I have never been there. I think it is Aquarium City on South 4th Street. Are you familiar with either of these places?

If you don't mind taking the trip, you can shoot across the Tacony-Palmyra to the ones near me on 73 and 70 as well. They aren't more than 20 mins from the bridge.
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Do you know the names of the stores on 73 and 70? What town is that?

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Old 01-27-2005, 05:43 PM   #9
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AQUARIUM DISCOUNT PET CENTER INC
140 N ROUTE 73 N, MARLTON, NJ 08053
Phone: (856) 985-1701

I don't remember the on on 70 and can't find a listing for it. But it is right near the circle w/ rt 73 and less than a mile from the place on 73. They should both be in Marlton.
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I also use Tropaquarium when I need a LFS. I've found better luck online for most things so far as well as the NJRC. The LFS is all but useless. There is also the place on 9 near Toms River... Aquaoceans. Looks like a hole, but supposedly the guy knows his stuff. He had Selcon. I can say that for him. I find I can get a bucket of salt online and pay shipping for less than what I paid for the same salt bucket at Trop. I also got an RO/DI unit off of ebay and haven't needed to go into the LFS since then.

I was in The Reefs, but wasn't greatly impressed with either the selection nor the dry goods nor the prices, especially after going to Trop.

Where in NJ are you? I'm in Jackson.
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