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Old 09-15-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
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ok guys im from Chicago by sox park I go to living seas can someone tell me some other good shops to go to thanks I dont have anything to compair living seas too I did go to oldtown fish store and i did not think much of it thanks Jester
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Old 09-21-2003, 12:39 PM   #2
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have ya gone to scotts pet shop its like wolf and harlem by brookfield zoo?? not bad nothing like livin aquarium though prices are better for sure !!
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Old 09-21-2003, 02:20 PM   #3
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no but i will check it out thanks
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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I just found one on Irving Park Rd, it is called ocean design aquarium 6500 W. Irving Park Rd in Dunning Square Shopping Ctr.
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Old 11-02-2003, 08:54 PM   #5
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Here's an older post:

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Old 11-03-2003, 12:58 PM   #6
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Couldn't remember the wesite last night for this list, but it's pretty good:

http://fins.actwin.com/dir/stores.php?c=1&r=27
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Old 11-07-2003, 10:56 AM   #7
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I just went to Living Seas and it beats the pants off everything. By the way, they are having an intro to Salt class next Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 for $10 (but you get a $10 store credit) and advanced Salt the following. Anyone interested can sign up at the shop. See you there.

Old Town has some nice stuff, but their prices are high. They do have some good sales from time to time.
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Old 11-07-2003, 05:41 PM   #8
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yes i have to agree living sea`s is great thats where I got my tank but they are not cheap but very good service my tank was $3000 but they came and set up my tank for me and they give me free water test and they are very helpfull here is another lfs i have not been there yet but im going to go soon thanks RodneyCK

Hello Jester,

I read your post in the Illinois forum about Chicago fish stores, but for some reasons I do not have posting privileges to the regional forums. I moved to San Francisco from Chicago about 5 years ago. I use to scour Chicago visiting every pet shop large and small when I lived there, LOL.

The one in Old Town was the prettiest but as other members have posted, also one of the most expensive. The one that sticks in my mind for good fish and best prices was on North Clark Street, farther North than Wriggly, and from the yellow pages there is only one listed so this must be it.

Chicago Aquarium & Pond, 5028 N. Clark St.

If it is still the same people running it, they were more the hobbyist types willing to special order and give you good advice and prices.

I hope that helps.

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P/S, feel free to post the above in your thread in the event someone else is interested.
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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here is the link for old towns website you can join there news letter and they will send you there specials and sales well cyas

http://www.oldtownaquarium.com/
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Well, I just joined and decided to give my 2 cents on lfs that I frequent. I'll also say Living Sea in Park Ridge is a nice shop. People are friendly but prices aren't cheap. Another of my favorites is Old Orchard Aquarium (used to be Sea Shell Pet Shop) in Skokie. This shop is also NOT cheap but has one of the best selections I've seen for corals and SW/FW fish. People are friendly and very knowledgeable. I get my RO and tanks drilled at Sho Tank in Mundelein, friendly and knowledgeable staff. As for tanks, hands down the BEST place to purchase your tanks is at Aquatic World in Oconomowoc, WI. Now it may be a drive for some of you but they're prices and selection are second to none! You can visit them at http://www.aquaticworld.net and just remember they have TWO menu areas that have aquariums and stands! I also go to Fishy Business in Kenosha. They have a selection of corals and SW/FW fish but are know for their grade AAA+ live rock. They are friendly and curteous. Well, there's my lfs review. So, if you have any questions about them or others in the area just ask, I might know the answer
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