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Old 01-17-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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Flourite in Houston, Tx?

I'm in Houston, Texas and wondering if anyone knows which lfs' carry and have the best prices for Flourite?

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Old 01-29-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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What part of Houston are you in? I know the city well...work here, and I know stores all around. I dunno which ones carry Flourite, but I can refer you to stores in your area (hopefully) that you can contact.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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45N and 1960, on the border of Spring. I'm just hunting for Flourite or Eco Complete, seeing if anyone has any deals out there/here...somewhere Gotta love a bargain

I know most of the saltwater stores, but those that sell both fw and sw usually have such a high markup :|
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:38 PM   #4
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A bit of a drive for you but City Pets, Beechnut and Beltway 8 routinely stocks Flourite and EcoComplete. Best prices in town. Give 'em a call...

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Old 02-05-2009, 04:28 PM   #5
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45N and 1960, on the border of Spring. I'm just hunting for Flourite or Eco Complete, seeing if anyone has any deals out there/here...somewhere Gotta love a bargain

I know most of the saltwater stores, but those that sell both fw and sw usually have such a high markup :|
I'm sorry man...I didn't think you answered the post. My email didn't notify me about this one, lol.

Lets see...if you don't wanna go broke, don't go to Fish gallery or Aquarium World. Definitely visit both stores if you've never been (they're both spectacular), but I buy very little from either one. Uhhh...best prices in Houston on Livestock --- Fishland. They're on Westheimer right around Gessner in a big shopping center. Andy over there is awesome. No corals at all over $50.00. even big, huge brains, or euphyllia, etc.. I seel Xenia to him sometimes. Uhh..lets see, there's a new store on 1960 in Humble next to Academy. It's called Blue Reef Exotic Fish 281-540-blue. They're pretty new, so I would call. If they don't have it they'll order it...just tell her you're looking for a deal, and see if she'll hook you up. Fish R US in conroe is pretty high... You may also call Ultimate Aquarium. They're so so on pricing.
Lemme know if you have any luck. Hope it works out for you!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:22 PM   #6
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Fishland is on Synott and Westheimer (southwest corner). I've known Andy for years and he is a top notch guy. Great prices on equipment, dry goods, supplies, filters etc. He's geared for saltwater and doesn't carry Flourite. Maria - City Pets - Beechnut @ Beltway will have the best prices in town for plant substrates.

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Old 02-06-2009, 10:54 AM   #7
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[quote=William Banik;951085]Fishland is .... geared for saltwater and doesn't carry Flourite.

Yeah, i wasn't sure about the flourite...I just knew he was a top notch guy and had great prices. I've spent hours upon hours in that store, lol.
It's probably my favorite place to go.
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Do you keep SW, Innovator? I kinda just assumed you kept that too..
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Yes I keep saltwater. I am extremely familiar with all the fish stores in and around Houston including Galveston, but wasn't familiar with which were best for fw substrates. Thanks for the information. Personally, other than wholesale, I prefer AquariumWorld's livestock still over the rest just because they seem to get better looking animals. The coral stocks are rather pathetic, though. Fish Gallery has some of the nicest fw plants compared to others, but overly priced and their sw...well, I'll just stop here. I am not really impressed with any of Texas' aquarium stores, but perhaps I am just spoiled
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Have you seen Aquarium World's 40,000 gal tank lately? What's up with all of that red algae in there? Kinda funky. Yes...they're livestock is good looking. The fish Gallery has some awesome looking planted stuff. It's made me want to get into that area of the hobby every time I've gone in there, but I just don't have any more room for additional tanks, lol.
Where are you from, then? Closer to one of the coasts?
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