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Old 11-07-2015, 06:28 PM   #11
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Geez you guys are tough. My local pet smart does not have saltwater but do a great job on their FW fish, their tanks are pristine and they run multiple qt tanks in the back unlike my local Petco who do not qt.
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Old 11-07-2015, 06:33 PM   #12
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Geez you guys are tough. My local pet smart does not have saltwater but do a great job on their FW fish, their tanks are pristine and they run multiple qt tanks in the back unlike my local Petco who do not qt.

It really depends on location.

Here in eastern TN, it's the exact opposite. Petco has the nice tanks and healthy fish here.


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Lol i know i just hear of a lot of complaints there. Tbh there are 3 petsmart stores near me and one my friend has been to (which i haven't) he has had pretty much stocked his entire tank from there against my (harsh) advice and his FW tank is beautiful and the fish are all healthy.. just one store near me the fish guy in there is an jerk and his tanks are grubby and badly kept with dying or dead fish just about keeping upright.. the other one is where i had 2 fish that pretty much wiped out my first tank way back when.. i guess just use your best judgement and don't impulse buy even if you do feel sorry for the 13" "common" pleco in a foot long tank

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Old 11-07-2015, 06:43 PM   #14
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It really depends on location.

Here in eastern TN, it's the exact opposite. Petco has the nice tanks and healthy fish here.


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Well to be more specific, my local Petco is actually pretty decent despite no qt tanks. The manager who I know well is a big SW guy and the SW stuff gets more attention than the fw. Its still pretty good. My local pet smart is scrupulous about not selling sick fish so I actually have it pretty good.
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Maybe ill put it towards a light. Been wanting to turn my 55 gallon into a planted tank for some time now. Does anyone know if they sell and good plant lights?


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No sadly Petsmart as a whole doesn't carry salt water livestock, they do however carry select maintenance and equipment for salt water tanks.


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Maybe ill put it towards a light. Been wanting to turn my 55 gallon into a planted tank for some time now. Does anyone know if they sell and good plant lights?


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Nope there lights usually suck aswell lol usually sell cheap rubbish at high prices they are there to catch the parent of young kids

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Nope there lights usually suck aswell lol usually sell cheap rubbish at high prices they are there to catch the parent of young kids

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Nope there lights usually suck aswell lol usually sell cheap rubbish at high prices they are there to catch the parent of young kids

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Well i guess i will just buy some aquarium salt or a api test kit.


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Sorry to be so negative lol might be able to get some decorative lights for a nano reef or something but nothin that will be much use

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