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Old 07-29-2004, 07:53 AM   #1
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Review of LFS in New York... For Newbies

We live in queens, NY and have been to almost all the LFS in our area. It was troublesome finding all of them, some are a good find while some ended up being a waste of our time. So here is a simple review of all the LFS we've been to in the New York area for those newbies in NY or visitors who might want to stop by.

1. www.fishtown-usa.com - The store is huge and is a dedicated store for tropical fish and ponds. They have a huge selection of tropical fish from freshwater to saltwater. Great selection of equipments and food and other stuff. PROS- great pricing, very competitive, wide selection of fish, cheapest fish and LR in all of NY. CONS- there's at least one deadfish in a tank, if not two or three sick fish. Inspect your fish well before purchasing. Make sure they eat before u purchase.

2. Northern Aquariums (718)321-9722 - A decent sized store, huge if you visit both stores which are about 15 blocks apart and owned by the same owner. a Little pricey on the fish, but somehow their fish sells like pancakes, have not seen a sick fish in their tanks, knowledgeable staff. They sell reptiles and Birds and Dogs too, but seem to be more concentrated on Tropical fishes, Great selection of Inverts and corals. PROS - Somewhat ok pricing, healthy fish displays, never gets as crazy as fishtown, after all, we all need attention when purchasing our fish. They will order anything for u, Once they know u, u get discounts galore CONS - price is a little high for fish and corals, but almost sure they are always healthy. Busy Chinatown in flushing, no parking except municipal parking three -4 blocks away.

3. Coral Aquariums (roosevelt ave) Let's just say I've never bought anything from this store. My second visit was only because they said they have something in stock over the phone, but when we got there 10 mins later, it was not there, I doubt it was purchsed while we were driving there. Very disappointing experience.

4. www.1000islandaquarium.com (brooklyn)- PROS - The best set-up i've seen yet so far. They custom make their tanks. Cleanest water I've seen. Visit this store to browse their stock and it's already worth it. CONS- a little pricey on fish and equipment. on Busy street, park on meters.

TO BE CONT. I gotta go to work, im late again.

65 Gal Marine
60lbs of LS and 100lbs of LR
EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
Am I Overstocked Yet?
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Old 07-29-2004, 04:53 PM   #2
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I've been going to Fish-Town USA for 20 years
For the most part I think they are great.
72Gallon Bow Tank | LS/80lbs LR.com Keys LR 20Lbs Base Rock | fluval404 | Remora Skimmer | Red Sea Pro Wave Maker | 4 Maxi Jets 2/1200 2/900 PH | PinPoint PH Monitor | ARTICA 1/10 HP Chiller

Lighting: 48'' Coralife HQI aqualight pro | 2 150 watt MH | 2 96 watt true actinic fluorescents | 3 1 watt blue-moon-glow LEDs

Fish&Inverts: 3-BlueGreen Chromis | Shrimp Goby | Purple Firefish | 6 Line-Wrasse | LawnMower Blenny | Royal Gramma | Coral Beauty | Maxima Clam | 16 Assort. -Snails | LR Hitchers: Crabs, Urchins, Brittle Stars, Feather Dusters, and more

Corals: Assorted Mushrooms | Green Button Polyps | Toadstool Leather | Pulsing Xenia | Clove Polyps | Star Polyps | FrogSpawn | Branching Hammer | Candy Cane | Zoos | Ricordea | Open Brain | Bubble |
24Gallon JBJ Nano Cube | LR 25lbs Marshall Creek/Tonga/Fiji | 2 Flase Percula Clowns | Shrooms | Xenia | Green Button Polyps | Snails | Hermits
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