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Old 09-24-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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Im looking for stores that have a good selection of fish and coral I have been to Atlantis in Richmond but also willing to go to Maryland too as I live between them both. Let me know where you have been and your experience
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I reccommend two places in Chesterfield county. First is Richmond Aquarium on Speeks Rd and the other is Fish world on Busy street. Both are excellent Sw stores. Let me know if you are in the area and I`ll give you more info.
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First off Go COWBOYS. And yea im taking the trip down tomorrow I've been to Richmond aquarium 2 weeks ago. Just was disappointed in the fish selection there alot of the same old stuff. But the coral side was a great selection. Never been to the other store you mentioned how is that in comparison?
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Probably a bit better. They have more of a selection of corals. Most are usually picked over on fish by the weekend. I wont be in town tomorrow. I`m flying out in the morning to Dallas to watch the cowboys Monday nite. But still check them out. Fish world is on Busy street almost at the corner of Courthouse rd and Midlothian Turnpike.
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I live in Richmond, and I don't really like Atlantis. Here, there is also Azalea Aquariums. But, the best SW fish place in richmond BY FAR is Fish World on Busy Street. Much healthier and cheaper stock. I got my tank from them too.
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Any idea when they get their shipments in so that it might not be so picked threw
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I call them to see if they have the fish I'm looking for.
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I work at Aquatic Obsession in Manassas. Good option depending on what you are looking for. Are you looking for equipment, fish, frags, what?
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I work at Aquatic Obsession in Manassas. Good option depending on what you are looking for. Are you looking for equipment, fish, frags, what?
I was there for the first time last weekend (previously The Cozy Clownfish?)...I had no idea that's where you worked. I picked up a few fish I was looking for and also some chems. Very nice display tanks...I'll say that. No comment on the staff (I'm sure Fishguy wasn't there though ).

I checked out Pristine Aquariums recently as well (I think they're in Alexandria). Very friendly and helpful staff...said they'd be happy to donate seeding material to any AA members who needed it.

Anything near Fredericksburg...avoid like the plague. Either mail order or hop in the car and take a road trip.
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What did you buy? I should have been there.
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What did you buy? I should have been there.
Sorry, it was actually weekend before last (it was Pristine I was at last weekend). I was there with the wife. I'll PM you, I don't want to turn the thread into an in-depth review of the store. And to be honest I barely know the first thing about SW.
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