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Old 08-17-2004, 01:21 AM   #1
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The Local Fish Store

Today my friend and I went to the shopping center where our LFS is, they have a home depot there as well. We wanted to build a sump, turns out, our plans were completely faulty (gave up on the sump, our budget was too low to build anything that worked). We spent about 1.5-2 hours at our LFS and didn't buy anything. In the end, we ended up buying some hermit crabs (If anyone from our LFS is on this forum, I can't say it to your face, but you guys need to lower your prices, and stop giving the type of advice "you can try it, but I wouldn't do that"). Anyway, that was my trip to our local fish store.

Anyone else here spend that time in an LFS (not making any HUGE purchases)? Or am I the only freak here? LOL....
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Usually once a month I make the rounds to a few lfs, to check their stock and for sales and get any little things I need. I usually spend about an hour or so in each one.

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Yes, I spent way too much time at LFS!

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I regularly stop by my all of the area LFS's, especially the one that is my favorite, and just browse and see what they have, chat with the staff, etc. I just like looking at fish, so it is kind of like going to a public aquarium or something. It gives me ideas and helps me keep up with what is popular, what they can't get in lately, etc.

It's nice to walk in a shop and the owner comes over to say, "you gotta come into the back and see these new peacocks we got" or something - contributes to MTS, for sure!
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Every week I "need" something from the LFS. My mom is SO sick of it, she refuses to go. I have to beg her and clean the house. I spend 2 to 2 1/2 hours there, staring at the fish and supplies.(Petting the dogs too )
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I just graduated from Santa Barbara.... which store? PM me if you don't want to say the name in "public". Just curious, I've spent hours and every store there...
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The Ocean Floors, does that ring a bell?

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I'm in my LFS every week. I have to buy crickets for my Oscars and their prices are better than Petsmart so I have an excuse if you will for going every week! I usually spend about 2 hours in there every week. I'm going to be buying my 75 gal from them soon so they're going to lurve me!!!!
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:40 AM   #10
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My lfs is a hatchery. Stop by if you're in the Pittsburgh area! http://www.alloddballaquatics.com/

I live 45 minutes away, but when I go, I stay for an hour or two! I just love looking at the fry (some smaller than pinhead size) and the juvenile fish. (I even saw a Polypterus, Fruitbat!) It's amazing how a very, very tiny angelfish looks just like a miniature version of a big one!

Of course the hatchery has the most beautiful bettas around!

The large planted tank (plants for sale) is great too. There is also a display cichlid tank that is worth the trip!

There usually are people from the aquarium club there too. I don't belong to the club, but it's nice to talk "fish" with them all!


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