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Old 02-18-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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Aquarium shops in calgary

I've noticed there a few regular users from calgary on here. What are the best shops to visit while I'm out there on business?
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:38 AM   #2
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I'm going to move this to the Canadian forum. If you check the thread entitled Calgary shop updates (something like that), you will get an idea of the best shops and what they carry.
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Old 02-18-2005, 06:14 PM   #3
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Do check the shop updates....and feel free to drop us a line (e-mail, PM), and mebbe we can meet for coffee and fish shopping whilst you are in town.

The shops to hit:

Gold Aquarium
Riverfront Aquariums
Pisces Pet Emporium
Tanks Alot
Chum's Aquariums
Franco's Aquariums
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:27 AM   #4
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Big Al's Aquarium Services
(403) 640-0635
8228 MacLeod Trail Se Calgary, AB

Ocean
Centre St., and 25th Ave. NW

Wai's Aquarium,
Bay 4, 222, 16th Avenue NE

Golds Aquarium
Bay J, 4710 17th Ave. S.E

petland
Crowfoot 40 Crowfoot Tertrace NW 5437969
Market mall 3625 Shagarapp Trail NW 2862744
Sunridge 3363 26th Ave NE 5437711
Westhills 290 Steward Green SW 6867929
Shawnessy town centre 580-303 Shawville Blvd SW 5080040
Macleod 9309 Macleod Trail SW 5371266
South Trail 4300 4915 130 AVE SE 2578590
Coventry Hills 323 130 Country village Rd NE 2264045

Pisces Pet Emporium 5220 4st NE
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:44 AM   #5
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Big Al's Aquarium Services
(403) 640-0635
8228 MacLeod Trail Se Calgary, AB
This particular Big Al's is very expensive for equipment, and notorious for having really poor-quality fish...the Edmonton franchise, on the other hand, is quite good.

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Ocean
Centre St., and 25th Ave. NW

Wai's Aquarium,
Bay 4, 222, 16th Avenue NE
Wai's is exclusively marine, and Ocean's nearly so. Ocean's has some really impressive livestock and live rock. Danny Wai of Wai's may have some of the worst customer relations skills on the planet, but he gets in stuff that no-one else does...well worth a look.

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Golds Aquarium
Bay J, 4710 17th Ave. S.E
Best dry stock prices in the city, and top-quality fish at great prices (although about 60% cichlids). Gold is closed on all Thursdays. Gold is beside the bingo hall, and can be easy to miss if you just drive by.

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petland
Crowfoot 40 Crowfoot Terrace N.W.
Market mall 3625 Shaganappi Trail N.W.
Sunridge 3363 26th Ave N.E.
Westhills 290 Stewart Green S.W.
Shawnessy town centre 580-303 Shawville Blvd S.W.
Macleod 9309 MacLeod Trail S.W.
South Trail 4300 4915 130 AVE SE 2578590
Coventry Hills 323 130 Country village Rd NE 2264045
If you do not have a lot of time, skip the Petlands...only the Westhills branch has a decent fishroom, and it is closed until late March. Drystock at the Petlands is the priciest in the city. None of the Petlands stock any marine fish.

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Pisces Pet Emporium 5220 4st NE
Best drystock and plant selection in town, decent prices, especially if you get the aquarium society discount.

As I mentioned in my previous post, add Riverfront Aquariums (largest fish and reptile store West of Ontario), Franco's, Chum's, and Tanks Alot to that list....all four are well worth the visit.
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Riverfront Aquariums
403-265-8157
417 Riverfront Avenue SE,
Calgary, AB T2G 0C2

Chum's Aquariums
408-8TH AVENUE N.E.
CALL 230-7387
SUN-TUE10:00 to 6:00pm
TUES- SAT 10:00-8:00pm

Tanks Alot
8403 ELBOW DR SW
259-8265
MON - FRI 12 - 9
SAT 9 - 6 SUN 10 - 5

Franco's Aquariums
#118 - 1935, 32 AVE NE
230-5501
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is tanks alot anygood? like how are their prices? cause I'm looking at getting a bigger tank and I live towards the NW and the only real fishplaces anywhere near where I live are
petcetera (so far the cheapest tanks I've found)
Walmart (meh prices)
and Petland (way mucho pricey)
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Tanks Alot is good, and their prices are good, but they specialise in African cichlids, and they are fairly far SW (Heritage and Elbow).....I live in Mount Pleasant (NW, close to SAIT) and Golds is actually closer to me, with better prices, particularly on tanks (nobody in town beats their tank prices...its worth the trip.). How big of a tank are you after? There are some incredible deals in the Bargain Finder lately.
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hmm should check out the bargan finder, but I'm moving soon so I'm not in a big hurry, when I get into my new place should be worth a look def. I'm looking for something that will fit my bala comftorably and maybe enough room to get some other "bigger" fish I don't know yet though, my shark is the main reason I'm looking.
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hmm should check out the bargan finder, .
Oh do, oh do...

150 Gal Tank w/drk wood top canopy metal stand, accessorries included, 48"L 18"W 36"T tank only, $400, Tel: 403-998-1673

75 gal aquarium with black lacquer stand, heater, lights, excellent condition, paid 650.00dlrs, sell $350 obo Tel: 403-873-0964

Aquarium , 150gal, 72"Lx18"Wx28"D, with stand, $500 obo Tel: 403-288-2484

Aquarium, 120 gallon, built for Octopus, glass cover, stand, 2x65 W Smartlight, oceanrunner 6500, rocks, gravel, sump, $600 Tel: 403-630-0094
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