I live in East Rockaway. It's a small town in nassau county on the south shore. I work in valley stream which is about 5 minutes away from East Rockaway. I go to Pets Warehouse sometimes too. I went to pets warehouse and selmers pet land yesterday. I was looking for BTJ's but did it burn down? Where is Billy Bobs and Brians located? My favorite LFS
by far is Aquarium Adventure. It is located in Carle Place. It would be probably be around 1/2 hr drive for you, but well worth it. Here is a link to their website. http://www.aquariumadventure.com/
. You can't buy anything on the site, but you can see where the store is and see pictures of the store. Very healthy fish and a huge selection. For $6 buy their year membership. You get 25 - 50 % off fish and 10% off supplies. It pays for itself in one trip.
Thanks for the link.