Was just wondering what your favorite LFS
where in the area. I will drive up to 3 maybe 4 hours for a good one. Personally I have been to 7. Here is what I thought of them.
#1. Harrisonburg-PETCO: Not alot of selection of additives or fish. Hate to go there unless I absolutely have to.
#2. Staunton-Pets-N-Pals: A little bit better than PETCO, but usually never go there.
#3. Winchester-Winchester Aquarium and Pet Center: Poor additive selection, but much better variates of livestock. IMO
there tanks where not as we keep as I would like.
#4. Charlottesville-Pet Forum: Vary good variety, but not all that impressed with the quality, or the prices. Also not to upset anyone, but my wife has nicknamed it the Pot Forum. You can take a guess about the staff with that statement.
#5. Lynchburg-Pet and Aquatic Warehouse: By far my favorite so far. The staff seems very knowledgeable. Great selection of additives, lights, and accessories. Tanks are very well kept. Not to bad of a livestock selection. Somethings can be a bit pricey, but I have found some vary reasonable items.
#6. Roanoke-Something Fishy: This place is so so IMO
. Very little in accessories, additives, etc.... They seem fairly knowledgeable. They do sell uncured LR
, but only purchase it if has just arrived. I got 12 lbs of caribbean that I was very disappointed with. They have an ok selection of livestock.
#7. Roanoke-Pet City: Not a bad store. Many accessories, additives, etc.... Good livestock selection, and tanks aren't to bad. They had a pretty significant red algae problem last time I was there. If your willing to pay $5.99 for cured LR
then they are your best choice. Its probably my second favorite.
This is just my opinion. I'm still a beginner in SW
, but I used to keep FW
tanks. Would love to hear your comments on these and and others that I may not know about. I hope this helps you guys in case you haven't driven as much as I have. The wife and I have alot of spare time during the week.