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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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Help plan my vacation please

Hello Californios,

I've just gotten married and the honeymoon is a nice long road trip with stops in Vegas (several days), San Diego (1-2 days), Los Angeles (several days), San Francisco (1-3 days) and possibly Sacramento if the Fiancee finds anything she really wants to do/see there.

We've got a list about a mile long for non-fish activities but since we are both into fishkeeping we GOTTA stop at some of the nicer California LFS.

After perusing a few threads I've compiled a list (also about a mile long) of places but I don't know where is worth spending our somewhat limited shopping time.
I'd really appreciate opinions and advice on which shops are the cream of the crop.

And with no further ado, here is the list:
Los Angeles
Fumi's which is on W. Pico near Crenshaw Blvd
Neptune's Reef in Torrance
Hacienda aquatics
Onanda on Santa Monica and Fuller
Ven-Mar Tropical Fish 12807 Venice Blvd Mar Vista
Allan's Aquarium 846 Lincoln Blvd Venice
Apex Aquarium 4338 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City
The Aquarium 5403 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City
Jim's Exotic Fish 630 N. Sepulveda Blvd El Segundo
L.A. Aquarium 11662 W. Pico Blvd W Los Angeles
Tokyo Aquarium 4600 W. Adams Blvd Los Angeles
Aquarium Center 14256 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks
Underwater Depot 13708 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks
West Coast Aquarium 7252 Reseda Blvd Reseda
Strictly Fish in Lakewood
Mark's Tropical Fish 12063 Ventura Pl Studio City
Pasadena Tropical Fish on 2982 E. Colorado Blvd
Aquatic Fantasy in Redondo Beach

San Diego
Tong's (Magnolia & 405)
Tong's Tropical Fish - 15250 E. Whittier Blvd
Strictly Fish (Cerritos? & 605)
Pettown (Irvine?)
Discount Tropical Fish on La Habra Blvd in La Habra
West Coast Tropical Fish (Buena park)
Fountain's La Mesa, 7575 University
Pet Kingdom - Lighting and substrate
Aquatic Warehouse - driftwood, SAE, filter parts

San Francisco
6th avenue aquarium on clement
Ocean aquarium in the tenderloin/civic center
Lucky ocean aquarium on balboa
Neptune aquatics in milpitas
Aqua forest in japantown (Definite visit unless recommended against)
Aquarium Concepts in Dublin
Connies in Castro Valley
Ultimate Aquarium in San Mateo
Albany Aquarium in the east bay
Aqua Traders near San Bruno (open to public friday to sunday?)
Aquatic Central over on Ocean Ave
Dolphin Pet Village in Campbell
Aquatic Lifeforms on S. Mary Ave. in Sunnyvale
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