I've never been to the Hoffman Estates location so I can't compare the 2 that well. Bolingbrook always seems to have a good selection and people are on top of getting dead fish out of tanks. If I spot one while in the store, I usually tell someone so they can pull it out. Yes, they do have a decent selection of driftwood, but compared to the swap, it's all overpriced. I'd say their saltwater selection is decent, but I've been to a few dedicated saltwater stores and AA has nothing on them. All in all, it's a good store in my book.