I maybe moving to Carefree in a few months, and I want to go ahead and make some contacts in the nearby area. Any good stores? How far is Tempe from Carefree? Any good aquarium clubs? Planted tank clubs?
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It's not the size of the tank, but how you use it.
I'm not in that area, but further north in Kingman. It's about 3-4 hours from Phoenix. There's only Petco and Walmart plus one pet store that has a few fish here. Not much selection, especially for plants. I don't know about further south. There is a club, but their meetings are always several hours' drive from me so I have not been to one.
carefree is about 35-40 miles away from tempe. haven't really seen any shops out there except for the big chains. what are you looking for? i travel around, your best bet would be north side of phoenix.