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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Stores that sell driftwood in the Los Angeles area?

Does anyone know any stores that sell driftwood? I know that there's one on West Sunset (Sunset Tropical Fish Pets & Supplies, according to the sign I can see on Google Map) that sells some. And there was one on Vermont and Lexington that had some, but it had a fire recently, unfortunately.

Other than those two stores, I can't remember ever seeing one that had driftwood. Does anyone know any others?

EDIT: The driftwood I'm looking for is for a small 1.75 gallon Petco brand kritter keeper, 11.75" long, 7.75" deep, 6.75" tall.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 02:30 AM
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There's a few in the Valley, if you're ever out this way. I know Nature Aquarium in Santa Monica has nice ones. There's another one on Sepulveda south of LAX that I seem to remember as having good ones too, I just can't remember the name.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Nature Aquarium? Do you know the address of that place? I know there's one in Santa Monica that I like to go to, but I think that one was called Yo's Aquarium or something along those lines. I'm gonna go ahead and try finding it by google map-walking (that's how I find the street where the store I mentioned in the first post is, since I only know how to get there). Thank you. :v

EDIT: Never mind. It's on the other end of Santa Monica. It's around 17 miles away from my house. Which might require my persuasion skills to be a little higher.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 03:13 AM
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No problem. 2836 Santa Monica Blvd. I think it's off of Yale.
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What part of LA are you in?
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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Pretty close to Downtown is pretty much the best way to describe it. I live in South LA but I travel to the Echo Park area often.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 03:29 AM
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Oh ok. Sorry, I'm not that familiar with any stores around there. But there's gotta be some in Koreatown, Chinatown and Little Tokyo that sell driftwood I'm guessing. Good luck!
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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Well that's too bad. Thank you. I just kinda wish Petco sold driftwood, since that happens to be the closest pet store I have around here...
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 03:36 AM
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Look in their reptile section, I've noticed a lot of Petcos have recently moved their mopani from the fish section to around where the lizard/frog stuff is.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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... For some reason I never thought to look in the reptile section. Which is even funnier considering the fact that the first time I ever bought driftwood was for a terrarium.
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 04:26 AM
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Thumbs up

Heh heh. Let me know how it goes.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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Will do. Thanks for the help.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 07:06 PM
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I really like Oranda Aquarium on La Brea and Beverly. It's definitely overpriced, but their fish are always healthy and they do have some nice looking wood.

If you want more, I got some at Medusa, which I believe is on Sawtelle in W. LA. Mostly reptile store with a ton of salt water coral, but not great fish conditions. Still, they have a bunch of cool wood of different types.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Oranda Aquarium doesn't seemtoo far away, so I might be able to try that one someday. Medusa seems to be a little further out, so I'm not sure about that one.
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Found myself a piece that fits into the tank. Not the greatest looking piece, but I think it'll work. :v

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