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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-13-2007, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Where is it really located? I've only found about 6 addresses so far :p

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-13-2007, 09:20 PM
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Sherman Tank is in the Shopping Center on the Northeast Corner of
W 64th ave and Wadsworth.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-13-2007, 11:09 PM
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it use to be a great store but latley a new guys has taken it over. He raises anglefish and thinks thats the only fish that should be available. Last tiem I was there they had close to 15 tanks with just anglefish babies in them. then there where probably 10 tanks with pairs in them that say NOT FOR SALE on them. It's really went downhill
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Wow, really? I ended up finding a phone number and talked with a guy who was less than enthusiastic sounding.

Do they have anything else worth seeing?
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I really don't know it's been about a month since I was there last. But from my last few times I was there I would say not really. I would bet the guy that answered the phone was the new guy running it. He's your typical store owner. Knows everything and his fish are the best.
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Haha... yea. Fish store owners can be a little lacking on the "hi!" skills. That's why I frequent Premier -- they're friendly.

So I went down to Sherman last night. It kind of reminded me of South Broadway...desperately needing to be cleaned and maybe have a floor put in (haha). But you're right, they did have oodles of angels, so he definitely has that down to a science.

I saw a brown ghost knife that I considered picking up, but I couldn't get anyone to come over and feed him for me, so I walked away.

They did have a nice tank full of young congo tetras, and some nicely sized threadfin rainbows that were unfortunately dealing with ich.

Lots of gold tetras which seem to be wild caught. LOTS of cardinals which need some time to fatten up before taking that risk.

Seems like this is this guy's home fish room he could never have with all his angel pairs, dempsey pairs, snook pair, etc. But I guess he never has to buy angels to stock!

All in all, on a scale of 1-10, I'm hanging out at a 6 until I can go there more often to see any improvement.
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When did Mike sell the store?
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I'm unsure of their ownership history... that was my first time there.

However, I'd be happy to ask the next time I'm there.
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I'm not sure if he sold it, He might have just given this guy free rain of running it. I forgot about all the other "not for sale" fish he had. It's really dissapointing to see that store now, knowing what it used to be
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That sucks -- I never saw it in its glory, then. oh well
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Yeah well with the fire at one store and the lawsuit causing the loss of another... Mark hit some pretty hard times. As far as I know he still owns the store, but he has not spoken to anyone I have talked to in CAS for quite some time. Hope all is well with him.

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Do they still have a ad in the classifieds (Rocky Mountain News) on the weekends?

I know the website has been down for about a year. I just realized that it has been 20 years since I have been there. When you could get nickel size angelfish for $.25.
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EWWWW! The last (and ONLY) time we were there the employees were yelling and cussing at the customers (grant the customers were rude, but the store folks are SUPPOSED to be professional. Then there was a poor fish whose entire eye socket was completely covered up with a nasty fungus and the employee who showed it to us was completely unconcerned, AND it was still in a tankfull of other fish. On a scale of 1-10 one being lowest, they get a MINUS 6! There are lots of good fish stores in Denver, but that's one that needs to really clean up it's act - the tanks, the fish, and mostly the staff! But then that's just our opinion...
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Just received an e-mail from their e-newsletter on 9-27-2007 that says,

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Lost our lease!
We have to move. Saltwater fish 50% off; freshwater fish buy one, get second of same type for a penny. Credit slips at regular price.
All aquarium supplies on sale.
Used 40 breeders for $30!
Keep reading our e-mails; we will be in contact when we find a place!
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Come on down and see us!
Our hours of operation are: Mon-Fri 12 noon to 8pm; Saturday 10 am to 6pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm. We are located at 6530 Wadsworth Blvd, northeast corner of 64th & Wadsworth, north end of the shopping center, right underneath the tanning salon and the Navy recruiter.
Just thought you might like to know if you are checking it out. I've not been the most impressed when I have been in there. They have/had a lot of angels (which has been mentioned) and this last time I was in a couple weeks ago they had quite a few mixed african cichlids. They certainly don't have the greatest variety.
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