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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-08-2005, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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what's the closest good lfs to greenwich?

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 04:19 AM
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I can't really help you out in that area of CT.

I think Scolley lives in westport, wihich is down that way. Check his profile and send him a PM, he's a nice enough chap from my experience
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ok thanks for the help I sent a pm to him

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Sure. let me know what he says, I'm always interested in other not so local fish shops!
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Used to live in Greenwich but, did not have aquariums back then. Great city.

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Check out House of Fins and Greenwich Aquaria -- google their names and they'll have the address. I'm not sure about House of Fins but I know Greenwich Aquaria is on East Putnam in Riverside, which is right next to Greenwich.
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I like Greenwich Aquaria. Very well maintained and semi-reasonable prices considering it's Greenwich. They have a decent freshwater fish/plant section, but seem to really specialize in saltwater...really nice stuff. House of Fins is a complete rip off, but nice to look around.

The only other non-big brand pet shop I go to is Fish Bowl in Stamford. Nice selection of fish (nothing too out of the ordinary), but the plants leave more to be desired.

Otherwise, I like buying plants from here or fish from the discus breeder down in NJ (1 hour from Greenwich).

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Franzi, who/where is this discuss breeder you are referring to? What selection of fish does he have?

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discusmadness.com

The physical location is in the basement of the guy's house. He specializes in discus, but has "tankmates" all of which are shown on the website. Even my wife loves going there with me.

I've only bought discus from him and they are the best...not shy, not picky eaters, etc. I'd imagine the other fish are of equal quality.

Make an appointment in advance if you choose to go there.

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I like Greenwich Aquaria. Very well maintained and semi-reasonable prices considering it's Greenwich. They have a decent freshwater fish/plant section, but seem to really specialize in saltwater...really nice stuff. House of Fins is a complete rip off, but nice to look around.

The only other non-big brand pet shop I go to is Fish Bowl in Stamford. Nice selection of fish (nothing too out of the ordinary), but the plants leave more to be desired.

Otherwise, I like buying plants from here or fish from the discus breeder down in NJ (1 hour from Greenwich).
It feels as though that you have the backwards. Greenwich Aquaria is nice to look around at House of fins is cheap.
Wait Reword.
GA has common stuff.
FoH has stuff that you have to buy off-line or find someone to buy it off of.
Not trying to be like super mean, I live walking distance from both of them.

I even talk to rick alot. The head honco guy at HoF. He is a boss.
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No, I'm pretty sure I got it right which makes me think that you either A) work for house of fins, B) are rich, C) your parents pay for your hobby or D) are sticking up for the owner cuz you're buddies. Just google the place...every review will confirm what a ripoff they are.

I agree that Greenwich Aquaria has pretty common stuff, but it's still always nice to walk around and look at all their stuff...especially when they have their big sales.

I don't mean to come off as a d*ck (although I probably did). If you like that place, then that's awesome and I hope you got nice stuff from them.

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I go to both HoF and GA quite often. I feel that both are great LFS, I've moved around quite a bit it is quite rare to find not one but two such high quality LFS locally.

In terms of plants, I like the selection in HoF better, Rick is also very helpful if you ever want to special order. Plant price is high, but about the same as GA.

In terms Fish (freshwater), GA definitely have much better price.

For ADA stuffs, HoF definitely have the upper hand in terms of selection. Price is a bit on the high side, but I feel is reasonable for the bigger/heavier stuffs. I got my tanks and stands from them, the experience in both cases were excellent.

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Thanks Franzi.

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discusmadness.com

The physical location is in the basement of the guy's house. He specializes in discus, but has "tankmates" all of which are shown on the website. Even my wife loves going there with me.

I've only bought discus from him and they are the best...not shy, not picky eaters, etc. I'd imagine the other fish are of equal quality.

Make an appointment in advance if you choose to go there.

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No, I'm pretty sure I got it right which makes me think that you either A) work for house of fins, B) are rich, C) your parents pay for your hobby or D) are sticking up for the owner cuz you're buddies. Just google the place...every review will confirm what a ripoff they are.

I agree that Greenwich Aquaria has pretty common stuff, but it's still always nice to walk around and look at all their stuff...especially when they have their big sales.

I don't mean to come off as a d*ck (although I probably did). If you like that place, then that's awesome and I hope you got nice stuff from them.
Can we make a E)
My parents support what i do. But I make my own money. I am far from rich. Although I do live in a rich town.

I do agree for some of it.. I also like HOF better becuase if you walk into GA. They automatically assume you are buying something.
I feel like I am sticking up for rick cuase he is my friend. Without him My hobbie would not be this.:P
I do think HOF is better for buying supplies. GA is good for somethings.
Petsmart is good for other things hahahahah
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