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post #16 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 03:10 AM
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I live in Highland and I bought a 75 gallon tank about a year ago.I'm really loving it! I just ordered a co2 injection system. The Ark is the place for fish around here, and John will really take good care of you,he's just a super guy! Jimbo.
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post #17 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 04:24 PM
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post #18 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 12:33 PM
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I'm in South Bend too, still setting up my first tank

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Thumbs up awesome!!

Hey everyone, elkhart native here. Wow I didn't know there were so many fish enthusiasts around my area! Anyone bored hot me up anytime!
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post #20 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-11-2012, 08:36 PM
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Saint John IN here
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SOUTH BEND area
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post #22 of 62 (permalink) Old 05-26-2012, 05:43 PM
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tropical fish wholesale store

there used to be an awesome pet store in laporte( finish line pet and hobbys) they would get there fish from some wholesale distributer in Valpo. does anybody on this board from that area know anything about it or where it is at in Valpo??
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post #23 of 62 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 05:15 AM
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As far as good LFS near by in NW Indiana, I agree that the Ark is it. Been out of the hobby for a bit, but I know there are also some nice LFS over in Illinois though a bit further away. One in particular stands out in my mind, but I can't for the life of me remember the name! They had a ton of tanks & some pretty big ones at that & maybe a waterfall of a sort inside as well?
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took the hour and a half drive to check out the arc 2day. must say im impressed but fish prices seemed a little high to me. i had many questions and was able to get all questions answered as to why my blood stargrass leaves turned to mush cept at the bases. turns out that while i am using ferts i wasnt dosing correctly and they walked me step by step as how to read the water test kits.( i brought a sample of tank water with me) and how to dose accordingly. cant remember the guys name that helped me out but he assures me with the right dosing my stargrass will be fine(thank god). i was able to put an order in for a gold nugget pleco(L-18) and cant wait to make that drive again.!!!! he also suggested that i start a tank log book which i have done going back to when i first started the tank. any one in that area are lucky to have a pet store like that.
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took the hour and a half drive to check out the arc 2day. must say im impressed but fish prices seemed a little high to me. i had many questions and was able to get all questions answered as to why my blood stargrass leaves turned to mush cept at the bases. turns out that while i am using ferts i wasnt dosing correctly and they walked me step by step as how to read the water test kits.( i brought a sample of tank water with me) and how to dose accordingly. cant remember the guys name that helped me out but he assures me with the right dosing my stargrass will be fine(thank god). i was able to put an order in for a gold nugget pleco(L-18) and cant wait to make that drive again.!!!! he also suggested that i start a tank log book which i have done going back to when i first started the tank. any one in that area are lucky to have a pet store like that.
You probably spoke to John. He is the owners son but is kinda a douche. I used to go there frequently til he told one of the other employees I am a time waster. I asked a lot of questions and probably at that point spent at least 1500.00 in their store. To only be called a time waster. Screw those guys. I drive up to Bolingbrook IL now where the selection is better and they always have 40% off sales

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post #26 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 05:55 AM
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You probably spoke to John. He is the owners son but is kinda a douche. I used to go there frequently til he told one of the other employees I am a time waster. I asked a lot of questions and probably at that point spent at least 1500.00 in their store. To only be called a time waster. Screw those guys. I drive up to Bolingbrook IL now where the selection is better and they always have 40% off sales
What is the name of the pet store in Bolingbrook ?

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post #27 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 06:53 AM
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he is probably talking about aquarium adventure
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post #28 of 62 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 01:59 PM
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Wow! Small world! Great to see so many people from NWI here! I'm originally from Highland but married a charming Englishman and have lived in the UK for nearly 13 years now. Still it's great to see faces, or at least avatars, from home!!
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post #29 of 62 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 07:39 AM
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You probably spoke to John. He is the owners son but is kinda a douche.
Yup!

I know it's not in NWI but on a road trip I found Blue Fish Aquarium in Grandville MI. This place was A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!! They had super clean tanks, healthy fish, great service, and rare fish! I found fish I had never seen before! Totally worth going back to, even though 2 1/2 hours and a time zone away. Highly recommend.

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post #30 of 62 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 12:54 AM
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Hello, I live in Lowell. I find the Ark's prices high and they wouldn't special order fish for me. I do buy things there on occasion though, so its not all bad.
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