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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 01:09 AM
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I pass by Reef Coral twice a day on my way to and from work. Anyone have any info about the big "FOR LEASE" sign outside? Hopefully they are just moving to a different location.

There is a SW LFS off Airline in Prairieville. I've only stopped in there a few times about a year ago. I've forgotten the name though.

I've also come across a few LPSs in the Galvez area, but holy hell...I would NEVER purchase anything from any of them. If a store reeks of animal filth, there is a problem. Animals of any species do have a certain smell, but when it smells like things are dead and rotting or it stinks like nothing has been cleaned in a long time, somebody needs to get up and clean or reduce how many animals they cram into the store.
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 11:19 PM
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So yesterday, I passed by Reef Coral again yesterday, and their store was empty and cleared out. Anyone know if they have moved or went out of business?
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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Hippocampus View Post
So yesterday, I passed by Reef Coral again yesterday, and their store was empty and cleared out. Anyone know if they have moved or went out of business?
They moved down the street from their old location into a bigger store.
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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-13-2015, 01:30 PM
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The Aquarium Store was bought by one of the former employees and they now have a whole wall of awesome nano-fish! They also carry interesting inverts like CPOs and will special order anything you want that their supplier has. Pretty good selection of plants, too, though I haven't bought any yet. I've had decent service there, but it can get pretty busy on the weekends.
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-13-2015, 02:20 PM
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I used to live in NOLA. If you ask around for places that sell them(when in season of course) and ask to see if they sell "Belle River" crawfish.
Go to one you find does and ask people who get sacks to see them.
Telll them your looking for an extra large one for your tank and at least a couple of them wiil help you to find one just because they are amused that you want it for a tank.
I suggest the Belle River type because I've gotten sacks of those before and in them there is always a couple that are way out of proportion larger than the rest.
Or if they open the spillway in the spring, the people crawfishing in there will be helpful to you for that extra large one.
I love it where I moved to in order to reestablish after Katrina...
But just talking about the know what I mean...

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Oh okay cool! I'll go check it out maybe Saturday.

Went by Petsmart on Siegen today and I gotta say, despite some of the dirty tanks, they had A MASSIVE CRAWFISH WHICH WAS SO COOL!!!!!! I'm not sure on the species, but the thing was a beast. His claws alone were about 4 inches each.

I asked the worker lady "How much you want for him?" and she said he wasn't for sale. I asked her about 3 more times throughout the course of the conversation and she was adamant about keeping him there. She said the manager really likes him, it's like their store mascot or something. I'm kind of considering going back when there is some younger looking kid working there, who may not know that the big guy is not for sale, on a really busy day and getting him to sell it to me. I know that would be kind of mean, but I WANT THAT CRAWFISH SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!

My finger for scale:

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight the opposite direction...
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-13-2015, 03:08 PM
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Went to the Aquarium Store about 3 weeks ago and was surprised to see the transformation from my past visit last year. They had at least 20 different species of healthy plants available. Hopefully they are going to get enough support from planted tank enthusiasts to keep this variety of plants available.
BTW. We Cajuns see plenty of LARGE crawfish every year! But the medium size taste the best!!
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