it's about a half hour drive for me as well, and I would have to say it is worth it. Livestock-wise, he has a decent selection. I was surprised to see he had endlers. Plant-wise, he had the best selection I have seen in NJ, and I have visited every store within an hour drive from my house. And the prices were damn good, even compared to some of the prices I have seen online, which makes it better because you don't have to pay shipping. After a nice conversation with Evan (pretty sure he is the owner), turns out he found a couple of good plant suppliers and gets pretty large shipments in from time to time. He recently had a huge sale (which I just missed, dang it), where everything in a particular tank (big tank, probably 200 gallons) was $1.50! I don't know what all the plants were, but I know it included wisteria, water sprite, cabomba, crypts.....a bunch of stuff, including Marimo Balls!! A buck fifty for golf-size Marimo balls!!! I bought the last one he had. There's supposed to be a big shipment coming in this week, so another sale is coming I believe. I will definitely be calling up towards the end of the week to find out.