Fairmount Aquarium store (Syracuse NY )
Well i though i would let all the upstate-rs know that after paying a visit to the Fairmont Aquarium store this week i would have to say they are the best store in the area for plants there normal 9 tanks of plants has expanded to i'd say about 15+- with probably 50 species of plants. all the pants looked very healthy and are under good light with no visible algae. the clerks are quit knowledgeable as well. they even said if i gave them the name of a plant they in all probability would be able to get it from there supplier.
as far are substrates are concerned they do carry Eco-Complete but at 35$ a bag way to expensive IMO, they also carry 15# bags of Fluorite at 25$ for a 15# bag i guess this is a better price after factoring in shipping but still not the greatest.
on a side note for any one who has been here in the past year they Finlay ordered the 50+ 55 gallon tanks for the expansion and will start the plumbing soon they say is should be done in a few months.
just as a side note take all the info about the expansion with a grain of salt they said they would have the expansion done last march so if its only a year late i can deal with it as long as it lives up to the owners and staffs hype.
just some info for people in the area