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post #2011 of 4219 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 03:42 PM
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Are you the infamous Fishtank guy(s)? LOL

There's some awesome spanish restaurants there!

Google maps may be off by a block or two sometimes. I made a wrong turn going to Golden aquatic because they were located on the otherside of the street and down two blocks...

There used to be a nice aquarium shop on Queens blvd on the same block as the chinese bakery and glass cutting place (across from seamans, now raymour and flanigans). The shop closed but i never knew if they relocated or just outright closed. I drove past there but never made it inside, Parking is impossible on that street.

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Where are the fishtank guys? according to the map, the green dot is above my apt. lol
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post #2012 of 4219 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 04:04 PM
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I loved the idea of a LFS across the street, but sadly they closed. they didnt have much, some random plants, but they had shrimp. Nothing special though.

I guess I can call the fishtank guys and see where they actually are. lol.

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Are you the infamous Fishtank guy(s)? LOL

There's some awesome spanish restaurants there!

Google maps may be off by a block or two sometimes. I made a wrong turn going to Golden aquatic because they were located on the otherside of the street and down two blocks...

There used to be a nice aquarium shop on Queens blvd on the same block as the chinese bakery and glass cutting place (across from seamans, now raymour and flanigans). The shop closed but i never knew if they relocated or just outright closed. I drove past there but never made it inside, Parking is impossible on that street.
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post #2013 of 4219 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 10:31 PM
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Fishtown has:

Amanos $3.95/ea, 3 for $11.00

RCS $3.95/ea, 3 for $11.00

Cardinal Tetras 10 for $7.00




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post #2014 of 4219 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 11:45 PM
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I forgot the lfs name in 18th ave 70 something street brooklyn, I believe a block from tenzan sushi. Did they go out of business? I was in the area but the store is closed and no sign.
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post #2015 of 4219 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 11:48 PM
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I forgot the lfs name in 18th ave 70 something street brooklyn, I believe a block from tenzan sushi. Did they go out of business? I was in the area but the store is closed and no sign.
It's called kings Aquarium and it's on 18th between 71st and 72nd. I work on 18th and 70th on the weekends and i go in there all the time. I've posted about it. Is this the place your talking about?

It's a decent store but crazy prices, I've yet to purchase something from there.
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post #2016 of 4219 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 12:04 AM
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Hey Fisherman,

Werent these the largest cherry shrimp youve seen at a LFS? for me, they were the largest ones ive seen ever! Definitely adults and not juvies or peewees.

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RCS $3.95/ea, 3 for $11.00

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post #2017 of 4219 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 01:33 AM
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Yes, were they out of business? I was going to stop by because i am in the area.
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It's called kings Aquarium and it's on 18th between 71st and 72nd. I work on 18th and 70th on the weekends and i go in there all the time. I've posted about it. Is this the place your talking about?

It's a decent store but crazy prices, I've yet to purchase something from there.
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Yes, were they out of business? I was going to stop by because i am in the area.
I'm not sure. I just found it this year.
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post #2019 of 4219 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 04:21 AM
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I went about 2 weeks ago and they seemed very...open.
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post #2020 of 4219 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 12:49 PM
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well my old RCS i recall was much bigger. these are definately not peewees but not full grown either... but i don't have much experience with shrimp


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ok, for the record. the worst shop that in the area has to be U.S. Pets in Whitestone; off the Van Wyck Expressway, next to Whitestone lanes. Many of the tanks literally have 1 or no fish. Its clear they make their money on dog sales.

Save yourself the trip if you are heading that direction.
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Lol, how many lfs did you go to in a typical week?
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Went to the Hydroponics Garden Center in Queens for the first time today, right off the LIE exit 24 heading west. Was always curious what kind of stuff was in there. They've got tons of stuff for hydroponics (obviously) if anyone is interested. Little pots for aquatics plants for $0.29 each, the ones we're used to seeing. A lot of other goodies for riparium setups.

Some lighting equipment too, but they focus on the heavy duty stuff. We're talking about 1000W metal halides and pressure sodium lamps. Little overkill for us fish people.
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Went to the Hydroponics Garden Center in Queens for the first time today, right off the LIE exit 24 heading west. Was always curious what kind of stuff was in there. They've got tons of stuff for hydroponics (obviously) if anyone is interested. Little pots for aquatics plants for $0.29 each, the ones we're used to seeing. A lot of other goodies for riparium setups.

Some lighting equipment too, but they focus on the heavy duty stuff. We're talking about 1000W metal halides and pressure sodium lamps. Little overkill for us fish people.
Do they sell dry ferts (NPK)?

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post #2025 of 4219 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 02:10 PM
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Lol, how many lfs did you go to in a typical week?
Way too many... and with a passion. I was the same with my cars.

I like being out and about and the kids love coming along.

The only thing i cant get my head around is the fascination with those $1000 meat head cichlids. I guess if i were rolling in dough maybe i'd look at those things more fondly... Not!
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