I've given up locally. I'm in the Lehigh Valley and there is seriously 2 good Aquarium shops any more and 1 is exclusively Salt and the other is fairly small. I work anywhere from Reading to Philadelphia and i'm always looking for shops anywhere i am. They are all horrible. The smaller shops that used to be decent are trying to do more Salt, Corals, etc., and it's taken away most of the fresh inventory. I stopped at Nemo's already and it is a beautiful shop and has most everything you could want but it is ALL terribly overpriced. I think they take advantage of people like my wife who are impatient and want things immediately. I have taken trips to ThatPetPlace as well and i love it. Very good prices and AMAZING selection, just wish it was closer.
What's the small one in the LV? American? That's the only one i go to, but I don't get over to the eastern end of the valley too much, but I'd make the trip for a good store.