RI is a fishtank wasteland. No one likes aquariums and the LFS are terrible.
I would have to strongly disagree with you on that one.
I will agree that good LFS are few and far between, but you clearly have not checked out the local fish clubs. http://www.tfsri.net/ The website is lacking, but check out one of the monthly meetings. Always an auction at the end of every meeting. The annual auctions and the regional convention auction are insane. You can get killer deals on some rare stuff. You will also find a wealth of knowledge, and once you go to a meeting or two, you will figure out who you can talk to to find specific things.
I just registered for the forums but am waiting for approval I guess. If the meetings are as good as you say they are maybe ill pay for a membership. I have given up on the lfs around here. I called every fish store within 100 miles looking for Crystal shrimp and half didn't know what I was talking about the other half didn't have them or stock them
Last edited by Qwedfg; 08-01-2012 at 04:45 PM.
i went to critter hut today to check things out, eneded up spending 45$ on shrimp and plants lol! got an awesome mat of HC, some rottala wallichii and 8 cherry shrimp. i would say i like auqa life better they have a wider selection of more uncommon or wanted fish but critter hut def had an awesome selection of plants when i went today!