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post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2009, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyruler90 View Post
Yeah, there aren't any good shops. I think in lakeland there are a few fish farms, some might even let you buy wholesale stuff. What day in march? We can probably meet up and trade some plants if you want.

Oh and waterfaller1, is it still cool if I come see your grindal worm colony?
The fish farms are not open to the general public. You have to have a store and license to purchase. I am in contact on occasion with the one guy in Lakeland who plans on doing some retail along with his wholesale once he gets everything set up. He is the one I got the zebra otos from. About the only 'odd' freshwater fish store, and I mean odd as opposed to your box stores like Petco, are in the Casselberry {Pet Safari & Pet Bazar}and Altamonte Springs{Fishy Business-jerk owner} area. There is one in Kissimmee too, called Aquaholics. One in Winter Park{Ocean Blue..does have some fw supplies and plants}I would not recommend any of them as a 'really nice store'. Now if you were going to the Tampa area, there is a store there that is supposed to be really nice, and one plant farm that does sell to the public on certain days, and the plants are supposedly extremely reasonable. While you are in Lakeland, if you just are looking for something to do, there is a big store there called Nolan's. It's all saltwater, but he does have some outside ponds with saltwater fish, corals, anemones, if you just feel like 'being around fish' lol.
And of course here in Orlando, the best saltwater store is Sea In The City, where I used to work.

This is why I buy all my plants from you guys, and my fish from Frank in NY.

Sure it is fine to come and see the grindals...just give me a few days notice.
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