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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 02:48 AM
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post #32 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 12:17 AM
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I just joined the site and am also in Spokane. After starting this hobby up again I went through many pains trying to find good fish. Buying fish from the chain stores that kept dying, they never really looked too healthy and lots of times seeing fish with Ich. Finally after researching and spending time driving around to stores I found the only places I will buy fish from Aquarium Solutions (Great looking fish Barbie!) or Northwest Seed & Pet Sprague location. (Great looking fish that they get locally and knowledgeable workers)
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Hi Ban024,

Welcome to TPT! You have definitely found the two best shops that I have heard about in that part of the state. Barbie is awesome; she is one of the top Loricariid breeders in the country and is world known. She did a great presentation on breeding Plecostomus for GSAS two years ago.

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post #34 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 01:33 AM
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New member here posting up. I'm in Tri-Cities (Richland) and there's not much here. Aqua Tropics has some fish, but every time I go in there they never seem to have more than guppies and the occasional large fish. But the guys there are usually pretty helpful and listen to my ideas/questions. Petsmart on Canal actually has some good fish and some fairly knowledgeable people for a chain store. I see very few floaters when I go in. Now Petco in West Richland is another story. Seems like there are almost more deads than alive.

I find myself wishing I was back in Portland so I could shop at Caves and the Wet Spot Luckily the Wet Spot ships and I think I will be doing most of my purchases there.

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I did stop in at Aquarium Solutions when I was in Spokane a couple months ago and Barbie was very nice and helpful. She has some beautiful tank there!
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Hi thelub,

Barbie is a internationally known breeder of Ancistrus / plecos; she did a great talk for GSAS a couple of years ago.

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post #36 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 05:35 AM
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So I'm guessing that Aquarium Solutions is the place to got to in Spokane then.

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post #37 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-17-2013, 11:44 PM
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I'm in Spokane as well. Pretty much Barbie and NW seed on sprague is the place to go.

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That's great! where do you get your stuff?

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post #39 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 08:05 AM
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Re: Spokane or Eastern Washington

Well after spending most of my day going from place to place I will have to say that I'm not impressed. Kinda miss the Japanese stores right about now.

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post #41 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-27-2013, 06:44 AM
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I am in eastern wa, by Walla Walla, well, we live in Dayton.
Currently we are buying fish from Petco, (Walla Walla) City Zoo (Walla Walla) and Petsmart (Kennewick)

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post #42 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 07:34 AM
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Hi,

I'm in the Spokane area also. Having a real hard time finding quality plants. Haven't been to the Sprague nw seed & pet, guess I should check it out. The best ones I've gotten have come from Petco as they're actually in water and not those plastic tubes. I really like aquarium solutions also, but I've had hair algae come on all their plants. If any of you have plants to divide and trim I'd be interested as I just purchased a 36 gallon bow front tank
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There isn't many places to get aquarium plants in this city. I would just order online. Trust me I been all around the city. About 2-3 place listed on google are closed.

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post #44 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 06:15 PM
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Aq Solutions has a limited plant selection. I feel Barbie just has them there, but its not really her specialty. NW Seed on Sprauge has a staple of common plants, and sometimes other stuff that is brought in by customers. Petco has some of the basics too and seem to be alright. I know Gene and Terry can order in just about any plant you want. Depending on what you need or want I should have some clippings in the near future. Ordering online is also a choice.
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post #45 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 06:39 PM
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Barbie at aquarium solutions is amazing. While yes, her plant selection isn't up to par with us plant nerds, her fish selection is one of the best in the country. She grew up in my hometown of Brewster, WA and she was my nearest LFS. She is the pleco master, and can order practically any fish you want.


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