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New store in Seattle

I found this ad on Craigslist and I'm dying to check it out. I wonder what shrimp they'll carry?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/for/1357066043.html


EDIT: Oooh, just found this link with pictures when I did a google search...a local CRS source?!?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pet/1357047901.html

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Yeah, saw an ad they'd posted a month or two ago, saying they'd be opening Aug 1st. Good to see they did finally open. Curious if CRS will be decent grades btw. I've seen a couple stores around here carry C and B grades but nothing better.
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Not a fan of them selling stingrays, and I suspect if you check it out you'll find they sell painted fish as well.

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Yeah, saw an ad they'd posted a month or two ago, saying they'd be opening Aug 1st. Good to see they did finally open. Curious if CRS will be decent grades btw. I've seen a couple stores around here carry C and B grades but nothing better.
Who sells CRS in the area? I haven't seen any and I'm curious where to look. Someone posted some of their shrimp prices on the GSAS list and it looks like they are pretty cheap so, you're probably right about low grades.
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This is only a couple minutes from my work, although after how fast my dwarf puffers ate my last bunch I might just window shop, hah.
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Hi Digsy,

One of our GSAS members visited the store today and provided the following review:

"I just went by the shop. It is small but it is great. The owner
Jimmy is a really nice fellow. His prices are insane.

Tiger, Blue, Bumblebee and Sunkist shrimp for $3 buy 5 get one free.
Amano are $2.50

Celestial Pearl Danios are only $4.50
Young Panda Cory are $2 buy 5 get one free.

It is hard to find. It is in the 1st floor corner of a nondescript ID
strip mall at 12/Jackson.

Well worth the trip.

Gsas members get an additional 10% off.

It is worth the trip just to see the beautiful freshwater stingray!"

I like the 10% GSAS discount!

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Looks like I'm taking a trip to Seattle tomorrow!!!

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If any of you go, let us know if it's worth visiting! I would go tomorrow but I'll be spending my day tearing down my 58 gallon and starting up my 105!
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This is a friend of a friend's store and my friend hasn't stopped talking about it for like the past month. He even helped set up and I think he was helping out in the store Wednesday if anyone was there then. Considering he is a hardcore reefer I am rather excited to get down there but I haven't had time.

What I keep hearing is that he is importing his own stuff so the prices should be lower than other stores.

I'll let you guys know what he has got if I get down there but I don't have a day off until Tuesday.

If someone makes it there before me let us know how it is.

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Went there yesterday as well. Small shop space, so he probably won't have a huge selection of fish ever, but prices were fantastic. He's importing some interesting things from Asia equipment-wise as well. Very nice guy too. And no painted fish to be found...
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Who sells CRS in the area? I haven't seen any and I'm curious where to look. Someone posted some of their shrimp prices on the GSAS list and it looks like they are pretty cheap so, you're probably right about low grades.
Blue Sierra in Issaquah usually has a few. Also the place down in Des Moines/Redondo on Hwy 99--can't remember the name.
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What store is it? Craigslist posts have been deleted
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Hi Alon,

I think that the store that brohawk may be referring to on Hwy 99 is Midway Tropical Fish. I haven't been in there lately so I don't know about shrimp. A Place for Pets in Burien usually has shrimp, sometimes a nice selection of different types, but I have not seen CRS there.

For those interested the first GSAS meeting of the year is this coming Tuesday (9/8/09) at Seattle Pacific University, visit GSAS.org for information.

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The Craigslist ads were for the new store in the International District. Here's the info from an APC post:

Aquarium Plus had just open for business. To celebrate our new opening, all items will be 10 to 20% off on 9-13-2009 (Sunday), and all APC members will always enjoy 5- 10%, Our address is 1207 S Jackson ST. #108 Seattle WA 98178 (under the seven stars restaurant) and our number is 425-686-8428, mail orders are welcome. Our business hours Monday, Wednesday to Friday from 12pm to 8pm weekends are 11am to 7pm. Here are some of our items that we carry and all prices are before the discount (shipping is not included):
Bee Shrimps $3.00/ea Buy 5 get one free
“S” Grade CRS $8.00/ea
Amano Shrimps $2.50/ea Buy 5 get one free
Galaxy Rasbora $4.50/ea Buy 5 get one free
Feather fin rainbow $ 2.00/ea buy 5 get one free
Rummy Nose tetra $1.25/ea buy 5 get one free
Hikrai frozen blood worms $3.00/pack
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I just stopped by and can (re)confirm the lack of painted fish.

Overall I have a very positive impression of the shop. I wound up posting a sort of mini-review at APC: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...tml#post492943

If you're in the area, definitely check it out!
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