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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone ever been to the retail store in Rhinelander before? I have ordered a handful of things from their website, but would love to see their store.
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I didn't know they had a store o.o

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haha i ordered over 10 times from drsfosterandsmith website before i know kens website
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They have a store?!

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I went there many years ago.Even though it was kind of small with only one wall of tanks for both fresh and salt, the fish were in great condition and they had some of the most attractive yo-yo loaches I've ever seen.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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They have a store?!
Yeah, they have a retail store here in WI. You can't get a great idea of size from the pix from the website, but it looks pretty big. They also have a marine section they call the "Divers Den" from their sister site, liveaquaria.com
I didn't see any freshwater fish or inverts for sale on site, nor did I see anything about having any plants. I'd love to go there and check it out.
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It's about an hour drive or more from where I live and I don't think it's really worth going consider the gas which I can order the stuff online and have it ship to me overnight for $5+.

But if you looking for fish and stuff and live nearby, should go there yourself.

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I live a half hour away and have been there many times and have made many purchases; both livestock and dry goods. Keep in mind you can buy anything from their catalog from the store. If they don't have the item in the store, they will get it for you from the warehouse (on Saturdays) or send you to the warehouse to pick it up (weekdays). The livestock is always in great condition and QT'd before sale. Any time I've had a loss, DFS has refunded me....even on delicate/expensive marine fish. The store is small, but worth a visit.
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Liveaquaria.com

Has anyone purchased plants from Liveaquaria.com? They have some good deals and shipping pretty reasonable. I was just wondering the quality of their plants?
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Has anyone purchased plants from their website, Liveaquaria.com? I am not sure of the quality?
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-30-2015, 02:58 AM
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Hi
Resurrecting this thread as I'll be near Rhinelander and was thinking of stopping by the Dr. Foster & Smith outlet.

Are any of their regular stock items cheaper at the outlet store? Are there any good deals on dry goods? I am not really looking for livestock (maybe snails) but wondered if it was worth a stop since I will be about 40 min away from it anyway.

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Just to finish the posting, I actually did go to the Drs. Foster and Smith outlet store. It reminded me to Pet Supplies Plus, except they had much fewer things. There was fish but nothing really great or unusual. It was a small wall of tanks. There was nowhere near as many items as what is in the catalog. What was there looked like the same price as the catalog. Some clearance items but not much. If I am ever in the area, I might stop in again but otherwise not worth the drive up there.

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