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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Recommended stores in Montreal?

Hi all,
Will be visiting Montreal in a few weeks. Anyone have a good planted LFS to recommend; would really like to score some star grass, amongst other things.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-03-2005, 12:03 AM
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Big Al's or Nature on the West Island both usually have a big selection. If you're looking for other areas, I'd look in the yellow pages, call and ask what they have.
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I came across them as well, they seem to have nice stuff. I'm planning on dropping by myself.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-06-2005, 03:13 PM
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Big Al's and Nature are awesome
Aquarius is good, although a little expensive find
If you go North of the bridge to Laval, there's an awesome Yogi store that caries fish the other stores never seem to have in stock (puffers, wicked cories, etc...)

They also have a good selection of hardware, along with Big Al's.
Nature only sells overpriced Hagen, since Rolf Hagen is like the cousin or brother of the owner of Nature. Aquarius has very little hardware, they concentrate on fish only.

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Hi all in Montreal...
So if one was frequently travelling there and staying in "Old Montreal" (Hotel Intercontinental), anyone have a site that can provide info on public transport to any of these...while I've been there several times, I have a trip planned which will put me there over the weekend, and I am thinking of a field trip...

I've looked on a map and the distances look a bit far of a walk...although I usually go to the book store (Chapters?) via the underground in the winter, all the way from the hotel, through bonaventure and out somewhere near QE Hotel...

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I'm no expert on public transport but I'll tell you that if you're planning on taking the bus from Old Mtl to Laval expect to take the day doing so.(long)

Well actually even the West Island from Old Mtl is pretty much going to cost you a day (travelling back & forth, transferring to get to said store, shopping etc).

Maybe the best plan if you don't have a car is to look in the yellow pages for that area &/or centre ville so you don't spend your weekend sitting on buses. Besides what would you do with said fish/plants for a few days, IMO go shopping locally the day you're preparing to leave. I'm sure there are stores that will be much closer for you.
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I made the trip from old Montreal to Aquarius and back in about 2 hours on the subway. It was a Sunday. I think I took one subway to the Jean Talon station, then another to the Iberville (sp?) station. They had a reasonable selection of plants. You could try emailing them to see when their shipments arrive. The tanks seemed very clean and the fish all appeared in good health. I saw a lot of planted equipment, what appeared to be a wide selection of Flourish products, as well as some CO2 equipment (may have been a bit pricey, but I didn't spend a lot of time looking).
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