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11-05-2012 01:19 PM
Gregoryalln854 They had some lace rock at the place on Johnson creek, It's where cayes and other stores buy their rock. I know most of the pet stores buy their wood from a guy down in california, he makes a trip up here every month or so. I used to buy from him and shot him an e-mail to see if I could still get hooked up. I've been told Family Pet on 122nd and Glisan has a good supply of wood, but I haven't checked it out.
11-05-2012 01:19 AM
Sethjohnson30
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There is a rock place next to Wichita feed and hardware on SE Johnson Creek blvd. They sell wholesale and retail so you don't have to buy bulk.
Awesome I will check it out. I live a block away from the place on 70th and foster but they said only by the yard and they didn't really have what I was looking for anyway


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11-04-2012 04:48 PM
Gregoryalln854 There is a rock place next to Wichita feed and hardware on SE Johnson Creek blvd. They sell wholesale and retail so you don't have to buy bulk.
11-02-2012 05:16 AM
Sethjohnson30 Nice, where did you go?


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11-02-2012 04:37 AM
manik
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I myself am looking for rock I'm thinking about looking around at some of the landscape places but they sell bulk.

Maybe a few of us locals could go in on a yard or more depending on how many people


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Seth, I've been hunting for rock at landscape places... let them know what you're doing... I'm sure you can convince a worker at the nursery that you don't need a yard of rock. Who knows... you might walk out with some free stones. I did...
11-02-2012 04:00 AM
Sethjohnson30 I like pets on broadway. For some reason I never go there though


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11-01-2012 07:08 PM
flc
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Just another update/opinion:

Went to Pets on Broadway last week. They don't have a huge selection of fish and plants, but what they do have is very healthy and reasonably priced.

As for their hardscape and supplies, they have a lot of things like slate that I haven't seen elsewhere in local tropical fish stores. Prices were better than any of the other LFS or national chains, comparable to Amazon.com. I didn't see anything related to CO2 injection systems, not that I was looking for it. I'd recommend going to one of the local homebrew shops for that anyway.

The service was excellent, which is in stark contrast to my experience at the previously mentioned Local Fish Stores. It took me all of three minutes to get my fish and get them on their way to their new home.
09-18-2012 05:55 AM
Couesfanatic I wont be able to get those pics for a while. Give me a few weeks and I will get them up for sale, along with a bunch of other stuff.
09-15-2012 09:26 AM
Sethjohnson30
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cool, I'll have to go by there sometime.

BTW. I have some nano sized manzanita from Tom Barr that is extra if anyone needs some for cheap.
Pics? Demensions? Please


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09-14-2012 08:32 PM
Couesfanatic cool, I'll have to go by there sometime.

BTW. I have some nano sized manzanita from Tom Barr that is extra if anyone needs some for cheap.
09-14-2012 07:58 PM
jarvitron Caye's Tropical is on SE Division and 132nd-ish. Haven't been in in quite a while, maybe I'll swing by and see what they have.
09-13-2012 05:13 AM
brainwavepc.com Oregon decorative rock has lots of rock and you can buy as little as you wish and the old guy usually sells it cheaper than the signs.

http://www.oregondecorativerock.com/?redirect=false

Buy plants from this forum if you want quality. WoWP and TWS are both decent stores, wet spot is way overpriced but better selection, world of wet pets are kinda rude but better prices, lower quality.
09-13-2012 01:18 AM
Couesfanatic ha ha, jungle feel. In the summer I swear its 110 in there. At least cool it down, I'm not sure how those fish survive that.
09-13-2012 01:14 AM
Jayme
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I keep reading that about them on online reviews- never been treated like an idiot there, always had good service. Go figure.

The Wet Spot on the other hand... Ugh! Just getting one simple item usually involves a half hour wait. They seem to have an unusually high turnover rate, especially at the checkout. If there's a place with service that keeps me away, it'd be TWS.

Back to the original poster's question- where do you go?

I keep reading the thread in the hopes there's some little shop like The Thriving Discus on Watson in Beaverton (now defunct) that never gets any publicity. I still have fish that I bought there nine years ago.
I always see the same people at The Wet Spot. /shrug I've only had to wait a couple of times but I think it's more than worth it. I guess I don't mind waiting a little longer sometimes, more time to look at things.

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I agree about the wet spot comment. I know most LFS's are slow but its just ridiculous. They also need to invest in some a/c.

They do have one of the best fish and shrimp selections I have ever seen.

Lots of plants, but usually come with algae.
If they ran AC all the time the tanks would cool off and they would have to run more heaters. All of their tanks are filtered individually as far as I am aware so running heaters in each and every one of those tanks on top of running AC would be quite costly I'm sure.

I guess I'm just weird but I think the "jungle" feel in there adds to the fun of fish shopping.
09-13-2012 01:04 AM
Couesfanatic wheres cayes at?
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