|11-18-2012 03:27 AM|
|sunyang730||I think I only once get some black worms from aqua star and some 1.50 Otto from win. Pacific sure have over price stuff but considering the rent and stuff I guess it is reasonable. But are their income really base on these over price stuff? I am not sure. My logic is, cheap let sell faster and got good recommendation from people to people equals profit. This is a world with Web and basically you can get most from web with a lot cheaper price and free shipping. But I was never in a business so I am not sure how it works. I really hope I will have a chance to start a fish + shrimp planted tank shop in the future. (Daydreaming) lolol|
|11-18-2012 02:46 AM|
|11-18-2012 02:06 AM|
Maybe some people can't travel to Long Island for livestock. Maybe some people don't want to order plants and fish through the internet and wait at home for the package. Up until the meets started in September, coordinating with local hobbyists was also a pain.
|11-18-2012 01:33 AM|
|acitydweller||hey fisherman, you need to come and hang out with us|
|11-18-2012 01:27 AM|
i'm truly sorry you don't have a great selection or LFS by you and you are limited. if you see anything in my tank that i still have, let me know and I'll RAOK some stuff to you. no hard feeling?
|11-17-2012 10:51 PM|
Because the Greenwich stores have less than Pacific and charge twice as much, and I haven't been to other areas?
I thought leopard geckos were better off in a 20 gallon, at least when they get to be adults.
|11-17-2012 10:05 PM|
why is everyone so sold on winn and pacific?
sure i love winn because they sell tropheous duboisi for $8 (yes i was tempted, get them while you can they have 8) and great fish deals and let you met your own shrimp..... but pacific?
they do stock decent stuff and they have an outstanding planted display in front but... $2.00/ft for co2 tubing (typically $.99/ft)? $29 for an upaqua ceramic disc diffuser (typically $18)? and their plants for sale selection isn't even that great (i was there today). i don't mean to rage on them because they can be nice and helpful, maybe its their rent idk... but i am truly frustrated with them. apologies in advance to anyone who are fans, just imo
the best plants i ever got were from TPT forum for sale/trade, RAOK and other hobbyists hands down. i guess if you are limited to taking the subway and walking in the city then they are your only options.
i live in queens and fishtown(although they don't specialize in planted) and the pets warehouses and tropical fantasy out in long long island are less inflated (can still be pricey but definately less than Pacific) with decent selection for an LFS.
come to think of it none of my plants come from Pacific. If anything, the only plants i got from LFS in the city (my sunset hygro and stargrass) all came from winn!
|11-17-2012 09:34 PM|
|VivaDaWolf||Might be great for a leopard gecko.|
|11-17-2012 08:49 PM|
Heh. Small, small world indeed.
Speaking of vivaria, would you have a use for a 10 gallon stock reptile glass tank? I've thought about setting it up for something, but am overwhelmed at the moment and honestly am too afraid of attempting to care for the animals small enough to consider it a good home. It's the kind with thinner glass that won't hold water, locking screen top, came to me with some kind of fluorescent light and an under-tank heater.
|11-17-2012 01:30 PM|
|rozdaboff||Thanks - that is not too far from where I work.|
|11-17-2012 01:12 PM|
I try not to advertise them, because I'm possessive of them, but zoorama in the Bronx is a great little LFS.
I get along really well with the people there. I give them a lot of my fish for store credit. They do have a pretty decent selection of plants, not as good as Pacific though. The prices are high, but not insanely so, and you can haggle a little. If the door is locked just go down the block to where they sell the big animals and someone will let you in.
2574 E. Tremont ave
|11-17-2012 01:11 PM|
I will keep my an eye out for when the next meet is. I have made a lot of vivaria (primarily for amphibians) before - but the aquatic tank is a whole new thing to me.
|11-17-2012 06:37 AM|
|Bluek24a4||I think you're better off with us than a LFS when it comes to plants.|
|11-17-2012 06:16 AM|
Come to a swap meet, you get free plants. Lots of free plants.
|11-17-2012 05:31 AM|
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