|11-16-2013 06:13 PM|
A couple more stores to add to the list - these were recommended on the FB page. I haven't visited them yet.
325 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook, New York 11563
(516) 887-5048 · totalaquariums.com
Parrots of the World
316 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY
(516) 764-0717 · parrotsoftheworld.com
|10-20-2013 02:09 AM|
Another co2 source:
Liberty Industrial Gases and Welding Supply http://www.libertygases.com
600 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Open Monday - Friday:
7:00am to 4:30pm
8:00am to 1:00pm
Swaps only but the guy was super helpful. Told him I had a new tank, so he looked through and found a new full tank just to keep me happy. It was $23 for a 10lb swap.
|08-30-2013 10:57 PM|
|acitydweller||Thanks for everyone's input. I will attempt to amend this list with business hours. just need to work out how to display it all without making it too unruly...|
|03-22-2013 03:15 PM|
|acitydweller||Contributions from ryu1, DrakeScree and rozdaboff added|
|03-12-2013 03:33 AM|
|owens81jw||LOVe THIS, i gotta try out Shark Aquarium|
|03-12-2013 12:43 AM|
I met up with a friend of mine who lives in Hoboken on Saturday, and we did a mini-NJ fish tour, hitting a few places that I hadn't been to yet, as well as a couple of others I had.
Shark Aquarium - 245 U.S. 22 Hillside, NJ 07205
I am still new to LFSs, but I have never seen so many fish tanks in one store before. It was impressive to say the least. And the tanks were clean with healthy fish for the most part. Not an incredibly uncommon selection for small fish, but still worth a visit. They did have a few tanks with plants. Newer plants looked healthy and clean, but some that had been there for a while had a good algae coating.
Ely's Aquatic Farms - 326 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932
This was one was a little out of the way, but it had a decent selection of fish, including some less common nano-fish then you would find in a typical LFS (includling B. maculata and D. erythromicron as well as some RCS and CRS) - but prices were pretty steep - with some making Pacific seem reasonable
Pet shanty - 2507 US Highway 22 Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Not a bad selection of fish, prices pretty reasonable. Worth a visit if you are in the area, not sure I would go out of the way to go there.
Ocean Gallery II - 980 U.S. 22, North Plainfeld, NJ
This place was mostly saltwater - and a nice store for that. Not too much FW.
We also hit Fishtown in Ramsey and Rt. 4. Fishtown had some cool fish - Sparkling gouramis, Yunnanilus cruciatus, a few cool Killies. Rt. 4 had a nice selection - but nothing on the small fish side that was incredibly uncommon.
|01-13-2013 04:31 AM|
All of the plants were nicely organized in tanks in rows with labels on the front at South Shore. The had one Myrophyllium labeled as "frill" and when I asked if they knew genus/species - the guy went and checked a list behind the counter and got back to me.
On the other hand, Tropical showcase - while they had a ton of great plants - none of the stems were labeled and when I asked for an ID - they didn't know. They just checked a big poster on the wall with some common plants and pictures on it to see if they could match it.
|01-13-2013 04:22 AM|
|01-13-2013 02:07 AM|
A pair of Nannochromis transvestitus for $12!!! SCORE! Very nice fish.
|01-13-2013 01:10 AM|
Made a little LFS tour after a visit to Frank's this morning.
We visited two stores on the list that hadn't yet been rated.
1) South Shore Tropicals - First, the address in the list is wrong. The correct address is: 127 W. Hoffman Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
127 Merrick Road as in the list is South Shore Tattoo Shop... Only a couple of miles down the road - so no big deal - and there was a pretty cool reptile store across the street.
South Shore Tropicals was nice - and definitely worth a visit if you are out that way. There was a nice selection of quality plants - I got a very nice bunch of Rotala wallichi and Myriophyllums simulans for $3 each, and Matt got a really nice-sized clump of Crypt balansae for $3; a nice number of very clean FW tanks, but not a ton of selection. So I would give it (2 smiles)
2) Animal pantry - 13720 Crossbay Blvd # 1 Jamaica, NY 11417. Nothing great here - just a typical mixed pet shop with a small sized fish dept (40ish tanks - mix FW and SW). Not really worth a special trip.
We also visited a few other already on the list. Tropical showcase and Pets Warehouse (177 Glen Cove Road) - both were really nice. Tropical showcase had a really good variety of plants (pots and stems) in great condition - I got a really nice clump of Myriophyllum tuberculatum. Aquarium village was also really nice - but had a heavier SW feel.
I also update the Google Maps. It also looks like the link to the map on the first post was deleted. https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=U...09b9878cffe7fd
|01-10-2013 07:31 PM|
I don't think that one made it on the list in the first post or map, although it is mentioned a couple of times in the thread - sorry bout that.
2507 US Highway 22 Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
|01-10-2013 12:06 PM|
|furnfins||I love Pet Shanty, the owner is a super guy.|
|01-10-2013 03:54 AM|
|Mr. Limpet||Pet Shanty is friggin' awesome, but it's pain to get to from...Brighton Beach. Luckily they can be relied upon to donate some really cool fish to Brooklyn Aquarium Society auctions. I once won a pair of Nannochromis transvestitus they donated for $12!|
|01-10-2013 01:51 AM|
I agree. Fauna is nice but the price is a bit on the high side. But then again, if we can tolerate Pacific's prices then Fauna would be reasonable in comparison.
I plan on going back there again this week. Their freshwater plant selection is actually pretty decent.
|01-10-2013 12:29 AM|
I visit Fauna frequently and have noticed that they have been improving their game in the freshwater department. They are now stocking tanks and light setups as well as more varieties of fish and now plants/moss.
Their prices are a little above average, probably due to their premium location, but their stock is top notch as well. I got a couple of Harlequin rasboras from them a few months ago, and they are the most brilliant I ever had. A constant solid copper color, and often showing a crimson/purple tinge. Awesome fish.
Might be worth stopping by if you are in the area, but if you are window shopping I would say chinatown is a better bet.
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