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09-13-2013 05:43 PM
krisvalkyrie I liked the one in Houston, but they let Don go, and that sucks because he really cared about the fish and always took care of me when I went there.
06-23-2013 07:16 PM
mistahoo The one in Houston has a great selection of fish and plants. Their saltwater section is kind of lacking, but they have more than some LFS down here. Almost all of their prices are inflated. It's much more expensive than the other LFS in the area. Every now and then you'll come by some very nice things for a decent price

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06-23-2013 06:35 PM
bpb How's the saltwater selection?
06-21-2013 08:12 PM
isellcars I have been there twice and not happy with the store. They sell plants but don't bother labeling them. So you have no idea what you're getting. When I was there Thursday it looked like a lot of the plants were starting to die.
If you're not into cichlids than there is not much else going on in here.....well there is the over abundance of bettas. I'm mean an entire tank for one fish? Why not put it to better use and get some really nice tropical community fish?
Also seems they got rid of the tank of vampire shrimp that was labeled as "wood shrimp". It would also be nice if you just remove the dead fish from the tanks. When you have 3 people in the store just talking to each other, you think at least one could check on that.
06-21-2013 07:41 PM
TheFishGallery
Hi Everyone!

Glad to hear your experiences of our new store. We apologize for the initial delay in opening.

We do try to accommodate special requests if you don't see something you're looking for. You can call the store at 512-381-0158 or email info@thefishgallery.com.

Geisemann AquaFlora bulbs in 24-48" are now in stock!

Bear Sage - were we able to resolve the overcharge?

We are doing a Facebook sale for the next three weeks or so, including discounts on livestock and plants! Head over there to check it out.
06-14-2013 08:38 PM
FreshPuff From what I remember, I saw the Giesemann bulbs from $21.00 to around $28.00. And they don't sell the Aqua Flora...
06-14-2013 01:23 PM
Adam C Hey Adam, how much were the Giesemann bulbs?
06-14-2013 06:50 AM
Bear Sage Had a crap experience there this past weekend. Was charged twice for already expensive stock. Friendly staff just not the brightest. The positive was they carry Giesemann bulbs and I might swing by again sometime to see what they do to the pond room. The trip just drove me to visit the aquas to overpay for their stock as well...
Think I'll just stick to local stores to stock my tanks and save chingoes.
06-14-2013 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by syzygy9 View Post
I made it by on Sunday.
Thanks for the nice detailed write-up syzgy9. Hopefully everything will be set up by the time I can stop by in July.
06-10-2013 06:44 PM
syzygy9 I made it by on Sunday. As has been said, they haven't quite finished setting up, but it looks like the tanks not set-up yet are either in the salt water section or a section of the store that looks like it will be for pond type fish.

The place looks huge from the outside, but when you get in you realize that the far left side of the store is a huge display area that shows off some large custom tanks they have created (salt and fresh water). I presume a decent percentage of their income comes from the creation and maintenance of these types of high dollar tanks so it makes sense that they would have a display area in the store to advertise them.

Another smaller section on the right hand side of the store has 2 large plant tanks in the middle and then the tanks on the surrounding walls look like they will house pond type fish. The plant tanks look great, but other than the crypts and swords in the very front, nothing else is labeled. They had several stem plants to choose from (even some with nice red color), but I won't buy fish or plants without being able to do a quick google search to ensure they will work in my tank environment. I should have asked to see if any of the employees knew the names of the plants, but was in a bit of a hurry. Pricing is $9.95 for potted stems. Most groups looked to include at least 5 stems so that seems reasonable. One interesting thing in this room is a tank that looked to be 10 or 12 feet long and has 2 built in domes on the bottom for kids to poke their heads into and look around inside the tank. My 4yr old daughter thought this was the greatest thing ever.

The main fish section seems pretty small. One long row (2 sides) of community freshwater fish, a short section of more exotic stuff like discus and another long row of mostly cichlids. Most tanks had just 1 species of fish in it, but from talking with one of the employees it sounded like they had just ordered enough to get something in each tank for the opening and would be getting more livestock in through the coming weeks.

Livestock pricing seemed reasonable, but supplies seemed high to me. I expect they are similar to Aquatek in that regard though. Maybe they had extra staff for the opening weekend, but at least 3 different people (who all seemed very friendly) asked if we needed help. Nothing like that has ever happened while shopping at any other LFS.

Overall I was pleased and plan to go back in a couple weeks to check out the livestock inventory and see if the plants are labeled and still healthy.
06-09-2013 12:07 AM
j03yYunG I just went today. The place isn't as big as the one in Houston in terms of fish selection. They still have tanks that need to be setup. Overall its a nice place. I got some tiger barbs there today.
06-06-2013 02:47 AM
j03yYunG Oh sweet they're open! Going to check it out
06-04-2013 09:30 PM
syzygy9 Very cool...I plan to swing by on my way home from work one day this week.
06-04-2013 07:38 PM
wheeling I actually stopped by, just to see what they have. Not bad, a lot plants that are actually not covered by algae. And they are still expanding another show room. I think it is better than Aquatek, even now, for us fresh water plants lovers.
06-04-2013 07:36 AM
Bear Sage Who's going today?!
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