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01-16-2013 04:50 AM
laqu
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Originally Posted by Adam T View Post
They also have a great selection of hardwater plants, fish, and shrimp if your looking to try something different. Check out the gertrudes rainbows, dwarf cories, the celestial pearl danios, and sparkling gouramis all of which would be great in a nano tank.
I KNOW those fish are cool.. they also think shrimp babies are yummy!

I have to be in Verona 2x this weekend ... so I will head over there... should be like 30 minutes away from there.
01-16-2013 03:27 AM
Adam T definatly the place to go... They have tons of mosses and plants that are appropriate for nano tanks. If your looking for glosso or HC best bet is to wait until they get a delivery as it doesnt hold up great in their system (they should add co2 to atleast 1 tank). They also have a great selection of hardwater plants, fish, and shrimp if your looking to try something different. Check out the gertrudes rainbows, dwarf cories, the celestial pearl danios, and sparkling gouramis all of which would be great in a nano tank.
01-12-2013 01:16 AM
laqu
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Nothern Jersey is the spot when it comes to shops for planted tanks. I havent been to ridgewood yet but I frequently make the drive down to Fishtown (and absolutely fish once a while). Fishtown is my favorite place in the world. I know thats crazy, but the guys there love plants and they always have cool stuff. I was over there when I sent up my most recent aquarium (first go with a hi tech planted tank) and they hooked it up. I dont know anywhere else you can go get nice bunches of stem plants for $1.50. I was looking around in the back and came with their plant guy and we came across some old dusty white boxes. They happened to be the entire line of Brighty ferts, and when I asked Evan what he wanted for them he told me I could have one of each for free (I had bought most of my equipment for the tank from them). So I walked out with a bottle of step 1, step 2, step 3, brighty special lights, tourmaline bc, and bacter without spending a dime on it!

I am told they just got a new supplier in asia and they are bringing in some really hard to find stuff by the end of January, but they are always well stocked regardless. I wish they sold giesemann bulbs, but other than that they meet pretty much every need my tank has.

Great selection of shrimp, fish, plants, and supplies... and the prices are usually pretty good (fantastic when it comes to plants).

hmm... need some small plants for my 2 gallon and some Boraras brigittae ... might go down there... i was at absolutely fish last weekend and their plants were a bit 'grown in' for me - great for bigger tanks though.
01-12-2013 12:35 AM
Option
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Hello!!!!!! Im in South Jersey outside Atlantic City. There is absolutely nothing here. Just wanted to share that!!
LMAO. Good to know. I'm in AC like twice a month....and so I was always curious. Now I'm happier staying at the poker table.
01-12-2013 12:09 AM
Adam T Nothern Jersey is the spot when it comes to shops for planted tanks. I havent been to ridgewood yet but I frequently make the drive down to Fishtown (and absolutely fish once a while). Fishtown is my favorite place in the world. I know thats crazy, but the guys there love plants and they always have cool stuff. I was over there when I sent up my most recent aquarium (first go with a hi tech planted tank) and they hooked it up. I dont know anywhere else you can go get nice bunches of stem plants for $1.50. I was looking around in the back and came with their plant guy and we came across some old dusty white boxes. They happened to be the entire line of Brighty ferts, and when I asked Evan what he wanted for them he told me I could have one of each for free (I had bought most of my equipment for the tank from them). So I walked out with a bottle of step 1, step 2, step 3, brighty special lights, tourmaline bc, and bacter without spending a dime on it!

I am told they just got a new supplier in asia and they are bringing in some really hard to find stuff by the end of January, but they are always well stocked regardless. I wish they sold giesemann bulbs, but other than that they meet pretty much every need my tank has.

Great selection of shrimp, fish, plants, and supplies... and the prices are usually pretty good (fantastic when it comes to plants).
01-08-2013 06:02 PM
shloken38 That's too bad! Maybe you should move up north!!!!
01-06-2013 01:51 PM
we4wieners Hello!!!!!! Im in South Jersey outside Atlantic City. There is absolutely nothing here. Just wanted to share that!!
01-06-2013 12:20 PM
jhays79
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Originally Posted by laqu View Post
HI, neighbor!

I'm on the other side of town (on the Mt.) while i don't have a HUGE tank, i do have shrimp and clippings if you ever need... just look at the photo tell me what you want and i'll hook you up if i can...
You're on Schooley's Mtn? I never thought there would be so many locals here! I'm in the Valley by Hacklebarney Park. What shops do you usually go to? I like Adams, simply for its convenience and location.
01-06-2013 02:00 AM
shloken38 The Ridgewood store is up Rt. 17, about 10 minutes North of Garden State Plaza. I was in there today. I bought some Crypt Parva, corkscrew vals, hygro augustifolia and some microsorium-something (forgot which one). Oh, also picked up 2 NICE looking guppies (wifey saw them in the show tank and fell in love!).

The store is definitely worth the trip. They have some really nice tanks set up and a great selection of plants.
01-06-2013 01:46 AM
laqu
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Originally Posted by mach_six View Post
If you live near Lincoln, I would htink the Ridgewood store would have more plants than most of these stores combined.

The store is 7 miles from my work in Union and I don't really go down there. Their prices are what i expect for a LFS. I haven't been there since summer but I don't recall much plants. I bought 3 emperor tetras for $5 a piece. One died and became shrimp food and now that I think about it, they've all perished since then.

On your way there, there's Ocean Gallery 2, which was only s/w but during the summer they were expanding and adding a freshwater selection. Not sure if it's anything like their s/w set up since I haven't been back there in a while.
I'm in verona all the time for my daughter's dance classes is the Ridgewood store easy to to from there? I'm a 'country bumpkin' so no parellel parking please...
01-06-2013 01:43 AM
laqu
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Originally Posted by jhays79 View Post
You guys who say you live up the road from Adams, what town are you in? I'm in Long Valley, on the border of Chester.
HI, neighbor!

I'm on the other side of town (on the Mt.) while i don't have a HUGE tank, i do have shrimp and clippings if you ever need... just look at the photo tell me what you want and i'll hook you up if i can...
01-04-2013 12:08 AM
shloken38 Thanks for the info. I've been to the ADA store before, and every other store in that area. I was just curious about Pet Shanty because some have said good things and it's not far from the job. I ask about plants because when I go to a store, I like it to have both livestock and plants. Gives me a reason to hang out in there longer!
01-03-2013 10:42 PM
mach_six
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Originally Posted by shloken38 View Post
So how is the selection in Pet Shanty? Do they have plants? I don't think this place is too far from my job either.
If you live near Lincoln, I would htink the Ridgewood store would have more plants than most of these stores combined.

The store is 7 miles from my work in Union and I don't really go down there. Their prices are what i expect for a LFS. I haven't been there since summer but I don't recall much plants. I bought 3 emperor tetras for $5 a piece. One died and became shrimp food and now that I think about it, they've all perished since then.

On your way there, there's Ocean Gallery 2, which was only s/w but during the summer they were expanding and adding a freshwater selection. Not sure if it's anything like their s/w set up since I haven't been back there in a while.
01-03-2013 07:28 PM
shloken38 So how is the selection in Pet Shanty? Do they have plants? I don't think this place is too far from my job either.
01-01-2013 11:03 PM
arbai89 Went to pet shanty today.

Celestial pearl danio - 4-5 dollars per
german blue ram - 7
sid munki loach - 15

just to name a few
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