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07-11-2013 07:14 PM
Originally Posted by Scottyhorse View Post
I am in eastern wa, by Walla Walla, well, we live in Dayton.
Currently we are buying fish from Petco, (Walla Walla) City Zoo (Walla Walla) and Petsmart (Kennewick)

Any good suggestions?
Aqua Tropics in Kennewick is hit and miss. I ordered some otos and corys from them and I've had 100% survival rate and I've had them for ~7 months now. They just don't stock much and their stuff seems to have gone down hill lately. There's a new store in old town Kennewick called "The Fish Guy" that looks promising. I haven't had a chance to check them out in a while, but when I was in there, they had only been open for a short time and had a decent little selection of plants. It was small, but they looked good.
07-11-2013 05:39 PM
Da Plant Man Barbie at aquarium solutions is amazing. While yes, her plant selection isn't up to par with us plant nerds, her fish selection is one of the best in the country. She grew up in my hometown of Brewster, WA and she was my nearest LFS. She is the pleco master, and can order practically any fish you want.
07-11-2013 05:15 PM
Ewb46 Aq Solutions has a limited plant selection. I feel Barbie just has them there, but its not really her specialty. NW Seed on Sprauge has a staple of common plants, and sometimes other stuff that is brought in by customers. Petco has some of the basics too and seem to be alright. I know Gene and Terry can order in just about any plant you want. Depending on what you need or want I should have some clippings in the near future. Ordering online is also a choice.
07-02-2013 12:54 AM
Patriot There isn't many places to get aquarium plants in this city. I would just order online. Trust me I been all around the city. About 2-3 place listed on google are closed.

07-01-2013 06:34 AM
VCrismore Hi,

I'm in the Spokane area also. Having a real hard time finding quality plants. Haven't been to the Sprague nw seed & pet, guess I should check it out. The best ones I've gotten have come from Petco as they're actually in water and not those plastic tubes. I really like aquarium solutions also, but I've had hair algae come on all their plants. If any of you have plants to divide and trim I'd be interested as I just purchased a 36 gallon bow front tank
05-27-2013 05:44 AM
Scottyhorse I am in eastern wa, by Walla Walla, well, we live in Dayton.
Currently we are buying fish from Petco, (Walla Walla) City Zoo (Walla Walla) and Petsmart (Kennewick)

Any good suggestions?
04-28-2013 10:22 PM
Re: Spokane or Eastern Washington

Well after spending most of my day going from place to place I will have to say that I'm not impressed. Kinda miss the Japanese stores right about now.
04-18-2013 07:05 AM
Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
That's great! where do you get your stuff?
Typing on the ipad doesn't always turn out so well! It is now corrected!
04-18-2013 12:28 AM
Originally Posted by Ewb46 View Post
I'm in Spokane
That's great! where do you get your stuff?
04-17-2013 10:44 PM
Ewb46 I'm in Spokane as well. Pretty much Barbie and NW seed on sprague is the place to go.
04-13-2013 04:35 AM
Patriot So I'm guessing that Aquarium Solutions is the place to got to in Spokane then.
01-05-2013 01:02 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi thelub,

Barbie is a internationally known breeder of Ancistrus / plecos; she did a great talk for GSAS a couple of years ago.
01-05-2013 12:33 AM
thelub New member here posting up. I'm in Tri-Cities (Richland) and there's not much here. Aqua Tropics has some fish, but every time I go in there they never seem to have more than guppies and the occasional large fish. But the guys there are usually pretty helpful and listen to my ideas/questions. Petsmart on Canal actually has some good fish and some fairly knowledgeable people for a chain store. I see very few floaters when I go in. Now Petco in West Richland is another story. Seems like there are almost more deads than alive.

I find myself wishing I was back in Portland so I could shop at Caves and the Wet Spot Luckily the Wet Spot ships and I think I will be doing most of my purchases there.

I did stop in at Aquarium Solutions when I was in Spokane a couple months ago and Barbie was very nice and helpful. She has some beautiful tank there!
11-29-2012 11:42 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi Ban024,

Welcome to TPT! You have definitely found the two best shops that I have heard about in that part of the state. Barbie is awesome; she is one of the top Loricariid breeders in the country and is world known. She did a great presentation on breeding Plecostomus for GSAS two years ago.
11-29-2012 11:17 PM
Bman024 I just joined the site and am also in Spokane. After starting this hobby up again I went through many pains trying to find good fish. Buying fish from the chain stores that kept dying, they never really looked too healthy and lots of times seeing fish with Ich. Finally after researching and spending time driving around to stores I found the only places I will buy fish from Aquarium Solutions (Great looking fish Barbie!) or Northwest Seed & Pet Sprague location. (Great looking fish that they get locally and knowledgeable workers)
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