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11-29-2013 10:29 PM
sdrober1 Seems like there's unmet demand in Myrtle beach. I'm looking to start breeding, selling, and growing plants. What's the demand like in the area?
04-04-2013 05:47 AM
DanTheGuppyMan Kind of late on the reply here, but Lazy Creek is awesome...I am in Lexington too and go there almost daily haha. I get everything there
03-15-2013 12:19 AM
Gad
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I like the lazy creek stores in Lexington and Leesville. My wife and I know most of the employees personally and they are all very honest about their stock. That, to me, is more important than having a big selection or a lot of stock. Plus, they are willing to price match and special order if they can.

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I would second that. I almost forgot about Lazy Creek. We moved to Columbia a few years ago but used to buy food for our American Bulldog and occasionally a few fish here and there.
03-14-2013 11:44 PM
amberoze
Re: Best Aquarium/Fish Shops in SC

I like the lazy creek stores in Lexington and Leesville. My wife and I know most of the employees personally and they are all very honest about their stock. That, to me, is more important than having a big selection or a lot of stock. Plus, they are willing to price match and special order if they can.

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01-13-2013 01:22 AM
Gad
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No disrespect intended but that is one of the worst fish stores I've been to in my 40 years in the hobby all over the world. This post looks more like SPAM to me.
In fact I would bet money that is is in fact SPAM.
01-13-2013 01:19 AM
Gad
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Found a good store to purchase fish in Columbia SC --




Originally,bought fish from a big chain store and they all died. Our water tested fine. Not a great experience.
No disrespect intended but that is one of the worst fish stores I've been to in my 40 years in the hobby all over the world. This post looks more like SPAM to me.
01-13-2013 12:58 AM
Fishperson
Good Fish Store

Found a good store to purchase fish in Columbia SC --



Pet Lover
6800 GARNERS FERRY RD
COLUMBIA, SC 29209
803-783-9705
M-SAT 9-9
SUNDAY 1-6

Originally,bought fish from a big chain store and they all died. Our water tested fine. Not a great experience.
06-07-2012 06:17 PM
DBridges I lived in Florence, SC, for eight years, up until a year and a half ago when I moved to Savannah.

Pet World on Cashua is not recommended. I went there several times, and the owner was very off-putting. He would talk down to you as if you were a child, and he was not at all knowledgeable about planted aquariums. On the plus side, most of his fish seemed healthy. I am told he was big into breeding angelfish, but I don't know if that was true. Regardless, I never gave him any of my money as he seemed neither intelligent nor honest.

Pet Lovers on Irby is an okay store for tropical fish, with a decent selection of fish and a small selection of plants. The reason I gave my business to Pet Lovers, however, was because of one of their employees. A man named Gregg who works there is very knowledgeable about both fish and planted aquariums. He was always friendly, honest, and willing to order anything they didn't have in stock (fish, plants, whatever). The fish I bought there were always very healthy and I never had any issues. Bought some Crypts there as well and they did quite good in my aquarium.

PetSmart is the only other game in town, and they are your standard big box pet store.

David
05-20-2011 05:53 PM
silentcircuit EDIT: Decided I was being too negative, took all this down.
05-01-2011 12:34 AM
Gotcha38 And posting this this to make sure that everyone is up to date.

http://scaquariacom.ipage.com/index.php
05-01-2011 12:33 AM
Gotcha38
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Originally Posted by Deggy View Post
Any updates on Florence area stores; Pet Lovers/Pet World/PetSmart? I did visit PetSmart over the weekend; was as expected for a chain store, fish stocks were decent (FYI - new stocks arrive on Tuesdays). Plants limited to plastic tube assortments. Inverts; no shrimp, but red claw crabs...I bought the last 4 for my brack tank for $5 w/coupon Swap-n-Shop.
There's been a LFS on Cashua in Florence for as long as I can remember. It's small, and I can't remember the name. If you're on 2nd Loop you turn left beside the walgreens i believe? Then it's in the strip mall right down from Delmae Grocery. Before you get to Creek rats.
04-29-2011 11:23 PM
johnson18 Hmmm.....Interesting to know. I'm new to the area and setting up my first planted tank, first aquarium in like 7 or 8 years. The only way I found FB is that it is across from my store. I will have to check out the other stores you've recommended.
04-29-2011 11:12 PM
Gad
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I was also told recently that Fishy Business is working hard to step up their live plant supply.
I've been hearing that since the mid 90's. LMAO I won't be going back there. They are the best in Columbia, but that's not saying much. This is the worst place I've lived for this hobby. Even Fayetteville, NC had better stores. Korea and Germany as well. SC just must not be into this hobby like the rest of the USA and world is.
04-29-2011 11:07 PM
johnson18 "Fishy Business is OK- except the people there seem pretty clueless."


I've been dealing with the mid-aged guy with the ponytail lately. He seems pretty knowledgeable... that said I'm not a complete newbie so I've been doing all my own research on the subjects I don't know about. There are a couple young guys that don't seem to know squat there though. I've just ignored them since our first convo...

I was also told recently that Fishy Business is working hard to step up their live plant supply.
04-13-2011 10:56 AM
Gad The Petsmart in NE Cola is pretty good. The same people have been there for quite a while and know more than the average fish keeper. The only problems with their fish I've seen are from shipping. But they have a 14 day money back guarantee and don't check the water. That's the best return policy I've seen in my 48 years. There's another place down across from the VA Hospital. Pet Lovers or something like that which is kind of like Fishy Business, but not quite so high.
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