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jkan0228 06-26-2012 03:23 AM

What to visit in Philly?
 
I'll be in Philly for two nights and I was wondering what kind of LFS's I should visit? Gimme the best ones you got! :)

discusonly 06-26-2012 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by jkan0228 (Post 1917436)
I'll be in Philly for two nights and I was wondering what kind of LFS's I should visit? Gimme the best ones you got! :)

Can't say it's a good LFS but you should visit my friend's store. He has a few Arapaima gigas that you won't see too often. The large Redtail catfish and pacu is easy to miss as well.

Aquarium Center in Clementon NJ is a decent visit as well.

jreich 06-26-2012 03:46 AM

Aquarium center is good, hidden reef in levittown in nice / huge, about 25 mins north of center city, theres another nice place in lancaster, its name slips my mind rite now, but that place is suposed to b awsome but its rather far. I think 2 hours away.
Ahhh its that pet place i think?
Captian nemos in norristown was awsome but i hear it changed over to a petco or some other chain and kinda sucks now compared to what it was.
Besides that there aint much out here to c aquarium store wise.
Good food, yea lots of that. Good bars everywhere, tons of historical stuff to c, china town is cool. Lots and lots of stuff to do in philly

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Aheartlessfish 06-26-2012 04:46 AM

Fish stores you want to visit:

1. Captain Nemos - Norristown PA: yes someone else owns it now old owner passed away with cancer. Its not the same, but still have good stuff. Prices might be jacked up a bit.

2. Monster Fishstore (forgot the name) - Columbus Blvd i think is the street (near ikea)

3. Aquarium store that discusonly is talking about is def worth the trip if your into monster fish. - around 7th/tasker street. (or was it 6th?)

Google those 3 places (they are all in the philly area, Captain nemos is further from the other two)

4. Bill's aquarium. <--- LOL!

jkan0228 06-26-2012 04:53 AM

Are you talking about Monster Pets?

https://plus.google.com/100690360085...gl=US&hl=en-US

discusonly 06-26-2012 04:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Aheartlessfish (Post 1917579)
2. Monster Fishstore (forgot the name) - Columbus Blvd i think is the street (near ikea)

It call Monster Pets. They actually sell stuff on Ebay (good prices at times). If you are heading there, #3 is just up the street about 1/2 miles.

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3. Aquarium store that discusonly is talking about is def worth the trip if your into monster fish. - around 7th/tasker street. (or was it 6th?)
That's at the corner of 7th and Tasker. It's in the middle of mostly residential homes. Giant Aquarium. I think there is a youtube video of the monster as well.

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4. Bill's aquarium. <--- LOL!
There is actually a Bill's Wonderland of Pets in NJ. They used to have more fish at the old location.

Aheartlessfish 06-26-2012 06:12 AM

haha when i mentioned number 4 i actually meant "Fishies_in_Philly" Bill ^^

great guy with great plants :P

Aheartlessfish 06-26-2012 06:13 AM

also on that note Bill lives near WORLD WIDE PETS i believe. I use to go there with $5 dollar print out coupons and buy fish for cheap ^^. not a big fish store but nice people and nice stuff

Aheartlessfish 06-26-2012 06:14 AM

Also if u happen to be NE of philly theres a nice fish store near REDLION / BESTBUY. I forgot what the names called PET something. I once bought a jardini arrowana there for like 12 bucks cause the guy had no idea what price it was...they have nice tank selection...plant wise varies and fish wise usually okay. nice big store

jreich 06-26-2012 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Aheartlessfish (Post 1917677)
also on that note Bill lives near WORLD WIDE PETS i believe. I use to go there with $5 dollar print out coupons and buy fish for cheap ^^. not a big fish store but nice people and nice stuff

On frankford ave? Never got anything from there that didnt uave ick

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jreich 06-26-2012 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Aheartlessfish (Post 1917680)
Also if u happen to be NE of philly theres a nice fish store near REDLION / BESTBUY. I forgot what the names called PET something. I once bought a jardini arrowana there for like 12 bucks cause the guy had no idea what price it was...they have nice tank selection...plant wise varies and fish wise usually okay. nice big store

Pets plus, that is my go to place for feeder mice for my snake, but the fish department is a mess rite now, little stock, lots of empty tanks, lots of not so healthy looking fish, but they have a few really nice stingrays in an undersized display tank. There health has also bin on the decline since they put them on display.

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Aheartlessfish 06-26-2012 09:23 PM

haha when i mention these stores this was 2 years ago when i use to live in philly. They were always fun stores for me to go to i never had any problems with world wide pets. As for Pet plus i always found something neat there...

Its just nicer cause in harrisburg u have nothing but That fish place which is in lancaster...i rely on my trusty petsmart for 1 dollar fish :P

jreich 06-26-2012 09:58 PM

Pets plus has some nice reptiles sometimes. They have that shallow cube that overflows on it self (used to look awsome full of coral, now not so much but still an awsome tank.) And they usually have some neat, odd center piece tank. There fish room goes back and forth with quality.
I like there feeder mice cuz there clean, never had mites from there, they go thru them so fast there they never have time to get un-healthy.

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jkan0228 06-26-2012 09:59 PM

So if I'm around center city, which ones would be the best to visit?

Fishies_in_Philly 06-26-2012 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Aheartlessfish (Post 1917579)
Fish stores you want to visit:

1. Captain Nemos - Norristown PA: yes someone else owns it now old owner passed away with cancer. Its not the same, but still have good stuff. Prices might be jacked up a bit.

2. Monster Fishstore (forgot the name) - Columbus Blvd i think is the street (near ikea)

3. Aquarium store that discusonly is talking about is def worth the trip if your into monster fish. - around 7th/tasker street. (or was it 6th?)

Google those 3 places (they are all in the philly area, Captain nemos is further from the other two)

4. Bill's aquarium. <--- LOL!

1.) it's now pets plus, oh, i'm sorry, "nature's pet" because the pets plus name is so bad around here anymore. so this one's crap

2.) Monster pets, heard nothing but negative things about their stock.

3.) Giant Aquarium. if van says it's cool, then it is definitely cool :)

4.) AWESOME PLACE!!! great plants! nice inventory!! but, then again, i MAY be biased ;)

5.) pets plus -red lion/blvd. CRAP. never seen so many dead animals in a pet store before.

but seriously, in center city, there's not much around. at least not for planted tank folk.


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