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Northwest Indiana
I'm from Highland, just wondering if anyone else in this area is as excited about this hobby as I am. I go to the Ark in Merrillville quite a bit and so far I think that that is the place to go around here.

Hidden Walrus 10-02-2012 04:58 AM

Yeah, the ark is probably the best fish store in the area, but beware because I recently purchased some endlers guppies which brought home anchorworms to my tank, which killed all my fish.

Still, great store for plants and inverts, and before this last case I never had an issue with my fish being sick from there.

blhktpdude 01-26-2013 10:05 PM

The coral reef in valparaiso has a nice selection of fish and plants. The owners are the son and daughter in law of the owners of ballot pet and hobby. So they already have a proven track record even though they are still a young store.

PlantedTankLover 01-29-2013 05:52 PM

+1 on the Coral Reef. And if they dont have it, they will get it for you. Good prices too. Much lower then the Ark.

thebuddha 01-29-2013 09:04 PM

The Ark and Coral Reef are practically the only decent fish stores around here IMO. Pet Haven's fish look sick a lot, and don't even get me started on Fish-R-Us.
As for good prices, I think all of the stores are pretty horribly priced, compared to what you can find online. But hey...what can ya do...

PlantedTankLover 01-29-2013 09:13 PM

Fish r us? Lol I don't even consider that as a place to shop. The coral reef does have better prices and customer service then the ark. I'm only 5 minutes from the ark, but will drive 30 to get to the coral reef. Obviously online is cheaper. Less staff, lower operating cost, and an unlimited number of customers from all over.

TheCryptKeeper 02-10-2013 07:43 AM

I usually take the trip out to Bolingbrook IL to aquarium adventure. They have really good sales every few months. 50-60% off

Werdna 03-17-2013 01:18 AM

Plants to sell
Anyone have plants or fish they want to sell in NWI?

I live by the mall on 30 in Merriville/Valpo.

amsreorb 05-11-2013 01:57 PM

Hello all,

I am from DeMotte. I am just started a planted tank in my junior high science classroom. I am sick of having to keep buying water plants every time we talk about things such as photosynthesis. I just need to get the plants now. This is new for me so I am excited about seeing how it goes.

African cichlids king 05-13-2013 11:28 PM

If you are looking for rare fish with amazing prices then you will have to check fish r us. The owner is very nice and knows what he is talking about I have been dealing with him for quite some time and he was able to find me rare fish I always wanted. His prices are like 50% the other stores especially on dry stock . He got a brand new 125 for less than 200$... They are a pretty selection of different fish especially African cichlids they have some awesome rare Victorian cichlids ... I recommend that place to anyone that likes great fish at great places.

daygoboiz 09-19-2013 06:22 AM

Bump! Griffith here ;)

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