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Smitty06 09-30-2012 04:51 AM

Going to AFA
Has anyone been to AFA? Im going there tomorrow, anywhere else you guys reccomend going? I wont be able to go there a different this is my only chance for a while. Thanks for looking.

Geniusdudekiran 09-30-2012 05:58 AM

Ocean Aquarium is near Ghirardeli Square and I hear is quite nice, but I have only been to AFA.

AW0L 09-30-2012 06:56 AM

Albany aquarium is also nice lots of plants

pejerrey 09-30-2012 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by AW0L (Post 2027600)
Albany aquarium is also nice lots of plants

Yeah but good luck with getting anyone's attn. I've been ignored for about 45 minutes.

They have good fish and plants tho.

KFryman 10-02-2012 04:18 AM

Go to Neptune Aquatics! Staff are all great and they have several great looking display tanks.

Smitty06 10-26-2012 02:27 AM

Yeah, I get to go to sf again because we are going to my cousin's house to carve pumpkins :). I will definitely go to Albany aquarium and AFA again, I am looking at ocean aquarium and looking for another place to visit. My cousin lives right down the street from Albany Aquarium so that is definitely in place. I have gone to plenty of aquarium shops because my travel baseball team would often play in the Bay Area. Please, and more recommendations?

bacon5 10-27-2012 05:59 AM


Originally Posted by KFryman (Post 2029770)
Go to Neptune Aquatics! Staff are all great and they have several great looking display tanks.

As this guy said Neptune Aquatics is great if you make it to the san jose/milpitas area!

inthepacific 10-27-2012 07:59 PM

although i have said that afa is expensive. they're pretty dang good. i think they're official ADA retailers and their stock is very well kept. they dont have a huge selection of plants but its pretty decent. all their tanks are really well kept and stuff. their shrimp are really good quality too very deep colors. they also have amazing planted tanks set up in the store. look for the manager. its run by a family i believe a mom and her son and then some employees.

inthepacific 10-27-2012 08:05 PM

o also i would NOT recommend ocean aquarium. their tanks are filthy and of stuff . they have a lot of guppies and stuff but i have a feeling they dont do frequent water changes because their tanks look like little bogs just filled with moss and duck weed. its also in a really bad area. tons of homeless people and NOT near Ghirardeli Square at all. last time i went there there was a giant pile of human poop in the middle of the street. if you want to visit sf go to AFA. what are you actually looking to buy?

inthepacific 10-27-2012 08:08 PM

if you're looking to see pretty interesting fish as well you could go to the one on 6th and clement. their quality is very good, but they have interesting things to look at (some of their stock is questionable as to whether or not it is legal or not). and there is one on ocean avenue i forgot its name. their stock is a little low right now because i think they're doing some stuff with their tanks or something but the owner is prety helpful.

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