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aanderson09 10-08-2005 09:20 PM

Visiting Greenwich, Conneticut
 
what's the closest good lfs to greenwich?

Pseud 10-09-2005 04:19 AM

I can't really help you out in that area of CT.

I think Scolley lives in westport, wihich is down that way. Check his profile and send him a PM, he's a nice enough chap from my experience :)

aanderson09 10-09-2005 05:08 AM

ok thanks for the help I sent a pm to him

Pseud 10-09-2005 12:02 PM

Sure. let me know what he says, I'm always interested in other not so local fish shops!

BettaBoy 12-14-2010 08:14 PM

I live here full time.
PM me if you want good places to go.!

barbarossa4122 12-14-2010 08:36 PM

Used to live in Greenwich but, did not have aquariums back then. Great city.

akdmks 12-14-2010 08:45 PM

Check out House of Fins and Greenwich Aquaria -- google their names and they'll have the address. I'm not sure about House of Fins but I know Greenwich Aquaria is on East Putnam in Riverside, which is right next to Greenwich.

Franzi 12-15-2010 01:51 PM

I like Greenwich Aquaria. Very well maintained and semi-reasonable prices considering it's Greenwich. They have a decent freshwater fish/plant section, but seem to really specialize in saltwater...really nice stuff. House of Fins is a complete rip off, but nice to look around.

The only other non-big brand pet shop I go to is Fish Bowl in Stamford. Nice selection of fish (nothing too out of the ordinary), but the plants leave more to be desired.

Otherwise, I like buying plants from here or fish from the discus breeder down in NJ (1 hour from Greenwich).

Riverboa 12-15-2010 02:55 PM

Franzi, who/where is this discuss breeder you are referring to? What selection of fish does he have?

Thanks.

Franzi 12-15-2010 06:46 PM

discusmadness.com

The physical location is in the basement of the guy's house. He specializes in discus, but has "tankmates" all of which are shown on the website. Even my wife loves going there with me.

I've only bought discus from him and they are the best...not shy, not picky eaters, etc. I'd imagine the other fish are of equal quality.

Make an appointment in advance if you choose to go there.

BettaBoy 12-15-2010 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Franzi (Post 1228604)
I like Greenwich Aquaria. Very well maintained and semi-reasonable prices considering it's Greenwich. They have a decent freshwater fish/plant section, but seem to really specialize in saltwater...really nice stuff. House of Fins is a complete rip off, but nice to look around.

The only other non-big brand pet shop I go to is Fish Bowl in Stamford. Nice selection of fish (nothing too out of the ordinary), but the plants leave more to be desired.

Otherwise, I like buying plants from here or fish from the discus breeder down in NJ (1 hour from Greenwich).

It feels as though that you have the backwards. Greenwich Aquaria is nice to look around at House of fins is cheap.
Wait Reword.
GA has common stuff.
FoH has stuff that you have to buy off-line or find someone to buy it off of.
Not trying to be like super mean, I live walking distance from both of them.

I even talk to rick alot. The head honco guy at HoF. He is a boss.

Franzi 12-16-2010 02:21 PM

No, I'm pretty sure I got it right which makes me think that you either A) work for house of fins, B) are rich, C) your parents pay for your hobby or D) are sticking up for the owner cuz you're buddies. Just google the place...every review will confirm what a ripoff they are.

I agree that Greenwich Aquaria has pretty common stuff, but it's still always nice to walk around and look at all their stuff...especially when they have their big sales.

I don't mean to come off as a d*ck (although I probably did). If you like that place, then that's awesome and I hope you got nice stuff from them.

Riverboa 12-16-2010 04:00 PM

I go to both HoF and GA quite often. I feel that both are great LFS, I've moved around quite a bit it is quite rare to find not one but two such high quality LFS locally.

In terms of plants, I like the selection in HoF better, Rick is also very helpful if you ever want to special order. Plant price is high, but about the same as GA.

In terms Fish (freshwater), GA definitely have much better price.

For ADA stuffs, HoF definitely have the upper hand in terms of selection. Price is a bit on the high side, but I feel is reasonable for the bigger/heavier stuffs. I got my tanks and stands from them, the experience in both cases were excellent.

Riverboa 12-16-2010 04:15 PM

Thanks Franzi.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Franzi (Post 1228799)
discusmadness.com

The physical location is in the basement of the guy's house. He specializes in discus, but has "tankmates" all of which are shown on the website. Even my wife loves going there with me.

I've only bought discus from him and they are the best...not shy, not picky eaters, etc. I'd imagine the other fish are of equal quality.

Make an appointment in advance if you choose to go there.


BettaBoy 12-16-2010 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Franzi (Post 1229667)
No, I'm pretty sure I got it right which makes me think that you either A) work for house of fins, B) are rich, C) your parents pay for your hobby or D) are sticking up for the owner cuz you're buddies. Just google the place...every review will confirm what a ripoff they are.

I agree that Greenwich Aquaria has pretty common stuff, but it's still always nice to walk around and look at all their stuff...especially when they have their big sales.

I don't mean to come off as a d*ck (although I probably did). If you like that place, then that's awesome and I hope you got nice stuff from them.

Can we make a E)
My parents support what i do. But I make my own money. I am far from rich. Although I do live in a rich town.

I do agree for some of it.. I also like HOF better becuase if you walk into GA. They automatically assume you are buying something.
I feel like I am sticking up for rick cuase he is my friend. Without him My hobbie would not be this.:P
I do think HOF is better for buying supplies. GA is good for somethings.
Petsmart is good for other things hahahahah


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