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spazzin53 11-04-2007 10:28 PM

aquarium adventure today in maryland
Hey well today me and my mom were bord and we decided to go to the maryland fish stores (we live in virginia)

Heres my review of the stores we visited

Tropical Fish World
AMAZINGGGGG they had so many fish and so many display tanks
good prices, not to many people to get help though
oh check online before you go, if they just had a sale (like when we were there) they will be sort of empty on the more uncommon fihs, but they were still amazinggg

Congressional Aquarium
Looked almost brand new, i cant find a web site so just check on yellow pages or something. They had some cool fish. I didnt really like that on almost every aisle there was atleast one tank of died fish ....
THey had ballon belly blue german rams which ive never seen before, but aton of the tanks had the dreaded ich(or ick i dont know) grossss, there plants were sort of cruddy aswell, and ovr priced!

They hardly had any of the basic fish, like guppys mollys tetra, but they had some really cool fresh water goby and there were a tonn of people to help you with.
As for the plants, one word, CHEAP
They had most of them for 49 cents! The potted ones were mostly 3.99 .
THey were out of brine shrimp though bummerrr

Ok so if i had to choose one of them to go to again
it would deffinatly be Tropical Fish World
haha sorry
but ya i would probly leave out the other 2

LS1Andrew 02-03-2008 02:40 AM

I used to live in that area... Tropical Fish World was by far my favorite!

Great for plecos :hihi:

fredyk 02-03-2008 03:20 PM

You can get brine shrimp and blood worms at SuperPetz in Annandale for resaonable price and best time for shopping --> Tuesday evening is delivery day!

Andrewtfw 02-10-2008 12:42 PM

Spazzin53, Thanks for your kind words about TFW. I am the Sunday manager there. I wanted to let everyone know that we will be having a sale February 16-18th. On the 16th, Freshwater fish/plants will be 30% off, Salt will be 10% off. The 17th its 40% on Fresh/ 20% on Salt. The 18th (last day of the sale), freshwater is 50% off. Saltwater is 30% off.

I placed the plant order as well as an order from Tony Orso (apistos, pelvicachromis, rare tetras, barbs and rasbora). Plants will be in late this Friday. Fish will be in late this Wednesday. Though I ordered about 20 different types of plants, Crypts will be the main highlight. I have about half a dozen different types of crypts coming in. All are xtra large in size.

By the way... we offer 10% off all live goods to any aquarium club members. This includes members of the website Monster Fish Keepers. I will extend the same offer to members of, but can only do so when I am working (Sundays). Obviously this discount would not be valid during sales. I hope to see many of you next week! -AndrewTFW

Jareardy 02-10-2008 02:26 PM

^^ Jeez, I wish you were the sunday manager at one of our stores. 30-50% off? thats amazing.

AmandaS 01-15-2009 02:11 PM

Congressional Aquarium has been around Rockville for some 30 years or so, but they just recently took over the furniture store that was next to them. To their credit, I'm sure their rent is astronomically high, but it's true that they're a bit over priced. I've never had any problems with the fish I've bought from there.

Chaos_Being 05-24-2010 01:31 AM

Sounds like I need to add Tropicalfishworld to my list of LFS's to visit. Serioiusly, I should have checked here before getting stuff from Petsmart (Hindsight though, since I just recently found this forum...)

Thanks for the info :)

tuffgong 05-26-2010 04:26 AM

Chaos Being,

If you ever make it over there I'd love to hear about your experience.

150EH 05-14-2011 03:32 AM

Try the two in Baltimore.

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