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davercomeau 02-24-2008 07:02 PM

Stores in Boston
 
I am new to the area. I have been to Lovely Pets and Tropical Isle. I like both stores a lot. Area their any other stores in Boston or around Boston that I should visit? I have also been to Uncle Ned's.

inkslinger 02-24-2008 09:12 PM

you have been to the good one's so far Skippton is inBoston off Mass Ave but i think there in for more salt water than plants , Lovely Pets is starting to get a larger selection of plants and drift woods i think if you talk to Jim {i think thats his name} he can get you just about any kind of plant you want, Tropical Isle are expensive and they are good for equipment and parts and fish i had bought a use 110g tank,stand and canopy for a good price, Uncle Ned's are good for salt and brakish water they say they can order cert en plants if you want , and i had been here for 21 years i have not seen any others as good as these , i had heard of another store on rt 1 on the other side of Boston i don't know the name good luck hunting

Rubiconrider 11-04-2008 12:14 AM

Was in Newton recently, saw this place and stopped in.
Aquatic Treasures
721 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458
(617) 332-2882
Owner was a nice enough guy, was real patient with my two young sons.
One of whom fell in love with a blue beta. Then I spied a gold nugget pleco.
About 2 inches long, $30 (Foster & Smith is $39 plus shipping).
He claimed to have it in the shop for 5 months. I scooped it up. Seems to be real healthy and is doing fine as is the beta. The store is in a state of disarray. I didn't see any plants. He talked about doing commercial installations and maintenance.
I don't see how he makes a living but hey who else gets to have their hobby as a job.

Down_Shift 11-04-2008 12:23 AM

Skiptons and Lovely Pets


Believe or not.. Petco in Cambridge has some very nice driftwood.. Sitting in a tank on display.. Just have to get them to take out whatever you want to buy. I picked up 3 small pieces for 4.50 a piece along with a $2 off coupon.

Regloh 06-19-2009 05:45 PM

Has anyone been to Pet Express on the Lynnway in Lynne? I am wondering if that's worth checking out.

J33p 11-17-2009 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Regloh (Post 866201)
Has anyone been to Pet Express on the Lynnway in Lynne? I am wondering if that's worth checking out.

I haven't been, let us know how it is if you go.

I'm in Somerville, and my #1 resource is Lovely Pets in Quincy.

mszabo 11-30-2009 08:57 PM

I've been out of the hobby for a while (kids and all) and am just getting restarted. Is it just me or has Tropic Isle gone downhill a bit. They still seem to have a really nice SW section but their FW fish selection just seem lacking. I've gone in there a couple of times just looking for a few otto's or anything interesting and come up empty. They still have some nice display tanks but the fish from those display tanks never seem to be in their sale tanks.

Still better than the immediate surroundings but Uncle Ned's or the Fish Nook in Acton while smaller seems to have more interesting fish.

55fanatic 12-01-2009 09:32 PM

In a short amount of time I purchased a fair amount from Tropic Isle and I cant say I was particularly happy with what I was buying...

My plants had snails that soon over ran my tank...

leo1234 12-02-2009 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J33p (Post 943487)
I haven't been, let us know how it is if you go.

I'm in Somerville, and my #1 resource is Lovely Pets in Quincy.

not worth the trip tropic isle is better no plants at pet express

Tu13es 12-02-2009 03:14 PM

Hm, good thread. I'm in Acton and I've been to the Fish Nook but that's about it. Heading into Boston or to Ned's is kind of a hike for fish, though.

Subscribed.

Rubiconrider 01-26-2010 02:35 PM

All things Fishy, Fintastic Fins, Paradise water gardens
 
Can someone post up addresses for these stores....I saw them mentioned in another post....
Thanks

Regloh 01-26-2010 02:42 PM

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Fish+Nook

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Tropic+Isle+

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Lovely+Pets+

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Skiptons+pet

;)

mszabo 02-03-2010 01:17 PM

lol. awesome site.

SBPyro 03-03-2010 02:28 PM

Apparently things don't change much.
The store is still in disarray, and no plants.
However the lowest pricest Lees triple filter I have seen $4.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubiconrider (Post 717237)
Was in Newton recently, saw this place and stopped in.
Aquatic Treasures
721 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458
(617) 332-2882
Owner was a nice enough guy, was real patient with my two young sons.
One of whom fell in love with a blue beta. Then I spied a gold nugget pleco.
About 2 inches long, $30 (Foster & Smith is $39 plus shipping).
He claimed to have it in the shop for 5 months. I scooped it up. Seems to be real healthy and is doing fine as is the beta. The store is in a state of disarray. I didn't see any plants. He talked about doing commercial installations and maintenance.
I don't see how he makes a living but hey who else gets to have their hobby as a job.


mak3mydae 03-03-2010 10:43 PM

Skiptons is pretty nice. I live a few turns away from it and their staff are pretty nice and knowledgable. They dont seem to presure you into buying stuff you truely dont need. To be honest, they dont have a huge selection of freshwater, but a pretty decent one. Thier store is pretty equally divided between fresh and salt. Still a place worth checking out. Thier prices on livestock are decent, though thier equipment could use a slight tweaking still not rediculous though.


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