my personal opinion on New World: i think they have a good selection of fish and they generally look healthy... but i their plants seem to be rotting or have algae problems.
the guy definitely tried to sell me stuff i didn't need. i got manipulated into buying a fresh water filter which i didnt really need, and when i tried to return it, i could only get store credit.
- you definitely don't need a water filter for nyc water. just add some drops and u'll be fine. read up on what you need before you go there. dont get duped into buying something you dont need, like me.