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Old 09-27-2004, 03:51 AM   #1
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That Fish Place
237 Centerville Road
Lancaster, PA 1760
http://www.thatpetplace.com/MainPro/visitusretail.aspx

A Pennsylvania section just cannot exist without mention of That Fish Place, most likely the greatest LFS around!

What is That Fish Place like? Close your eyes and then imagine yourself strolling through their website. All of that merchandise at your very fingertips. Can you picture it? Then you have an idea what That Fish Place in Lancaster, PA is like! GE 9325 bulbs, test kits, filter pads and parts, power compact fixtures...EVERYTHING! Right there for you to pick up and put in your cart! Their prices are just as good as the ones they offer online, in fact some prices are lower in the store.

Their fishroom is clean and well organized with a pretty good selection of fresh and saltwater fish. Plant selection is OK, nothing really special though.

There is also a huge selection of pet supplies, so don't forget to bring a little something back for Kitty or Fido too!

If you are local, or plan to take a day trip be warned. That Fish Place is huge and they carry a lot of merchandise, so prepare a shopping list. Oh, and you might want to consider setting a spending limit before entering the store!

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Old 03-04-2005, 04:58 AM   #2
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Would have to agree. It is an absolute joy to do business with them there. Only bad thing is that they are about an hour from me..... cant get expensive
Killer prices though, hard to beat anywhere online from what I have seen.
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Old 03-04-2005, 05:24 AM   #3
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I hope to visit this great store one day. Bought from them online many times and always happy with the results.
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:51 AM   #4
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Anyone else going to their annual Aniversary Sale? http://www.thatpetplace.com/MainPro/anniversary05.aspx Its always pretty cool. You can sometimes get some great deals on used stuff at their tent sale.
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Old 04-02-2005, 03:15 AM   #5
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Old 04-02-2005, 03:27 AM   #6
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Hey, thats just a couple days after tax day, could someone loan me gas money?

If you go how will I know your from the forum or are we going incognito?

I could wear a name tag with my avatar and screen name, but then all of the other folks would know my secret identity (Dork).
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:52 PM   #7
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i love this store. the staff is pretty knowledgeable, and when i was first starting out, advised me in the right direction, even though it meant minimizing their sales off of an eager new aquarist. good to know that not everyone puts the almighty dollar first.
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Old 06-15-2006, 11:30 PM   #8
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I visited this store last year when I was on tour there.
I thought it was pretty impressive.
Huge tanks, lots of well cared for animals.
Very cool pond with those flying fish (is that what they were?)

The only exception to this was their care of the African Dwarf Frogs and Xenopus frogs when I was there last year.
There were rotting corpses in the frog tanks, and
being a African Dwarf frog keeper, it really killed me.
There were dead frogs with their skin almost all sloughed off.
Such a great store, and they leave the dead frogs to rot in the tanks?
That really upset me.
I told the cashier how horrible it was, and she said she'd
tell the manager.
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Old 06-15-2006, 11:45 PM   #9
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what band were you in? i used sing for some hardcore band from here but we never made it to the west coast. i'm a dwarf frog keeper too, and those tanks have been fine every time i'm there. let's hope it was a fluke.
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Yeah I really hope it was a fluke as well.
It made me sad to see all the other critters looking great,
and the frogs in friggin' purgatory.


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We played at the Chameleon, in Lancaster.
in the main room, and the lounge a few times....
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:06 PM   #11
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ha! i've been working here part-time!
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i drive 1 1/2 hours to get there......its worth it
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:49 PM   #13
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I just want to put my two cents in...
I have been extremely dissatisfied with the service and sales at That Pet Place in Lancaster. I signed up for a card and catalog, and started getting notices of sales. I got cards and notices proclaiming a "super clearance sale" in Jan with hundreds of refurbished or discontinued items on sale. I drove two hours to see two tables total... not of aquatic stuff,.. TOTAL.. which constituted the big sale.

Another time I purchased Corydoras arcatus. They asked me if I wanted any particular ones (there were hundreds), and I said "as long as they are healthy and acting fine, it's ok". Well,.. they bagged one that was swimming upside down in circles. To me that does not constitute healthy and I would never select a fish in that condition for a customer.

However, that said, I have gotten german blue rams there that were in fine condition and bred for me. Overall, however, it's worth the trip to go to Uncle (somethings) store in York(for fish), or to drive to alloddball aquatics in PA. If you are in the central region, Jungle Creek Aquarium in State College also has neat stuff from time to time (although not plants).

My two cents.
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Old 04-29-2007, 04:11 AM   #14
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love this store another sale they do around black friday is they will give a 20 gift card if you spend 100 or more, this is not hard to do there
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