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Old 12-11-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Best Philly/PA LFS For Plants


I'll be crossing into PA towards Centre County, and would like some opinions on what the best LFS is with the widest display selection of plants. I've place That Pet Store on the list, but would GREATLY appreciate your opinions on other options

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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Plants are hit or miss. Captain Nemo's has a decent selection and every now and then will have some hard to find plants.

Believe it or not, Petco's have some good crypts and anubias at good prices in stock. Upper Darby, Ardmore, and KOP suprised me. Nothing fancy...nothing rare...but for crypts and anubias...not bad.

Premium Aquatics in Newark DE will also have some plants...hit or miss...but the people are friendly and can order most stuff for you.

Lastly, Aquarium Center in Jersey is worth a shot. Not too far out of philly across the bridge. I reallly like this store.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:37 AM   #3
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How about that pet place outside of Lancaster?
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:31 AM   #4
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Lastly, Aquarium Center in Jersey is worth a shot. Not too far out of philly across the bridge. I reallly like this store.
thats a great store...i went there often when i lived in philly...they have nice selection of fish...plant wise wasnt that many :P
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #5
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none of the local lfs really have much stuff in the way of plants. just the common stuff. that pet place has a great selection of fish, as does the hidden reef, but if you're looking for plants, there's not much around. you can get better stuff from members on here.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:12 PM   #6
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Yea just hit up the swap and shop section on here. I just bought 15 blyxa for $15 shipped. (I know you were giving them away Bill, but I think I read somewhere you were waiting until they grew out again?) So I just picked some up anyway. Gonna stick them in the 30 gallon tank in my room since the only thing I have in there right now is dirty gravel, half dead chain sword and a ton of duckweed. Not to mention the new betta I got that's running the whole tank haha
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
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I'm gonna want some of that moss stuff you got growing over everything though. I got a couple pieces of driftwood that would look cool with the stuff growing on it. Won't be for a couple weeks though.
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i call dibs on bills blyxa
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:30 PM   #9
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I'm gonna want some of that moss stuff you got growing over everything though. I got a couple pieces of driftwood that would look cool with the stuff growing on it. Won't be for a couple weeks though.
not a problem man, just let me know when you want it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:31 PM   #10
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i call dibs on bills blyxa
didn't you call dibs on it a few weeks ago??LOL
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:35 PM   #11
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thought i would give you guys an updated shot. we're getting closer to where i want it to be.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:47 PM   #12
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I'm sure that picture doesn't do the tank justice at all. I know when I saw it in person it looked so much better.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:16 PM   #13
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duh, i just noticed i posted this in the wrong thread.....LOL my bad, i've had the flu for a week and my brain has been mush...lol
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:49 AM   #14
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thought i would give you guys an updated shot. we're getting closer to where i want it to be.
Nice piece of wood with the moss@!
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:25 AM   #15
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captian nemos wich has changed its name but i call it that too. does get great plants. and a couple rare to very rare ones. for one day. they sell so fast. if your not there when they unpack the boxes then forget it. im there all the time and even i cant get them. they are like ghosts.
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