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Old 04-18-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Clarks Feed and Seed in Bellingham Washington is the best fish store I have ever seen. They have the best variety of both freshwater and saltwater fish and all come from reputable breeders. I get all my fish from them and get complemented all the time on my "rare" fish. And when I say rare I mean you can't find them at most stores.

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Hey have you ever checked out Conway Tropical Fish? Conway is a tiny town just a few miles south of Mount Vernon. The fish store is awesome. It looks small from the outside but is huge inside. They also have a huge selection of fresh and saltwater fish along with rare and unusual ones too. The staff is very smart and know there stuff. I highly recommend it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:45 AM   #3
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Clarks has nice tanks but it's all about bright lights and supplements with them. Mention "Walstad" and you'll get a blank stare.
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Hey have you ever checked out Conway Tropical Fish? Conway is a tiny town just a few miles south of Mount Vernon. The fish store is awesome. It looks small from the outside but is huge inside. They also have a huge selection of fresh and saltwater fish along with rare and unusual ones too. The staff is very smart and know there stuff. I highly recommend it.
The "staff" would be Cory, and he has moved on to open his own store, Aquarium CoOp in Edmonds. The owner is now running the store.
Edited, because I don't want to discourage anyone from giving Conway Tropical Fish a visit. Hopefully he will work things out.

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:01 AM   #5
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Went into Clarks again yesterday - they do have some lower light tanks and plants.
My comment above was based more on a conversation I had with one of the employees last year. It's a good store, huge selection. No they have no idea about dirted tanks, but that's a small issue over all.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:06 AM   #6
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OK, well just got back from Clarks. Overheard one of the store employees, an older gentlemen with grey hair, telling customer that to grow plants you need 5 watts of light per gallon.
Ugh - don't even know where to start with that. Looks like my first comment above was warranted, and then some. I resisted jumping in (normally I would have) but I was tight on time and my wife was with me.
Beware of this place. Huge selection, staff knowledge leaves something to be desired. Do your research before you get there.

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Old 06-18-2013, 05:54 PM   #7
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I agree with James. I have spent some time at Clarks and most of my questions the staff cant even answer. I usually end up using my phone to get on TPT.
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