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Old 07-25-2013, 02:48 AM   #1
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Stores in CT with a decent driftwood selection?


Anyone know which stores in CT have a good driftwood selection? The ones I've been to around the Hartford county area don't seem to have too much.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:59 AM   #2
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I haven't shopped around for it much but I have noticed that the All Pets Club in Branford usually has a decent selection of Malaysian driftwood. I can't speak for the other locations that are closer to Hartford county though. In Branford they have medium to large sized pieces hanging under tanks and a big basket filled with smaller pieces. I did notice a couple of the larger pieces being overpriced though.
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Nothing really down here (Mystic area). Stonington Feed usually a couple of pieces that are interesting.
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best Ive seen is aquatic wildlife in manchester. beautifull peices, but priced like there gold plated. best bet is finding someone on here that will ship...
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:32 AM   #5
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I haven't shopped around for it much but I have noticed that the All Pets Club in Branford usually has a decent selection of Malaysian driftwood. I can't speak for the other locations that are closer to Hartford county though. In Branford they have medium to large sized pieces hanging under tanks and a big basket filled with smaller pieces. I did notice a couple of the larger pieces being overpriced though.
The one in Wallingford has an okay selection but nothing that catches my eye, it seems like most of the stores around my area are shafting freshwater more and more in favor of SW/Reef stuff
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Greenwich Aquaria is the best, but its a haul depending on where you live. I would go every weekend if it wasn't a two hour drive.
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Greenwich Aquaria is the best, but its a haul depending on where you live. I would go every weekend if it wasn't a two hour drive.
How is it price wise? I go to Easton on occasion to pick up some orchids so maybe I'll pop in some time since I've heard nothing but good things, my go-to store is starting to go down hill and my favorite store went under a few years back so I'd be willing to go for a drive.
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I've only been to shops in the Greater Hartford area, but the prices and selection at local retail shops are really not good at all. I would highly recommend getting one of the $45 packages from Tom Barr if you're going for the manzanita root/branch look. It's a much better deal IMO.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:29 PM   #9
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How is it price wise? I go to Easton on occasion to pick up some orchids so maybe I'll pop in some time since I've heard nothing but good things, my go-to store is starting to go down hill and my favorite store went under a few years back so I'd be willing to go for a drive.
I would say that it wasnt too bad. I got a nice branchie piece for my 7.5 cube for $25.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #10
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Greenwich Aquaria is the best, but its a haul depending on where you live. I would go every weekend if it wasn't a two hour drive.
I live 5 minutes away and I've only been there three times in two years LOL.
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I live 5 minutes away and I've only been there three times in two years LOL.
Wow you must have a lot of good LFS options in your area
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:23 AM   #12
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Wow you must have a lot of good LFS options in your area
Yeah there are decent stores but I buy almost exclusively on here. You can't beat this forum.


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Steven, I found a nice forest where if youre willing to put in the time, you can have some nice manzita looking branches.
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Aquatic wildlife in manchester ct has amazing drift wood. malaysian, takashi amano style (really intricate with a lot of fingers) their selection is the best ive seen at a pet store period. you have to go when they just get it in because it does go fast.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:44 AM   #15
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1st off - wow there are a lot of CT plant people here.

I would have recommended Puppy center but I hear they just closed up shop last week. What a pity...

By the way do you all know we have an aquatic plant club in CT? Its called CAPE, we have a web page and announce monthly meetings here: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...t-enthusiasts/
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