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Old 01-13-2013, 01:07 AM   #61
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Pet Shanty is friggin' awesome, but it's pain to get to from...Brighton Beach. Luckily they can be relied upon to donate some really cool fish to Brooklyn Aquarium Society auctions. I once won a pair of Nannochromis transvestitus they donated for $12!

A pair of Nannochromis transvestitus for $12!!! SCORE! Very nice fish.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:22 AM   #62
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South Shore Tropicals was nice - and definitely worth a visit if you are out that way. There was a nice selection of quality plants - I got a very nice bunch of Rotala wallichi and Myriophyllums simulans for $3 each, and Matt got a really nice-sized clump of Crypt balansae for $3; a nice number of very clean FW tanks, but not a ton of selection. So I would give it (2 smiles)
Oz, does this store actually label their plants correctly (i.e., correct species name)? Or are they clueless about the exact species of what they sell?
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:31 AM   #63
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All of the plants were nicely organized in tanks in rows with labels on the front at South Shore. The had one Myrophyllium labeled as "frill" and when I asked if they knew genus/species - the guy went and checked a list behind the counter and got back to me.

On the other hand, Tropical showcase - while they had a ton of great plants - none of the stems were labeled and when I asked for an ID - they didn't know. They just checked a big poster on the wall with some common plants and pictures on it to see if they could match it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:43 PM   #64
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I met up with a friend of mine who lives in Hoboken on Saturday, and we did a mini-NJ fish tour, hitting a few places that I hadn't been to yet, as well as a couple of others I had.

Shark Aquarium - 245 U.S. 22 Hillside, NJ 07205

I am still new to LFSs, but I have never seen so many fish tanks in one store before. It was impressive to say the least. And the tanks were clean with healthy fish for the most part. Not an incredibly uncommon selection for small fish, but still worth a visit. They did have a few tanks with plants. Newer plants looked healthy and clean, but some that had been there for a while had a good algae coating.

Ely's Aquatic Farms - 326 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932

This was one was a little out of the way, but it had a decent selection of fish, including some less common nano-fish then you would find in a typical LFS (includling B. maculata and D. erythromicron as well as some RCS and CRS) - but prices were pretty steep - with some making Pacific seem reasonable

Pet shanty - 2507 US Highway 22 Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Not a bad selection of fish, prices pretty reasonable. Worth a visit if you are in the area, not sure I would go out of the way to go there.

Ocean Gallery II - 980 U.S. 22, North Plainfeld, NJ

This place was mostly saltwater - and a nice store for that. Not too much FW.

We also hit Fishtown in Ramsey and Rt. 4. Fishtown had some cool fish - Sparkling gouramis, Yunnanilus cruciatus, a few cool Killies. Rt. 4 had a nice selection - but nothing on the small fish side that was incredibly uncommon.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:33 AM   #65
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LOVe THIS, i gotta try out Shark Aquarium
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:15 PM   #66
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #67
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Thanks for everyone's input. I will attempt to amend this list with business hours. just need to work out how to display it all without making it too unruly...
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:09 AM   #68
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Another co2 source:

Brooklyn:
Liberty Industrial Gases and Welding Supply http://www.libertygases.com
600 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Open Monday - Friday:
7:00am to 4:30pm
Open Saturday:
8:00am to 1:00pm
Closed Sunday

Swaps only but the guy was super helpful. Told him I had a new tank, so he looked through and found a new full tank just to keep me happy. It was $23 for a 10lb swap.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:13 PM   #69
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A couple more stores to add to the list - these were recommended on the FB page. I haven't visited them yet.

Total aquariums
325 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook, New York 11563
(516) 887-5048 ‎ totalaquariums.com

Parrots of the World
316 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY ‎
(516) 764-0717 ‎ parrotsoftheworld.com
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added thanks. NJAS recommended several shops which also were amended.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:42 PM   #71
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Ace Welding supply

Address: 8 Stevens St, Freeport, NY 11520

Phone516) 623-4519

Hours:
M-F 7:00 am 4:30 pm

Will fill your tank.
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Ace Welding supply



Address: 8 Stevens St, Freeport, NY 11520



Phone516) 623-4519



Hours:

M-F 7:00 am 4:30 pm



Will fill your tank.

They do swaps for my 20...not fills. Said it's due to time reasons.
Not that I care much.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:21 PM   #73
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They do swaps for my 20...not fills. Said it's due to time reasons.
Not that I care much.

I only asked about 5# tanks lady said they will re fill didn't think to ask about larger tanks. I just ordered a full set up for my 55 so I'll get all the details within the next week or so They are located less the 1/2 a mile from me so they are quite convenient.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #74
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I know this store has no freshwater tanks at all but they do sell some fish food you can buy LOL. Its Elos Aquastudio NYC
533 Millburn Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078
(201) 516-1000

If you are ever contemplating getting a reef or starting saltwater this is THE place to go to. Super nice staff, and probably the most professional setup i have ever seen on a retail level. Prices range from very reasonable to crazy. My favorite part of the store is how all fish tanks in rows are controlled by an ipad mini and you can view all prices and info on it as well Worth checking out just for their professionalism alone. I have been a die hard reefer for a long time and these guys know their stuff.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:44 AM   #75
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Update:

Just had my 5# tank filled at ace welding 15$ took about 5 - 10 min.

Best part I still have my shiny new Aluminum tank to gawk at under my tank.
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