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Old 10-10-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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I need a good store/place to go to in orange county.


I need to really expand my knowledge about different fish species and plants. And want to see as many as possible in person. Is there any stores or places you would recommend?
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:10 AM   #2
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As far as planted tanks go i would try eye candy aquariums, i think its in buena park. They have good knowledge in freshwater stuff, most stores I've been to seem to focus more on reef stuff, and they have a few nicely planted freshwater tanks, there a bit on the expensive side if you decide to buy stuff though. Ive also heard A+ aquariums in el monte is good but i haunt had a chance to get there.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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For knowledge of fish and plants, forums like this and google are your best bet. LFS workers does not know much at all.

As far as seeing many different variety of fish, I would try Tong's in Fountain Valley.

Eye Candy is in Garden Grove and I don't think they know much about plants or freshwater stuff. They are more into salts.

A+ caters to nano fish and has some selection of plants. They will bring in those uncommon fish. They are a sponsor on SCAPE. They would post what's new or members would update what they have in stock when they stopped by.

Nature aquarium in Santa Monica is a good place to go. They have ADA tanks and display

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Old 10-13-2011, 10:49 AM   #4
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I;m looking for plants mainly... to be honest I really couldnt care less about the employees knowledge... Thats why I'm on here!! I just wanna see these thiings in person So I have a better I dea of what to put in my scapes.
Wheres A+? I;m in huge need of nano fish..
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:03 PM   #5
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It'll be a bit of drive for you.

A+ Tropical Fish
5425 Rosemead Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776

They are a sponsor in SCAPE http://www.socalaquascapers.com/index.php?

This is what they have right now

Killi clown
Cardinal Tetra
Dwarf Cardinal Minnow
Blue Daisy Rice Fish
Galaxy Rasbora
Pypmye Corry
Vampire Shrimps
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it would be well worth the drive imho.

eye candy is pretty good too, but a+ seems to always have a nice selection of plants, and micro-fish as well.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:27 PM   #7
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There's nothing at Eye Candy that catches my eyes. So I stopped going. The only time I find what interest me was a pair of Betta Channoides, but they were asking for $100.

If you go to A+, stop by Super Pets too. It's 5 mins drive away.

9403 Las Tunas Dr
Temple City, CA 91780
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Awesome!!
This is gonna be a day trip for me.. tricked my friends lol..
Were gonna go hang out and do stuff, while hitting up the fish stores... Exciting.. Super pets? cool cool...
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