Good Petstore near Jacksonville, FL?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Local Pet Stores, Clubs, and Conventions > Florida


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2004, 01:00 PM   #1
Acsuth
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NW LA
Posts: 23
Default

Good Petstore near Jacksonville, FL?


Hey,
All the petstores I know of around here suck...most hardly ever get plants in and the plants they have(which is usually hornwort or anacharis) look awful. The only shrimp they carry are feeder shrimp.

How far do I have to drive to hit a good petstore?

thanks,

Amanda
Acsuth is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-10-2004, 02:44 PM   #2
T_om
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (34/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 163
Default

I'm in Orange Park and have looked at most of the shops in Jax. Pretty limited.

I take it you have tried Aqua Zoo on San Jose just north of I-295?

I have really found that buying plants via the Internet is the best way. You get a MUCH wider selection than almost any LFS, in Jacksonville or elsewhere, will ever be able to offer.

Tom
T_om is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-11-2004, 02:54 AM   #3
pjhaddock
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 197
Send a message via AIM to pjhaddock Send a message via MSN to pjhaddock Send a message via Yahoo to pjhaddock
Default

I am in Jacksonville as well.. Neat to see others from this same area. Best store I think I have found is Aqua Zoo off SR13, none of them have a decent plant selection though at all! Let us know if you find any!!

Philip
__________________
Eheim Pimp Member #79

75 Gallon
2 54W T5HO, 1 6500K, 1 5000K, each driven at 64W
2 32W T8, 1 10000K, 1 Damar Plant Grow, each 64W
Total light = 256W
100% Black Beauty Coal Slag Substrate
Ebo-Jager 250W Heater
Rena XP3 Canister Filter
5lb Pressurized CO2 W/Milwaukee Regulator, Bubble Counter, Solenoid, and Needle Valve, DIY Inline CO2 Reactor
pjhaddock is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2004, 05:36 PM   #4
Steve Hampton
Planted Member
 
Steve Hampton's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Posts: 160
Default

There in nothing near Jacksonville for good plants. AquaZoo has a fair selection of FW fish. Ocean Reef in Neptune Beach has very good SW/Reef selection. AquaZoo also has a second and smaller store on Beach Blvd at the intersection of San Pablo.

For plants you are limited to buying online or trading. Hey, we've almost got enough people for a small plant club and plant swapping meeting.
__________________
Steve Hampton is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2004, 01:12 AM   #5
pjhaddock
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 197
Send a message via AIM to pjhaddock Send a message via MSN to pjhaddock Send a message via Yahoo to pjhaddock
Default

I could be up for that!

Philip
__________________
Eheim Pimp Member #79

75 Gallon
2 54W T5HO, 1 6500K, 1 5000K, each driven at 64W
2 32W T8, 1 10000K, 1 Damar Plant Grow, each 64W
Total light = 256W
100% Black Beauty Coal Slag Substrate
Ebo-Jager 250W Heater
Rena XP3 Canister Filter
5lb Pressurized CO2 W/Milwaukee Regulator, Bubble Counter, Solenoid, and Needle Valve, DIY Inline CO2 Reactor
pjhaddock is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-19-2005, 11:09 AM   #6
mudboy
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: st. augustine, florida
Posts: 1
Default

i live in saint augustine and we have doodly-squat for an LFS here...only petco and 1 mom-n-pop fish store that deals mainly in marine fish. i made the ride up to aqua zoo and it was worth the trip! i left with 40 bucks worth of cichlids and a burning desire to have won the lotto before i went! jeez i could spend some money in there. you're right about plants...nobody has a decent selection. i've been using aquabid to get a few plants, but it would be nice to have a local source. i just set up a plant growout tank and so far have hornwort, moneywort, glosso and l. repens going. i'd be interested in getting more varieties going as well.
mudboy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2005, 09:20 PM   #7
Robert H
Planted Tank Guru
 
Robert H's Avatar
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Salem Oregon
Posts: 2,328
Default

Steve, what you need to do is band together in a club or whatever, and then go to these stores as a group and let them know you are interested in buying plants. Even ask if your club can meet at their store. That is the only way these stores will respond, the better ones.

The stores with the biggest plant selections in the country are all where there is a local plant club that supports them. That should be the first priority of all these new plant clubs starting up. Get involved with the local stores.
__________________
Robert Paul Hudson
RAOK Club #1
Kindness like love is unconditional
Robert H is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012