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Old 01-25-2004, 08:58 PM   #1
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There are 3 mom and pops that are close to me....may be more but these are the ones I go to..One of them is just for looking though, way too $$ for me. Then there are 3 petsmarts near me and another one or two that are in driving distance 40-60 min I'd say. I do have one favorite store though that I go to more than the others. they know me well, what I have in my tanks and what I like. Sometimes they even cut me a deal. Their plant selection isn't too hot though, have to go to the $$ store or order online for most of those. Hopefully they will be getting in some agasizzis on Tuesday. I'll be there to check them out!
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Old 01-25-2004, 10:30 PM   #2
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I dont have any (wal mart). The nearest is an hour drive petsmart.
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Old 01-26-2004, 05:19 AM   #3
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1 of each PetSmart, PetCo & a bunch of Walmarts. The PetSmart isn't that bad (For a PetSmart).

2 Local shops, and one a bit further out. Prices are a bit high, but thats common.

I usually go to PetSmart or one of the LFSs, depending on what I need.
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Old 01-26-2004, 05:51 AM   #4
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I live in a pretty large city so there's a good selection:

Mom and Pop LFS's: 8

Petco's: 4

Petsmart's: 3

I usually go to Petco/Petsmart for equipment and the other ones for plants/fish.

This is just within the city limits of Austin itself. If you venture out into the suburbs, there are even more of them
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Old 01-26-2004, 11:37 AM   #5
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There are about four local stores within an hour of my home (that I know of). Three are pretty standard and carry the same stuff for the same price. The other has a terrific plant/fish selection (lots of reef stuff, too), though they're terrible with amphibians and small animals. They carry eco-complete, flourite, flourish line of ferts, etc.

There is one petco and one petsmart (only a few blocks from one another) that I go to for some supplies, but never fish.

I buy most of the more expensive supplies online...so much cheaper that way.

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Old 01-26-2004, 12:59 PM   #6
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I used to have over a dozen excellent LFS's when I lived in North Jersey, but now I've got two, plus Petsmart, and the Petsmart has healther stock and more selection than both of the LFS's put together.
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Old 01-26-2004, 03:44 PM   #7
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near me is relative...some people have to drive 1hr to their closest LFS. so lets do this by distance.

withing X miles

5 miles=3
10 miles=12
15 miles=19
20 miles=29
25 miles=49
35 miles=75
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Old 01-26-2004, 04:42 PM   #8
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near me is relative...some people have to drive 1hr to their closest LFS. so lets do this by distance.

withing X miles

5 miles=3
10 miles=12
15 miles=19
20 miles=29
25 miles=49
35 miles=75
Wow! Where do you live?
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Old 01-26-2004, 06:20 PM   #9
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Southern California

That info is the result of Yellow Pages distance search.
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Southern California

That info is the result of Yellow Pages distance search.
I would love to live in San Diego Other than that, the Concord/Livermore area, or maybe Santa Rosa. Redding would also be nice.
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Old 01-27-2004, 05:00 AM   #11
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There are two pet shops in town which are both within walking/bus/bike distance. If I take the connector bus over to the next city over, I get three more shops to choose from, and if I bum a ride off someone else (extremely rare occurance) that adds another six to the list at least. I get most of my supplies/plants/fish online and through a club though, since the selection in-town is not very good and it's rather expensive.
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Old 01-29-2004, 12:12 PM   #12
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In an 30 minute drive there are 2 big chain stores, 2 run-down looking lfs, 2 lfs that I haven't visited, and That Fish Place (5 minutes away, but just out of walking distance ). I can't wait till I'm get my drivers liscence ( just over a year away) then I can hit every lfs within an hours drive .
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Old 01-30-2004, 04:21 AM   #13
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1 petco, 1 petsmart, 2 specialty fish only stores, 1 local store that knows what hes doing, and about 3 that dont...maybe a few more floating around some where.... this is central coast CA
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6 lfs, 1 petsmart, 1 petco 2 walmarts within 10 miles
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