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Old 08-29-2004, 03:03 AM   #1
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Where to shop?


I live in central NC (Piedmont/Traid area) and buy most of my plants and fish from Aquamains. I also shop at Petsmart and have bought a few plants and fish from them. I got my true SAE's from Infinity pets in the raleigh area and bought my Yo-Yo loaches from Fintastics in Charlotte.

Does any one know of any other good fish/plant stores in the state of NC,SC,VA?
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Old 09-09-2004, 03:25 PM   #2
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You can try Petland at Friendly center for general items, or try Aquarium Shop on High Point Rd across from the Habitat for Humanity Store... although I am pretty sure the Aquarium Shop is only saltwater.
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Old 09-10-2004, 01:11 AM   #3
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Been to both, I'm looking for somewhere new to check out. I'm willing to travel.
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Old 09-11-2004, 11:57 PM   #4
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Triangle Tropical Fish, in durham nc, is not too bad, I got some nice plants and driftwood from them, and they had a nice selection of fish there. Cherry shrimp also, which I haven't seen locally anywhere else. They have directions at their website, triangletropicalfish.com ( I think that's it, just google it if it doesn't show up)
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Old 09-12-2004, 10:21 PM   #5
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Thanks, I have been looking for Cherry shrimp for a long time. I e-mailed them to see if they have any in stock. If they do I will take a trip there next sunday.
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Old 09-15-2004, 10:04 PM   #6
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I'm from the Durham area and we have quite a few great stores. There's Triangle Tropical and Fish World on Capital Blvd in Raleigh. If you're into saltwater, there's a new place called Aquarium Concepts on Garret St in Durham and Aquatic Escape in Raleigh. If freshwater is your thing, definitely hit Triangle and Fish World.

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Old 09-15-2004, 10:47 PM   #7
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Thanks, Headonkey... I will also check out Fish World. At this time I'm only into planted tanks, I have 4.
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Old 09-16-2004, 03:38 AM   #8
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Did you get an email back from them tren?
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Noop! Still waiting.
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Old 09-18-2004, 05:38 PM   #10
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I'd say call them, I don't think they keep up with the web site portion of their biz, I joined their newsletter weeks ago and never got any responses or anything. Plus the stocking list hasn't been updated since like april or something I think.
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Old 09-19-2004, 02:33 AM   #11
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That was what I was thinking, I also signed up for there news letter.

I plan on making a day trip next saturday to the Raleigh/durham area to visit Triangle & Fish world. Even if they don't have Cherrys I still want to check out the plant and fish selection.

A little off the subject but I plan on eating at Mama Dipps for lunch. I have heard a lot about this place and want to see if it is good as everyone says. Any of you guys eaten there?
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I've never been to Mama Dips, Trenac -- let us know how it is. That's quite a spread out trip though. Triangle Tropical Fish is a nice set up. You may want to try Aquarium Outfitters as well (823 S. Main, Wake Forest, 919-556-8335). He doesn't have much in the way of plants, but he carries some nice fish--don't read the tags on the tanks, the lfs owner even admitted they are mislabeled often. He has a bit of an attitude (the owner) but it's a nice shop.
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I haven't eaten at mama dips but everyone I've talked to who has says its fan-friggin-tastic. Tren, what part of the piedmont are you from?
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Old 09-20-2004, 12:18 AM   #14
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PG... Nice to see you on this forum too. I think I will skip Aquarium Outfitters if the owner has a attitude. I may cock my own attitude if I'm having one of those days and that would not be good. It may be a spread out trip but I like making day trips to other cities and visiting the fish stores amoung what ever else may catch my attention.

Broodingwolf... I'm from Greensboro.
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I think I will skip Aquarium Outfitters if the owner has a attitude.
hehe Trenac. I hate to steer you away from an otherwise pretty good fish store -- it's just that he definitely has his own opinions and he thinks some customers need to be argued with (this came out of a discussion I had with him about customer service in general!).

I post all around the different forums from time to time -- nice seeing you here, too It's always good to get a rounded education, and I think keeping up with what's out in all the forums is a good idea
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