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Old 10-31-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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NYC: Scored @ Win Tropical!


Stopped by Win's after leaving Pacific Aquarium today...Went to pick up a few Red Cherry's...

Only had $7 bucks on me, and they don't take plastic....

I got 4 cherries AND a very healthy looking 1-2 cups of Riccia!!!
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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Just looked in the bag...He actually gave me 6 cherries!!!
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:56 AM   #3
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Nice! That was a good day.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:07 PM   #4
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Don't you usually get to pick your own fish/shrimp at Wins?
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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i'm sure you could...very friendly folks there...the epitome of mom & pop...the riccia i got there was pearling in my tank within a few hours...

also Pacific Aquarium has those "enclosed" tanks...i forgot the name of them...but they're really nice looking...about 6 g....$150....
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:46 PM   #6
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That tank is a Fluval Edge.


Win is very generous with Riccia and I have to agree that the people there are very friendly.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:10 AM   #7
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I've been going for him for over 15 years now. Actually, I found out that his son went to high school with me.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:55 PM   #8
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Is this place closed during the week? I went there a few days ago around 6PM and it was closed.
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:53 PM   #9
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I keep forgetting which is Win and which is Tropical, but one def closes at 6 or even earlier. It's so Mom and Pop they can close whenever. lol.
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:24 PM   #10
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Oh. I'm pretty sure the closed place I went to was Win's since it was on Mott. I could not find Tropical on Elizabeth. I hit up 38 Aquarium, 123 Aquarium, and Pacific Aquarium while I was in the area. Pacific seems to have the best selection of water plants (that's what I'm in the market for). Any recommendations on where to get plants like rotala indicia/ludwigia's/dwarf hairgrass?
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:55 PM   #11
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Hairgrass i would just say PEtco, they tend to have it pretty often. I only get plants from the swap and shop here, but you can also go up to 38th and 2nd. forget what thats called, but it seemed like some nice plants.

Sorry for being so bad with names. You can also go to Aqua Star which is behind win on Mulberry. I keep missing 123, but I'll have to check that out. Just went to all those same places on Wed.

But in terms of plants, there isnt too much except at maybe Pacific. Win has some stuff, but it varies greatly from my experience.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:04 PM   #12
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newworldaquarium.com is the lfs on 38th st
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:09 AM   #13
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OMG. So at Win's, how much do the cherries go for? Are they sold as individuals or are they sold as a little group with a fixed price? I have never been there; the only LFS that I've been to in Manhattan so far has been Pacific and their cherries were SOOO expensive. I mean the ridiculous-off-the-charts kind. It was $10 for THREE cherries.

I wanted to buy 30 cherries at Pacific and the employee told me it was going to be $100! with 3 extra cherries thrown in as a bonus. 33 cherries for a hundred bucks.

Kshoes, Pacific has dwarf hairgrass from time to time. I bought mine there. Just ask them when their new plant shipment is coming and inquire about the dwarf hairgrass. They have new stuff with every shipment, so it's not the same old stuff every week.
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:42 PM   #14
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Thanks. I stopped by at Petco and Pacific on Saturday. Picked up some wisteria and some unknowns from Petco. Pacific had more variety; I got some sunset hygro, stargrass, I think a bacopa caroliniana, and baby tears. They didn't have any foreground plants I wanted (dwarf baby tears or dwarf hairgrass).
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:04 PM   #15
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Man I love sunset hygro but can never get it to grow. Maybe Ill try it again soon.

Win had marble crayfish. That surprised me.
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