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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-26-2020, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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What is the best LFS in NYC?

Getting back into the hobby after almost a decade.
We live in NYC.

Googling is tough. There are custom shops and salt water shops.... But so few reviews... and the websites I do find are not informative.

I’d love to have an LFC store that’s not a Petsmart 🙂

Can anyone recommend a store in the city?

Thank you!
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There's a couple depending on which part of NYC you're living in. Pacific Aquarium in lower Manhattan next to the Williamsburg Bridge, Amazing Aquarium in Bensonhurst, Monster Aquarium in Flushing, and Fishworld USA in Whitestone.

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Infinity Aquariums in Sunset Park has a nice selection of rarities. It's owned by the same person who ran Archer Fish Aquariums in Bay Ridge a few years back.



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There's a couple depending on which part of NYC you're living in. Pacific Aquarium in lower Manhattan next to the Williamsburg Bridge, Amazing Aquarium in Bensonhurst, Monster Aquarium in Flushing, and Fishworld USA in Whitestone.
what he said although towards later in my hobby interest, i would pretty much only go to Monster Aquarium in flushing.
It's a quick short train ride and they pretty much have everything
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Amazing Aquarium in Brooklyn is really nice.


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I can recommend Pacific Aquarium. Nice people, good service, though I've not been there since the lockdown.
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The rent in Manhattan is so high that there are no LFSs left except near China town area. Brooklyn and Queen have more choices.
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions! So helpful!!!

We will make a trip downtown or can go to Brooklyn or Queens. I wanted to go check out some stores as we cycle our tank to see which we like best.

We are just starting out, so not looking for any fancy fish, just the basics. But having a knowledgeable LFS I think is really important.

Word of mouth from experienced fish keepers is really what I was looking for 🙂

It really sucks that there is not one closer but that’s alright 🙂

Thank you again!
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Monster is hands down the best for selection & price, but another decent shop in NYC is Manhattan Aquariums on W 37th St.



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Thanks! Will check it of for sure!
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