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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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lfs around gatlinburg/ servierville

anything in the area?
mostly looking for plants and hard goods
planning a trip down there and wondering if the stupid touristy businesses crowd out all the good ones

also, is the ripley's thing worth a second thought?
sounds crazy to me and about like what you would see at a really good lfs
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If you mean the Ripleys aquarium--it is like no LFS I can imagine. If you have a LFS that comes close to the aquarium in Gatlinburg I may consider moving to Oakland County, MI in the near future.
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well then it is not the tourist trap it sounds like with all the fake corals?
or do they just do a bad job at promoting it?
I was looking at the site, and things like peoples fish that grew too big (pacu, areos ect) are not really something of intrest to me since we have those at my work. are there any displays there that are unusual, or is it just cool because it is big? It seems we have had most of the fish they list on their site as being "attractions" at my work at the lfs
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my family has been to the aquarium several times. We have also been to the Chattanooga aquarium as well as the Georgia aquarium in Atlanta a couple of times. We prefer the one in Gatlinburg.
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I prefer the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. It's larger than Ripleys and is mostly freshwater. Of course, it's just a matter of personal preference.

As far as lfs there is nothing spectacular in the area when it comes to planted tanks.
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I prefer the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. It's larger than Ripleys and is mostly freshwater. Of course, it's just a matter of personal preference.

As far as lfs there is nothing spectacular in the area when it comes to planted tanks.
Ya know--now that I think more about it, I did like the Chattanooga aquarium for just that reason. I remember near the top level it had lots of turtles and birds and reptiles in a lake type display that I loved. I might try to make it up there this weekend now that Im thinking about it.
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This discussion led me to revisit the Tennessee Aquarium this past weekend with my family. Nice facility.
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Been to the Ripley's aquarium and it is awesome. They dont have mostly saltwater, it is a great mix. The pacus and things they have that got too big are an awesome sight as well. Makes you realize what you can get out of a tank at home given enough time, money, and space. This is the first, and only, aquarium I visited but is difinitely worth the trip and visit. They have something for everyone's interest. If you are on Facebook go here and check out some pics from there.


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