Who has found a big-box LFS that actually isn't bad?
I know the reputation that a lot of the big-box stores have on this forum and others, but has anyone ever come across one that really sticks out in their mind as being a positive experience for having gone there?
For example, there is a PetSmart down the road from where I live that no matter when I go in, all of the fish, and the plants (albeit a limited selection) are always healthy, lively, and looking vigorous. I go in occasionally to see if they get something that you wouldn't normally see in a place like that, and I've never once seen ich, or white-spot, or fin rot, or pop-eye, or any of the other common maladies most often associated with a place like that. Even some species like GBR and otos that are more sensitive to less than ideal water parameters seem to be doing great in their care. I even witnessed some GBR spawning behavior the last time I was there!
Anyone else have any similar experiences like this?