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Just lookin for contact with some hobbiest's in the Houston area. Im in Baytown myself.

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I moved to houston (medical center) last summer for school. been out of the fish hobby for too long and i'm planning/researching for my next setup which I plan on starting soon
 

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I'm south of Houston in Galveston County, Dickinson to be exact. Anyone found any good planted aquarium stores in the Houston area? I'd prefer them nearby, but if it is worth the drive I'll make it.
 

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West League City, and no, I haven't found any great planted tank stores nearby. I will say that Houston Aquarium Warehouse always has nice stuff and will custom order whatever you want. They're in Stafford (just east of Sugarland and 59) and well worth the drive up there.

Of course, best way to get plants is the online swap/shop areas of the forums. JMO
 

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I'm currently in Austin, but will be moving to Houston in a month or two. Probably Mont Rose or River Oaks area.
 

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My favorite shop I've found so far is the one off of 59 and Kirby, Fish Gallery. They have bad service reviews, but when I was in there, I had several people ask me if I needed help, left me alone when I said I just wanted to look around, and stopped what they were doing to help me out when I was ready. They are also the first shop I've found with a variety of nerite snails and several other freshwater fish and pleco varieties that I haven't seen (or maybe just never noticed) in other shops. Live plants, but nothing too unusual. They do sell some of their fancy bettas for $30, though! lol Overall, their other prices seemed okay. Worth the trip out there, IMO. I made it out with several CRS, a nerite snail and some algae tabs for about $20.

I also frequent Aquarium World off of 290 and Tidwell, but am less impressed with them. Their store is beautiful, so I walk around it occasionally. Some of their staff members, while very friendly and helpful, aren't as knowledgeable as you might expect in such a large store, and their prices tend to be high. Flourite Red bags for $35, neon tetras for $3.00 each, Java Ferns for $8.00. Not outrageous (except for maybe the Ferns), just a bit higher than, say, the PetSmart around the corner that sells the same Flourite Red for $20 and neons for $1.00 when on sale and Java Fern for $4.50.

I've also been to T&T Fish and Reptile in the Sugar Land area. They were okay... they did have a lot of hard scape materials and some healthy-looking plants. I wouldn't make the trip back out there, though. Only went to get my hands on some Flourite Black.

I've also heard good things about Fish Land on Westheimer, but have never been, personally, and sometimes go to Aqua World on Jones, but they are remodeling at the moment. I'm hoping they improve when they are all finished with that. Otherwise, their stock is certainly nothing to write home about unless you really like cheap, large goldfish and their store just seems dirty.

...okay, I think I'm done... for now. LOL! :icon_redf
 

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I'm in Houston :)
 

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Aqua Zoo off of El Durado near Webster/Friendswood/Clear Lake is a good place.

I do like Fish Gallery. They are moving closer to the Galleria area, so more hell to travel to.
 

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I do like Fish Gallery. They are moving closer to the Galleria area, so more hell to travel to.
It's closer to me. I'm excited!

I went there again today. I'm really surprised they have bad service reviews online. I had several people try to help me and the young man who did was very friendly and very knowledgeable. I felt bad because I half cut him off during check out to ask him what my total was, but I was in a hurry! I was sure to thank him a lot for his help, though. :)
 
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