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what is your fav. lfs north of the river? I'm new to the hobby so I don't know of many. So far the nicest place I have found is Miles of Exotics on Berry Rd. just West of N. Oak. They don't have many plants though, only place I have seen those in any quantity is the pet smart in Liberty (or just West of it, technically) on 152.
 

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I live in Kearney(bout 10 mins north of Liberty) The only places that I go to are Miles of Exotics by metro north, Fins and Foliage off North Oak, and ofcourse Petsmart. Thats about it around here. Only place that sells half decent plants around me is PetSmart and they arent all that great.
 

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Is the Metro North mall still open? Last time I went to there it was a ghost town, but when I was in High school back in 95 it was a nice place.
 

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yeah pretty much still a ghost town. Only a few stores are left like the shoe stores, gnc, jcpenny and macys. But thats about it.
 

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yeah, i only ever go to metro north for glasse (lense crafters)...

as for LFS, I really dislike Fins and Foliage...but thats just me. I wouldn't buy there. I wen't in for advice on how to control a guppy population in 10 gallons and they tried to sell me an oscar! Plus their tank conditions are obviously poor. Pet smart and miles of exotics are both much nicer facilities IMHO.
 

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Yeah their tanks are definetly poor. I have only been in there once and I wasnt impressed. They mainly breed guppies and angels but I would rather take my business to Miles of Exotics before I bought anything from F & F
 

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I am in southern KC, near 87th on the MO side. I haven't found any LFS except for Petsmart in OP and their plants are not so good.
 

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The Pet Stop off Shawnee Mission Parkway and Neiman is a good store not a HUGE selection of plants but their staff are knowledgeable and always willing to help. Mission Pets is moving from their current location on Johnson Drive to a newer bigger store (address to be confirmed). Of course there is always the http://kcfishclub.informe.com/index.php where there are folks that always seem to have lots of fish and plants to trade sell and "give away" Check out the site for dates of forthcoming meetings.

My names Steve and I am a fishaholic, no I do not need help.
 

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I haven't lived around there in about 10 years, but there used to be a nice fish store over off of Vivion Rd. I remember going down N Oak Trafficway turning right on Vivion Rd and it was down on the right hand side. I can't remember how far down it was though, it's been too long. They had a really nice selection of everything, but of course I don't know if they are still in existance. Just though I'd mention it.
 

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northland tropical fish and pet i beleive is the name of it.was a fantastic shop in the 80's when i went their.do beleive they're still in business on vivion rd in northmoor,mo(kc)

fins and foilage aslo in the 80's was excellent.dont know how bad these places are now as i dont go to kc,mo.

only live 60 miles from their but i go to st,joseph,mo to look and see what the Lfs have and unfortunately its not much.no shops here in atchison,ks and wmart got rid of their torture tanks...hip hip hooooray!

at least one shop in leavenworth,ks but its been a while since i been their.
for those of you who are old like myself wicks tropical fish on troost ave in kc,mo was one of the finest fish shops in kc,mo back in the 60's...and i think its still in business.allwet...
 

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I'm in Lee's Summit, but I'm often in the Plaza/Westport area at my gf's house. Brother's pets has started carrying more plants and supplies, also the Petco on Noland Rd and 40 hwy has some quality plants the tanks are surprisingly clean most of the time. Blue ridge pets usually has a good assortment of plants too.
 

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I was at both Blue ridge pets and Waldo Pets today to see what was available since I just recently moved back into the area and was very disappointed as to the state of the tanks and the selection of plants (which were non-existant) and fish. I haven't made it up to Miles of Exocitics but it seems like it will be my last hope for something local. I live in the Plaza/westport area and I guess that there used to be a fish store called Jerry's of Westport, but it is no longer. Is the internet all we are really reduced to here in the KC area? I remember when Waldo used to have a decent selection of plants and cichlids, but that was about 4-5 years ago. Nice to meet ya all!
 

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Was in KC this week due to a family medical situation. My mom actually brought me to Miles of Exotics (but wouldn't go in due to their reptile department having, well, reptiles, which she is phobic of).

They have a decent store, but my impression of their aquatics department was very "meh." For one, I counted at least three different non-aquatic plants being sold as aquatic (oh Borneo Fern, you are beautiful to me, but you will slowly rot and die in my tank). Their plant tanks are nice bowfronts with decent lighting, but holy mother of algae was it infested by BBA! They had some really good looking plants I wanted but man, that BBA pushed me away. A good 30% of the gravel was covered by it and the back wall looked like it was being grown intentionally as decor on it. I let the lady manning the fish room some ways to treat it with Excel/H2O2 and CO2 and prevent it (though I should talk, come back home from KC and my tank glass is riddled with GSA [forgot to have my buddy dose the tank while I was gone]), but she seemed very indifferent.

Decent selection of fish (including some nice arrowanas) but don't expect to be wowed if you have been to some top notch LFS before
 
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