| | Re: need advice on tank buying
Welcome to the area (not sure if you've arrived yet or not)!
There are some good stores around here -- also we have a club that meets periodically.
Some of the local stores:
1. Captain Nemo's in Norristown (they are in the process of changing into a more typical pet store and not just aquariums but they still have some good livestock and plants from time to time).
2. Fins, Feathers, Paws, and Claws in Harleysville. A smaller local store but lots of pond stuff and a nice selection of fish. I prefer to spend my $ there to support the local store.
3. That Fish Place in Lancaster (more of a drive but a huge store w/ tons of stuff -- well worth the drive periodically).
4. The Hidden Reef in Levittown (I've actually never been there but some of the club members frequent there and it's supposed to be good).
For tanks the best place is probably #3 -- they have some good deals.
Send me a pm when you arrive w/ your email and I can add you to our club's email list.