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Old 12-17-2009, 06:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, just wondering where you all go to buy fish/plants/supplies in CT. I'm in Fairfield County and the only decent mom/pop shops seem to be Fish Bowl in Stamford and Purrr-Fect Pets in Milford. I even drove all the way to who-knows-where, CT to some place called Magic Pet Shop or something like that which was pretty good, but too far for me.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hi Franzi,

Try House of Fins (Greenwich) and Greenwich Aquaria (Riverside), they are both great stores and they often have good plant selections. House of Fins carries most ADA product lines.

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Old 12-17-2009, 07:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The Puppy Center in West Hartford is hugely better than Magic, if you come all the way up here again. Fantastic fish selection! The best around.
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Might want to check out http://ctfishstores.com/site/ct-fish-store-map.html It has a pretty thorough listing of stores. Most of the members are saltwater guys/gals and the LFS often update stock lists on corals etc. But, they do have some discounts and specials at a lot of the shops worth taking a look at.

Puppy Center is my primary shop for fish. Aquatic Wildlife in Manchester has a nice plant selection if you come near when the shipment arrives (just call and find out), although prices can be a bit high. Every once in a while exotic superpet in E. Hartford has some hidden gems from a fish perspective; as does Emmons in Simsbury.
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I agree with vancat, puppy center is probably the best shop in CT for fish and plants. Another one is aquatic wildlife exit 63 on 84 east highway.

By the way, I'm not sure if I've asked you yet but there is a plant club in CT, if you'd like to come the next meeting is saturday 2nd jan from 5-7 pm in Hamden CT. If you are interested, send me a PM and I'll give you details about it.
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Good info, I'll put Puppy Center on my list of LFS to visit in the next coming weeks or so...
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I hit up Riverboa's suggestions over the weekend (before the snow came). Greenwich Aquaria is great and I'm gonna go back on Wednesday to buy some fish. Their prices are very reasonable and I like their selection...just wish they had more freshwater stuff. That place has an amazing saltwater selection.

I won't be going back to House of Fins ever again though. Those prices are ridiculous!!! $7 for a cardinal tetra??? $23 for a bottle of Excel??? No wonder the store was empty with 4 employees standing around the cash register.
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I hit up Riverboa's suggestions over the weekend (before the snow came). Greenwich Aquaria is great and I'm gonna go back on Wednesday to buy some fish. Their prices are very reasonable and I like their selection...just wish they had more freshwater stuff. That place has an amazing saltwater selection.

I won't be going back to House of Fins ever again though. Those prices are ridiculous!!! $7 for a cardinal tetra??? $23 for a bottle of Excel??? No wonder the store was empty with 4 employees standing around the cash register.
Greenwich Aquaria is one of my target LFS too! Do they have selections of freshwater plants as well?

Yeah, I've been to House of Fins couple of times already and they're prices are overkill... I guess people in Greenwich don't mind it because they have plenty of $$$ to spend...
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Yeah Greenwich Aquaria has a decent selection of freshwater plants. I didn't look too much at what they offered since I'm all set with plants, but they definitely had some nice looking stuff. Also, the signs said 15% of all fish purchases on Sunday...guessing they get new inventory on Monday.

House of Fins had some nice looking plants (lots of pearling), but after seeing the price of the fish, I didn't bother looking at plant prices.
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Thanks for the info, I'll prbably visit Greenwich Aquaria this week if we closed early at work, hehe... Just curious of their plant stocks, maybe I can find something for my 120gal on the works... Thanks for the info!
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