04-23-2010, 06:57 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kaneohe, Hawaii
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| | Best places to shop in Hawaii
Someone on ThePlantedTank forum recently asked me where I get my stuff and I figured that everyone might benefit from knowing if they haven't heard of these places before.
The best lfs are Aquascapes, Kahala Petland, Kalihi Pets, and Modern Pet Center (more or less in that order) but everywhere else is pretty much **** IMO. However, I personally purchase almost everything online.
Petsolutions - Best all around site and with usps shipping which is always the cheapest method to hawaii
Kensfish - For odds and ends (ships usps)
ADGshop - Used to be the cheapest ADA supplier for Hawaii residents but aquascapes is now cheaper when you include the shipping cost but you might still have to order from them because aquascapes doesnt have everything (ships usps on smaller items).
Aquabuys - Cheapest place for lighting especially for tek lights (ships usps on smaller items)
Aquatouch - Only place to get archaea lights(best for nano tanks in my opinion), i found out that the lights actually come from aquaforest eventhough the site does not say it (ships usps). Aquaforest is more expensive than ADGshop for ADA stuff eventhough they're closer.
Swagelok - Best place for regulator parts and a million other parts
Amazon - You'd be amazed at what you can find with low or free shipping for aquascaping. I found a Milwaukee regulator w/ solenoid and bubble counter (very reliable despite what others say) for about 80 with shipping and a bunch of other stuff.
Ebay - Brand new stuff for low prices if you're patient and watch diligently. I got 2 new eheim filters for way less than I could anywhere else including shipping costs. There are a lot of plants and livestock auctions as well.
Aquabid - One of the best places for livestock
Aquaticplantcentral & The Planted Tank - There's always something good being offered by other members.
Feel free to add any other places that I might've missed.
Last edited by Felf808; 04-24-2010 at 03:58 AM..