just came back from Kirt's store. All I have to say is this, I drove for 55 miles to get there, $10 in gas, and still hella worth it.
Kirt's a young guy, that shocked me, I have been in retail for a while, and was surprised to see him this young w/his own store. I thought it was a guy working for Kirt
The selection is very very good. I have seen better plant selection in NorCal stores, but Kirt also told me that his was devastated and he's getting new shipments anytime now. If that is so, I may have to make another trip. The fish selection is excellent, and very much taylored to the Planted tank crowd. There are tons of different shrimps, lots of REALLY healthy ottos, and a bunch of bushynoses of every variety, long and reg. fins. Lots of tetras, rasboras, galaxies, and so on. Got my 10% SCAPE discount and a special deal on buying 15 shrimp. Dont be afraid to ask, Kirt is very open and honest with that type of stuff.
The ADA setup in the middle looks great, very clean. Overall, worth the drive all the way from the Norhern end of the Valley.
Hope we do more meets there, I will make it this time.