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Old 01-09-2007, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Great report! I'll have to drive up at some point. It's just a little further for me...just 107 miles
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ha ha, Mike double mine
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It'll probably piss you guys off that it is a 10 min bike ride for me, eh?

Great store, though. I have been around the hobby for about 20 years now and I see something new every time I go in there.

If we press him, maybe he will start getting some more exotic plants too!
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The greatest thing is that he's offered to host our SCAPE events any time we'd like. He enjoyed having us all in the store the last time, and would love to have us back!
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U r right, Donna. That couch is nice We'll def. be doing more events at the shop.
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Default Can't tell you how happy I was when Kirt opened

I was really glad to see a new store in Long Beach. Then when I went in I was very impressed by the selection of great fish that I could not find any where else. I am a little of a Bow Head, and he has an unbelievable selection of Rainbows! I have gotten into some other fish because of him having stuff that I have never seen in other stores. Awesom Honduran Red Points and some of the most insanely huge and beautiful Rams I have ever seen! He is alway super helpful too! Great store and a great guy!
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