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Old 03-24-2006, 07:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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The couple I frequent here in Long Beach are..

All About Fish
2535 Broadway Ave
Long BEach CA 90803
562.438.4148
Really nice selection of plants plecos and community fish
130 gal planted aquarium for show piece(instead of the standard reef)
Huge plant selection and the guy knows a bit about plants!

Strictly Fish(lakewood)
562.421.9106
Good guys always willing to give advice.....
Large Plant selection not too much in the way of community fish...a lot of cichlids.
Huge tank of plants for sale.

Circle Pet
1940 Ximeno Ave
Long Beach CA 90815
not much for plants....sometimes a few good fish but last resort for me.
(scary incident here....went there last weekend to browse and couldnt find ONE THING that excited me, so....)

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Old 03-24-2006, 12:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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where i go

Neptunes Reef --> Great fish selection has cardinals, SAEs, rummy nose, male endlers; decent plant selection they had a couple of pots of glosso and dwarf hairgrass the last time. VERY KNOWLEDGABLE STAFF. Supplies/equipment overpriced, well aren't all LFSs
(310) 534-2323
www.neptunesreef.com/
2851 Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA 90505

Tong's Tropical Fish --> great fish selection, okay prices. plants not good as Neptunes. so-so staff.
(562) 945-4498
15250 Whittier Blvd
Whittier, CA 90603

ditto 247plants on his review of Strictly Fish
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I can also vouch for Strictly fish bought most of my fish thier and my 60 gal tank stand and an xp2 from them and got a good deal.

I have been to Circle pet a few times one guy there doesnt know that much about plants but a nice guy talked to him for a while. They did have a few different types of shimp last time I went but nothing really special. They do Have a planted tank setup, but nothing like strictly fish.

I havent been to all about fish but after your comments about it I think I will stop by.
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Ya all about fish is my #1 for a lfs locally.....always has cherrys amanos and bees...plants come in on wednesdays so wednesday nights are best for first choice
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Couple in the Los Angeles area:

Oranda Aquarium
(323) 876-5059

7318 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

(Little west of La Brea in Trader Joe's parking lot, south side of SMBlvd.)
Decent selection of plants -- often have glosso, myriophyllum sp, r. rotundifolia, etc. Carries Flourish Excel, >$15 for 500mL. Pricey fish but will stock psuedomugil sp (blue eyed rainbowfish), rose line barbs, etc. Always have amano shrimp. Some hardscape for sale but nothing special. Never gives freebies but prices are negotiable after hardballing. Clean store.

Yo's Aquarium
(323) 871-2730

5846 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(West of VanNess in the AutoZone parking lot. Only entry is south side of SMBlvd as its a one-way parking lot.)
Only plants are anubias sp, crypts, bannana plants, etc. Often have decent quality fish for cheap - roseline barbs, hillstream loaches, discus, cherry shrimp, sometimes bumblebee shrimp, etc. Smelly store. Like Oranda in terms of hardscape. Easily negotiated prices and will throw in a freebie for regulars.

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Neptunes Reef is a pretty good store, although the owner can sometimes be a bit moody. The store does regularly get new fish and plants in stock. Need to look around, sometimes good stuff is kinda hidden/mixed in the tanks. Found out they swap out CO2 cylinders for something like $18. Definitely a store to check out regularly.

Always have had good experiences at Strictly Fish. Definitely one of the friendliest stores I've ever visited. Make sure to get on their mailing list to not miss out on the big sales they have during the year.
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Yeah Strictly fish does have good sales and they gave me a free t-shirt at one of the sales. Its actually pretty nice for being free. Where are you Frugal Long Beach, Lakewood, Huntington. I have never been to neptunes reef but might check it out.
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Frugal is in the Redondo Beach area. I believe Neptune's Reef is in Torrance.

(310) 534-2323
2851 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance, CA 90505
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Yep. Just a little north of you in the South Bay area. If you're coming up from Long Beach to Neptune's just exit the 405 at Crenshaw and hang a couple of lefts after exiting to get onto Crenshaw, take it to PCH, and hang a right, stay right and you'll see it in a block or two. I'm planning on checking out All About Fish asap.
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Just as an FYI to everyone here: I've gone ahead and added all the stores from all of the SCAPE threads to our map on Frappr. http://www.frappr.com/scape

Anybody who would like to add other locations please be sure to include the address and phone number in the description box.
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