Shoppin' Time! :P

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Euphyllia, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Well tomorrow my dad will be taking me to Aquarium Concepts since I like their GBTA so much. On Saturday I'm going to plan out a day of shopping for us! I don't know which LFS are good to go to, though. Here's a list of where I've been...

    All About Fish
    Aquarium Concepts
    Ocean Treasures
    Aquarium Showroom

    Wow... short list... Anywho, what are some good LFS to go to? I'm looking for some place that often has large GBTA like 10"+. I'm looking for good prices, too. My clownfish really love the ones from AC. They just like big, fluffy, deep anemones to sleep in and every time I go to AC they have ones like that... so I get them and they do great! :bigsmile:
    What are some suggestions? I'm looking for large anemones, as I said, and not really RBTA. Even though they are very pretty, I find GBTA to be bigger and a lot less expensive. If you're a sponsor just tell me if you have any large GBTA in and gimmie a price. I may stop by on Saturday! I'm looking for stores that are in the east bay, in SF, or around the Haywardish area. If you have a suggestion LMK! Thanks! :bigsmile:
  2. jimmyc

    jimmyc Guest

    I dropped by a bunch of East Bay and San Jose stores last week. Here are their names, hours of operation on the weekend... and the most practical order (for me).

    Aquatic Gallery 1370 Minnis Cir, Milpitas, CA 95035 11AM Sat. 12PM Sun.
    Neptune’s 1752 Houret Court, Milpitas, CA 12PM Sat. 12PM Sun.
    Blue Ocean Aquarium 2673 Croply Ave San Jose 12PM Sat. 12PM Sun.
    Aquarium Showroom 2137 South 10th Street, San Jose, CA 11AM Sat. 11AM Sun.
    Dolphin Pet Village 1770 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell 10AM Sat. 10AM Sun.
    Ultimate Aquarium 2625 South El Camino Real, San Mateo 10AM Sat. 10AM Sun.
    Aquatic Collection 1212 West Winton Avenue, Hayward 12PM Sat. 12PM Sun.
  3. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Ocean Treasures is my favorite LFS in SF.
    They have BTA's frequently, from what I see.
  4. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    They had BTA when I was there, but they were like 5" or so and wild caught. I want some healthy, 8"+ ones.
  5. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Matthew if you are coming to the city you should hit Aquatic Central as well. you won't regret it.
  6. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Me'll try! ;)
  7. Roc

    Roc Guest

    green marine has nice nems.
  8. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Check out Aquatic Collection if you're looking for 'nems. Saw the largest carpet that I've seen in person.

    Big red

  9. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

  10. slim_jim989

    slim_jim989 Guest

    I saw that carpet as well when I went LFS shopping. It was the biggest carpet I've seen and looked healthy. I would definatly go to Neptune, I wouldn't suggest ultimate aquarium.
  11. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    The biggest carpet I ever saw was at absolute least 5 or more feet across. :D
    And there were 2!
  12. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    I went there and got a big GBTA... It was home to about 20+ Clarkiis... They got angry and wouldn't leave their nem. They had to be pulled out, but now the nem is acclimating in my room. :D
  13. Roc

    Roc Guest

    musta just missed you, i was there earlier and saw that huge nem
  14. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Well it's on a huge rock! The rock's at least 1ft x 1ft! I had to completely change my rock structure just to get it to fit and now my tank looks weird and coolish... My clownfish absolutely hate the new rock structure but I had to move my 10" GBTA around to fit the new one in. The new one looks like it is about 12".I'll post picture tomorrow because all of my anemones (except my messed up RBTA... the one with the crappy looking tentacles) are closed up... so is my prized mother colony of eagle eye zoas. I had to move 2 of my favorite GBTA and my absolute favorite 14" GBTA is pooping... so basically the clowns can swim through the entire tank without having to leave an anemone. :bigsmile:
    On the way home from getting it I hadn't had fast food in 3 hours so I was like "Let's go to McDonald's, daddy!" so I was looking at the menu there and their new item "Big Tasty" was the #4, but the T was scratched and it looked exactly like Big Nasty! :party:
  15. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

  16. Roc

    Roc Guest

    what bulbs are you running that thing was BRIGHT green at Jim's shop under 20K's
  17. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Doesn't Jim use 150's, or 250's over his tank Roc?
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Matthew is running 2x55watt PC (standard with RSM)
    Jim was running 250 ME SE. Not sure of the bulbs.
  19. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest


    Sorry, I thought I was in Congress for a moment :)

    250 MH SE I suspect :p
  20. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    It was under 2x250w SE XM 20k's in L-3 reflectors. Should do better under PC's than a carpet would.

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