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Quality aquarium stores


>Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 13:24:15 -0800 (PST)
>From: Roxanne Bittman <rbittman at nhdgis_dfg.ca.gov>
>To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
>Subject: Quality aquarium stores
>Karl S. asked about quality fish/aquarium stores in the S.F. Bay Area (and 
>Denver).  I used to live in the East Bay, and Albany Aquarium (on San
Pablo and 
>approximately Washington Street) in Albany was the best I was aware of down 
>They carry Siamese Alage Eaters (the real thing) for one thing.  They also
>weekly shipments of plants that are much higher quality than any other
>store I have seen in northern California.  Their fish are also very high 
>quality, though not particular unusual (but then, I like tetras a lot!).
>carry a moderate line of equipment (no CO2 stuff that I know of and the
>line of filters, for example).  For that kind of thing, I would still
>mail order.
>For that matter, I generally recommend mail order for plants too, but then
I am 
>pretty picky about which species I want and am usually not content with the 
>default selections at Albany or anywhere else.  I have ordered from the
>Greenhouse with great success.  I am trying out the new place, Pets
>(not Pet Warehouse), which has a HUGE selection of plants, and can tell
more on 
>that later.
>Roxanne Bittman