Best LA LFS?

fatbabyy

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Hi LA reefers!

I'm playing hooky today and naturally want to hit up some LFS in my free-time! Sometimes I think i've checked out every nearby fish store, and then I find another!

What are your faves?

@lovealien and I most frequent Bobs Tropical Fish, LAX aquarium, and Tropical Imports!

I swear I read in a post somewhere that there is a cool warehouse aquarium store that is only open weekdays but I cannot find it anywhere!

Can't wait to hear about your fav haunts. ;Troll
 

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I was just at LAX last night...

Unique Corals in Van Nuys is only open Wed-Fri 2-5:30. That might be the one your talking about.

One store I want to check out but havent had the chance to is Vivid Aquariums in Canoga Park.
 
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I was just at LAX last night...

Unique Corals in Van Nuys is only open Wed-Fri 2-5:30. That might be the one your talking about.

One store I want to check out but havent had the chance to is Vivid Aquariums in Canoga Park.
Yes! I definitely have been wanting to check that one out. We also found some very cool frags at 'Deep Blue Aquarium' in North Hollywood yesterday.
 

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LAX Aquariums has great coral and equipment selections. Ultragem in the valley has solid livestock. Marks tropical is my go to when I am grabbing fish food, misc supplies, etc.
 
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Ok personally I like going to Ellis Aquatics in Compton. This guy started from his garage at home and just about a month ago he got his own shop. His prices are really good. But to be honest what I like the most is the fact that Jason gives you the time if you have questions. I still havent gone to his shop yet but I plan on going soon. Yay! My first actual post.
 

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Ok personally I like going to Ellis Aquatics in Compton. This guy started from his garage at home and just about a month ago he got his own shop. His prices are really good. But to be honest what I like the most is the fact that Jason gives you the time if you have questions. I still havent gone to his shop yet but I plan on going soon. Yay! My first actual post.
Cool! I knew he sold out of his house before, wheres his shop now?
 

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LAX Aquariums has great coral and equipment selections. Ultragem in the valley has solid livestock. Marks tropical is my go to when I am grabbing fish food, misc supplies, etc.
I don’t know how much has changed since the last time I was at lax aquarium. But the last and only time I was there it was very disappointing considering they are within a mile
Of all the major coral distributors in Southern California. I didn’t see anything there that made me want to come back. I could find everything that they carry at my local petco. The only thing remotely cool there is their shark tank.
 

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LAX Aquariums has great coral and equipment selections. Ultragem in the valley has solid livestock. Marks tropical is my go to when I am grabbing fish food, misc supplies, etc.
I don’t know how much has changed since the last time I was at lax aquarium. But the last and only time I was there it was very disappointing considering they are within a mile
Of all the major coral distributors in Southern California. I didn’t see anything there that made me want to come back. I could fund everything that they carry at my local petco. The only thing remotely cool there is their shark tank.
 
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Deep blue aquarium in NH has so much dope coral. Ive gotten some nice things from there the WWC sells, but cheaper at Deep Blue.
 

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hey all! I'm going to be in culver city later this week (and am from the Midwest) - any suggestions on which places i should hit up? i hear so much about all the importers that bring in good stuff into the west coast - any additions to the list above?
 
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