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Old 03/16/2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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Chicago Area Local Fish Stores

STORES/LOC/PHONE/HRS

Aquatica 16649 S. Oak Park Avenue (Unit D) Tinley Park 60477 708-633-7333, T-Fr 11-7, Sa/Su 11-5
Aquatic Environments 19050 Henry Dr, Mokena IL 708-478-5810
Aquatic World 2029 W. Belmont Chicago 773-935-2028,S 9-6, M-F 3-8, Sa 9-6
Beyond the Reef 205 W. Golf Rd, Schaumburg 847-885-7333,S 11-3, M Cl, T-F 1230-8, Sa 1030-5
Capture The Sea 8010 171St St Tinley Park 60477 708-444-7614
Coral Reef Pet Center 7723 W. Lawrence Norridge 708-456-0768, Su 10-530, M-F 10-830, Sa 930-530
Exotic Aquatics 1479 Randall Rd, Algonquin 60102 847-854-6154, M 12-9, W-F 12-9, Sa 10-6
GoFish Aquariums 14412 John Humphrey Dr, Orland Park 60462 708-567-4513
Living Sea 811 W Devon Ave Park Ridge 847-698-7258, S 1130-4, M-T 1130-8, F 1130-9, Sa 1130-6

Ocean Design Aquarium, 6500 W. Irving Pk. Rd. Chicago 60634, 773-736-9838, M-F 10-9, Sa 10-6, Su 12-5
Odd Lot Pet Shop 7731 S. Harlem Ave Bridgeview 708-598-4141
Old Orchard Aquarium, 9235 Skokie Blvd. Skokie 60077 847-675-3474, M 11-7, T-F 11-8, Sa/Su 12-6
Old Town Aquarium 1538 N. Wells St Chicago 312-642-8763
Reef Plus 935 Oak St. North Aurora 630-906-7333 T-F 12-8, Sa/Su 12-5
Scott's Pet Shop 3054 Wolf Rd Westchester 708-562-5000
Sea Schor 229 East Dundee Rd Buffalo Grove 60089 847-808-8100, T 3-7, W 12-8, R 3-7, F 12-8
Sea Escapes 1950 Silver Glen Rd South Elgin 847-695-9441 M-R 11-8, F 11-7, Sa 10-6, Su 11-4
Sho Tank Aquariums 433 N. Lake St Mundelein 847-949-8265 MWF 1-8, Sa/Su 10-6
Tropi-Quatics 337 S. Main St Lombard 630-953-2696 M-F 1130-8, Sa/Su 1030-5
Upscale Aquatics 15412 S Route 59 Joliet 866-920-8079



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Old 03/16/2010, 02:51 PM   #2
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Nice sticky there Crooks. You made it happen at last.


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Old 03/16/2010, 03:21 PM   #3
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we should post specials going on too.


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Old 03/16/2010, 03:37 PM   #4
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missed advanced aquatics.


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Old 03/16/2010, 03:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for doing that, it's a huge help


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Old 03/16/2010, 04:13 PM   #6
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Advanced Aquatics 879 S Roselle Rd Schaumburg 847-584-0250

Can we add this to the list


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Old 03/16/2010, 06:21 PM   #7
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Good job Crooks, this was needed .


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Old 03/16/2010, 07:36 PM   #8
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Atta boy Crooks
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Old 03/16/2010, 07:44 PM   #9
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GoFish Aquariums moved and isn't at that address anymore. The store is called Chicago Fish and Coral now. Phone is 708-403-1810


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Old 03/16/2010, 08:54 PM   #10
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Old 03/16/2010, 08:55 PM   #11
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Way to go Crooks, LOL


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Old 03/16/2010, 09:13 PM   #12
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Thanks for posting this! I've found several that I didn't know existed that are fairly close by. Thanks again!


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Old 03/16/2010, 09:15 PM   #13
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OK, that worked, here is a map of all stores in the Chicago area.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...2,3.515625&z=8


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Old 03/16/2010, 11:58 PM   #15
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wow what a great sticky!!! Well done


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Old 03/17/2010, 06:26 AM   #16
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Fish Planet in Deerfield as well, no one mentions much, I think the prices are too high...maybe that's why?

http://www.fishplanetstore.com/


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Old 03/17/2010, 10:58 PM   #17
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I was just at Gofish in Orland Park last week and they are still rearranging the store and it didn't look like they were moving to me..


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What I meant was the store is not called GoFish anymore. It's called Chicago Fish and Coral (to match Chicago Reptile House etc). The partner that owned the name GoFish left the company. Don't know if he's starting his own store though.


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Another one is Chicago Aquarium company in Andersonville.Fairly small operation but have a reasonable selection of salt and supplies.They tend to be on the higher price point,but Gabe is very knowledgable,the other guy who works knows nothing about salt.Good if you need something quick for locals.
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chicago aquarium is priced reasonably for some basic needs such as food and dry goods but the lr is way up there. The store seems nice enough and i will say that the saltwater fish prices are pretty in line with other stores but they had no corals or reefs setup when i was there. I heard from someone in the wholesale business that the owner of this store used to work at old town aquarium, maybe Gabe?


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Old 03/21/2010, 04:22 PM   #21
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Birds and Beasts Pet Shop
www.birdsandbeastspetshop.com
35-18 Berkshire Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 477-7387

Also expensive for livestock but they have a (I think free)pet club for 10% off all purchases and a 2x yearly sale for members.


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Old 03/29/2010, 10:41 AM   #22
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OK, that worked, here is a map of all stores in the Chicago area.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...2,3.515625&z=8
Ok... I tried it last night on my Droid... and it works FANTASTIC! It's funny, because I was just talking to my fiancé over the weekend... that I was hoping someone would develop a store finder app similar to the Flixster app (for movie theaters) or RedBoxer (for Red Box locations)... that could use your GPS location and tell you where the closest fish stores are.

Your map works great for this. For all you Android users, the key is to open Michael's link on your phone using the Maps app (as opposed to the Browser)... the Browser works, but it's MUCH slower.

I actually saved your map as a bookmark on my home screen and set the default to open always with Maps. Here's how...

1) Open Michael's link on your phone with the Browser (preferably using TapaTalk to open the thread). Make sure that "Use by default for this action" is Unchecked (you’ll change this later).

2) Use the menu button and select "Bookmarks", then select the "Add" option for Michael's map.

3) Rename the bookmark "Fish Stores" and select "OK".

4) Use the back button to close the Browser and return to the home screen.

5) Add a Shortcut to your home screen and select "Bookmark".

6) Select "Fish Stores" from the list.

7) Open your new bookmark from your homes screen and put a check in the "Use by default for this action" box, then choose the "Maps" option.

That's it! Now every time you open "Fish Stores" from your home screen, it will automatically open Michael's map with the Maps app... showing your GPS location and where all the fish stores are around you.

You can even take this one step further if you use the Maps "Latitude" option and add local reefers to your Friends list. Then, you can see the GPS location of other reefers in your area too!

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1816478


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Old 03/29/2010, 07:45 PM   #23
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What about the new store that was supposed to open. I think the same owners as Scotts in Westchester


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Old 04/08/2010, 01:15 PM   #24
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Thanks for making my original post and all the time consuing work a sticky!


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Old 04/09/2010, 09:59 PM   #25
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Scotts Pet Shop 2 . 433 E. Ogden ave. Clarendon Hill Il.(630) 590-5496


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