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Old 12/03/2011, 09:28 AM   #76
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frankfort shop

Any body have the name and address of the new store in Frankfort, thanks, js


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Old 12/06/2011, 09:56 AM   #77
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Online Order

I would love to keep my money here in Illinois. I live in Bloomington and find it discouraging that not one store in Chicago (that I have found) has an online store for ordering corals/fish etc. Any suggestions?


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Old 12/06/2011, 08:24 PM   #78
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I would love to keep my money here in Illinois. I live in Bloomington and find it discouraging that not one store in Chicago (that I have found) has an online store for ordering corals/fish etc. Any suggestions?
A new store just opened in Bartonville last week, people from my reef club say its great, js


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Old 12/07/2011, 04:40 PM   #79
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Frankfort LFS address

Reef City Aquatics
7942 w Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-534-5268

ReefCityAquaticsOnline.com

I am planning on stopping there Friday cant wait

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Old 12/13/2011, 12:12 PM   #80
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Hidden Reef in beach park. off of wadsworth and greenbay rd. a.k.a. route 31.it is a little hidden but its worth finding. has very good selection,the owner (hector)is great,they have only been open for a little over a year so his staff is young but is growing with the store(Ive known them for qiut a while so I love messing with them! lol) they give 7 day guarantee on fish, I know he pays someone to pick out his fish from a wholesaler in LA so they are always sweet! I usually just get coral cause he gets such wikked pieces!! he gets his coral trans shipped in so its not cherry picked in LA, so they always get a one of a kind pieces!(my fav, you know! but you have to be fast cause ALOT of coral addicts hit the spot on coral shippment days!(me being one of them LOL) all the fishheads hit the spot on fish shipment days also for that matter!lol and if they dont have it they'll get it for you and the icing on the cake..... he's cheaper then EVERYBODY!
I bet you cant just go once! my fav shop!

Old town aquarium is a very nice shop but like sixty4tw put it parking is a pain! the staff is knowledgable but I do feel that "attitude" from some of the staff almost like "you aint going to buying anything or aint spending enough so why do you keep bothering me asking questions" what can I say I like to ask alot of questions, lol. they do have a great selection and very nice corals but end up seeing the same pieces week after week cause of the high prices. havent been there for a while for the same reason. still a good place though
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Old 12/20/2011, 05:20 PM   #81
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Great store in Glen Ellyn, small but he can get whatever you want and prices are hard to beat.
Aqua Pros
500 Pennsylvania Ave.
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Old 01/14/2012, 03:26 PM   #82
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Exotic Aquatics

WOW
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More bugs than polyps
Bought a few frags today and not good AEFW, Nudis, etc.


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Old 02/07/2012, 10:15 PM   #83
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I would highly recommend new fish for us city dwellers. Great coral selection and nice staff. Old town aquarium is certainly nice and priced accordingly - seems like the tiffanys of fish stores but I have seen some amazing species there.


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Old 02/12/2012, 06:09 PM   #84
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Old 03/17/2012, 12:24 PM   #86
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Guys, I am planning to make a trip to "Sho Tank" one of the upcoming days. Since it's a bit of a distance I would like to know if it's worth it. How is the quality of their animals, health etc? Mainly interested in fish, but some frags would be nice too. Thanks.


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Old 03/17/2012, 01:15 PM   #87
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Guys, I am planning to make a trip to "Sho Tank" one of the upcoming days. Since it's a bit of a distance I would like to know if it's worth it. How is the quality of their animals, health etc? Mainly interested in fish, but some frags would be nice too. Thanks.
I've heard that most people are happy with the prices/selection of the fish, but it wouldn't hurt to have a backup plan for places around the area. Make the trip worthwhile and do an LFS crawl!


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Old 03/17/2012, 02:24 PM   #88
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i've heard that most people are happy with the prices/selection of the fish, but it wouldn't hurt to have a backup plan for places around the area. Make the trip worthwhile and do an lfs crawl!
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Old 04/18/2012, 02:09 AM   #89
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No indiana listings?
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Not sure of their hours but I know they are open 7 days a week.
They are where I frequently go. Nice people always willing to help.


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Old 04/20/2012, 08:33 PM   #90
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Not being familiar with the Chicago land area, what fish stores are near or around Naperville? I am heading up there tomorrow I just found out and would love to find some good stores to check out.


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Old 04/20/2012, 10:25 PM   #91
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Not being familiar with the Chicago land area, what fish stores are near or around Naperville? I am heading up there tomorrow I just found out and would love to find some good stores to check out.
On the first page of this topic there is a link to google maps. This shows many different stores on the Chicago area. If you go there and the find your location you will be able to see what's near your location.


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Old 04/21/2012, 05:28 AM   #92
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I looked yhrough that, but didnt see any that said 'naperville' so thought l would ask. I will probably go through that map to and see what is closest to me up there.


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Old 04/21/2012, 06:41 AM   #93
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I looked yhrough that, but didnt see any that said 'naperville' so thought l would ask. I will probably go through that map to and see what is closest to me up there.
Reef plus in aurora, reefwise in lisle and aquapros would be my choice if I was doing your trip.


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Old 04/21/2012, 06:45 AM   #94
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I would have to agree. Naperville itself has nothing. Unless some reefers from the town want to jump in and share tanks and frags


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Old 04/21/2012, 08:21 AM   #95
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Old 04/22/2012, 04:06 PM   #96
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we need to add this store to the list, I know its in milton/janesville but well worth the drive



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Old 04/30/2012, 10:29 AM   #97
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I briefly stopped in Aquarium Adventures in Bolingbrook next to IKEA. Does not look like too bad of a place. Kind of like a really upscale petsmart or similar. They did have a 40% off sale off all fish which was nice. Wonder how often they hold that sale. Normal pricing seemed similar to other LSF I've have been to.


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Old 04/30/2012, 02:28 PM   #98
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Just a heads up there is a new store off 59 in the Plainfield/Naperville area called Aquatic Visions. This is same exact store as Upscale Aquatics in Plainfield. He closed Upscale and opened this new place. A lot of you are already familiar with Upscale but for those who aren't, expect high prices and loud hard rock music.


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Old 05/02/2012, 05:51 PM   #99
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Hey guys what do you guys prefer in Northern Illinios?? There really arent too many choices???


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Old 05/02/2012, 08:28 PM   #100
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I was just in there last weekend....and they were doing some heavy cleaning in the tanks and the store had a god awful smell. My wife had to walk out of the door after about 5 minutes.


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