Discussion in 'Indiana Reefers Club' started by trelane, Jan 21, 2009.
Join 3reef now to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.
Any LFS recomendations in Indianapolis?
I always go to premium aquatics. Check out their website because they are only open to the public for 2 or 3 hours friday and 3 hours saturday.
You have Uncle Bills, and The Reef also in Indy.
www.premiumaquatics.com is definitely my LFS of choice. Low prices and pretty good service. Not to say the others are bad, we visit all of them on occasion!!
I have been to uncle bills once and they had a much bigger selection than my local lfs.
Premium Aquatics definitely has good pricing, and nice quality of stuff. The Reef is pretty nice too, you kind of have to look over the fish well though and make sure they are healthy. If you are willing to drive a bit, there is a great store in Terre Haute, it's HUGE - has an awesome selection of stuff and very knowledgeable staff. Called Inland Aquatics, you can google them for directions. They have mail order, but it's really worth driving down there some weekend to check out everything they have.
There is also the Abyss, but they are pricey. I have been to Inland Aquatics (thanks to Inwall) a couple of times and is well worth the drive.
So what part of Indiana are you from????
Right behind The Reef. I kind of feel like some of their staff know what they're doing, and some don't.
They set up some frag tanks and the Aiptasia took over and killed a lot of frags which didn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling.
They also recommended cycling the tank with a Damsel which is debatable as to advice when there are methods that don't involve putting livestock at risk.
To their credit they have several Mandarins and they do feed them correctly.
And yeah I realize I'm overly picky... their live rock appears to be good quality fiji rock, but not particularly live.
I love the Naso in the display tank they have by the door. I cycle with Damsels and so do quite a few people. You need to keep bacteria steady in a cycling tank not just spike it and let it die off. Totally another debate.
So are you a part of INDMAS?
That is why unless I know an employee and have talked to them before I generally don't trust any of them. Go in with a good knowledge base and then decide for yourself if they know what they are talking about or not.
Separate names with a comma.