Store Review: That Fish Place, That Pet Place(updated title)

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Store Review: That Fish Place, That Pet Place(updated title)

Post by Motörcrab » Mon May 14, 2018 8:42 pm

Xenocrab and myself went to Lancaster, PA this weekend for a concert. Before the show we decided to go to That Fish Place, That Pet Place. We had been there before but wanted to go again.

This place is HUGE! I would compare it to approximately 4-6 Petcos or Petsmarts under one roof! It's that big! That doesn't include their reptile/amphibian or fresh/saltwater/ pond sections either! They cover all the bases with just about anything with fur, feather, fins, scales, and claws, everything! They even have a waist high 2000 gallon stingray tank where you can pet them! If you are a rewards member you even receive a discount on all items, excluding pets, I think. Its a bit overwhelming at first with their tanks and all accessories!

If any pet store takes care of their hermit crabs it is this place. They have maybe 2 inches of substrate, several hides, walls for them to climb, and a fogger to keep the humidity high. While there a lady was purchasing 2 small crabs for a small girl. She didn't know the first thing about them, an associate was helping her. The lady had a screen cage but the associate actually referred her to a 5 or 10gallon, sand, substrate, etc. That lady was in line ahead of me during checkout and spent over $100 on crab items!

We ended up purchasing a 30 gallon tank, and glass lid spur of the moment, along with more substrate, 2 pieces of aquarium wood, and a mouse wheel. We spent about 2 hours there and could have easily spent another hour there easily.

Yesterday we spent the entire afternoon switching tanks around. Our 6 P's went from the 20 tall into the 30 gallon. Our two E's moved from a 10 gallon into the 20. Once the P's were relocated they went nuts climbing and exploring everywhere. For some reason they all decided to hang out together in or on the one hide. They spent several hours checking everything out.
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Xenocrab petting the stingrays

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Overview of the Stingray tank! It's in the shape of a giant fish

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Part of their tank selection, 5 gallon to 250 gallon!

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Their hermit crab tank! Not to shabby for a store.

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Our E's revamped 20 gallon tank

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Our P's new 30 gallon

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Pearl playing peek a boo

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Little Chicky defying gravity

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Eddie hanging out on the new climbing tree

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Re: We had a busy crabby weekend

Post by Angel_crab » Mon May 14, 2018 10:14 pm

Wow awesome pictures!! Sounds like a great time :) love the stingrays


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Post by Hermiesguardian » Mon May 14, 2018 11:05 pm

Wow ! Wow! Wow!
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Post by GotButterflies » Tue May 15, 2018 10:45 am

Looks like fun!!!


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Re: We had a busy crabby weekend

Post by piratetoothgir » Thu May 17, 2018 6:49 pm

Fantastic! I really like their hermit enclosure, that’s neat :)
Something that is really coincidental is that I was thinking of hanging those aquarium plants upside down like that and there they are doing the same!
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Re: We had a busy crabby weekend

Post by Motörcrab » Sun May 20, 2018 11:28 am

They also have wire mesh behind the plants on all side for them to climb. Plus all sides have plexiglass to keep the humidity in except for maybe 6 inches on top of both sides.
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Post by Motörcrab » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:04 pm

Since this was basically a store review I figured I would add to it rather than start a new thread.

Like I said before this place if HUUUUGE!
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Here is their selection of lighting, UV, and heat bulbs.
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Some of their decorations for reptiles and crabs.
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This is a shot of their saltwater fish selection. Their freshwater area is just as big. They must have close to 200 types of each!
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These are the supplies we picked today!
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Their prices are even better than most online places.
3 lb box of Instant Ocean $6.59
Mini Bale ZooMed Terrarium Moss $19.99
24 quart Eco Earth $14.99
Flukers 8.5" Clamp Lamp $14.59
Small and Medium Flying Saucers $6.49 & $8.49

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Post by wodesorel » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:41 am

Wow! I've ordered from them several times, but had no idea their pace was that ginormous.

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Post by Motörcrab » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:44 pm

It is massive. We always spend at least 1.5 - 2 hours there. I'm not sure if is because we are looking at all their stuff or we get lost. I think it is the only pet store you can see from outer space!

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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:04 pm

Holy cow!!!! I would be in trouble if I lived close to that place!!!!


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Re: Store Review: That Fish Place, That Pet Place(updated title)

Post by GRMU99 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:55 pm

I love going to their store. The last time i was there was about 3 to 4 years ago and i had bought a glass canopy for my 29gl. I only live about hour and a half from there maybe.


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Re: Store Review: That Fish Place, That Pet Place(updated title)

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:50 pm

wow wish i had a store like that near me! i have to make do with petcos and petsmart.

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