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Post  Mikey on 2010-05-10, 18:01

Overall Experience 5
Cost 3
Quality of Fish 5
Variety 4
Service 5
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Post  Guest on 2010-05-10, 18:11

Overall Experience 5
Cost 2
Quality of Fish 5
Variety 2
Service 5

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Post  Madness on 2010-05-20, 19:27

Overall Experience 4
Cost 2
Quality of Fish 5
Variety 1
Service 5
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Post  douglife on 2010-05-26, 22:21

Overall Experience 4
Cost 3
Quality of Fish 5
Variety 4
Service 5+++

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Post  Kianna on 2010-05-27, 13:37

Overall Experience 5
Cost 4
Quality of Fish 5
Variety 3
Service 5++++
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Post  regan24 on 2010-05-31, 01:35

Overall Experience 4
Cost 3
Quality of Fish 4
Variety 5
Service 5++++

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Post  crazyfish253 on 2010-06-06, 23:16

Overall Experience 5
Cost 3
Quality of Fish 5
Variety 4
Service 5
great display tanks. mostly salt water Very Happy
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Post  DMD123 on 2010-06-11, 14:57

Overall Experience 5
Cost 4
Quality of Fish 5
Variety 4
Service 3

Nice large tanks that the fish are housed in. The main attraction is their display tank with a breeding pair of Dovii!

I gave them a 3 for service because of a lack of follow through on their part. I was shopping for a large tank (100g+) and the main person who was the one I needed to speak with was not in. The sales person took my name and number promised a call back and even asked if it was "OK" to leave the answer/info on the answering machine. I said "yes" and never got a call back. I took this to mean they did not want my business. Sad for them but I got my tank, stand and accessories elsewhere. At least a $1000 worth of business they lost!
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Post  shua on 2010-06-20, 04:55

Overall Experience 1
Cost ? cant remember
Quality of Fish 4
Variety 0
Service 3
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Post  Wolf-Keeper1 on 2010-07-15, 14:37

Overall experience-5

Cost-3

Quality of Fish-5

Variety-5

Service-5

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Post  Pleco_Party on 2011-05-09, 04:42

Overall Experience 4
Cost 3
Quality of Fish 5
Variety 4
Service 5

I like Aquarium Paradise a lot. They had an okay verity of fresh water fish, everything looked very healthy. But there Salt water fish and coral section was amazing! They have a wide variety of salt water fish and coral. I wish I had their big coral set up. I wish I had their dragon eel. The Staff is very very friendly and they have always been there to answer my questions. When I start a salt water set up, I will be here all the time.
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Post  Anthraxx on 2011-05-29, 01:09

Overall Experience 4
Cost 2
Quality of Fish 3
Variety 2
Service 5

Ive frequented the store a few times. usually underfed overstocked africans. great service however they are happy to order up stuff for you (costs a bit much but i guess its better then going to burien)
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Post  presleyk on 2012-01-08, 21:00

Overall Experience 5
Cost 4
Quality of Fish 4
Variety 4
Service 5
I go to the store all the time, even just to look the service is great the staff is friendly, and I have never lost a fish from there. And they will order you whatever you like, and even take it back if it's not exactly what you wanted. And as far as price it might be a lil high but if your a true fish enthusiast then the fish are worth the price, and if you check in from time to time you can find the fish you want for a great price just depends on how many they have. Def my LFS of choice!
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Post  Madness on 2012-01-08, 21:58

presleyk wrote:Overall Experience 5
Cost 4
Quality of Fish 4
Variety 4
Service 5
I go to the store all the time, even just to look the service is great the staff is friendly, and I have never lost a fish from there. And they will order you whatever you like, and even take it back if it's not exactly what you wanted. And as far as price it might be a lil high but if your a true fish enthusiast then the fish are worth the price, and if you check in from time to time you can find the fish you want for a great price just depends on how many they have. Def my LFS of choice!

A lot of the different type of Cichlids that they carry, they get from me. Very Happy I sell Dominic a lot of different fish. But agree, very helpful, friendly, and I love the new store mascot. Very Happy

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Over 4000 gallons and over 50 species
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Post  Addicted2CAs on 2012-07-18, 21:52

Overall Experience 4
Cost 1
Quality of Fish 5
Variety 2
Service 5

Super friendly, excellent service. Selection is decent but it is always changing which makes it pretty cool. Only downside is price. I certainly buy smaller stuff from them, but I dont see myself ever buying equipment or larger items as the prices are far too high to even be reasonable.
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Post  master chi on 2012-09-27, 23:36

Overall Experience 3
Cost 2
Quality of Fish 2
Variety 4
Service 4

I used to frequent this place to check out their Malawi Selection. It has gotten pretty bad in the last year or so. In my opinion.

While they do have a great selection of American Cichlids,Freshwater Community,and I guess a decent saltwater selection. Their Malawi selection is made up almost entirely of hybrids. That fact alone really does not sit well at all with me.

While I don't consider myself a Malawi snob I do keep these guys almost exlusively. And I feel the perpetuate an already enormous problem by selling hybrid fish.

The folks who work there are very friendly and that is part of good customer service,but I waited at checkout counter for awhile before I had to grab one of 3 people working one day to ring me up,and that definitely is not good customer service. It is the only store in tacoma you can by a replacement Impeller for a filter though. If you got 20 bucks or more.
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Post  CherokeeNative on 2012-12-13, 23:54

This is where I shop - friendly people and have always received the attention I need to get the purchase I want. Dominic is up front and will tell you if he can't beat a price that you have seen elsewhere - I like that in a business person.


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Post  Ubermunch on 2012-12-14, 00:04

This is by far my favorite store yet
Overall Experience 4.5
Cost 4
Quality of Fish 4
Variety 4
Service 5

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Post  Guest on 2013-02-06, 20:02

Overall Experience 4
Cost 2
Quality of Fish 3
Variety 3
Service 3 1/2

I love this place but I do have to say the prices are a bit high
I have only bought five fish from them and 2 of them have died
Do not buy any hybrids there the two I bought were hybrids and both died

But I also bought my red devils there and that was a great purchase they are fairly big and alive now

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Post  BillHN on 2013-03-02, 07:57

I wonder who sold this place the RCS, cause that's where I got them when I first got shrimp xD.

Overall Experience: 5 (cause of Brutus the dog)
cost: 4 (depending on what you're buying)
Quality of fish: 5 (Idk much about saltwater but it was awesome looking at everything sooo)
Variety: 5 (because I'm newb)
Service: 5 (because of Brutus the dog)

I remember reading a rant about someone saying "this place is bad because they have hybrid cichlids" I have no idea how or why that's bad. I also like getting my brine shrimp from here when I want to spoil my fish.
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Post  anthony on 2013-05-15, 12:46

My friend in Olympia told me this was the best fish store in the state. I have been there 3 times in the past year and never bought any thing. Every time I looked on the American cichlid wall it either had some common 5 dollar cichlids or several mixed breed species like jag x dovi, flowerhorn xred devil. The store lay out was nice. The owner was friendly and treated my friend like a regular. There was new and used tanks and equipment for sale. After the first time there me and my friend went to a place for pets ,sierra, and midway all in the same day. He didn't think this was the best place in the state anymore. Just not for me, way too much selection here for me to drive all the way out there for crissxcross fish.



overall experience 2
cost 3
quality of fish 3
variety 2
service 4
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Post  DMD123 on 2013-09-11, 19:18

Overall Experience 5
Cost 4
Quality of Fish 5
Variety 4
Service 5

I have not been in for a while but I needed some black tubing and they carry it. I was surprised to see shelves nicely stocked with products, lots of clean new tanks out front, and tanks filled with an excellent amount of healthy stock. Very happy to see them getting new stuff like LED lighting and adopting new product lines like AquaTop. I did not expect the big salt tank in the back to have been repaired and set up, happy to see. Its almost as if they got a second wind and are trying again. Looks like I have a reason to start shopping there again besides the black tubing.
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Post  Chiisai on 2013-11-15, 20:54

Overall Experience 4
Cost 3
Quality of Fish 3
Variety 4
Service 5

I agree with alot of folks on the price thing. They are a bit more expensive then average but if your in the area and want a fish they have... you'll gladly pay it. Most of their freshwater seems to be cichlids. I am ok with this as I prefer agressive fish. They also sell Betta's but their quality is worse then even the big chain stores(only reason I gave a 3 for quality). Dominic is an awesome guy, very nice and knowledgeable. Their saltwater selection is always changing and their display tanks are almost always in tip top shape. I bought some Dovii Cichlids(i suspect Ike and Tina are not pure) I was very pleased(well till my 2yr old poured iodine in the tank Sad ). I would recommend this store if your in pierce county and looking for a solid place to get saltwater fish.
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Post  knaebmat on 2014-04-03, 18:31

Overall experience: 5
Cost: 3
Quality of fish: 5
Variety: 4
Service: 5
these guys are awesome, very helpful with me from just a newby question or if need to bring a fish in becuase i dont have the room. To custom tops, aquariums and special ordering. Everyone is noligable and willing to listen and try there best to help. I recommend aquarium paradise to all my fellow fish enthusiasts.

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-08-23, 22:22

Overall Experience 5
Cost 4
Quality of Fish 4.5
Variety 4
Service 5

They are getting better! Many of the smaller sized useless tanks across from where Ike was kept have been pulled and 75 gallon tanks have been put in place. This is a positive step toward better care for the bigger cichlids. They look to be in the middle of a big salt revamp also.
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