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chris121277
11-14-2010, 07:25 AM
My wife is going on a shopping trip to Kelowna this week end and wanted to know if there are any good LFS's there?

any with good prices on equipment?

mike31154
11-14-2010, 03:39 PM
I live in Vernon, but the shops I tend to visit in Kelowna are Pet City in the south end and The Purple Seahorse on Hwy 33 (road to Big White). Both small shops with limited equipment, but their livestock seems to be better looked after than that of the larger box pet stores. Even the chain stores don't have that much in the way of equipment, you pretty much have to keep driving to the coast for that. There are a couple of businesses operating out of their homes, but I don't have the info for them at my fingertips. I imagine someone from Kelowna will check in here at some point with that info.

The Purple Seahorse has a web site now, I just discovered. Their shop recently expanded and they carry more livestock than they used to:

http://www.purpleseahorse.com/

Pet City coordinates, they don't appear to have a web site:

5-3151 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 3S9
(250) 762-5511

Here's a link to an older thread on the subject. I'm sure there's a more recent one, but this is the first that came up when I did a Google search.

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=38631

Myka
11-14-2010, 03:55 PM
I agree with Mike's comments. The Purple Seahorse is the cheapest place to buy Instant Ocean, but PetsMart will price match if PS is out of stock. Personally, I like to buy from private stores before the chain stores, so I always checked PS first. Pet City has the best coral selection, but you have to get there shortly after an order arrives or all the good stuff will already be gone.

Reef Keepers and Interior Reef both operate out of their homes. They are both hit or miss for livestock and equipment.

None of the stores in Kelowna have much for dry goods.

bkelly
11-14-2010, 08:00 PM
reef keepers is gone and i think interior reef both home based is in limbo, i think pet city on lakeshore just past KLO by darry queen in the mission is the best right now, i agree best corals on delivery day but his stock is by far the best quality and usually nice fish, no SPS though, Purple sea horse i think is less kept , they seem to have raised the prices and in my opinion dont seem to have very healthy stock, but thats just my opinion, id hit pet city!
cheers

freezetyle
11-14-2010, 10:05 PM
ri think interior reef both home based is in limbo,


Funny this came up. i was going to ask if he was still around. I remember talks of a retail location out in winfield

Myka
11-14-2010, 11:24 PM
I didn't realize Reef Keepers is gone now. That sucks, he built that building just for the business. :(

Funny this came up. i was going to ask if he was still around. I remember talks of a retail location out in winfield

A couple years ago he had big dreams of setting up a retail location near the casino.

bkelly
11-14-2010, 11:29 PM
yea reef keepers really got me going when i was greener kinda took ya under their wing, it was like a kid in a candy store begging my wife to take me there...they shut down last winter. i still have some of their stock swimming around.

Myka
11-14-2010, 11:51 PM
Ya, jeez I bought my True Perc from Reef Keepers in 2007. She just jumped out last week. :(

chris121277
11-16-2010, 11:34 PM
Thanx, for the response's guys.....what do you think the chances any of these places would have the new Koralia's in stock? I suppose I could just call...lol

Myka
11-17-2010, 07:08 PM
Uh...not good chances. :lol:

Interior_Reef
11-17-2010, 08:13 PM
Which Koralia are you looking for?

chris121277
11-18-2010, 01:28 AM
Which Koralia are you looking for?

I'm looking for a Koralia Evolution 1400 gph

fisher
11-20-2010, 02:17 AM
I have two brand new i put them in my tank for 2 days then my tank expolded i paid 100.00 each make me a offer i am in Kelowna aswell.

chris121277
11-20-2010, 02:23 AM
I have two brand new i put them in my tank for 2 days then my tank expolded i paid 100.00 each make me a offer i am in Kelowna aswell.


Are we talking about the same power head?
http://www.jlaquatics.com/product/hy-kor04a/Hydor+Koralia+Evolution+Powerhead+%281400+GPH%29.h tml

fisher
11-20-2010, 02:44 AM
Yep i got ripped of i guess bought them at pet city lol 80.00 for both if that works for you i am saving up for my insurance claim of 25,000 dollars after my tank exploded on m=e good times