Aquarium Co-Op in Edmonds

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  1. VickiK
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    This is going to sound like a suck up review - but I will assure you, it's not. If you visit my YELP page, you will immediately discover that I'm a tell it like it is kind of gal. https://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=MPW_u-kvz-th-2tqqURigQ

    Overall experience: 5
    Cost: 5
    Quality of fish: 5 (since there is no 10 for fabulous - makes Petco look like a Nazi death camp)
    Variety: 4 (there's no room for more - I wish there was!)
    Service: 5 (since there is no 10 for fabulous)

    My newest Sunday habit is meandering into The Co-Op to get "a little something" and some solid advice. The kids that work on Sunday are full of great info and happily answer even the dumbest question from a Planted Tank newbie like me. If you're a beginner to the hobby, don't hesitate. Go in. You'll get some solid advice and, very soon, you'll soon be addicted like the rest of us!
     
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    Overall Experience: 5
    Cost: 4
    Quality of Fish: 5
    Variety: 4
    Service: 5

    One of the best! Nice clean store and aquariums! I was impressed with the health of the fish. You can tell that Cory cares about what he does.
     
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    Overall Experience: 5
    Cost: 5
    Quality of Fish: 5
    Variety: 5
    Service: 5

    Bear with my somewhat lengthy rave review.

    Decided to visit Aquarium Co-Op for the first time as I was driving through during the "snowstorm".
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    All I can say is that the legends are true! Very clean store, well organized and the dry goods are clearly and intuitively labeled. The fish are the healthiest you will see anywhere! They were all colored up and very active, munching on green beans (maybe that's the secret)!
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    I told myself that I was just going to look but then a puffer that I had been researching for a while was in stock and was even cheaper than where I was going to buy from online. It was this blue-eyed beauty who captivated me in the store. Just look at that smile!
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    And also of course, Cory was friendly, knowledgeable and obviously took pride in how he runs his business! You don't see that every day. It shows too. The fish are healthy and happy, translating into an easier time for you when you take them home. Great selection, great prices, great advice. Plus he can pretty much get you any fish you need and he quarantines them for you!

    Oh, and I also met this handsome fella!
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    Folks, this is what an LFS should aspire to be. Definitely worth the drive. Thank you and I'll be back!
     
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    @FishBeast "I told myself I was just going to look...." :rofl
     
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    Yep, famous last words.
     
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    Hahaha it's a common excuse that MTS sufferers use! ;)
     
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    Not a rating, but a video walk through of the store to show what my store is like.

     
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    I already watched that. I watch Cory's vids the minute they come out. I'm so Fan Boy.
     
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    Overall Experience: 5
    Cost: 5
    Quality of Fish: N/A (on-line purchase)
    Variety: 5
    Service: 5

    The Co-Op is quite a drive for me so I am basing this review off the online site. After getting left high and dry by Amazon I went looking elsewhere for a product and it turned out to be available in my backyard. Not only available but also cheaper and ultra fast service and fast shipping! So I had to remind those like me that the Co-Op does have a website and it is easy to use and the service was outstanding! Thanks Cory!!!
     
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    And let's not forget, even if your USPS Postal Worker is a DATE NAZI - the Co-Op takes care of their own. Big loves to Kali and Ali who keep a look out for the returned parcel and satisfied THIS deliriously happy customer.

    Lessons learned? Go to the store. It's soooo much more fun than ordering online!!! hahahahahahahaha I was being lazy that day.....
     
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    Overall Experience: 5
    Cost: 4
    Quality of Fish: 5
    Variety: 4
    Service: 5

    This was my second visit. I called ahead of time and was told there were some Australian Rainbowfish, but what they failed to tell me was that they were still in quarantine and were not on the floor yet. So, the main fish I wanted will have to wait, but the trip down was not a waste and the employees were very apologetic, helpful, and friendly.

    We also purchased a couple african dwarf frogs for my son, some guppies (Cory may make me a guppy fan again), some plants, a sponge filter, and Easy Carbon. The tanks looked excellent and there were some of the most colorful German Blue Rams and Fancy Red guppies I have ever seen. Amazing!

    Totally jealous of Cory living his dream to sell and keep so many amazing fish, but he is doing it because he is knowledgeable, keeps things simple, and does a great job.


    Now for another trip down to pick up some rainbowfish...still cheaper than ordering online and much healthier fish than our local fish stores.

    Thank you Aquarium Coop!
     

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