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    Nature Aquarium in Santa Monica

    Hey Y'all! Long time no see. Haven't posted in ages. Life just got busy. I happened to work not too far from Nature Aquarium. So it's cool to get to go in there from time to time and talk with the owner. He told me today that the landlord isn't renewing his lease so he has to move and/or close by the end of the year. Figured since a lot of planted tank folks love that place, you guys can stop by and show him some love.

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    That’s truly a bummer.... great store and the owner is very cool.... it’s the first place I met scape members too... kinda pricey, but a place where you could find some rare fish and plants... plus Ada stuff...

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    Very Sad. While it is a drive from the OC, it has always been worth the trip. Hope he decides on a new spot.

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    That sucks. I'm usually there every other week after I go to the VA. Honestly he is the reason why my tank is doing so well. Always give solid advice. Hopefully he can find another place.

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    This is one of my fave LFS, learned a lot from the cool owner. Hope he finds a new place.

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    That sucks. I just found out about that place and was going to drive up for a visit. Guess I'd better do it soon.

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    Thanks for sharing this vital information.
    I'ma try to clean him out before end of the year

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    He said he was looking for a place off Lincoln, but he said rent over there is insane. He said he was thinking of moving to a building that's across the street from me, but I don't remember what he said about it, but I think he was saying that the lease was also too expensive (which would still be cheaper than Santa Monica because he would have the "luxury" of Los Angeles rent).
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    Nature Aquarium in Santa Monica

    Nooooooo. Hope he finds a place. Heís my number two store to go to. CK is my first but itís a drive for me.


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    OH, NO!!! That is a great fish store, and the easiest one for me to get to. (Don't have a car) Plants, hardscape, fish I don't find elsewhere -- and he takes my "Can't stop breeding" platys. (If you've bought sunset fire platys from him, they were probably mine) This is terrible news. I hope he finds a place that is still local.

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    Always wanted to stop by this place, will make it a priority NOW. Thanks for info

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    Quote Originally Posted by twotoestony View Post
    Always wanted to stop by this place, will make it a priority NOW. Thanks for info
    I was just there on Thursday. It's a great little shop. I loved my visit there. Just wish it was closer to where I lived. I just happened to be there that day and stopped to check it out. Hopefully he finds a place..

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    Things keep getting in the way of a trip to Nature Aquarium, so I thought I'd resurrect this thread to see if anyone's heard anything new. Has the owner found a new location for the shop?

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    Thanks for the info

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    Update: I was just there today and heard some good news -- the owner has found a new place and Nature will move to its new location around Thanksgiving. The new Nature Aquarium will be on Westwood Blvd., between Santa Monica Blvd and Olympic. This is great for me, since the shop will now be on my way home from work. (Maybe not so good for my credit card, however...)

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    That's great to hear! Thanks for the update.

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    Perfect for picking up new plants and Feast From The East for dinner.

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    Just went there today...half the shops in that strip mall has already vacated. He said he might move more east of where he is. There's an old flower shop that he's interested in, but he said the landlord is lagging it, lol!

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    Glad it looks like he's staying on the west side!

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