Couldn't figure out which forum branch to put this under so feel free to to prune and graft... Ok, so what is the current state of shops/businesses for us more discerning aquarists right now? Riverscape used to be the cream but after their hiatus it seems they want to be a wholesaler now, selling only to "independent pet retailers" in the maritimes....but who would they be? I didn't know there were any others to speak of (we of course have nothing in Fredericton). I had heard of a place in Halifax which was supposedly going to do the whole ADA thing but that never materialized (little wonder). Any suggestions of who I could contact and start a relationship with would be much appreciated. I hate mail ordering anything, and when I have to I prefer to deal as close as possible to home, especially when we start talking about shipping living creatures and even plants.