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post #16 of 422 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 08:58 PM
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I just got back from Denver Tropical Fish Warehouse. They had some good stuff in stock today. And according to the owner, they have the shipment due in anytime.

Plants
Dwarf hair Grass
Dwarf Baby's Tears
Glosso
Dwarf Sag.
Red Tiger Lotus bulbs

Aquatic friends
Horned Nerite Snails (getting more with the shipment soon)
Zebra Nerite Snails
Tracked Nerite Snails
Olive nerite Snails
Assasin snails (coming in with the next shipment)
Beautiful Paradise fish, they had red and blue
Gold Ram (gorgeous fish!!!)
Celebes Rainbow
Badis Badis
Dwarf Puffer's
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post #17 of 422 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 06:29 PM
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Just stopped by Exotic Aquatics in Boulder and here's what caught my eye:

Borneo Stone Suckers
African Butterfly Fish
Delhezi Bichir
Emerald Green Cory
Tiger Snails
Assorted Cichlids
Electric Blue Lobster
Zebra Botia
Green Spotted Puffer

Anyone know if any LFS' sell Manzanita Driftwood?
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That's what I'm looking for - big driftwood selection so I can find that 'just right' piece! Fish Den has some good stuff sometimes.
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Just stopped by Exotic Aquatics in Boulder and here's what caught my eye:

Borneo Stone Suckers
African Butterfly Fish
Delhezi Bichir
Emerald Green Cory
Tiger Snails
Assorted Cichlids
Electric Blue Lobster
Zebra Botia
Green Spotted Puffer

Anyone know if any LFS' sell Manzanita Driftwood?
You know since ur in Boulder, go to Aqua Imports. I saw a sign that said Manzinita Driftwood with the price per pound, but i didn't actually see any Manzinita on both my visits.... just grapewood and mopani.

O.o Either they out or they mislabelled...
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Going there after work, I want to check out their shrimp selection too
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Going there after work, I want to check out their shrimp selection too
Cool! I hope they have them in-stock. I bought my sister in on my second visit to show her shrimps and Sparkling Gouramis (she really wanted those), but they didn't have the Sparkling Gouramis, Zebra Shrimp, or any CRS/CBS in stock
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Just stopped by Exotic Aquatics in Boulder and here's what caught my eye:

Borneo Stone Suckers
African Butterfly Fish
Delhezi Bichir
Emerald Green Cory
Tiger Snails
Assorted Cichlids
Electric Blue Lobster
Zebra Botia
Green Spotted Puffer

Anyone know if any LFS' sell Manzanita Driftwood?
Actually, Aqua imports has a pretty good selection of woods. When you enter the store, go to the register area, and there is a staircase on the right, go up there and turn left. The wood is on the left side.
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Cool! I hope they have them in-stock. I bought my sister in on my second visit to show her shrimps and Sparkling Gouramis (she really wanted those), but they didn't have the Sparkling Gouramis, Zebra Shrimp, or any CRS/CBS in stock
Last week when I was in there, they had some black crystals, and more cherry's in stock. They can order any shrimp you want, all you need to do is ask.
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i thought that southbroadwaytropicals has a much better wood colection, seen em carry 3-4ft pieces and a plethera of smaller sizes.
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Well, Aqua Imports had a rack labeled for manzanita but nothing resembling the piece I am looking for. They had 2 tiny Pinocchio shrimp and a Crystal Red Shrimp. The owner told me they'd be getting in a shipment Wednesday, I think I'll check it out wed afternoon.

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I wound up finding that 'perfect' piece at Fish Den. They have a pretty big pile of mopani/malasian style driftwood - mostly medium and some REALLY big pieces. Nice stuff!

Also, they seem to be upping their game when it comes to plants. Some really nice stuff in their planted tanks now, and it looks sort of cleaner and tidier than it did before.
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Cool! Exotic Aquatics has a bunch of Mopani, but I'd really like to find some more "gangly" wood for my new Walstad tank (Manzanita fits this desire well). I have Mopani in my high-tech and it looks nice, but I'd like to have a piece of driftwood with multiple branches reaching out from a central "trunk" for the new tank. Also, I'm worried that a big heavy piece of Mopani may lead to an anoxic zone in the soil.
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Cool! Exotic Aquatics has a bunch of Mopani, but I'd really like to find some more "gangly" wood for my new Walstad tank (Manzanita fits this desire well). I have Mopani in my high-tech and it looks nice, but I'd like to have a piece of driftwood with multiple branches reaching out from a central "trunk" for the new tank. Also, I'm worried that a big heavy piece of Mopani may lead to an anoxic zone in the soil.

Hmm.. I have a big, heavy mess of driftwood right in the middle of my tank. I can definitely see it causing an anoxic zone, although there is a cave that goes through the middle so it can't be too big.

Is it true that a burrowing team of Malaysian trumpet shrimp will keep the soil aerated? They certainly disappear during the day.
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Well I have Trumpet Snails, they are okay. They dig and every time they dig they move the pebbles around in a new formation. But I think I still have some dead spots, cuz one time I was vacuuming really deep in an area without plants, something happened and the water started to smell like rotten eggs!!! YUCK!!

This is my newest MTS, I got it from over_stocked. It is the biggest trumpet snail I have ever seen in my life, therefore I kept it as a pet and stuck it in my 10g. All mine that I get from petsmart never get any bigger than 1/2". Though I did have one before that was around 1in, but I gave it a way few months ago...

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