Who here is from around the Evansville, IN area? - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 6
Wow I havent been on here in forever. Pet food Center has a couple locations in Evansville. Just do a quick google search and it should show you where they are. They Dont have as much as Harp's, But they have a nice selection. I just wish that they had more plant options. I really wish Evansville had an Aquarium organization or something where everyone could meet and share fish, inverts, plants, and ideas. It would be really nice. We just need a better selection of aquarium stuff in general.
firecat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-23-2014, 04:28 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
gene4christ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Newburgh, IN
Posts: 313
This is my 90gal as of 11/23/24 . All the plants came from Petsmart except the Anabus on the driftwood that came from Walmart in Newburgh.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1416763047588-828543793.jpg (79.8 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 1416763135752-1940182798.jpg (141.6 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg 1416763470127-1818200921.jpg (81.8 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 141676351120750531949.jpg (69.0 KB, 3 views)
gene4christ is offline  
post #18 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-24-2014, 10:03 PM
Planted Member
 
nofearengineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 234
nofearengineer is offline  
post #19 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Evansville
Posts: 8
I also live in Evansville, but I am just now starting to get into plants. I like Harps for information, Fish, and now recently they have water salamanders, which Id like to pick up some time. Ive only seen Amazon Swords in their tanks though. Petsmart has lots of plants, They arent in water, just in plastic tubes and that confuses me.. I plan on converting my cartoony tank with rainbow gravel into a sand substrate and live plants. If anyone has Ideas for my first plants (low tech)I'd love to hear it. I have 100 watts in this 10g tank if that helps at all. I am also willing to buy ferts, but no Co2 since this is my first...lol
Thanks!
RyanTheFishGuy is offline  
post #20 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 08:29 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 42
I am in Owensboro. On highway 54 there is a store called "Fish Doctor". They are open Friday and Saturday 11-6 I believe. It is a super small store. Plant selection is poor. But they have a pretty decent amount of cichlids and a couple nice salt water tanks.

Other than that if you head to Louisville you can visit Clarksville and right beside the Bass Pro Shop there is the Green Tree Pet Store. Their plant selection has grown a little. Its a pretty nice store.

I only have a 75 gallon setup at the moment with Mbuna in it that I bought from Daves Rare Fish in texas. Had a 20 long planted tank a few months ago. Itching to get another planted tank started.
pelphrey is offline  
post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-04-2015, 11:23 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Evansville
Posts: 8
Update!Harps has just started selling a ton of new plants! I just got a baseball size bundle of Java Moss for 3 dollars! There is a new Pet Food Center by Menards on Greenriver, which I plan on checking out when they get their tanks set up.
By the way, does anyone know of any aquarium clubs around here? I feel like we have many aquarium enthusiasts, but nothing for us to pick eachothers brains or trade/auction fish and plants!
RyanTheFishGuy is offline  
post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-05-2015, 05:27 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville
Posts: 13
Hi there! Also in the Evansville area and am about to start up a planted 10g.

Ryan, when were you in Harps? I was just there Saturday morning and they had 0 plants! How sad if I just missed them!
Blitzhill is offline  
post #23 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-05-2015, 10:48 PM
Planted Member
 
nofearengineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 234
Harps never has anything other than the odd anacharis or banana plants. The usual response I get if I ask is "we can order you some". Well, duh....I can do that myself.
nofearengineer is offline  
post #24 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-05-2015, 10:50 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Evansville
Posts: 8
Hey Blitzhill!

Oddly enough, I was in there Saturday around 5pm! In the tank on the left side of the "back warehouse are door" they have 7-8 Plants listed on that tankfront. All the plants are scattered about the fishtanks, with some in the back. It's not very organized but its worth a shot!

PS: My Java Moss was infested with Gammarus Shrimp, which may or may not be a problem for you. Also It was carpeted in the tank, so I spent 45 minutes pulling their rock out of the little strands...lol
RyanTheFishGuy is offline  
post #25 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-06-2015, 12:36 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville
Posts: 13
Wow, I guess I'll have to look harder next time I'm in there...though I do remember seeing that java moss.

Gene, your tank shots above look great. I'll admit, I'm very surprised to hear that all of the plants came from Petsmart. Did you buy them submersed in a tank or were they in those little moist packets that they have on a shelf?
Blitzhill is offline  
post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-30-2015, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 6
I agree I think Evansville would really benefit from an aquarium club or something like it. I know that wesselmans has the herp event every year, but it would be cool to get something like that for all the fish people.
firecat is offline  
post #27 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-09-2015, 11:56 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Evansville
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by firecat View Post
I agree I think Evansville would really benefit from an aquarium club or something like it. I know that wesselmans has the herp event every year, but it would be cool to get something like that for all the fish people.
Why not? Lets go for it!
RyanTheFishGuy is offline  
post #28 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-27-2015, 10:25 PM
Algae Grower
 
childofiam@att.net's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 47
I am from Danville Indiana... just west of Indianapolis. It is hard to find good plants up here as well.
childofiam@att.net is offline  
post #29 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-05-2015, 06:41 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Indiana
Posts: 8
I'm About 45 min. East on I64. Ferdinand area. short drive to Holiday World. I used to live in Evansville, relocated here a little over 10yrs ago and getting back into the hobby. Starting all over with freshwater then hopefully moving back into saltwater if the finances allow.

Ecoxotic EcoPico 5g.
Misc plants
Russian Blue guppies
German Rams
Oto's

Current-USA Solaron 34g
freshly planted and flooded this week
Cyperus Helferi
Cryptocryne Balansae
Eleocharis Montevidensis
Monte Carlo
micro sword
misc. plants from other tank

Custom 450g Glass Saltwater tank
its on the wish list but have to do some remodeling before i can bring this in the house and resurrect it.


Only one aquarium shop in 30 mile radius other than walmart. They order stuff with out any issues. Usually have to go to Evansville, Owensboro or Louisville area for the good stuff or hard to find.
qmehling is offline  
post #30 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-07-2015, 04:09 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1
I'm from Evansville. Pretty late in the game here, but I'm just starting to look into planted tanks. I know what I want to do but I have to wait until I move back home from school to start my first sort of aquascape project.

In the mean time I have a 20 gallon housing 6 abino corys and 6 neon tetra and my 5 gallon is now empty.
laceblack18 is offline  
Reply

Tags
evansville, indiana

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome