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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Speak up Nebraska

It's just been a long time since anyone had posted in the Nebraska section of these forums. Thought I'd drop a line and say Hi.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 05:32 PM
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Hi, Vafik.

There are a few of us Nebraskans here on the boards. We just don't seem to be talkers.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 07:32 AM
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WOW! Nebraskans! Hi!

I just moved here last year. It's great to see "others" in my area!
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-05-2010, 11:36 PM
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I am also a new Nebraskan. We just moved here from Fargo, ND area. Shorter Winters! Yay!

Hello!
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-08-2010, 08:03 PM
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Hi there fellow nebraskans.
Anyone in Lincoln?
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2011, 01:34 AM
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ya elliot right here lincoln baby. go huskers!!!
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 01:05 AM
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Another Nebraskan here. Started my first planted tank a little over a month ago. I've got a lot to learn, but it's been fun. Uploaded a profile today, check it out. Some plants growing like crazy, some not so much, LOL.
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 01:53 PM
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Raised in NE and recently moved back. Go Huskers!

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 05:07 AM
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I'm in Lincoln. Good to see there are a few of us out there that use this forum
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 03:41 AM
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im going to fly to omaha couple time this summer. does anyone know of some good LFS to check out when im there?
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-17-2013, 02:56 PM
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im going to fly to omaha couple time this summer. does anyone know of some good LFS to check out when im there?
There are two I can recommend: Nebraska Aquatic Supply and Fish Freaks.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 03:29 AM
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There are two I can recommend: Nebraska Aquatic Supply and Fish Freaks.
That just about sums it up for what we have for LFS in Nebraska. Nebraska Aquatic Supply used to have a decent plant selection but last month when I went there I was really disappointed that their plant selection looked like the stuff you can find at the big box stores. Fish Freaks is a nice place if your into cichlids as they have quite the selection.

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That just about sums it up for what we have for LFS in Nebraska. Nebraska Aquatic Supply used to have a decent plant selection but last month when I went there I was really disappointed that their plant selection looked like the stuff you can find at the big box stores. Fish Freaks is a nice place if your into cichlids as they have quite the selection.
Forgive me here, but the last time I was in Fish Freaks... My buddy was like, "hey, are these piranhas?" I looked over and saw "Piranrah." I asked a kid if they were red bellies, he told me yes and I told him he couldn't spell.

NAS is getting sad and skeevy....

Aqua Pets has been getting better. The first time I went in (year+ ago,)immediately knew I wasn't going back in. Well.. I was wrong, came back on a fellow fish keepers suggestion. Lots more selection, lots of plants all over the non-cichlid side of the freshwater section. They use super soft ro water, so be prepared to drip acclimate everything if you use tap. I got orange neos from them in water with a tea of 42ppm.

The Fish Store in Lincoln... Had a butterfly fish once...
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 06:34 PM
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Hi from Omaha...Good to see some Nebraskans on here. I am new to the planted side of fishkeeping. Since you are from NE you will know what I mean when I say the water is hard and alkaline. This discouraged me from doing a planted tank at all. I want to set up a planted 20 gallon regular. Any advice for the beginner regarding lights and CO2? There is so much out there info wise and differing opinions and techniques. I need a Nebraska Planted Tank for Dummies tutor.
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 07:26 PM
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Don't be too discouraged by our hard, alkaline tap water, robinss. When I was using 100% tap water, my plants did fabulously. (Then I made the mistake of adding a water softener charged with KCl to my house... Tank hasn't been the same since.)

As for lights and CO2, you'll have to do some experimentation to find out what works best for you. I find a low-light, no CO2 approach is best for my tank. I'm currently using an old CoraLife 36" CF fixture over my tank, with a 10,000K bulb, but am considering switching over to LED lighting eventually.
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