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I am from ABQ as well, would love to meet up. Their just doesn't seem to be much interest in aquariums in this town. I agree the fish stores are pathetic, occasionally Clarks at least have some knowledgeable people and their fish look healthy, I would pay more for that but not 3X more for that. If anyone is looking for some shrimp I can hook you up with some nice ones on the cheap (well maybe in a month or two, just sold off most of my excess).
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post #32 of 163 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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I am from ABQ as well, would love to meet up. Their just doesn't seem to be much interest in aquariums in this town. I agree the fish stores are pathetic, occasionally Clarks at least have some knowledgeable people and their fish look healthy, I would pay more for that but not 3X more for that. If anyone is looking for some shrimp I can hook you up with some nice ones on the cheap (well maybe in a month or two, just sold off most of my excess).
Seems like we're getting a good little group going if we can all find a convenient time/day to meet up. Yeah they are definitely on the healthier side. But their prices are outrageous.

That would be awesome! I've been wanting to start a shrimp tank.
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post #33 of 163 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 05:49 AM
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I was thinking either down by the river or even up in the foothills there are some nice dead weathered pieces that could be used. Really depends on what we find if we look in other locations.

I have some Rotala thats going crazy right now and i'm expecting some new plants by the end of the week as well.

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I am from ABQ as well, would love to meet up. Their just doesn't seem to be much interest in aquariums in this town. I agree the fish stores are pathetic, occasionally Clarks at least have some knowledgeable people and their fish look healthy, I would pay more for that but not 3X more for that. If anyone is looking for some shrimp I can hook you up with some nice ones on the cheap (well maybe in a month or two, just sold off most of my excess).
What kind of shrimp do you have?

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Anyone local good with planning/building sump systems?

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No experience but I've been kind of interested in building one as well. It would be kind of cool on a fresh water. This Guy on the forum made a pretty cool in tank one on a 20 gal I'll have to find the link.
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Well it might have to happen sooner than i thought. Grr.

Canister lid cracked, CO2 reactor sprung a leak, and i wasted 3/4 of my CO2 due to another unknown leak. It's been a fun night.

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Weeping Moss from Tucson

Here are a couple of pics of the Weeping moss I picked up in Tucson a few weeks ago. The diffuser grid is probably 3" X 6" to give a perspective of size. The fronds are about 1 to 1 1/2" long and so far they seem to be growing very welld. Low light durable plants they say. This was 4 bunches in all.
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post #39 of 163 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Well it might have to happen sooner than i thought. Grr.

Canister lid cracked, CO2 reactor sprung a leak, and i wasted 3/4 of my CO2 due to another unknown leak. It's been a fun night.
Holy crap! That must have been a mess and a half. Sorry for your predicament! What kind of reactor were you using? And I don't have any experience with sumps but true aqua has some reall great priced canisters. I have one of the aquatop ones they sell but I'm sure you need something asap.
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Here are a couple of pics of the Weeping moss I picked up in Tucson a few weeks ago. The diffuser grid is probably 3" X 6" to give a perspective of size. The fronds are about 1 to 1 1/2" long and so far they seem to be growing very welld. Low light durable plants they say. This was 4 bunches in all.
Looks good! I would be interested in some for my driftwood once you have enough.
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Anyone know where they sell clear PVC in town?

Also, were we planning on trying to meet this month still?

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Anyone dknow where they sell clear PVC in town?

Also, were we planning on trying to meet this month still?

I would say your best bet locally if Lowes and home depot don't carry it, is Granger supply off of osuna. They usually carry stuff that most places don't and if they don't have it they can usually order it for you.

Yeah I'm still up for meeting up if everyone else is. I'm sure garlic is up for it if he's not out of town. I haven't really heard from any other people on this thread though.
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so we have 2 up for meeting...who else?!

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I would love to! I'm from Santa Fe, but would gladly make the drive. I'd be happy to host sometimes, too, if ya'll want to get out of the city...
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I would love to! I'm from Santa Fe, but would gladly make the drive. I'd be happy to host sometimes, too, if ya'll want to get out of the city...
Awesome! We'd love to have you join us! :-) I'm always down for getting away from Albuquerque lol

as far as dates, June 23/24 would work the best for me. How about you guys


3 people good to meet, we need more!! :-)

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