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post #1 of 163 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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Wish we had a decent LFS here... Clark's is pure garbage, and their plants carry all kinds of nasty stuff and the only other decent shop is a reef only shop. very disappointing but at least we have an awesome site like this to keep the hobby alive here in alb!

If there is anyone else here in Albuquerque we should try to meet up sometime and talk tanks!
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post #2 of 163 (permalink) Old 04-26-2012, 06:18 PM
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West side for me. I don't visit the site much and I travel alot, PM me anyway.


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I fly into Albuquerque every couple of months for business in Taos. There's no shortage of inspirational landscapes out there. Do you know if any of the local rocks are suitable for aquariums?

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post #4 of 163 (permalink) Old 04-27-2012, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmm I have head that lava rock is questionable. I wanted to try some red sand stone I have in my front yard but left it soaking for about 2 weeks and it started leaving a lot of deposits so dropped that idea but I found some rocks in the foot hills of the Sandia mountains that looks sort of like slate that I'm thinking of trying out. It's kind of disappointing though because we do have a lot of cool looking rocks.
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Picked up some Lava slabs from the Springerville area last week, they look cool and are very hard, makes for nice layered effect for the Plecos. Sand stone is questionable for sure, neat colors around here but they seem to fall apart when they are boiled. Should be some nice Granite around the Taos area though, Angel Fire has some nice looking stone in the foot hills.


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The clarks on Lomas isn't too bad. I sell a lot of my plants to them. The prices are insane for a lot of stuff though. They'll charge $40 for a fish that i can get for $3.99 elsewhere.

I know there are a few guys i'll talk tanks with on a regular basis. Are there any clubs in town?
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Smile Live in Albuquerque

I saw this post and decided to reply. I, too live in Albuq and would enjoy meeting up with others who live here and enjoy fish, especially planted tanks!!
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post #8 of 163 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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The clarks on Lomas isn't too bad. I sell a lot of my plants to them. The prices are insane for a lot of stuff though. They'll charge $40 for a fish that i can get for $3.99 elsewhere.

I know there are a few guys i'll talk tanks with on a regular basis. Are there any clubs in town?
Yeah their prices are really ridiculous. I try not to buy from them too often but sometimes they have stuff you can't get elsewhere.... but yeah the lomas one is far better than the menaul one.

I haven't heard of any clubs here but it would be cool to start one or at least a little gathering once in a while. especially since i'm the only one I know that is in to tanks and especially planted ones so I don't really have anyone to talk about them with.
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I saw this post and decided to reply. I, too live in Albuq and would enjoy meeting up with others who live here and enjoy fish, especially planted tanks!!
Where abouts do you live? And when do you usually meet up? Maybe if we can get enough people together we can actually start a tank group here.
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Meet Up

In response to your question about where I live--I live around the Fair grounds area. I'm still getting used to this web site--hopefully this post will appear.
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This coming weekend I will be at the Balloon Fiesta Park catering lunch to the Heavy Lifters for the Celtic Festival, come by and say HI. If you haven't gone to this event before, it is worth your time.

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Going to visit this store Thursday, hopefully, I will most likely bring some stuff back with me.


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This weekend

This weekend is going to be pretty busy for me as well with two club meetings on Sunday and Saturday is usually busy. Hopefully we can meet and talk tank some weekend soon,though.
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This coming weekend I will be at the Balloon Fiesta Park catering lunch to the Heavy Lifters for the Celtic Festival, come by and say HI. If you haven't gone to this event before, it is worth your time.

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That sounds pretty awesome. I will definitely try and make it out there.
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This weekend is going to be pretty busy for me as well with two club meetings on Sunday and Saturday is usually busy. Hopefully we can meet and talk tank some weekend soon,though.
What sort of club? We definitely should all try and get together some weekend. Maybe we can actually boost up the hobby here somehow and actually get something going here.
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