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post #106 of 187 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 04:31 AM
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Is there an updated list of whos coming?
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Those in Brooklyn should plan to arrive at the location below 8:00. (8:15 at the latest)

Below is a Google map AND street view so all should be clear where to go and what the area looks like.


So I guess I will pick people up here at 8:00. I will try to get there a little early. I drive a silver Mazda MPV mini-van. Can I get an update on who is coming in my car please?
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So I guess I will pick people up here at 8:00. I will try to get there a little early. I drive a silver Mazda MPV mini-van. Can I get an update on who is coming in my car please?
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Good luck to everyone with the tour tomorrow.

I set up a private meeting with Frank, so despite not being able to join you all, this threat still helped me find out that there is a specialty fish supplier 2 blocks away from me

Thanks for your efforts Albert.
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Remember everyone, if you are being picked up, aim to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes early. Thank your drivers and pitch in for gas, its a long trip!

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Have a great time guys!!!
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post #113 of 187 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 08:02 PM
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We need a photographer for these trips for those that are stuck miserably at work!!

Hope you guys are having a good time!
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Well I cut out just before the rest of the group headed further east. Must admit I had a blast going from shop to shop. Saw alot of fish I've never see outside of books or online well worth the drive for me. I'mgoing to have to make aanother trip on my own at a later time.

Was a lot of fun meeting everyone.

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The last rasbora was just acclimated into their new home.

Today was amazing. It was great to see everyone come out and also those that even stopped by during our tour just to say hello. Franks aquarium and the Long Island LFS graciously took care of us.

No one went home empty handed. Those in our car came under time constraints and were unable to continue onto the last two LFS while others completed the tour shared their findings. This trip actually turned out to be even more fun than the NJ tour.

It's been a long day and I wanted to say thanks to Monsterfish for making arrangements with Frank/ coming up with the LFS list to visit, cprash with organizing and to the drivers, Trail_mix, Heartnet, Jeffrey, Kubalik, and Evilgrin for making the extra effort with special guest appearance by eeng168.

Personal thanks to Sunyang and cprash for the shrimp and swaps.

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Albert, I just finished everything at 1:30 myself as well. LOL


I am so glad that I changed my mind overnight and decided to go. It was amazing, it was indeed better than the trip to NJ. Whoever knew that there were some many nice and huge fish stores out there?

No one went home empty handed, everyone bought a lot of stuff. I never saw so many species of nano fishes before in one day.

My favorites were the three shops after Frank...Pet Warehouse, Critter Cage, and Aqua Hut. Our first stop was a Pet Warehouse as well, but it's a different location...it's the same, but the quality definitely lacked in comparision.

Special thanks to Albert for another amazing day!!!
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I know what you mean about the quality difference from one Pet Warehouse to the other it's like going to one petco and seeing a fish section that is shameful looking and hitting another petco and finding it not only well stocked but well maintained as well. It wasn't quite that drastic but it was still very a noticeable difference.

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Hi Folks! Just wanted to say it was nice meeting all of you, and thanks for stopping by. I know things were a bit crowded, but I hope everyone was pleased and got what they wanted.
Someone from the group was asking about Corydoras hastatus, and I wanted to let them know I have ordered 400 of them for arrival on the 16th. Not sure I will get them, but they have been ordered.

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Hi Folks! Just wanted to say it was nice meeting all of you, and thanks for stopping by. I know things were a bit crowded, but I hope everyone was pleased and got what they wanted.
Someone from the group was asking about Corydoras hastatus, and I wanted to let them know I have ordered 400 of them for arrival on the 16th. Not sure I will get them, but they have been ordered.

Frank
Thanks again for having us! We had plenty of fun at your place. We'll be sure to visit sometime again!

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Hi Folks! Just wanted to say it was nice meeting all of you, and thanks for stopping by. I know things were a bit crowded, but I hope everyone was pleased and got what they wanted.
Someone from the group was asking about Corydoras hastatus, and I wanted to let them know I have ordered 400 of them for arrival on the 16th. Not sure I will get them, but they have been ordered.

Frank
OMG Frank! I am the one!!! LOL

I will pick them up from you if they did arrive. You got my email I am also looking for the Chili Rasbora. LOL



Please forgive me for my grammar mistakes!
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