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Fish Clubs in/around NYC

I'm curious, after reading other threads about fish clubs...

Have any of you NYers ever gone to a local fish club meeting around here? Either NYC or Long Island? Are they worth going to? Auction fun at all?
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I dont really know of any in the NYC area. it would be great if one was set up, I would hang out. people are anti-social in NYC in a way. would love to meet with people at a Cafe or Bar and do some swap and shop / chat action about planted tanks
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I just realized someone asked the same question in September. Guess that answers it.
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Yea that would be so nice.All the cheap plants and advice

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So let's start one. I live on Long Island, and work in NYC. I would be up for it.

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Id be down also.
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i'll be down too. i don't mind setting this up if u guys don't mind.
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i'll be down too. i don't mind setting this up if u guys don't mind.
I would only be too happy if you would

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I rather perfer a Aquatic Gardener club. Mainly on plants and fishes of FW

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ok lets do this then! pms are in progress!
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dr.tran, not that I think yet another local group is needed, but...

as a member of meetup.com, I noticed about 30 local people
wanting to form a meetup group on that system, so you might
want to register and check it out. unfortunately, meetup group
mediator sections are not free, but it might be a good place to
get established since nobody is doing it yet using that medium.

http://aquariums.meetup.com/cities/u..._york/?gj=sj42

keep in mind that freshwater planted tank interest is only
a small minority of people doing any aquarium related hobby.
this is why it's best to join a large established group, doing
occasional planted tank stuff, then trying to start your own.

honestly; you'll learn a hell of a lot more searching and reading
and posting on dedicated forums like this, then any local group.
I know there are fabulous groups in other major cities, but for
some odd reason, NY simply does not promote planted tanks.
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I will give the Brooklyn Aquarium Society a try this Friday. Will any of you be there?

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Cool idea guys. About time NYC started one of these...

Keep us updated on the progress. Can't speak for other members in my club, but I can say that I wouldn't mind popping into the city to visit a few of your meetings if you keep an open membership policy that is.

Good luck!!!

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dr.tran, not that I think yet another local group is needed, but...

as a member of meetup.com, I noticed about 30 local people
wanting to form a meetup group on that system, so you might
want to register and check it out. unfortunately, meetup group
mediator sections are not free, but it might be a good place to
get established since nobody is doing it yet using that medium.

http://aquariums.meetup.com/cities/u..._york/?gj=sj42

keep in mind that freshwater planted tank interest is only
a small minority of people doing any aquarium related hobby.
this is why it's best to join a large established group, doing
occasional planted tank stuff, then trying to start your own.

honestly; you'll learn a hell of a lot more searching and reading
and posting on dedicated forums like this, then any local group.
I know there are fabulous groups in other major cities, but for
some odd reason, NY simply does not promote planted tanks.

Thank you for the link. Although I cannot help but to feel there is an negative intent and you are like wet blanket on christmas eve, I only hope your criticism was ment to be a constructive criticism.

I will look into that in the future. I am more interested on the social gathering on a common hobby. After all, humans are social creatures are we not? If I can learn something new, then that is just an extra bonus. Also I would love to be able to trade locally if possible. I can't see why we can just sit in starbucks enjoy a good cup of coffee and have a conversation about a hobby with some of the memebers here which I believe everyone cares about.

So I am still optamistic about what can become of this. PMs have been sent to those who are interested. I hope to meet some of the people here in this forum in person.
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