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post #16 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 06:35 PM
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West Hartford Puppy Center has a great selection of fish. Aquatic Wildlife in Manchester/South Windsor has some good fish/plants. If you want to take a little ride, Uncle Ned's Fish Farm in Milton MA is awesome.

I've found the best place to get plants is through friends, and these forums.

I have crypts that need to be thinned out. I also have some baby swords on the way...
Hey thanks Vancat

Don't even have a tank yet Gave my last one (Africans) away 3 years ago before I moved to my new house. Didn't want to deal with moving it with all the other stuff I had to do back then. The last plant tank I had was probably back in the early 90's. I had pretty good success and didn't really know all that much about it........just put 2 strip lights on and the plants grew like crazy. I've been checking on Craigslist daily for a aquarium deal. I really wanted to try the Walstad low tech planted tank. The plant prices on this forum seem pretty hard to beat.
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post #17 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 06:44 PM
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yep, this is the way to go. And also, CL has some good deals on tanks. Although there are a bunch of 55s, and that's not the greatest size for a planted. 4 ft lighting will cost more, too. What gallonage are you thinking?
I got my Catalina T5 fixture from one of the forums, and also my CO2 stuff, at awesome prices. So keep your eye peeled, both here and APC (Aquatic Plant Central). Some good stuff comes up, you have to be there to snatch it first.
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post #18 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 07:07 PM
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I was thinking 55 gallon as it is the perfect size for the location I want the tank. Some people feel the 4 foot tank is the cheapest to light as you can use shop lights from Lowes or HD. I'm keeping my eye out for a deal and I'll have to suck up the lighting expense.
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well...I had a 55 and hated it. Hard to scape, hard to reach inside. No room front to back. But to each his own!
I have a 3ft 58g now and it's perfect.
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post #20 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 09:48 PM
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im in south eastern CT and best place for fish is go fish in clinton ct its about 45 minutes from the RI border on 95 very clean fish room

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i am going to Providence next weekend
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post #22 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 11:51 PM
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Woot!

What's going on in Providence?

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post #23 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 12:14 AM
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I went to school in North Providence. Only decent place I've seen is Aqualife on Wikenden St. A bit pricey though. The only other aquarium stores I know about are Petco and the RI Aquarium & Pet Center. You can find chocolate gouramis in the RI Aquarium and Pet Center (maybe not anymore). Aqualife has scarlet badis.
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post #24 of 66 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 05:05 AM
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Aqua life has Scarlet badis?

When's the last time you were there? Also, do you know if they had males and females?

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post #25 of 66 (permalink) Old 06-05-2011, 10:57 AM
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hey just joined im from MA but moved recently to west warwick. oh and critter hut in north kingston has a decent fish selection and the one in narragansett has an ok plant selection sometimes.
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post #26 of 66 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 04:58 AM
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Really?

I need to check some of these places out. I was up in Warwick yesterday to go shopping at Trader Joe's.

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post #27 of 66 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 06:11 AM
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Hey newportjon,
I just went last week and it appears they no longer have scarlet badis...you could probably ask them if they will have new shipments in the near future though.
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post #28 of 66 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 09:03 PM
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Do you know if they had any female Scarlet badis?

Also, went to Critter Hut in North Kingstown this afternoon. Pretty good selection of fish and the staff is super helpful. Met a dude who worked there that frequents TPT, which was nice. Said he'd post on here when they get some harder to find fish.

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post #29 of 66 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 08:39 AM
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hey i just talked to my boss at critter hut and he said i can help him out with some of the fish orders for next week so ill try to get some more badis in for you newportjon but they're not always on the lists.
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post #30 of 66 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 01:58 PM
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Awesome, thank you!

I might take the drive up to Aqua life this afternoon to see what they've got as far as fish go.

Greg, do you know offhand what catfish are in the tank w/ the Otos?

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