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01-03-2012 03:47 AM
orangelss Thats good to know. I niticed the do alot on aquabid. When you have fish shipped do they come in nice. How bad are they for shipping charges? Thanks
01-03-2012 01:47 AM
mordalphus They're a great store to deal with, I haven't visited yet but they are more than nice whenever I contact them and place an order over the phone/internet.
01-03-2012 01:38 AM
orangelss Also does anyone go down to The Wet Spot in Portland? The look to carry some very nice SA's I would like to go down and take a gander at[. Plus/negative coments on them?
01-03-2012 01:29 AM
orangelss Ahh third day in a row we have had power outage!! This sucks, have Nicole stopping by Petco for a couple battery powered air pumps. Looks like a generator is next up on the aquarium list of must haves

Any of course this all happens the week I added fish (10 gold and 10 rummy nose tetras, and have plants and some nice SA Cichlids being shipped to me. Mi vida loca
12-30-2011 07:55 PM
orangelss Yeah somethings up with my web. Lets me do anything except sign up for airstone and update my resume with Boeing. Lol
12-30-2011 02:14 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi orangelss,

Did you subscribe? If you continue to have a problem PM me your e-mail address and I will ask our webmaster to contact you and help you get signed up.
12-30-2011 10:03 AM
orangelss Having trouble getting onto airstone. When I go to sign up my e-mail I get a error?
12-29-2011 04:38 AM
orangelss Thanks, I'm getting a alum 10gallon tank. Would prefer to get it back instead of a steel one.
12-28-2011 02:10 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi orangelss,

Refilled or exchanged? There are a lot more places that do an exchange, some places will refill your tank but it may be a couple of days B/4 you get your tank back.

Try Central Welding Supply in Everett; a lot of GSAS members use AAA Fire and Safety on 3rd Ave. N in Seattle (a few blocks from our meeting location).
12-28-2011 10:05 AM
orangelss Where is a good place to get CO2 tanks refilled?
12-23-2011 01:10 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi orangelss,

I grew up in St. Louis, my wife was born there and she still has family back there. Welcome to the Northwest!
12-23-2011 10:05 AM
orangelss I'm originaly from central Missouri. Everything there ran through lime stone and was extreamly hard. CLR (Calcium/Lime/rust remover) stock was highly regarded in that area.
As for fish I am a huge fan of Saouth American cichlids. I used to have 20 discus breeding pairs, several different apistos, geophagus, and severums.

I have been by Macs Discus in Woodenville (about 20min away) and talked water and such with him. I do alot of rainwater collecting and also were on a well up above Monroe close to the national forest area.Have not checked the water here yet. Going to bring a sample in when I go get more substrate this weekend. See what they say about it.
12-23-2011 04:53 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi orangelss,

I live in the Renton area, down by the airport...a little far to go for some beneficial bacteria! We do have a lot of members in the north end like Woodinville and Marysville. The best way to reach them would be on 'airstone' the GSAS e-mail chat. Anyone can sign up and use it. The website under the 'Community' tab is how you sign up.

Where did you move from? If you aren't from this area the water parameters may be a surprise when you start testing them. If you are looking for any specific plant or fish species let me know and I will see if I can help.

12-23-2011 04:33 AM
orangelss I wish I could go to some of the meetings, but I work swing right now. Thanks for the heads up everyone. Going to put my substrate, rock work and driftwood in this weekend. Would anyone be willing to donate some used filter media to help kick start my tank?
12-23-2011 01:24 AM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi orangelss,

If you are looking for plants (including some of the more unusual ones) and SA cichlids The Fish Store on Roosevelt in Seattle is probably the best. At lot of GSAS members bring in some of their surplus plants / fish to The Fish Store.

BTW, GSAS has a lot of 'plant people' and SA Cichlid folk (ACA members). We have had Tom Barr, Karen Randall, Dick Au, Ad Konings and may other nationally known speakers in the last two years. Next September......Christel Kasselmann!! Interested....visit!

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