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04-13-2017 02:41 PM
fusedpro Not sure when AquaPets closed. Rivers & Reefs took its place, seems largely the same.
04-12-2017 06:31 PM
Allaunis
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Originally Posted by steveo View Post
From Omaha. Wife from Lincoln. Went to UNL. Runza, Runza! GBR!! Good fish stores in Omaha: Fish Freaks, Nebraska Aquatics When did Aqua Pets close?
Hey I love me some Runza! Or as some would call it - a delicious meat twinky
04-12-2017 04:58 PM
steveo From Omaha. Wife from Lincoln. Went to UNL. Runza, Runza! GBR!! Good fish stores in Omaha: Fish Freaks, Nebraska Aquatics When did Aqua Pets close?
04-12-2017 04:33 PM
Allaunis
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Originally Posted by fusedpro View Post
I'm getting a pH of ~8.4 here in Bennington; gH and kH aren't too pretty either. Yay.
Wow that's insane... these water companies need to cool it with the alkalinity
04-12-2017 03:50 PM
fusedpro I'm getting a pH of ~8.4 here in Bennington; gH and kH aren't too pretty either. Yay.
04-10-2017 08:53 PM
Allaunis Hello from Lincoln! Just joined and am looking forward to learning lots about low-tech planted tanks. I was surprised to find out our water here is around 7.74 pH, rather high but I think I can make it work. Oh and GO BIG RED
10-16-2016 06:29 PM
Oddie65 Reviving a dead thread, Bellevue calling in here. I browse this forum quite often but usually posted on another very popular forum, until now. I have my doubts that name-and-shame is allowed here, so I won't name them. Their moderators allow poor advice and reprimand those who are honest and correct those bad posts (I did so respectfuly, of course), and so I've found myself here!
12-16-2014 04:10 AM
plantman25
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Originally Posted by xfatdannx View Post
La Vista local here. Will share pics on request
I'd like to see pics of what you have.
10-21-2014 08:18 AM
xfatdannx La Vista local here. Will share pics on request
09-04-2014 02:47 PM
Zuzu Newbie here saying hello from GI. *waves*
08-18-2014 12:35 AM
plantman25
Omaha

Hi Im currently living right outside of Omaha, and am a planted tank enthuasist. I currently have 30+ species in my high tech 40 breeder. Would like to find some others to trade plants with. I also keep shrimp as well and am always looking for new stock. There is a new store in bellevue that just opened. The owners are awesome people and or stocking alot of planted tank supplies. They will also order just about anything you want. Fin-tastic fish is the name.
08-11-2014 08:04 PM
Hook Line & Sinker
Hello

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Originally Posted by Elliot View Post
Hi there fellow nebraskans.
Anyone in Lincoln?
Very Very Close.
02-08-2014 12:59 PM
artemis
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Originally Posted by robinss View Post
Thanks Artemas...I read once that the plants couldn't take the hardness.
Naturally hard, alkaline water occurs in some lakes and streams, and plants grow in it. Plants, like fish, have evolved to fit nearly every niche. The trick is to find the plants that like your local water conditions.

Back when I was using 100% unsoftened tap water, I had great success with Amazon swords. Anubias species, Vallisneria, some Cryptocoryne species, Java moss, Java fern, many stem plants (especially water sprite), hornwort, frogbit, and (of course) duckweed. About the only thing I couldn't get to grow was Sagittara species. So don't worry, you'll have a lot of choices!

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I am surprised at how few LFS are mentioned here in Omaha. We used to have more. Big box stores must be pushing them out.
I'm afraid that's exactly what's happening - and all over the country, not just here in Omaha. Local fish stores have small margins, and the big box places pull too much needed business away.
02-08-2014 12:58 AM
ua hua Welcome to TPT. There's a few Nebraskans on here but there's just not much for planted tank hobbyists to choose from in the LFS so this is where I get 99%!of my plants from. There use to be quite a few decent stores in the Omaha area but just like everywhere else the big box stores are pushing the out. If your old enough you might remember a store called The Fish Bowl that was in Omaha but that was many moons ago. If you haven't heard of it then that just shows how old I am. As for the hard water, that's not that big of an issue. You will be able to keep most of the plants except for a few that like lower kH. I solved that by switching to Aquasoil. Again welcome to the forum and its nice to see more fellow Nebraskans involved in this side of the hobby.
02-08-2014 12:10 AM
robinss
thanks

Thanks Artemas...I read once that the plants couldn't take the hardness. I am thinking I might buy LED...but the lighting talk is too much for me...

I am surprised at how few LFS are mentioned here in Omaha. We used to have more. Big box stores must be pushing them out.
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