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01-06-2015 01:36 AM
Blitzhill Wow, I guess I'll have to look harder next time I'm in there...though I do remember seeing that java moss.

Gene, your tank shots above look great. I'll admit, I'm very surprised to hear that all of the plants came from Petsmart. Did you buy them submersed in a tank or were they in those little moist packets that they have on a shelf?
01-05-2015 11:50 PM
RyanTheFishGuy Hey Blitzhill!

Oddly enough, I was in there Saturday around 5pm! In the tank on the left side of the "back warehouse are door" they have 7-8 Plants listed on that tankfront. All the plants are scattered about the fishtanks, with some in the back. It's not very organized but its worth a shot!

PS: My Java Moss was infested with Gammarus Shrimp, which may or may not be a problem for you. Also It was carpeted in the tank, so I spent 45 minutes pulling their rock out of the little strands...lol
01-05-2015 11:48 PM
nofearengineer Harps never has anything other than the odd anacharis or banana plants. The usual response I get if I ask is "we can order you some". Well, duh....I can do that myself.
01-05-2015 06:27 PM
Blitzhill Hi there! Also in the Evansville area and am about to start up a planted 10g.

Ryan, when were you in Harps? I was just there Saturday morning and they had 0 plants! How sad if I just missed them!
01-05-2015 12:23 AM
RyanTheFishGuy Update!Harps has just started selling a ton of new plants! I just got a baseball size bundle of Java Moss for 3 dollars! There is a new Pet Food Center by Menards on Greenriver, which I plan on checking out when they get their tanks set up.
By the way, does anyone know of any aquarium clubs around here? I feel like we have many aquarium enthusiasts, but nothing for us to pick eachothers brains or trade/auction fish and plants!
12-30-2014 09:29 PM
pelphrey I am in Owensboro. On highway 54 there is a store called "Fish Doctor". They are open Friday and Saturday 11-6 I believe. It is a super small store. Plant selection is poor. But they have a pretty decent amount of cichlids and a couple nice salt water tanks.

Other than that if you head to Louisville you can visit Clarksville and right beside the Bass Pro Shop there is the Green Tree Pet Store. Their plant selection has grown a little. Its a pretty nice store.

I only have a 75 gallon setup at the moment with Mbuna in it that I bought from Daves Rare Fish in texas. Had a 20 long planted tank a few months ago. Itching to get another planted tank started.
11-28-2014 02:58 PM
RyanTheFishGuy I also live in Evansville, but I am just now starting to get into plants. I like Harps for information, Fish, and now recently they have water salamanders, which Id like to pick up some time. Ive only seen Amazon Swords in their tanks though. Petsmart has lots of plants, They arent in water, just in plastic tubes and that confuses me.. I plan on converting my cartoony tank with rainbow gravel into a sand substrate and live plants. If anyone has Ideas for my first plants (low tech)I'd love to hear it. I have 100 watts in this 10g tank if that helps at all. I am also willing to buy ferts, but no Co2 since this is my first...lol
Thanks!
11-24-2014 11:03 PM
nofearengineer Looks great, Gene!
11-23-2014 05:28 PM
gene4christ This is my 90gal as of 11/23/24 . All the plants came from Petsmart except the Anabus on the driftwood that came from Walmart in Newburgh.
05-13-2014 02:42 AM
firecat Wow I havent been on here in forever. Pet food Center has a couple locations in Evansville. Just do a quick google search and it should show you where they are. They Dont have as much as Harp's, But they have a nice selection. I just wish that they had more plant options. I really wish Evansville had an Aquarium organization or something where everyone could meet and share fish, inverts, plants, and ideas. It would be really nice. We just need a better selection of aquarium stuff in general.
12-31-2013 05:18 PM
AMcCaleb I live over in IL but just on the other side. I'm about an hour from Evansville just off of I64. I have trouble finding anywhere near me for plants. I like Harps for fish, I've never even heard of Pet Food Center. Where is that located?
12-22-2013 07:53 AM
Specialk302 Im from evansville

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08-05-2013 06:34 PM
David4039 I just recently moved back to Evansville. I have four tanks running atm.

1) 10 gallon: PRF cherry shrimp, Huge mass of java moss, mini x-mas moss, flame moss, Fissedens, reg java fern, java fern windlov, some subbwassertang, jungle val, Brazilian pennywort, and some rotala.

2) 10 gallon: Albino aeunus Cories, White cloud minnows, java moss, Brazilian Pennywort, jungle Val, java fern, micro swords floating, dwarf sag floating atm, frogbit, salvinia nantas, and dwarf watter lettuce.

3) 36 gallon bowfront: guppies(which I plan to get rid of), Peppered cories, false julii cories, Kuhli loaches, couple of Otos, java moss, reg java fern, narrow leaf java fern, anubias of some sort, some of the apongas bulbs, brazilain pennywort, jungle vals, and I just put in some anubias Barteri var. nana petite, Crypt Wendtii 'Tropica', and Crypt Undulata 'red'.

4) 20 gallon high: This is my sons tank so it only really has fish... two turquoise rainbows, 4 orange mystery snails, bristle nose albnino pleco, and a few flase julii cories.

Before I moved, I bread the Cories and sold them to my local pet store. I am hoping to get some CW10 Peru gold stripe cories in Sept. and to exclusively breed them.

I am working on getting a good dual stage regulator and then I will try my first heavily planted tank.
05-11-2013 07:09 PM
gene4christ To nofearengineer,

Wow how did I not see this post ?? Sorry about that ! I am glad to see at least one other person into the planted tank in this area !!! I have been getting mine from Pet smart for now , but they are expensive . I will be either ordering from Illinois, or making a trip to Louisville, when the money allows .


BTW if you do not attend Church anywhere, I would like to invite you to come out and visit where we attend if you would like to. @ Freedom Life Center just north of Indiana tube on the left if you are going north . Sunday mornings at 10:00am. and Sunday nights at 6:00pm. This is my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frien...ookmark_t=page

This is my tank at the moment .
03-20-2013 07:30 PM
nofearengineer I just joined the forum. I live in Evansville, and I concur that we don't have very many options when it comes to plants. I have been told several times when asking for plants "I can order those for you". Well, yeah, but so can I, smart guy. Why would I pay you to order them for me?

Anyway, I would love to be part of any shared information for this area. The Owensboro tip was interesting.

Maybe after I've been here a while longer (and gained some rep), perhaps members could even meet and maybe work out some "bulk" purchases and split costs.
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