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07-06-2012 08:14 AM
Originally Posted by LipzyDaizy View Post
Midway Tropical Fish and Pets
24101 Pacific Highway South
Kent, WA 98032

Good looks!
07-06-2012 08:11 AM
LipzyDaizy Midway Tropical Fish and Pets
24101 Pacific Highway South
Kent, WA 98032

07-06-2012 07:47 AM
Originally Posted by LipzyDaizy View Post
I found some at Midway. They didn't have a huge selection but I found pieces I liked. If you don't mind he drive, it might be worth checking out. Its one of my favorite lfs and I live in Lynnwood!
Midway? Could you give me more details? Like the store name and/or address? Id be willing to make a drive. Thanks!
07-06-2012 07:18 AM
LipzyDaizy I found some at Midway. They didn't have a huge selection but I found pieces I liked. If you don't mind he drive, it might be worth checking out. Its one of my favorite lfs and I live in Lynnwood!
07-06-2012 06:10 AM
Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist View Post

Nice rocks! i'm in the olympia/lacey area. anyone know where i can get rocks like these?! i've tried all my local pet/fish stores. i just got a fluval edge and wanted to try iwagumi. is there a website i can order some nano stones from? im also having a hard time finding nano stones.
07-06-2012 12:57 AM

check this site out, i went in there and there are thousands of pounds of this stuff, this guy gets them from china and sells for a reasonable price so if anyone is in the kent area check it out.
04-19-2012 11:26 PM
Seattle_Aquarist @ alfalfa Both of our auctions were a huge successes, our best ever. It should allow us to fully fund next year's speaker program, philanthropy, HAP, BAP, Holiday Party, Summer Picnic, and Home Show! Thank you for showing up and helping to support the club. The Tom Barr presentation is in the GSAS library already, as are the Karen Randall presentations.

@SeattleFishGuy I'm glad you liked Dick Au talk, although I thought his angelfish talk was even better than the 'Fish for Fun and Profit' presentation. They both should be available to members on DVD in the GSAS library in the near future.

The Fish Store is a GSAS Sponsor Store! They give a 10% discount to GSAS members and they purchase a lot of our member's excess plants and spawns of fish like Apistos.
04-19-2012 04:51 PM
SeattleFishGuy seachaz - I went to a GSAS meeting for the first time in March and just last weekend to the big auction and alfalfa is right a great group of friendly people. I even took my father-in-law as a guest to listen to Dick Au speak and he loved it!

Anyway I was looking for rocks too at on point and found some great ones at The Fish Store but I think there are even better options at Midway Pets. Someone on Airstone the GSAS email/blog posted some pictures from Midway Pets and they had at least three boxes of different kinds of Japanesse Style give them a call and they can tell you exactly what they have.

Here are the pics the member posted:

04-19-2012 04:58 AM
alfalfa I went to the February and April auctions. It is a blast and addicting. I learned a lot. Just getting to see everything I read about, and then to buy it for a few bucks, is great. I probably spent 6 to 8 hours total over those two events. There are a lot of opportunities because a few items are auctioned off every minute that whole time.

Roy: I asked someone (who shall remain nameless hah!) if you were there. I was not communicating very clearly (TPT? and I couldn't remember your real name) but I know the name they said wasn't right. Regardless, I didn't go over and introduce myself.

seachaz: It's a very cool group of people. I understand why you might have thought it sounded otherwise and I might have thought so too if I hadn't been to an event. When I read the post about bringing the ID I chuckled a little bit. There's a friendly vibe among everyone there. Nobody ever asked me for anything... except to pay for what I won!
04-18-2012 11:37 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi Seachaz,

Our next meeting is May 8th on the SPU campus (see for info); you are welcome to attend as my guest. It is our annual Home Show presentation where a group of 'judges' (very loosely defined) visit member's homes and photograph and video their aquariums. It is a great source of ideas and inspiration. We have a 'mini-auction' after each meeting; typically with unusual fish, plants, and invertebrates.

I too re-entered the hobby after a long absence; primarily due to planted aquariums. Our members range from sub-teen to retired; just a bunch of crazy fish (and plant) nuts!

04-18-2012 11:24 PM
seachaz Great thanks Roy! And I will keep the society in mind - just setting up my first tank since I was a kid. Just wish I was a bit further along so I could have taken part in the auction you guys had.
04-18-2012 10:21 PM
Seattle_Aquarist hi seachaz,

No problems; it took me months to find a local source for these stones. I have given the name out to only two individuals; both GSAS members.

You can find a lot of different varieties at Marenako's Rock Center in Fall City, nice drive this time of year. Open Sat. 8:30 - 3:30 closed on Sundays.
04-18-2012 10:10 PM
seachaz Wow that's kind of an elitist approach to things - if that's representative of how the club runs not sure I want to be part of it.
04-18-2012 09:51 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi alfalfa,

I will make it easy for everyone! Meet me at a GSAS meeting, show me your GSAS Membership Card, and I will tell you exactly where I purchase them and you can go and pick out the ones that meet your size and shape criteria!

04-18-2012 09:25 PM
alfalfa I've been meaning to join!

I'm interested in the rocks but only if you have more after seachaz and Da Plant Man get theirs. What kind are they?
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