|10-25-2013 01:46 PM|
|10-18-2013 09:02 PM|
|drewsuf82||I know the area you're talking about down in the mangroves, I went there once looking for wood and I won't be going back....alone at least.....creepy|
|10-18-2013 06:00 PM|
collected on the Hillsborough river, rent or borrow a kayak to get to the good spots...
|10-15-2013 12:29 AM|
I also wish i could have stayed longer. You see there's a lot of dubious activity going on down there, and frankly i don't recommend the site because of it. If i returned, it would be with a concealed carry no less.
When i pulled up i noticed several vehicles on the side of the road, and thought, well sure folks must just be fishing in the edge of the mangroves or something. One side of the road, was, the other side of the road it turned out (where there was better wood incidentially) contained random middle aged and older men wondering about the woods. No fishing rods, up to goodness knows what. Just standing there most of the time walking about....waiting.
Being a physician, i tend to talk to random strangers for better or worse. I got chatting to one of the guys as i was walking out with my arms full of wood, and eventually dropped the question, " what on earth is everyone doing here." His response was, you don't want to know what's going on here, although its not drugs. He also advised i got my wood and got out before i found myself in an uncomfortable situation/trouble. Needless to say i got the heck out of dodge.
I don't know if this is every day of the week or what. However, if there's a bunch of cars parked out there with random men wondering about, my warning is to watch out for yourself. Otherwise great driftwood prowl site, although know that there may be folks prowling you as much as you're prowling for driftwood. I think i have a good idea of what the site was all about, but i'll leave it off the public domain. Lets just say for a single, young male physician it was NOT the place i should have been this afternoon.
|07-23-2013 05:50 PM|
|07-23-2013 05:26 AM|
I have been to Paul's place a couple of times and asked for plants. He gets them from a local person who drops of a couple of varieties each week. I guess you can give him a list of what varieties you want, and maybe he can order them for you. I got a couple of varieties of bunched plants from him they are pretty healthy. I asked him if he could email me the types of plants he gets since i am quite far from his store, but he tells me he doesn't send or check emails on a regular basis. Bummer.
He did have a couple of beautiful Madagascar lace plants in 2 of his tanks. Huge ones too!
On a side note, I did check out the driftwood collecting place at the causeway, I did not find much, Most of the "driftwood" that I saw were remnants of an activity known as "campfire". Mostly charred bits of wood and sticks...and beer cans...
|07-16-2013 01:46 PM|
|07-15-2013 09:04 PM|
|07-10-2013 01:01 PM|
|plo589||Hmm... All I can say for sure is that they do sell some plants, but I don't think there was too much in that department. As for inverts, I also did not look closely for these. I was mostly looking for my 55g African Cichlid tank (I am just getting into planted tanks--bought a 20L at the 1$/gl sale. They did have a decent selection of non-cichlid FW fish though.|
|07-08-2013 11:12 PM|
|drewsuf82||I'll have to check the place out in PP I haven't been there. How's their plant/invert selection ?|
|07-08-2013 01:44 PM|
Over the weekend, I went to Living Color Tropical Fish (https://plus.google.com/115066439385...ut?gl=us&hl=en) in Pinellas Park. Of all of the LFSs I've been to in the greater Tampa area, this one might have the best freshwater fish selection I've seen. The guy who runs the place, Ken, knows his stuff, and is very helpful and friendly (unlike most of the staff at Marine Warehouse).
There is another place called Westside Aquarium and Pets (https://plus.google.com/103893590713...ut?gl=us&hl=en). It's on South Dale Mabry. The guy who runs this place is also very helpful and friendly. There's a pretty good selection of freshwater fish here too.
|06-01-2013 06:29 AM|
|SmittyInFla||Good to know! Thanks Bitfuul!|
|06-01-2013 12:33 AM|
|05-31-2013 11:55 PM|
|SmittyInFla||Don't you guys worry about salt content in driftwood from the bay? I am asking a serious question, because I would MUCH rather gather than buy (Pasco County, on the Gulf).|
|05-21-2013 04:13 AM|
Thanks for the driftwood collecting site tip. I might check it out soon. The causeway stretches out far, and I may have limited time to look for the exact site you are referring to. Any additional "clues" on where to find the driftwood site you are referring to will be gladly appreciated.
I will post again once I find the site. Hopefully with pics.
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