|02-11-2013 11:38 PM|
I missed the meet this time, but the last one was my first time. I came late but there were still many fish and vendors I felt a little overwhelmed.
I bought a bunch of plants from John H. also he's a great guy to talk.
|02-11-2013 09:49 PM|
|02-11-2013 08:16 PM|
Welcome to TPT.
I also visit Tropi quatics in Lombard,IL.
Mainly for the fish and they stock Flourish excel
and other seachem products.I asked John to order
the excel for me.They now have it in stock all the time. ;-)
|02-11-2013 08:12 PM|
Yesterday's swap meet was a first for me and the wife. Much bigger\more crowded than what I was expecting. I'm not a cichlid keeper, and I have no big tanks, and none are ready for new fish at the moment anyway, but it was a lot of fun looking around. Did nab a nice anubius nana from John H., and lots of ideas to think about for when my tanks are ready.
This fall I lost three tanks of fish in under a month... one a busted mini-heater cooked all the critters in one tank, a couple of Petco-bought cobra-guppies wiped everything out from disease in a couple of weeks in another tank , including several two-year old Amano shrimp, and my Betta in his tank passed on from fin rot around the same time.
I'm looking at this as an opportunity to try my hand at rebooting the tanks as low-tech dirted jungles, and the swap meet encourages me as to the stocking possibilities beyond the big box stores or even my LFS (Tropi-Quatics, which is nice enough, but a bit limited on some of the things I want.)
In particular, for the next meet, I may be pre-ordering some Moscow Blue guppies
Oh, and Hi All, I'm new to the forums!
|02-11-2013 02:28 AM|
|PlantedTankLover||Your avatar was how I felt when I walked into the big room! I'm looking forward to April's but might wait until it's almost over when it's less crowded. I had a hard time finding what I was looking for. Some of the vendors did tell me that they were only staying until about 12 though, so that's something to consider for next time as well, but then again, that's when the prices start to get slashed! I only stayed until 11 this time because I was meeting up with some people. Really wish it was less crowded so I could have gotten a better look at everything. Or maybe spread out the tables more? It was nice having 2 rooms, but the smaller room was almost empty! No one really in there. No one wants to buy books! lol|
|02-11-2013 02:21 AM|
|02-10-2013 10:55 PM|
|PlantedTankLover||Me too! But sold 3 fish, traded one, and begged my husband to buy the holey rock. lol|
|02-10-2013 10:54 PM|
|Xalyx||Wish I could've made it but broke as a joke and had church. Maybe next time.|
|02-10-2013 10:34 PM|
WOW! This swap was P.A.C.K.E.D! They really need to have a more open location in the future, it was so crowded that you could not really see what vendors had. But did get some great fish! Bought 4 cichlids, 20+ shrimp, and a bunch of Texas Holey rock! One of my cherries from Shrimp USA had a baby along the way, and currently birthing the rest in my tank as I type this.
What did you all get?
|02-10-2013 12:59 PM|
Received your PM, see you this morning.
|02-09-2013 09:53 PM|
|trapperwolves||Thedocta45--Got your PM and responded|
|02-09-2013 09:40 PM|
AquaticLife 48 inch HO T5 lighting. Asking for about $150 or obo.
This have 2 bulbs. The old bulbs are about 5-6 months. PM me if you are interested. And we can meet up at the GCCA before hand. Just got my led lighting so I selling my old light.
|02-09-2013 06:12 PM|
|thedocta45||Well I just resent the PMs.|
|02-09-2013 03:27 PM|
|trapperwolves||I never received a PM either.|
|02-09-2013 03:00 PM|
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