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Mr.Desert_scape 04-19-2012 06:51 AM

Albuquerque
 
Wish we had a decent LFS here... Clark's is pure garbage, and their plants carry all kinds of nasty stuff and the only other decent shop is a reef only shop. :icon_frow very disappointing but at least we have an awesome site like this to keep the hobby alive here in alb!

If there is anyone else here in Albuquerque we should try to meet up sometime and talk tanks!

Garlic 04-26-2012 06:18 PM

West side for me. I don't visit the site much and I travel alot, PM me anyway.

mcqueenesq 04-26-2012 06:38 PM

I fly into Albuquerque every couple of months for business in Taos. There's no shortage of inspirational landscapes out there. Do you know if any of the local rocks are suitable for aquariums?

Mr.Desert_scape 04-27-2012 01:30 AM

Hmmm I have head that lava rock is questionable. I wanted to try some red sand stone I have in my front yard but left it soaking for about 2 weeks and it started leaving a lot of deposits so dropped that idea but I found some rocks in the foot hills of the Sandia mountains that looks sort of like slate that I'm thinking of trying out. It's kind of disappointing though because we do have a lot of cool looking rocks.

Garlic 04-30-2012 08:02 PM

Picked up some Lava slabs from the Springerville area last week, they look cool and are very hard, makes for nice layered effect for the Plecos. Sand stone is questionable for sure, neat colors around here but they seem to fall apart when they are boiled. Should be some nice Granite around the Taos area though, Angel Fire has some nice looking stone in the foot hills.

skywhitney 05-09-2012 05:36 PM

The clarks on Lomas isn't too bad. I sell a lot of my plants to them. The prices are insane for a lot of stuff though. They'll charge $40 for a fish that i can get for $3.99 elsewhere.

I know there are a few guys i'll talk tanks with on a regular basis. Are there any clubs in town?

dwarfgourami 05-12-2012 11:57 PM

Live in Albuquerque
 
I saw this post and decided to reply. I, too live in Albuq and would enjoy meeting up with others who live here and enjoy fish, especially planted tanks!!

Mr.Desert_scape 05-13-2012 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by skywhitney (Post 1854637)
The clarks on Lomas isn't too bad. I sell a lot of my plants to them. The prices are insane for a lot of stuff though. They'll charge $40 for a fish that i can get for $3.99 elsewhere.

I know there are a few guys i'll talk tanks with on a regular basis. Are there any clubs in town?

Yeah their prices are really ridiculous. I try not to buy from them too often but sometimes they have stuff you can't get elsewhere.... but yeah the lomas one is far better than the menaul one.

I haven't heard of any clubs here but it would be cool to start one or at least a little gathering once in a while. especially since i'm the only one I know that is in to tanks and especially planted ones so I don't really have anyone to talk about them with.

Mr.Desert_scape 05-13-2012 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by dwarfgourami (Post 1859392)
I saw this post and decided to reply. I, too live in Albuq and would enjoy meeting up with others who live here and enjoy fish, especially planted tanks!!

Where abouts do you live? :icon_bigg And when do you usually meet up? Maybe if we can get enough people together we can actually start a tank group here.

dwarfgourami 05-14-2012 12:51 AM

Meet Up
 
In response to your question about where I live--I live around the Fair grounds area. I'm still getting used to this web site--hopefully this post will appear.

Garlic 05-14-2012 12:37 PM

This coming weekend I will be at the Balloon Fiesta Park catering lunch to the Heavy Lifters for the Celtic Festival, come by and say HI. If you haven't gone to this event before, it is worth your time.

Bill
BBQ Team; BS Grilling

Garlic 05-14-2012 12:47 PM

http://www.arizonanatureaquatics.com/
Going to visit this store Thursday, hopefully, I will most likely bring some stuff back with me.

dwarfgourami 05-15-2012 01:06 AM

This weekend
 
This weekend is going to be pretty busy for me as well with two club meetings on Sunday and Saturday is usually busy. Hopefully we can meet and talk tank some weekend soon,though.

Mr.Desert_scape 05-15-2012 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Garlic (Post 1861112)
This coming weekend I will be at the Balloon Fiesta Park catering lunch to the Heavy Lifters for the Celtic Festival, come by and say HI. If you haven't gone to this event before, it is worth your time.

Bill
BBQ Team; BS Grilling

That sounds pretty awesome. I will definitely try and make it out there.

Mr.Desert_scape 05-15-2012 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by dwarfgourami (Post 1862024)
This weekend is going to be pretty busy for me as well with two club meetings on Sunday and Saturday is usually busy. Hopefully we can meet and talk tank some weekend soon,though.

What sort of club? We definitely should all try and get together some weekend. Maybe we can actually boost up the hobby here somehow and actually get something going here.


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