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Old 04-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Ok guys and gals, spring is here, and you know what that means? it means i don't have to freeze at work anymore and this puts me in a good mood for our next swap meet. it will be 4/22/12, time and place tbd. i'm hoping we can do what we did with the last one, but i have to get a hold of Jimmy first.

now here is the good stuff. since i am in a really good mood since the weather is so nice, i am going to do 2 raok's. and i want to do these for all you lurkers out there. you want to come to this meet, because i will be giving away 20 of my nicest blue pearl shrimp. that is 20 ice blue beauties for free!! want to start a shrimp colony? here's your shot. looking to add another species? here ya go!! the other raok is going to be for one of my "rare" crypts. i am thinking that a cryptocoryne affinis should make some crypt lover out there happy. got a small crypt collection and want something to spice it up? here ya go! would make a nice centerpiece in any tank when it is fully grown. i"ll probably have another of the more common crypts in the bag with the affinis as well

like i said, these are for the first 2 people who make it to the meet that don't regularly post on the boards. i know you're out there, laughing at us whackjobs for posting so much, well, come on out, meet a few new people in the hobby and get some new stuff! remember, the hobby grows faster when more people participate!!

hope to see a lot of new people there!! please! take my shrimp and my crypts!!LOL

once again, in case you missed it, that is 4/22/12....save the date!!!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:49 PM   #3
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Call dibs! lol


I should be able to make it (with a bag of plants)
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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i'll be there for sure. already took off work...
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:32 PM   #5
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we could all meet @ linden ave and state rd in the park, unless some one has a better idea? r we gona do this reguardless of the weather?
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yeppers....rain or shine. hoping Jimmy can give us the ok on using the restaurant again
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ttech...you're only 20 minutes from West Chester. If ya ever need anything let me know.
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what was the name of the restaurant used last time?
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not sure....check the first meet thread
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If anyone needs any equipment like small powerheads, pumps, strip lights, etc, etc, let me know and I'll try to bring it to the swap meet. I prolly have 20 strip lights, a box full of powerheads and pumps, and a bunch of other odds and ends that are all packed away.
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If anyone needs any equipment like small powerheads, pumps, strip lights, etc, etc, let me know and I'll try to bring it to the swap meet. I prolly have 20 strip lights, a box full of powerheads and pumps, and a bunch of other odds and ends that are all packed away.
steve, got any 36" strip lights?
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steve, got any 36" strip lights?
I have a 36 single t8 tube striplight and 36inch t5 normal output dual bulb fixture...but I think the ballast went. I bought it used for the price it costs new a couple years back because I thought it was t5HO, got scammed on that one. I bought new bulbs thinking it was the bulbs and not the ballast. Needless to say, if you want to spend the time to fix it/replace the ballast...it's yours for free. Every time I look at it I cringe because I wasted my money on it haha The t8 fixture works fine though. Just hook me up with some green crypts haha
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I have a 36 single t8 tube striplight and 36inch t5 normal output dual bulb fixture...but I think the ballast went. I bought it used for the price it costs new a couple years back because I thought it was t5HO, got scammed on that one. I bought new bulbs thinking it was the bulbs and not the ballast. Needless to say, if you want to spend the time to fix it/replace the ballast...it's yours for free. Everyme I look at it I cringe because I wasted my money on it haha The t8 fixture works fine though. Just hook me up with some green crypts haha
I'll definitely take the t8. I have a few treats for you on the green crypt front the t5? Well, if you wanna get rid of it, i'll be more than happy to give repairing it a shot. Norm output lights do have usefulness, they run my 60g
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I'll definitely take the t8. I have a few treats for you on the green crypt front the t5? Well, if you wanna get rid of it, i'll be more than happy to give repairing it a shot. Norm output lights do have usefulness, they run my 60g
Sounds good. I've replaced ballasts before on a couple t8 fixtures with no problems, but I can't remember if home depot has any t5's the size the fixture would need. I might give it one more try at fixing it before the meet, but I imagine even if I find a replacement ballast for it, the cost would be not worth it in my mind because I already spent so much on it. Plus I'm broke haha.

On a better note. My brother's graduation present to me is HIS old car. Luckily for me "old" is a '05 mazda 3. Now begins the process of finding a well paying job so I can afford car insurance and all the gas I'm going to be using driving around to all the fish stores I haven't been to yet.
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Thanks for the Offer KingPlakat
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