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Old 10-02-2012, 03:01 AM   #1
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Hoping this thread can be used for whatever nonsense, feel like asking questions? Ranting? Dropping in to say hi? Talking about your day? I'd love to hear about it.

Earlier today, there were comments on how we're all nerdy hahaha. So, what nerdy things aka hobbies do you guys like? I'm a big bio nerd and love learning up on animals and live stuff. And agreed, planted tanks...very sciencey. Too much, in fact
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:08 AM   #2
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I used to run a yo-yo shop for about 4 years before selling my stake in it!

I have a question regarding filters...I unplugged my filter, cleaned it out, plugged it back in...but no flow. What gives? The thing is on as it spewed out little bits of garbage, but there is no flow.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:15 AM   #3
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What kind of filter is it?

EDIT: I hate calculus.

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:30 AM   #4
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http://www.basny.org/Documents/Event...tober-2012.pdf

There's a BAS giant auction. I was at the last one and they had vendors for repashy food, yourfishstuff and python and the auction was very good. Anyone interested? I think I'm going, if only to stock up on fish food.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:12 AM   #5
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http://www.basny.org/Documents/Event...tober-2012.pdf

There's a BAS giant auction. I was at the last one and they had vendors for repashy food, yourfishstuff and python and the auction was very good. Anyone interested? I think I'm going, if only to stock up on fish food.
The membership sounds interesting. Is anyone here a member of the BAS? I'd be interested in joining and knowing if there are other betta people around. I think I'm going to go to this too. Thanks for the heads up
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:46 AM   #6
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I was a member of BAS for many years. It is an amazing club with a lot of great people and top notch events. The auctions are pretty good as well.

I keep meaning to go to a meeting, but life keeps getting in the way! I would recommend BAS to anyone... EXCELLENT reef keeping talks as well as fresh water.

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:07 PM   #7
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The membership sounds interesting. Is anyone here a member of the BAS? I'd be interested in joining and knowing if there are other betta people around. I think I'm going to go to this too. Thanks for the heads up
At last month's BAS auction there were Betta midas & Betta rubra, plus some elephant ear & mustard gas Betta splendens. I picked up a trio of Oryzias woworae for $4.00 & three CPDs for $3.00. The October & May auctions are the largest of the year, with tons of amazing fish & plants.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
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The membership sounds interesting. Is anyone here a member of the BAS? I'd be interested in joining and knowing if there are other betta people around. I think I'm going to go to this too. Thanks for the heads up
I'm a member, I mean for the price even if you only go to the FW or SW meetings during the year it's worth it. The big Auction is FREE to enter, usually there can be a $5 fee for regular meetings with speakers. It is a huge club but nice people. I'll be going to this one,trying to get some plants. I hope they have the venders there too,I got food from them last time, in fact I just shared some at the swap meet the other night.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:46 AM   #9
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I used to run a yo-yo shop for about 4 years before selling my stake in it!

I have a question regarding filters...I unplugged my filter, cleaned it out, plugged it back in...but no flow. What gives? The thing is on as it spewed out little bits of garbage, but there is no flow.
It might take a bit to get running again, I usually take a cup and pour some tank water into the flow box (assuming this is a hob) to get the suction going.

MrB, I missed out on the last BAS auction, never went before but I think I probably have work next Fri. I asked for the Sat next off because of NY Comic con : )

Monster, gave my first shot at plants this summer. Cue lots of things dying because plants are weird and I have no idea how to care for them. Ive got a rosemary bush still kickin' tho. I made a weird modgepodge of plants for my gecko tank recently, many are wilty because of compatibility issues but, eh. I love the spiky dracaena thing..its dying though, maybe I should take it out to salvage it.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:24 AM   #10
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Monster, gave my first shot at plants this summer. Cue lots of things dying because plants are weird and I have no idea how to care for them. Ive got a rosemary bush still kickin' tho. I made a weird modgepodge of plants for my gecko tank recently, many are wilty because of compatibility issues but, eh. I love the spiky dracaena thing..its dying though, maybe I should take it out to salvage it.

Are they getting enough light? I know pothos is almost indestructible.


Speaking about NY Comic Con, who else is going? I'm going for 3 days.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:10 AM   #11
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I used to run a yo-yo shop for about 4 years before selling my stake in it!

I have a question regarding filters...I unplugged my filter, cleaned it out, plugged it back in...but no flow. What gives? The thing is on as it spewed out little bits of garbage, but there is no flow.
Is the impeller running? My Aquaclear always does it and it takes a light pencil prodding to unstick it. Otherwise, pouring water into it could be needed to prime it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:27 AM   #12
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You know you're getting old when you've known Aquastar and Pacific for almost 2 decades.

Those where the 2 stores, I purchased from when I started the hobby back when I was a teen. We would visit my grandparents on Mulberry so it was convenient for me.

Parking in that area was much easier too!
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Anyone here grow any non-aquatic plants? I'm currently growing sarracenia and soon some drosera. Our soft, low TDS tap water is perfect for carnivorous plants.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:18 AM   #14
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Is anyone interested in Bucephalandra sp. plants? here is the current plants that I have. if anyone has other types want to exchange, just PM me

lamandau purple
sanggau
melawi blue leaves
kanowit sibu
lamandau green
melawi round leaves
motleyana
lamandau mini purple
sekadau blue
brownie ghost
sintang
sekadau
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:41 AM   #15
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Its right by a windowsill, but I dunno. I think I had a pothos in there.

it uh

died.

Maybe Ill see you saturday? I had planned to cosplay (I did last year) but somehow, I got into this fish hobby and now have no money or time. Go figure.
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