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Old 10-26-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Swap Meet on Sunday 11/11/12

Hi all,

Theme for this meet: Ferts!

Met at LES and walking to the 5 LFS in the area.



More photos here http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...7631979&type=1

Start point at Pacific Aquarium on Delancy @ 2:30pm

Pacific aquarium, 123 aquarium, 38 aquarium, Win tropical and Aquastar on the tour route. We are still looking for indoor options on where to swap.

At this meet, the theme will be dosing. Anyone who's able to help put together sample packets to share great. Due to the short time and the other tours of late, i'm not sure if i can order and pack all this stuff to distribute as i had in the past for the clay and floaters so i'd ask if some of the other forum members can help out here or step up to help.

Been thinking of holding a raffle for a prize. Maybe we can sell tickets for $.25 - $3 depending on the value of the prize and number of people attending. drawing to be conducted by a random stranger passer by out of a hat or bag. Any interest, please speak up. could be anything like a bottle of prime, ferts, or anything people may want to contribute.

As always, the invitation is extended to everyone who has expertise or interest in the hobby or just like pretty fishes and shrimp. Murderers and hooligans need not apply.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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I don't do dose in my tank. So I have no idea how that works. I throw away a huge package that a friend gave me the other time. I look at it, it look back at me, and we just don't know each other. LOLOLOL

Should we post here for what we got for swap? is this just for swapping or also for selling? I got plants I really want to sell some to get my project going. Also looking for some plants so if anyone got I can do a trade or buy. If this is okay, I will post some pictures of what I got. LOL
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we're taking dry ferts and liquifying them on the spot? should I be getting the bottles soon?
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we're taking dry ferts and liquifying them on the spot? should I be getting the bottles soon?
Best to assess how many people would be interested. a sample of macros for $3 and a sample of Micros for $3 might suit a majority of people. Going by a drop a gallon will likely last several months. Would this be fair to everyone? remember we're going to start slow with the PPS Pro
method targeting smaller tanks but it may be applied to larger tanks equally in larger doses.

Thoughts?
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Best to assess how many people would be interested. a sample of macros for $3 and a sample of Micros for $3 might suit a majority of people. Going by a drop a gallon will likely last several months. Would this be fair to everyone? remember we're going to start slow with the PPS Pro
method targeting smaller tanks but it may be applied to larger tanks equally in larger doses.

Thoughts?
I would be interested. If there are many people interested, I can also help you guys put it together or split up the costs.
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Best to assess how many people would be interested. a sample of macros for $3 and a sample of Micros for $3 might suit a majority of people. Going by a drop a gallon will likely last several months. Would this be fair to everyone? remember we're going to start slow with the PPS Pro
method targeting smaller tanks but it may be applied to larger tanks equally in larger doses.

Thoughts?

I'm not familiar with PPS Pro dosing nor do I do liquid dosing. Albert, if you could tell me the formula of ferts to water, I can buy the bottles and make everything and just bring it out all finished.
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I ran out of ferts...underestimated what 160 grams would be, etc.

Have to order.....






QUOTE=MeowKitty49;2057600]PPS Pro:
2L bottles
Use distilled water for mixing
Macros:
K2SO4 117g
KNO3 130g
KH2PO4 11g
MgSO4 81g
Micros:
CSM+B 160g

for 1 liter solutions just halve everything, but this is what I use so I'll jot down the amounts anyway

Macros:
K2SO4 59g
KNO3 65g
KH2PO4 6g
MgSO4 41g

Micros:
CSM+B 80g[/QUOTE]
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In fairness to everyone, swapping is encouraged. A deal can be struck to satisfy both parties. These meets are not a commercial venture but a melding of minds to help each other out.

Those who bring nothing or have nothing to share should expect to make offers or buy things of interest. why? Because the plants we keep often are rare (not available locally), algae/snail free and come from hobby tanks and not in random sale tanks from the LFS. You are also getting the benefit of direct pickup with shipping fees waived.

Personally i often get back what they give many times over. I am a humble hobbyist but make an effort to pack and distribute what i can to save livestock and educate on how to keep their plants and shrimp happy and living. I hope this practice inspires others to do the same.

If anyone has concerns about this, please pm me.
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But mine is not snail free :/ Still trying to find assassin to control some of the snail. But mine for sure don't eat the plants.
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***Gone for the weekend, have your stuff if I'm trading. Otherwise, see you Sunday!***


added ferts as I've moved to using pfertz

Have:

Deep Blue T5HE 30'' fixture (Normal Output, not High Output) 14 watts x 2
90% Tetra Dried Scuds
Ebi-Ken Nagomi Shrimp supplement balls (5), opened but not used
Dual airline control (ask me for a pic)
1.25 oz bottle API pH up (slightly used)
lots of goldfish flakes and pellets
Hikari Lionhead pellets (80%)

1 bottle each (new) - Seachem Phos, Potas, Trace
90% Seachem Iron, Nitrogen
1 pack seachem root tabs


Two Marineland timers (one wonky) - roak
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #11
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Aight. Time to figure out what I have available. I'll edit this as I find stuff to give away/trade/sell. Also depends on how fast I can get stuff to grow in about a week.

Giant Duckweed
Subwassertang
Floater trailmix
Pothos cuttings (not aquatic rooted, but with rootbuds growing from the nodes)
Champagne yeast samples for DIY CO2 (enough to get you started)
6-tubed PVC pipe pyramid condo (for people with crayfish)
Some metricide-14 samples
Emersed DHG 'Belem' (I know one person was interested in this)
Some other plants I have yet to trim and grow out in a week.
Eublaberus Posticus nymphs (for those of you who are brave enough to try roaches as food for your fish)
2 - 1/2 gallon pickle jars (great for one of those nano-jar setups)

More stuff added:
Some guppy grass
Some hygrophila polysperma 'Ceylon'
1 tablespoon samples of crushed coral - for buffering your water

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1/2 gallon jars. Only have one lid if you want. My hand can barely fit in but someone with smaller hands can easily do a small jar setup.


PVC pipe condo


Crushed coral


Metricide 14 - An Excel alternative, it's twice the strength of Excel.


EC-1118 aka Champagne yeast. The best yeast for DIY CO2 IMO when fed light brown sugar. Each packet contains enough yeast for 4 setups.


Emersed DHG 'Belem' - 5 inch diameter container.


Took about 5-6 weeks to get this dense but I started with only 15 or so plants. There might be some algae but nothing a little bit of H2O2 and CO2 can't fix.


It's very dense.


Eublaberus prosticus aka orange head roach nymphs. They get twice as big as the ones pictured. I can give you smaller nymphs if you're interested.
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Aight. Time to figure out what I have available. I'll edit this as I find stuff to give away/trade/sell. Also depends on how fast I can get stuff to grow in about a week.

Giant Duckweed
Subwassertang
Floater trailmix
Pothos cuttings (not aquatic rooted, but with rootbuds growing from the nodes)
Champagne yeast samples for DIY CO2 (enough to get you started)
6-tubed PVC pipe pyramid condo (for people with crayfish)
Some metricide-14 samples
Emersed DHG 'Belem' (I know one person was interested in this)
Some other plants I have yet to trim and grow out in a week.
Am I the one person you are talking about? LOL
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I think it was ptr.
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Monster, interested in the E. posticus... though, quick reading- not sure how I feel about them being such nommers. Can they climb plastic? I'm keeping my B. dubias in a 2.5 minibow that is old and scratched up, with no lid on it. Do you know how'd they compare?
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Monster, interested in the E. posticus... though, quick reading- not sure how I feel about them being such nommers. Can they climb plastic? I'm keeping my B. dubias in a 2.5 minibow that is old and scratched up, with no lid on it. Do you know how'd they compare?
They can't climb smooth plastic. When I clean their enclosure maybe once or twice a year, I throw them all in plastic shoe container. So Im sure they can't climb. Apparently they breed faster than dubias. Also the nymphs are a lot meatier. You can feed them cat or dog food but I choose to feed them old fish food instead.
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