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Old 11-08-2013, 03:17 AM   #1
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Hello Saint Louis Area Folks


Just trying to reach out to the community here to learn of the best places to visit for the hobby and hopefully find some folks I can trade with in the near future. I doubt I'll join an aquarium society anytime soon (no time) but would love to meet some folks near me.

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Old 11-10-2013, 02:47 AM   #2
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Hey! I live in Maryland heights, I've been to a few places, I can give a bit of a run down of what I've seen, if anyone else knows of places other than this let me know! (Listed in random order, I don't have a preference yet)

Tropical world pets:
Decent sized shop, when I went there they had a decent amount of tanks that were empty (understandable) pretty large selection of tropicals, and a plant "station" toward the back, I didn't buy any plants because I had made an order to start my only tank (walstad-ish) decent sized selection though. Prices on most fish were kinda high, but don't let it discourage you from going there.

Aqua world (ellisville location):
Moderately sized shop, lots of tanks with fish in them, a moderate election of plants, when I went, some of them were seriously dead (either that or covered with diatom algae or something) but it seemed like only some of their tanks had the correct lighting. Prices on fish were about the same (if not higher) than tropical world.

Petland (lake saint louis):
Now, this shop is a long way away from most people who live "in saint louis" but I'm still going to include it.

Selection is smaller than aqua world (but not by much) but they have some really cool stuff there, and get things like apistogramma and electric blue rams "pretty regularly" as I was told by Paul, the shop keep, they weren't there when I went, but that's probably because the prices written on the tanks seemed really good. He said that most (he might of said all) of the live stuff in the shop is locally bred, but he confirmed that everything there is tank bred (no wild caught stuff)

Also, about the plants. They are everywhere! Almost every freshwater tank has live plants in it. He also said that if I ever wanted to get rid of something or had extra to bring it in.

I'm planning on heading out there tomorrow to swap some stuff out and start adding fish if they have what I'm looking for, I will post an update later.

As far as places I still want to visit, there is the "more downtown"(east) aqua world, and I need to call gateway aquatics to see if they have live plants.

I have some plant species that I will eventually propagate (two kinds of cabomba and some of this: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my..._hottoniiflora) and I'll post here when I've got clippings if you want to know.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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I attend very few MASI club events, but I can tell you that after dabbling with any number of clubs over a lifetime of various hobbies, the Missouri Aquarium Society is the most organized and complete club of any kind I have been associated with. Their auction events are incredible, so do not dismiss them entirely. Most of them are way more into the nooks and crannies of this hobby than anyone else you will meet any other way; these are the people you are looking for.

If you find yourself in the Clayton area stop by my office and say hello.

http://www.missouriaquariumsociety.com/index.html
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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Hi Jarod and Tom! I second Tom's suggestion. I recently moved back to the area and joined the club. Everyone is so nice and helpful! Btw there is a meeting tonight.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:03 AM   #5
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Cool, I might go to the Christmas party on the 19th... should be awesome.
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:52 PM   #6
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Hello all! Been in the hobby for just over a year. I have had tanks on and off over the years, but never spent much time with plants, inverts, breeding, and the other fun stuff. Now I'm hooked. I live out in Wildwood, work in Clayton. Always interested in some trade partners, especially if I can get any of my shrimp colonies going.

I currently have all nano tanks and bowls. The largest is a 12G Fluval Edge. I do have an empty 55G out in the garage that is driving me crazy, but the wife says NO WAY!
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