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Old 07-15-2012, 04:54 PM   #1711
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Don't have any to sell, but check with gitmoe. He's been m.i a. for a bit, but he may answer a pm. If he doesn't, let me know and i'll text him. Shrimp all depends on what you want. See discusonly for crs. For any other breed, see joon.
Thanks for the tips!
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:37 PM   #1712
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Forgot to mention...after my interview I drove to the airport to collect some driftwood and low and behold I find tons of jungle val washed up on the banks roots and all. Didn't plan on finding it there so I didn't have a bucket or bag but I grabbed like 10 plants or so worth and planted them in the 5.5 gallon John gave me. I expect them to melt, but I just kinda wanna see how fast they grow outdoors.

Note to self- Bring hacksaw with me next time I go looking for driftwood. I found 3 or 4 average pieces, but all the good stuff was HUGE fallen trees with massive roots. Could have cut some nice pieces off the root mass had I brought a saw with me, but I guess I'll just go back later on.
i had no idea there was places to collect wood around philly. are you not scared of all the pollutants or anything from the plans, even antifreeze being in the water system?
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #1713
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Mr.Coach...are you upset at me
I PM'd you but you never returned my PM..

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oh crap!! i read it at work and forgot about it. check your inbox later. i'm in the middle of about 200g worth of water changes....lol
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:42 PM   #1714
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i had no idea there was places to collect wood around philly. are you not scared of all the pollutants or anything from the plans, even antifreeze being in the water system?
believe it or not, compared to many other river systems, the delaware is a clean river. trust me, i spend quite a bit of time on the delaware. now the schukyll. that's a different story. reading likes to dump their waste in it and sends it down to us. as far as antifreeze goes, whether it be ethylene glycol (green) or the silicon based coolant (dexcool) you would literally need a massive tanker ship full of it to spill to create a problem large enough to affect our tanks.

local plants in the rivers are plentiful, and some of them decent. i just quarantine anything i bring back from the river. today i collected a nice jungle val while reeling in a 12lb channel cat. serious multitasking there...lol i also collected a couple other plants and some moss. it's the second time i collected moss, curious to see if it is a different species or not.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:27 AM   #1715
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we should set up a fishing trip or a collecting trip or something. Grew up around here and had no idea the delaware was clean, figured it was just as bad as the schukyll. Grew up 5 minutes from valleyforge park, all i see are those polluted water warnings
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #1716
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I saw those polluted water signs too when i went to valley forge to collect wood...so I didnt bring anything back with me. Got a couple pieces of what looks to be slate from the woods though.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:17 PM   #1717
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I saw those polluted water signs too when i went to valley forge to collect wood...so I didnt bring anything back with me. Got a couple pieces of what looks to be slate from the woods though.
that's because valley forge backs up to the schukyll. That is one nasty river. Last year, reading had problems after a major storm hit and they were diverting 50,000 gallons of waste per day down the schukyll. Remember, Philly, bristol and trenton are really the only major cities on the delaware. Go north above new hope and the Delaware is like a whole other world.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #1718
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You think they have cleanup crews that walk the shores of the Delaware? Thinking back, I didn't see near as many bottles and garbage as I would have thought were would be...could have just been focused on the wood though haha. I'm gonna wait for a storm or at least a heavy rain before I go back looking for more driftwood. Anyone have a link to the low tide/high tide times?

On another note. Went to petco and bought another 40 gallon breeder for 40 bucks. Also got a large piece of mopani for $10 (the price for a medium piece) Regularly $30. Wonder how that happened? hehehe
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:34 PM   #1719
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I just have a tide app for my phone. Makes my fishing life easier......lol i wish i had time for another tank. Well, time and room. Lol actually thinking about getting rid of a tank or two.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #1720
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Yea...the two 40 breeders will be replacing 2 20 longs. So I'm going to have the same number of tanks set up on my rack, just using the space a little better and putting more gallons into the system I plan on setting up.

Gonna go drain a tank, move some fish, then stick the 40 gallon in it's place and refill. I hate waiting for the water to reach 78 degree haha...it comes out of my hose at 65 or so and even with 3 heaters it takes at least a couple hours to get up to temp before I can put fish in. I guess I'll do what I was thinking after I set up the first one. I'll fill it with hose water 3/4 of the way and then get super hot water from my bathtub in 5 gallon buckets for the rest and hopefully cut the heating time down to an hour.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:36 PM   #1721
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Well I made it back from Seattle. That place is beautifull. So where is this outlet in bensalem?
Btw steve i have not seen them plecos since I released them I think they were a quick snack for the black skirts. But when u get some a little bigger I would love a few.
Jimmy we have to meet up some time I would love some more cpo's. I have 2 left, the other 2 found a way out of the tank and are cat food I think. Just lmk what u want for them.
Glad the 5.5 came out looking good. Hopefully I didn't scratch it up to bad or destroy the silicone.
So what else did I miss while I was away?

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Old 07-18-2012, 12:31 AM   #1722
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Well I made it back from Seattle. That place is beautifull. So where is this outlet in bensalem?
right next to diamond furniture. a little east of texas roadhouse.

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So what else did I miss while I was away?
not a gosh darned thing!!!LOL
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:29 AM   #1723
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On street rd?
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:50 AM   #1724
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Well I made it back from Seattle. That place is beautifull. So where is this outlet in bensalem?
Btw steve i have not seen them plecos since I released them I think they were a quick snack for the black skirts. But when u get some a little bigger I would love a few.
Jimmy we have to meet up some time I would love some more cpo's. I have 2 left, the other 2 found a way out of the tank and are cat food I think. Just lmk what u want for them.
Glad the 5.5 came out looking good. Hopefully I didn't scratch it up to bad or destroy the silicone.
So what else did I miss while I was away?
Hmm...maybe they got sucked into the filter intake? Didn't think those black skirts were big enough to eat em haha. Anyway...I'll hook you up with some more bigger ones in a week or two. I need to attach the breeder box they're in to a 10 gallon tank or something and do twice weekly water changes so they grow faster! I'm feeding them repashy superfoods now though You'd be surprised how much they can actually eat overnight. I toss in a chunk expecting them to eat a third of it and the next morning its completely gone and a bunch of poop along the bottom of the breeder box haha
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:46 AM   #1725
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all my intakes are covered except the small pump for the breeder box, maybe they made it in there somehow. I really total clean the moss out of that thing to take inventory. maybe next weeks project.
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