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Old 08-27-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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New to the forum Just Looking to see who is on here from the 831. Over the years i have had trouble meeting planted tank lovers on this side of the hill. Thanks
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome. Looks kind of dead on the bay
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:49 AM   #4
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Welcome, I am new also even though I joined almost a year ago. Sorry to interrupt, but I was wondering how to start a thread. I tried one and got a message saying that I didn't have the authority to do so. I just hit the "start thread" button in the faq tab.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:54 AM   #5
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Yep, planted tank-wise, that about sums it up. Very few interested folks here.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:13 AM   #6
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Yep, planted tank-wise, that about sums it up. Very few interested folks here.
sad when i had my reef tank you could barley throw a rock without hitting a reefer in santa cruz but when it comes to planted freshwater its a ghost town
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:45 AM   #7
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There's plenty of folks into planted tanks in the bay. Check out SFBAAPS in my sig. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:10 AM   #8
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Thanks speedie already an sfbaaps member just dont see to many people from this side of the hill i will have to pay more attention to peoples locations
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:12 AM   #9
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Humboldt county. Close enough?
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:22 AM   #10
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Humboldt county. Close enough?
I guess i'll take what i can get! lol Welcome to the 831
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #11
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I'm here! I just moved to Monterey in october. I took down my 40 breeder reef tank and 12 gallon nano cube chocolate gourami/samurai gourami tanks when I moved. I'm planning on setting up the 40 as a planted chocolate and samurai gourami tank, but kinda disappointed by the lack of lfs and clubs in the area! Where do you guys shop?
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:54 PM   #12
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Brand new to forum - but 831 I am

Not a lot of places to buy here or I don't know where to look lol
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:54 AM   #13
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I've been in the trade for a modestly long time. Just moved from LA to Aptos. I left my 20G which I'm quite proud of (after doing countless hours of research) in LA.

For now I have a little 1.5G that I'm trying to add small shrimp and fish to.

The only good fish store in this area is in Watsonville. From what I gathered, planted tank enthusiasts are far and few between (as is the case everywhere but LA and SF compensate with much larger populations - enough to sustain clubs and stores).

Prices are through the roof - that alone is a good indicator of the relative popularity of fish keeping and especially planted tank keeping. Assassin snails go for 4 bucks a pop - double that in LA (and that's amongst the more expensive stores). Other fish are similarly more expensive (harlequin rasboras are 3 bucks a pop).

So Cal was great - easy for swaps and buys.

But alas, what can you do.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:18 PM   #14
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I'm here! I just moved to Monterey in october. I took down my 40 breeder reef tank and 12 gallon nano cube chocolate gourami/samurai gourami tanks when I moved. I'm planning on setting up the 40 as a planted chocolate and samurai gourami tank, but kinda disappointed by the lack of lfs and clubs in the area! Where do you guys shop?
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Brand new to forum - but 831 I am

Not a lot of places to buy here
or I don't know where to look lol
Welcome to the area/forum! There is a LPS called "PetFun" in Salinas. Not much different than the Pet**** chains. That said, I usually buy stuff online, incl from the Swap&Shop section here. Better plant selection, and prices are usually more competitive. Only thing I get locally on a regular basis is frozen food.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:45 PM   #15
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Amazingly for the area there arent any good fish stores anymore. San jose/freemont area have a bunch

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