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Old 01-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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GCCA Parking Lot Swap - February 10th


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9AM seems to work out well if you'd like to hang out and chit chat before the swap doors open

Map of parking lot:
Using the same spot as last time...
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:30 AM   #3
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:02 PM   #5
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CO2 tank, anyone got one?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:08 PM   #6
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Water Sprite-I have it floating in one of my tanks-will probably have some ramshorn snails with the plants.

I might also have some red cherry shrimp available also for free.

Will definetly have some guppies available if anyone would like some. Cannot be used as feeder fish. Free also

PM me if you want some

PS--It might be a little chilly in the parking lot this time!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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CO2 tank, anyone got one?
Where in Chicago are you? You can buy one filled from Brew & Grow. That's where I go to get mine. They, however, don't refill but do exchanges on CO2 tanks.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:16 PM   #8
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Where in Chicago are you? You can buy one filled from Brew & Grow. That's where I go to get mine. They, however, don't refill but do exchanges on CO2 tanks.
A great place in the city to do refills is NFC Suburban Carbonic located on Leavitt and Clybourn (I think). I think they charge $20 for ANY size tank. They also let you bring in your own tanks (as opposed to many places that do exchange only).
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Thanks ShinyCard/Syncmaster! I'm by Midway. I didn't think about Brew and Grow.

I've been contacting local welding shops here and either they don't carry any small canisters or they asking over $100 for a filled 5 lbs tank.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:39 PM   #10
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Thanks ShinyCard/Syncmaster! I'm by Midway. I didn't think about Brew and Grow.

I've been contacting local welding shops here and either they don't carry any small canisters or they asking over $100 for a filled 5 lbs tank.
I tried welding shops at first as well in Joliet, but their hours were M-F 8-5 and closed on the weekends, so they didn't work for me.

I believe Brew and Grow has 5lb filled for around $90, but the closest Brew and Grow to you would be either Bolingbrook or the one in the West Loop. Brew and Grow does exchanges of the CO2 tanks and when I exchange mine, I pay around $17 after tax for the 5lb tank. I'd also call ahead first because sometimes they might not have any in stock if they all got exchanged out. The one in Bolingbrook gets their shipments on Thursdays, if that helps out at all.

If you are looking for a small CO2 tank, you can get a paintball CO2 tank. Not sure what size tank you are going to be using it on, but if it's for a nano, the paintball tank would work. You'd have to buy a special adapter to get a regulator on them, but I think it's worth it .

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #11
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At one time I had a 5lb tank that i would have to haul all the way up to NFC to be filled (I also live by Midway). Got pretty sick of that so i sold it and down sized to a 20oz paintball bottle. Cost $3.50 to fill at Sports Authority and they give you a refill card where the 10th refill is free. Just another option.
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Thanks for all the tips, I think I will go with the paintball tank route
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:14 PM   #15
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