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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,

I recently moved back into the area, and was wondering if there were any good local shops with plants around besides the usual assortment of Large Chain Stores.

So far I haven't found much but Google may be hiding something from me.

I'd appreciate some help.

Thanks

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2015, 02:31 AM
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You should pay a visit to the GCCA swap next Sunday. You can find everything there and for a good price.
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I noticed that post in the local listings here, I'm definitely going to try to get up that way for that.

It looks like quite a lot of vendors get in there.

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I live next door in Oswego and the only places I've found decent plants are the swap, other members tanks, and aquarium adventure in Bolingbrook. Tbh I've hardly bought anything in this hobby. It seems there's always somebody with too much of something in their tank that they're willing to share
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It's nice to know people are willing to be generous in this hobby still. Thanks for the advice.

So this swap is pretty legit is it? I'll definitely try to get out there.

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It's everything you'd want and more. Best tip is to get there early. It's a bit overwhelming when it gets busy if you don't know what you're looking for. I get there around 9-930 to meet up with other tpt members, get in, get first pick, and get out before the masses.
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Neither of you are looking for a dwarf bristlenose pleco, are you? I am thinking of going to this swap meet to find some plants, but the only thing I have to give away would be plecos. So many plecos.
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This will be my first swap and I couldn't b more pumped for it! Looking for some ar mini and maybe a few interesting shrimp if anybody happens to have any. I heard shrimp usa is usually there so that'll probably cover the shrimp... see u all there!
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My stock is pretty much set, I'm just looking to put more spp. of plant in now.

Thanks for the tip Beardie.

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I almost posted this exact question.

I'm setting up on a 10 gallon and because of the space I'm trying to find small plants. None of the stores, I know of in the area, carry any. There's a store in Norridge that has a good selection, if you want to make the trip.
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I'm setting up on a 10 gallon and because of the space I'm trying to find small plants. None of the stores, I know of in the area, carry any. There's a store in Norridge that has a good selection, if you want to make the trip.
There's a few in Norridge. Which one are you referring to? I'm heading that way today on a hunt for a few things...
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Sorry, I just saw this. The one I'm referring to is called coral reef pet center http://www.coralreefpetcenter.com/
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What are you looking for?

I've got a tank over grown with crypts, trident java fern, and a bunch of other stuff.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-20-2015, 11:31 AM
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Mainly ar mini and bylaxa japonica with not much luck locally and shipping in -20 doesn't seem like a good idea so the dry start continues!
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