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I was just wondering if anyone around pittsburgh is active on here? I do see anouncements about PAPAS meetings, and i shop at the LFS where they meet but have never been able to attend any meetings. Maybe i just don't catch their members posting much on here.
 

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Hello,
I'm a relatively new member of PAPAS, it's a good group you should definitely check it out. I also just joined GPASI and thinking about getting involved in their "AHAP program". I've seen a couple of members post on APC and here but they must all be too busy growing cool plants to post much.
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PAPAS meetings are typically the first Sunday of the month @ 2:00 pm. As an officer, feel free to message me for more information about any questions you may have about the club or planted tanks. Glad to know there's another potential member out there in the area. :)
 

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Just in time :) Our next PAPAS meeting is this Sunday, 4/7/13. Joe Doyle will be giving a presentation on how he uses plants in his fish breeding. The meeting (should) start @ 2 pm @ Oddball Aquatics. Any questions, feel free to let me know and i look forward to seeing you there.
 

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The three independent fish stores I recommend for plants are Oddball Aquatics in Baldwin, Elmer's Aquarium in Monroeville and Wet Pets on Rt 19 south of the mall. Oddball is my favorite since they buy plants from local hobbyist's and are also the location of our PAPAS meetings.

Fyiw, I think Aqya World is pretty dirty and would never get plants there. They r very popular with the salt water people as they often have good frags... But that was ages ago - I haven't been there in a while.
 

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Aqua-World is a s.h.i.t.hole, been in there twice and it is literally the worst LFS I have ever been in. They obviously write their own reviews online which disgusts me even more.

I completely agree about Elmers being a great one, I drive from the North Hills out to there. I also like Seahorse in Allison Park, really neat little place with helpful people. I just read some online reviews and damn...obviously they pissed in someones cheerios and they left terrible reviews every two days under spoofed names. I am pretty sure whoever did that needs some mental help.

Oh, and Burtons is pretty good, don't go to the one in North Hills, they have very little there as far as fish/plants but I have heard the one next to Seahorse in Allison Park is pretty good.

I have never been to Oddball, gonna have to check them out, seems like a neat place.
 

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Oddball is where i got my planted tank start. I would highly recommend them. I have yet to make it to a papas meeting there, but one day i will. With a wife that seems to have to work every weekend they have a meeting and having a 3 year old its kind of rough.
 

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Also in the Pittsburgh area.

Oddball Pets and Elmer's are my two favorite places to go. Been getting stuff from Elmer's since I was a kid. I just got some Pygmy Cory's from Elmer's this past weekend. Both always have some great nano fish to choose from plus a lot of harder to find supplies.

I would agree about Burton's too, local chain, but pretty decent. Selection can be hit or miss by location. The Bridgeville one had great fish selection for a while, but it's recently been more general, perhaps someone new is doing the ordering. The one in Monroeville has a ton a Kubotai Rasboras, and I was told they get Chili's in when they are available.
 
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