The Planted Tank Forum banner
1 - 20 of 37 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,709 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Please post any WTT/WTB/WTS ads in this thread
If posting any WTT/WTS/WTB ads, please use BIG RED BOLD LETTERING in the first line to distinguish it from other posts
Be sure to exchange contact info prior to the event in case someone shows up late!

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...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
538 Posts
Free
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!!!!!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
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).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,709 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
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 .

HTH
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
164 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
51 Posts
WTS:

I'm look forward to meeting folks before the swap doors open on 2/10. Free anacharis or hornwort with any purchase.

Red Cherry Shrimp
$1 each, minimum 10
$20 for 25
$32 for 40
$37.50 for 50
Ask for 100+

Calico Bristlenose Plecos
$6 for 2 inch size
$4 for 1 inch size

Brown Bristlenose Plecos
$5 for 2 inch size
$3 for 1 inch size


I can also meet at any other GCCA event or pickup in Palatine 60067.
 
1 - 20 of 37 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top