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Sanderguy777

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None of these are cheap, but Aqua Forest in SF might have some. And Aquarium and Reptile Depot in Sacramento has a bin for it, but I dont know pricing or whether they have any right now...
 

jake37

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I've been pretty happy with kens fish store. The pieces have been larged interesting and well priced.

TacomaToker said:
I know someone asked this here before, but what is a good place to get some large driftwood? Thanks
 

Sanderguy777

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jake37 said:
I've been pretty happy with kens fish store. The pieces have been larged interesting and well priced.
Where is that? I didn't see it on Google maps...

I forgot, Pet Club in Santa rosa had a really nice piece once, but they usually don't have anything bigger than 16" or so (the nice piece I got was only 24"
 

jake37

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mail order they store is in ma - cross country but shipping is not bad.

Sanderguy777 said:
Where is that? I didn't see it on Google maps...

I forgot, Pet Club in Santa rosa had a really nice piece once, but they usually don't have anything bigger than 16" or so (the nice piece I got was only 24"
 

fishbreeeder

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Lucy said:
I'm sorry about Mango, I know she was special to you
TacomaToker said:
I know someone asked this here before, but what is a good place to get some large driftwood? Thanks
The infinite aquarium has A BUNCH!!!
 
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AcornTheBetta

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Holy! It's raining so hard where I am!
 

julifhy

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AcornTheBetta said:
Holy! It's raining so hard where I am!
There's no rain here
Apparently there was a huge storm in California last week?? Did anyone see it? We barely got any rain where I am. I don't think the storm came to the Bay Area lol
 
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AcornTheBetta

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julifhy said:
There's no rain here
Apparently there was a huge storm in California last week?? Did anyone see it? We barely got any rain where I am. I don't think the storm came to the Bay Area lol
Oh. There's a lot here. I didn't see the huge storm...
 

Sanderguy777

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AcornTheBetta said:
Oh. There's a lot here. I didn't see the huge storm...
Nothing about the huge storm in Santa Rosa...
It was raining pretty good, but nothing catastrophic...
 

TacomaToker

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fishbreeeder said:
The infinite aquarium has A BUNCH!!!
Do they have large pieces? 2 feet or more?
 

fishbreeeder

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TacomaToker said:
Do they have large pieces? 2 feet or more?
I think so. I am going there today and will let you know tomorrow?
 

TacomaToker

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fishbreeeder said:
I think so. I am going there today and will let you know tomorrow?
Sure thing, thank you
 

Sanderguy777

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It was like $220, but there was a HUGE piece of mopani in Vallejo Aquarium. I didn't measure it, but it was over 2ft, maybe around 3ft long, and 12" around.
 

fishbreeeder

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TacomaToker said:
Sure thing, thank you
lots of little ones and a few 2 feet
 

TacomaToker

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fishbreeeder said:
lots of little ones and a few 2 feet
Thanks!! Any idea about the price on the larger 2 foot pieces?!
Sanderguy777 said:
It was like $220, but there was a HUGE piece of mopani in Vallejo Aquarium. I didn't measure it, but it was over 2ft, maybe around 3ft long, and 12" around.
$220!? Is that a standard price!?
 

fishbreeeder

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TacomaToker said:
Thanks!! Any idea about the price on the larger 2 foot pieces?!


$220!? Is that a standard price!?
Didn't look at the price, sorry.
 

Sanderguy777

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TacomaToker said:
Thanks!! Any idea about the price on the larger 2 foot pieces?!


$220!? Is that a standard price!?
That is about what they all want to charge I'm afraid.

You might look at Universal Rocks online. They have fake logs made from resin or something. I personally don't like the look of it, but it is certainly cheaper than a 50lb chunk of mopani!
 

jake37

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$220 is imho quite excessive. It might be the store price you will find in CALIFORNIA but i personally would never pay even 1/2 that much for a 2ft piece of driftwood. The only exception are those tall pieces (I forget what you call them) - those i have seen are a bit more but even then $220 seems quite excessive.

Sanderguy777 said:
That is about what they all want to charge I'm afraid.

You might look at Universal Rocks online. They have fake logs made from resin or something. I personally don't like the look of it, but it is certainly cheaper than a 50lb chunk of mopani!
 
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AcornTheBetta

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jake37 said:
$220 is imho quite excessive. It might be the store price you will find in CALIFORNIA but i personally would never pay even 1/2 that much for a 2ft piece of driftwood. The only exception are those tall pieces (I forget what you call them) - those i have seen are a bit more but even then $220 seems quite excessive.
Lol it's the price you find in the Bay Area. Everything costs more than it should here.
 

jake37

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Not true. When I lived there I was amazed at the yummy cheap tacos !

AcornTheBetta said:
Lol it's the price you find in the Bay Area. Everything costs more than it should here.
 
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AcornTheBetta

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jake37 said:
Not true. When I lived there I was amazed at the yummy cheap tacos !
Lol but a lot of other things cost a lot.
 

Sanderguy777

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AcornTheBetta said:
Lol but a lot of other things cost a lot.
Like houses!
When I lived outside Cali, there was a guy across the street that that BUILT a house for $90k! I dont know if I could renovate a house in Sonoma County for that!
 

jake37

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When I was in colorado there was this character who built four houses on a couple of acres (the city went after him); I mean he built them by himself and the wood work was absolutely fantastic. I've never seen such high quailty wood work esp when you consider he used the trees as they were knot and all. Not too many folks these days have that skill level. Anyway the city went after him and made him remove 1/2 of them and he moved to ark. in protest.

Sanderguy777 said:
Like houses!
When I lived outside Cali, there was a guy across the street that that BUILT a house for $90k! I dont know if I could renovate a house in Sonoma County for that!
 

Sanderguy777

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jake37 said:
When I was in colorado there was this character who built four houses on a couple of acres (the city went after him); I mean he built them by himself and the wood work was absolutely fantastic. I've never seen such high quailty wood work esp when you consider he used the trees as they were knot and all. Not too many folks these days have that skill level. Anyway the city went after him and made him remove 1/2 of them and he moved to ark. in protest.
Why did they care? Did he not permit them, or were they too close?
 

jake37

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This was in the foothills (boulder county) and they have very strict zoning laws on constructs per acre - something like one construct per 2 acres or so (not sure of the exact rules - this was around 1989-1990).

Sanderguy777 said:
Why did they care? Did he not permit them, or were they too close?
 

fishbreeeder

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Guys, does ultimate aquarium take 1-2 inch platys? I just had a 20 fry litter!
 

Sanderguy777

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fishbreeeder said:
Guys, does ultimate aquarium take 1-2 inch platys? I just had a 20 fry litter!
Would that be considered a 20 fish "fish fry." LOL

Jk, that is always fun to see babies! I have no idea about Ultimate. I know Santa Rosa Pet Club (the store) does, but no idea about others...
 
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AcornTheBetta

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fishbreeeder said:
Guys, does ultimate aquarium take 1-2 inch platys? I just had a 20 fry litter!
They don't take trade ins.
 

Sanderguy777

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I should be clear. Pet club wants a call beforehand to make sure they have a tank ready, and they dont give credit. They DO take fish though, which puts them head and shoulders above some other shops imo
 

Sanderguy777

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Any recommendations on a store in the San Jose or Santa Cruz area that has cheap neocaradina (cherry or blue dream or rili) shrimp?

Or should I wait for a CL seller?

I'm gonna be in the area today..
 

julifhy

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Sanderguy777 said:
Any recommendations on a store in the San Jose or Santa Cruz area that has cheap neocaradina (cherry or blue dream or rili) shrimp?

Or should I wait for a CL seller?

I'm gonna be in the area today..
Andy’s pet shop has some cherry shrimp, but you might have to call them to double check. Clear water aquarium had a lot of shrimp last time I went. I think they had both blue dream and cherry shrimp. Both stores are in San Jose
 

Sanderguy777

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julifhy said:
Andy’s pet shop has some cherry shrimp, but you might have to call them to double check. Clear water aquarium had a lot of shrimp last time I went. I think they had both blue dream and cherry shrimp. Both stores are in San Jose
Thanks!
 

fishbreeeder

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julifhy said:
Andy’s pet shop has some cherry shrimp, but you might have to call them to double check. Clear water aquarium had a lot of shrimp last time I went. I think they had both blue dream and cherry shrimp. Both stores are in San Jose
i think infinite has some cherry shrimp! But I do recommend calling beforehand...
 

DanielFish

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I have a fish store near me I live in the Los angles area. Can I be in this conversation??
I have a fish store near me called super pets
 

julifhy

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It looks like the petsmart near me stopped selling bettas! A couple weeks ago, my sister told me that an animal police officer was questioning all the employees, so I wonder what happened.
All of their tanks look really clean now too. I also don’t think I saw any fish bowls or tanks smaller than 5 gallons, which is surprising lol.

DanielFish said:
I have a fish store near me I live in the Los angles area. Can I be in this conversation??
I have a fish store near me called super pets
Yeah you can! If someone travels to SoCal they’ll know where to stop by Super Pets seems like a great store too!
 

Sanderguy777

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julifhy said:
It looks like the petsmart near me stopped selling bettas! A couple weeks ago, my sister told me that an animal police officer was questioning all the employees, so I wonder what happened.
All of their tanks look really clean now too. I also don’t think I saw any fish bowls or tanks smaller than 5 gallons, which is surprising lol.
I can imagine THAT conversation!
Cop: "why do you put living things in a box shorter than they are?"
Manager: "uh, because the customer wants to."
Cop: "did the customer want that, or is that the 'cheapest option' you offer them, without the stipulation that that box should only be used for treating a very small, sick amoeba?"
 

DanielFish

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Super pets is super nice and keeps its store super clean
It also has very large tanks for fish
 

fishbreeeder

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julifhy said:
It looks like the petsmart near me stopped selling bettas! A couple weeks ago, my sister told me that an animal police officer was questioning all the employees, so I wonder what happened.
All of their tanks look really clean now too. I also don’t think I saw any fish bowls or tanks smaller than 5 gallons, which is surprising lol.


Yeah you can! If someone travels to SoCal they’ll know where to stop by Super Pets seems like a great store too!
Oh NO FAIR! I just rescued platy with half her tail missing. My Petco had 10 guppies on their sides hardly breathing .
 

Sanderguy777

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fishbreeeder said:
Oh NO FAIR! I just rescued platy with half her tail missing. My Petco had 10 guppies on their sides hardly breathing .
Yeah, petsmart gets my business occasionally, but petco is pretty much off limits as about 60% of their fish seem to be in tanks with some sort of disease, and the tanks without disease are frequently without FISH! LOL
Though, I will say, they are doing WAY better than a store I visited recently that had ich in almost EVERY tank. I mean, 9 out of 10 tanks! They even had a fire, tire track eel (the really cool looking fire something eel) that they wanted $180 for with some terrible disease. I think it was fungus or something, but I would think that a basically $200 fish would warrant more care than that...
 

Passionfish

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wait is the Bay Area the Chesapeake? like VIrginia area?
 

Sanderguy777

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peapoofers said:
wait is the Bay Area the Chesapeake? like VIrginia area?
No, there is only ONE bay.... the San Francisco Bay!
Lol, it confused me too before I moved here!
 

fishbreeeder

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AcornTheBetta

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fishbreeeder said:
Acorn anything bout the BN pleco
Nope. Couldn't last weekend and can't for the next two weekends, but I think I will the weekend after that. I am dying to get them!
 

Fishboy32

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Neptune aquatics is good. king's aquarium is not not good
 

fishbreeeder

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Updates acorn???
 
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AcornTheBetta

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fishbreeeder

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haha if ur going tomorrow you may see me!!
 
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AcornTheBetta

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fishbreeeder said:
haha if ur going tomorrow you may see me!!
Lol maybe...
 
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AcornTheBetta

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Infinite Aquarium is 10/10! I would totally recommend it! They have great fish and plant selection, a lot of hardscape, and some super pretty tanks.
 

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