Review With Pics Oca Extravaganza

jmaldo

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Just went to my first Ohio Cichlid Extravaganza today. What a "Great" time. I was in awe of the tanks and setups. It is being held at a Holiday Inn. Ohio Cichlid Association
Mainly Cichlids, Plants and hardware from Local Breeders, Local and Nationwide Fish Farms and Stores. Unique setup. Most of the sellers have rooms at the Inn and setup their tanks and such in the rooms. There were 3 floors of rooms. They leave their door open so in essence you have approx. 50+ minI stores in one location. Wow!
Sharing some pics. Enjoy!
If you get the opportunity in your area. I highly recommend attending. Still going on until Sunday with the finale of an Auction with some say 1,000+ bags of fish and plants.The stock is AA+ and the prices are phenomenally low.






See next post for more pics...
 
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jmaldo

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Continued.. Just to add, similar to convention style setups. On to the pics...

 
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jmaldo

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And more Pics..


Hope you enjoyed.
 

Smalltownfishfriend

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Wow! That is awesome!! Was Ohio Mark there??
 
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jmaldo

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Smalltownfishfriend
Sadly, no Ohio Mark he works on Sat. I know he wanted to come.
Here are a few more pics. The first 1 for the Angel Keepers. bizaliz3 tfreemaand Dave125g This one was in a contest it was huge.And the last pic for the Veterans here a heater from the 1950's or so I was told?


 
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jmaldo

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Just a few more...


Anybody notice the bag of 3 Super Red Plecos, I finally decided to pick up 4 and roll the dice on a Female. Along with some caves from
"Good" Folks, Family owned and Operated in Richmond, Indiana, even had their little ones with them.. I have never seen so many shapes, sizes and colors.
Maybe in the Spring I'll be joining the Pleco Breeding Club with tfreemabizaliz3 DarkOne coralbandit Mcasella

 

Ohio Mark

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I'm groaning with remorse.... It looks SO interesting!!!
 
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jmaldo

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Ohio Mark
It was a good time, sadly only could spend a couple of hours due to other obligations. Could have spent all day there.
Just an idea, come Spring time when the Auctions start-up again. I am going to come down on a Saturday and get you to one my friend. And even give you some EBA if interested.
 

tfreema

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Congratulations! Super reds were on my list, but I went with green dragon instead due to supply and demand in my area.
 

Ohio Mark

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jmaldo said:
Ohio Mark
It was a good time, sadly only could spend a couple of hours due to other obligations. Could have spent all day there.
Just an idea, come Spring time when the Auctions start-up again. I am going to come down on a Saturday and get you to one my friend. And even give you some EBA if interested.
Oh wow... this makes my day! If I know ahead of time, I can probably arrange a Sat. off.
 

ValerieAdams

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Oh my goodness. That looks simply amazing. Glad you had a good experience!!
 

DarkOne

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jmaldo said:
Smalltownfishfriend
Sadly, no Ohio Mark he works on Sat. I know he wanted to come.
Here are a few more pics. The first 1 for the Angel Keepers. bizaliz3 tfreemaand Dave125g This one was in a contest it was huge.And the last pic for the Veterans here a heater from the 1950's or so I was told?


Those heaters were around when I first started keeping fish in the late 80's. I remember them because I had to keep my water level just right so they wouldn't explode. Fully submersible were fairly new and expensive, especially for a HS student. I think this is part of the reason I keep the water level on most of my tanks above the plastic rI'm line. And now I keep most of my heaters upright like those hang-on heaters .

Looks like a well organized event.
 

Dave125g

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I think I had 1 of those heaters in the late 70's. I bet they still work. Don't make um like that no more. Awsome pictures man
 

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