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juelz919 09-07-2010 01:18 PM

anyone in sacramento?
I am starting a planted tank and I was wondering if anyone in sac had advice of where to get supplies around here.
Thank you

TAB 09-07-2010 01:18 PM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
I am, what kind of supplys were you looking for?

juelz919 09-07-2010 02:14 PM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
:rolleyes:Everything. I'm starting at the ground up. So I will need proper lighting, and a filter I was kindathinkin a sponge filter and I'm gonna do a size 30 tank if that helps. I really just want dwarf hairgrass, some tall plants in the back and some moss covered rocks. Everywhere I've been in ssac the plants areexpensive and don't look healthy

TAB 09-08-2010 01:04 PM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
yeah, not alot of good plants in the area, sadly the market here is mainly salt.

depending on where you are, I've always got trimings that anyone is more then welcome too.( its that or the trash)

juelz919 09-08-2010 08:47 PM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
I'm located in carmichael (close to citrus heights) but I would cometo you if you would really give me clippings. But you might have to explain how to bestplant them.. what kind of plants do you have??

TAB 09-08-2010 10:53 PM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
a little of this a little of that, I tend to collect just about every thing. :)

HeedThyCall 09-09-2010 01:24 AM

Re: anyone in sacramento?

I too recently got into this hobby. I set up a 30 gallon tank with the bottom half water and elevated land. A pump creates a waterfall and a creek that leads back into the water. I keep about 10 minnows, a baby turtle, two fire-bellied toads, and a newt in the tank. The minnows have bred and the turtle seems content with his own pellet food. I also keep a variety of plants in the water as well.

Now I'm working on an even bigger beast, about twice as long as my current tank. I would really like to have it thoroughly planted so a filter won't be needed.

I would myself LOVE some scraps, especially some carpeting plants like Dwarf Hairgrass or Java Moss. I wouldn't mind traveling to Fair Oaks to see whatchya got and hopefully get some tutelage? Send me an email and I'll respond fairly immediately if this sounds agreeable to you!

juelz919 09-11-2010 09:13 AM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
Yeah i'd really appreciate some clippings and advice from a person with experience I PMd you with my email whenever you have time just let me know.
Thank you

layinitdown_02 01-10-2011 12:47 PM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
Hey There!

I highly reccommend Aquarium Depot here in Roseville. Super nice guys, if they dont have anyhting you are looking for, they will get it for you. Small shop,decent selection.They are family run tell them Josh sent you, they will hook you up! Talk to Jason for FW stuff too. Also, they usually get shipments every Wed!

Aquarium Depot
217 W Ivy Street
Roseville, CA 95678
916-781-FISH (3474)

Hit them up for reals!

Hope this helps!

Josh B!

madmario 06-28-2011 03:05 PM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
I'm in Fresno, and I'm a new user, but when I lived up in that part of the country I really liked Capitol Aquariums. Not sure if they are still around, their website is still up anyway.

Anyone from Fresno?

Zapins 08-31-2011 10:59 PM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
Hey this is great, other people in Sac. I'm on 5th and P in Sacramento, you are only 20 minutes from me. I'd help you out with new plants but I just moved here myself and am in the process of getting new tanks/plants as well.

I rode my bike to Capitol Aquariums and they were permanently closed, something about the landlord wanted to increase the rent. O street aquarium is still open though. They aren't huge or anything but the people seem nice and the stuff is alright (more salt water stuff then fresh).

If you need advice I can help you out with that.

Jim Miller 09-01-2011 05:59 AM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
Catalina is a great source for lighting and they're in Carmichael too!

Sac has a lot of club activity from what I can see on the forums.

Look here:


JoeC 02-07-2012 01:16 PM

Re: anyone in sacramento?
I am also new to the trade and do most of my business with aqua life in rocklin I'm working on a 55gal paludarium and they have been a huge help. They are off of pacific st. And are just about always open (six o'clock on super bowl Sunday lol)

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