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Visiting DFW in January

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Hi All,
My name is Jake Adams and I will be visiting the DFW area as a speaker for the DFW marine aquarium society the weekend of Jan. 24th. In addition to authoring for marine aquarium publications I am also and avid aquatic gardener.

I am wondering whether there are any decent planted aquarium shops to visit in the area or if any gardeners would have me visit their aquascape. I am into slower and hard to grow plants such as Erios, Toninas, Crypts, Ferns and Mosses and I would gladly bring some of my rare plants for trades. See my Flickr page for pics of my 'scape and plants. Hit me back
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Hi Jake,

I've been to only 1 shop in the area that sometimes has a decent selection of plants and that is the Fish Gallery in Dallas on Greenville Avenue near Park Lane. I live in South West Arlington and the only shop near me that carries decent plants is True Percula but they mainly carry fast growing stems, swords, etc. I have heard that there is a shop in Lewisville near Denton that might have a good selection but someone else needs to chime in on that one. I believe it's called Rift 2 Reef.

I would be glad to show you my tank room. I have 10 heavily planted aquariums ranging from 10G to a low light 90G. Evenly split between high, medium and low tech. I would call most of them planted jungles and I would call myself more of a farmer than an aquascaper.

Club members are rather spread out over the metroplex. As Niko says, Tex Gal lives a million miles away from him (McKinney to Joshua). Over the last 2 years, I have seen quite a few planted aquaria at the club meetings in peoples homes and all are impressive and certainly worthy of a visit.

If you are going to be around the downtown Dallas area, you might try to contact MacFan on this forum. He has quite the impressive setup. I don't know how many tanks he has but it has to be over 20 with several large planted high tech tanks.
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I can attend a meeting at Tex Gals house. Maybe Tex Guy has his new tank? I might be able to bring a L. Pantanal offspring for one of your tanks. They seem to be multiplying quicker with the new bulbs I got from Chris at Michaels get together. I don't know if anyone is interested but I have a computer slide show on CD from my recent scuba diving trip to Roatan, Honduras. I took about 50 good pictures with a Housed Canon G9. I used the G9 internal flash. Some of you saw one of my of a Stone or Scorpion Fish laying on top of a coral head during a night dive.
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