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Old 01-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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San Francisco Bay Area planted tank people

FYI if you live anywhere near the SF Bay Area we have an amazing plant club in the area

San Francisco Bay Area Aquatic Plant Society
http://www.sfbaaps.org/home.html

The forums are very active but only viewable by members. Membership is FREE.

We have monthly meetings rotating around the Bay Area using LFSs , members' homes, parks, etc...

Beginners are welcome. We have a plant swap, people bring trimmings to share.

If you have tried to join and did not get a response PM me and I'll pass on your info.

SFBAAPS is the oldest and largest aquatic plant club in the country AFAIK. We have over 300 members including the well known Tom Barr.

High Tech/ low tech/no tech ... all methods are accepted. We have some very RARE plants growing in member tanks that are alive in the hobby thanks to our club

Always be responsible about how/where you dispose of plants or ship them.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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awesome. I am in the south south bay (central coast actually) but grew up in the east bay and didn't know about this group. thanks!
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awesome. I am in the south south bay (central coast actually) but grew up in the east bay and didn't know about this group. thanks!
You're welcome. I stumbled across them via TPT and then met a member when I was working at Petsmart.
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Yeah going to a plant swap would be awesome, my tank has lots of runners and plantlets to spare

I used to know some aquarists in the area but none since I joined the hobby, so I will check out the boards marsh there also, but my first name is Lila
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Yeah going to a plant swap would be awesome, my tank has lots of runners and plantlets to spare

I used to know some aquarists in the area but none since I joined the hobby, so I will check out the boards marsh there also, but my first name is Lila
We have a member that comes from Monterey. He works for the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

We meet in San Jose sometimes as well. Central Coast eh ? We have some long distance members as well.
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I was a Berkeley kid until 16, now I'm just over the Hill. I must have visited dolphin pet village 10 times before they shut their doors a week ago. They were full of nice employees. I'd like to visit all the reputable lfs in the city.

I liked the vivarium as a kid, right near my middle school in Berkeley by the aquatic park/disc golf course.

Also- would love to meet the Monterey guy you speak of! What an awesome job- I have visited the aquarium too many times to count, last time was with two nieces visiting from Maine about 4 months ago
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I was a Berkeley kid until 16, now I'm just over the Hill. I must have visited dolphin pet village 10 times before they shut their doors a week ago. They were full of nice employees. I'd like to visit all the reputable lfs in the city.

I liked the vivarium as a kid, right near my middle school in Berkeley by the aquatic park/disc golf course.

Also- would love to meet the Monterey guy you speak of! What an awesome job- I have visited the aquarium too many times to count, last time was with two nieces visiting from Maine about 4 months ago
His name is Leon. Very knowledgable. I used to work at the Vivarium for a short time.

Neptunes in Milpitas is one of my favorites. They host our Meets on occasion and often give us discounts.

AquaForest in SF hosts our meets also. They do raffles for us, give talks, offer nice discounts very supportive of our club.
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Great refs Ill go check both of those out!
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Great refs Ill go check both of those out!
Great ! AquaForest is small, parking hard to find , but Holy Grail for ADA fans

Neptunes has club members working there at times. Owners are super nice. Don't worry, walk past all the Salt Water and go around corner to see plants and a nice selection of hard to find Nano Fish. It's in an odd locale. Weird industrial looking spaces. Don't worry it's there. Near Great Mall. Easy parking open daily.
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Hey it's been a few days and my attempt to join still unanswered, thanks
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