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Old 03-14-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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What everyone got at the Calgary Aquarium Society Auction

Well, i figured people would start posting some of the items they got here so here it goes:

I ended up getting the following and at the end of the day paid out $45 or so:
15 gallon tank with a glass lid (just needs a bit of cleaning)
1 gallon show tank with lid, gravel and background
15 lbs of black gravel
1 ancistrus species (by all accounts it was a BN pleco from what i can find)
1 AC 200 almost new
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Wow, good deal. Congrats SerLunchbox!
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We got one of the many "unknown" plecos...which, after surfing through the Cat-e-log, I'm fairly sure is a clown. We paid $30, which was too much, but my boyfriend laid eyes on him and it was the end of the story...I don't think he cared how much he paid, he just *wanted* him.

We also did a tour of all of the fish stores and got a new 29 gallon to go on my very empty tank stand and 17 Cardinals for $3.20!!! (Long story, and too late to remedy the mistake now that we're already back in Edmonton)

I'll try to get pics later this week...
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We got one of the many "unknown" plecos...which, after surfing through the Cat-e-log, I'm fairly sure is a clown.
Those are most definitely not clowns...which is why they were hot....I am not sure what L-number they are, but they are quite uncommon.
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Re: What everyone got at the Calgary Aquarium Society Auctio

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1 gallon show tank with lid, gravel and background
...and fought hard for it, too!


I ended up with:

6 albino bristlenose fry (about 2/3")
1 5 gallon bucket full of hydro sponge filters
2 corner sponge filters
1 5 gallon tank with mesh-wrapped egg-crating on the bottom (to catch eggs from species that will eat them)
1 bag riccia
1 bag 'Indian fern'
1 Won Bros. glass 100W heater (at $5, who can argue?)
Two pairs of C. afra
One pair of P. acei 'white fin'

....and $106 from all the stuff I sold. Total cost for eveerything I bought was under $25.

I also pushed my irritated throat so hard with all the auctioneering, that I have absolutely zero voice today.
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We got one of the many "unknown" plecos...which, after surfing through the Cat-e-log, I'm fairly sure is a clown.
Those are most definitely not clowns...which is why they were hot....I am not sure what L-number they are, but they are quite uncommon.
Oooh...well this makes it much more exciting then! I'll get a few pics as soon as I can, and then we'll start a pleco identification thread

And you did a great job, by the way, Toirtis...I didn't think that things would go nearly as quickly as they did!
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And you did a great job, by the way, Toirtis...I didn't think that things would go nearly as quickly as they did!
Thanks...neither did I (I was having 'daymares' of the auction lasting until 9pm!)....I paid the price though...no voice today!:P
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