New from the driftless area

ricky817

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jan 14, 2022
Messages
15
Reaction score
45
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Allamakee county
Hello everyone. My name is Ricky, I’m from the driftless region of iowa/minnesota/Wisconsin. I live about 20 miles from La crosse Wisconsin. I’m not new to reefing, but I am new to the forum. I currently don’t have any tanks setup, but want to start another pico and nano soon, followed by a predator tank down the road. Does anyone from the area know of any good local fish store? I used to go to olde town, but they shut down. La crosse has a marine land, but I’ve never been a fan of them. Other than that it’s petco. There are 0 stores with coral now either. The closest I can find a good fish store is in Minneapolis and that’s about a 4 hour trip for me. Anyway, I hope I can someday be a benefit to the community hear and I’m eager to learn all I can from everyone here.
 
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock

PeterC99

Can’t Remember What I Did Before Reefing?
Review score
+1 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 28, 2020
Messages
4,554
Reaction score
19,788
Review score
+1 /0 /-0
Location
White Plains, NY
Welcome to R2R!

D359EFB6-59C4-4DEB-A93B-1C02CA46033D.gif
 
BRS

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
54,198
Reaction score
120,215
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida in several months
Lazy's Coral House

ShrimpBandit

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 17, 2020
Messages
145
Reaction score
137
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Ashland, WI
Hello everyone. My name is Ricky, I’m from the driftless region of iowa/minnesota/Wisconsin. I live about 20 miles from La crosse Wisconsin. I’m not new to reefing, but I am new to the forum. I currently don’t have any tanks setup, but want to start another pico and nano soon, followed by a predator tank down the road. Does anyone from the area know of any good local fish store? I used to go to olde town, but they shut down. La crosse has a marine land, but I’ve never been a fan of them. Other than that it’s petco. There are 0 stores with coral now either. The closest I can find a good fish store is in Minneapolis and that’s about a 4 hour trip for me. Anyway, I hope I can someday be a benefit to the community hear and I’m eager to learn all I can from everyone here.
Welcome! I'm up in Ashland and have the same problem - best options are all in the Twin Cities. Makes for a fun weekend adventure from time to time, but otherwise, it's all buying online and hoping for the best.
 
OP
ricky817

ricky817

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jan 14, 2022
Messages
15
Reaction score
45
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Allamakee county
Thanks everyone. Here’s some pictures I took of my old 5G nano setups when I first set them up. The person I put in charge of my 75g when I was moving about 6 years ago crashed the tank hard in about 2 weeks. I lost everything but these two clowns. I love the look of the coral skeletons and think I may do that again this time aswell. I don’t have any pics of my 75 for some reason. But I had multiple rbta’s, I had 2 green bubble tips. I had quite a few lps softies and mushies. I had the two clowns, a cleaner shrimp, fire shrimp, porcelean crabs. Fox faced rabbit fish and I can’t remember the ther fish.
 

Attachments

  • 021B2491-4D40-4DC1-914D-98C50860C078.jpeg
    021B2491-4D40-4DC1-914D-98C50860C078.jpeg
    117.5 KB · Views: 3
  • 61639163-5385-4C26-A6E6-0097BD8B54A3.jpeg
    61639163-5385-4C26-A6E6-0097BD8B54A3.jpeg
    95.2 KB · Views: 3
  • 18948B53-7170-4243-A1B4-F7B4B376D03E.jpeg
    18948B53-7170-4243-A1B4-F7B4B376D03E.jpeg
    115.6 KB · Views: 2
  • DFF2E85F-3B07-4924-BD8C-5A266714D443.jpeg
    DFF2E85F-3B07-4924-BD8C-5A266714D443.jpeg
    145.5 KB · Views: 2
  • 29751E48-8B6B-432A-A083-EE5AAE315483.jpeg
    29751E48-8B6B-432A-A083-EE5AAE315483.jpeg
    129.3 KB · Views: 2
  • 7EC807D0-88AE-4000-B231-07DA24BC580C.jpeg
    7EC807D0-88AE-4000-B231-07DA24BC580C.jpeg
    198.6 KB · Views: 2
OP
ricky817

ricky817

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jan 14, 2022
Messages
15
Reaction score
45
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Allamakee county
I agree, my wife loves taking the trips up to the cities and going to the fish stores. There’s some really nice ones up there. I’ve never bought anything offline. I always ordered stuff through the shop that shut down, who do you buy from online? Do you have good luck with your livestock surging with as unpredictable as the weather can be up here?
Welcome! I'm up in Ashland and have the same problem - best options are all in the Twin Cities. Makes for a fun weekend adventure from time to time, but otherwise, it's all buying online and hoping for the best.
 
REEFTIDE

Jonify

Well-Known Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Apr 23, 2017
Messages
609
Reaction score
1,219
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Washington, DC
Welcome! One thing I did when I moved to my area was fired up Yelp and typed in "aquarium" and went to every single shop it showed within driving distance. Met some really cool people in those places!
 
AquaCave Logo Banner

What do you use?

  • Gfo

    Votes: 23 6.4%
  • Carbon

    Votes: 132 37.0%
  • Carbon & GFO

    Votes: 117 32.8%
  • Water changes

    Votes: 242 67.8%
Reef Kinetics
Top