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Being new to the hobby a few months back.. I walk into lowes looking my usual Reefer/Dart frog nerd type hobby self. I ask them about the clay pellets use for drainage. At the time, I didnt know their original use. I had a bunch of soil, moss, etc in my hands. The lowes go goes "ohh, for hydroponics" and gives me the "look". Anyone else get the "hey your a herb grower" look and slight chuckle when you asked for LECA?

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Lol nice. I usually get my LECA from a local plant and garden store. So they have TONS of it and know it's for plants and such. So it's not as awkward.
 

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I got my last batch from a brew and grow store (lol) and they seemed to think I was lying about what I was using it for. Next batch is going to come from just a hydroponic n plant store, which is conveniently down the street from the clay store. It's in the arts district so I could probably tell them im building a space ship and they wouldn't bat an eye
 

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Hmm I may have to check local nurseries.. There isnt much for this hobby in my area.
 

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Yea, couple large LECA purchases with the all the metal halide lights i had above the salt water tanks. ($500/month in electricity). Sure I am on some list somewhere.
 

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Talking about trading baggies with frags of tyree sunset.. or superman monti.. and reefer.. of course... :)
 

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there was a saltwater reef store in my old town of Bellingham called "Reefer Madness"
 

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Being new to the hobby a few months back.. I walk into lowes looking my usual Reefer/Dart frog nerd type hobby self. I ask them about the clay pellets use for drainage. At the time, I didnt know their original use. I had a bunch of soil, moss, etc in my hands. The lowes go goes "ohh, for hydroponics" and gives me the "look". Anyone else get the "hey your a herb grower" look and slight chuckle when you asked for LECA?

Just a funny storry. Bored at work today.
HA! Oh I'm very familiar with that look. People come into the store and ask, "You... You sell... Grow lights & hydroton...? The cops don't say anything?" :rolleyes: I had one guy come in and ask about some cactus plant that gets you high... Like I would know. :confused:

"If I was a dealer - I'd be in a nicer store." :D
 

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Some of my friends have asked if I can grow marijuana in my vivs haha. Those would be some messed up frogs...
 

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Lol my friends and parents also mentioned the same Mitch. However I do grow CPs and hope to build a greenhouse.
 

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I've definately had that "who are you trying to fool look" while shopping for hydroton! Now i usually bring my camera to show them what I really want the hydroton for (and to show off my vivs a little more of course). They still have that look afterwards though.
 

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Yea, couple large LECA purchases with the all the metal halide lights i had above the salt water tanks. ($500/month in electricity). Sure I am on some list somewhere.
The $500 electric bill would be the dead give away. Yup, you've got to be on a list somewhere. Sure you have fish. For some reason this tickled the dickens out of me. :D
 

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Ya i was about to say ive kept snakes, corals, and frogs. The power bills are where you get questioned.
 
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