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post #451 of 835 (permalink) Old 12-29-2013, 02:49 PM
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Damn! No Michiganders have been on here for awhile

I'll share some of my activity then I suppose... First and foremost, non aquarium related, I posted awhile back that I was saving up for a ring to ask my girlfriend to marry me... And around the beginning of November I asked, and she said yes Were gonna get married next October.

On an aquarium note... my 40 gallon breeder that I had set up looked like hell. So I made a new plan and I'm gonna go the route to set it up as a Crypt only tank. I love Crypts. Such an awesome and yet easy plant to grow.

Bought the heater for it the other day, as well as the black background.
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post #452 of 835 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 03:34 AM
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I live in the Lansing area and wondered if anyone around here has a PAR meter? I have various lights I would like to test to get information out to the community.
I just bought a Perigee mq-200 par meter. Should show up in the mail tomorrow.
Once I test the lights at the Belle Isle Aquarium, maybe we can work out some sort of loaner system. For the MI Peeps that are interested in PAR testing.

Let me know what you guys think.


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Congratz Blackheart !!!!!
Best wishes to you and your Fiance.

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post #453 of 835 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 08:00 PM
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Congratulations Blackheart!

Stopped into some of the LFS around me and was hard to leave without getting something. I ended up getting some crypts and ludwigia at Stingray Bay.

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post #454 of 835 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 10:05 PM
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I've been learning how to do stuff with my 2.5 gallon. My bowl is really taking off for me as well.

More Fun in a 2.5:

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College is over 2.5: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=635386
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post #455 of 835 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Congrats blackheart!

I'[m glad to see some posts in here again other than my own haha.

I've got some news too.

Non aquarium related, I also recently announced an engagement, that started in august ehehe hrmm.


Aquarium related FW collapsed 4 tanks, and built them into a nice new 30 gallon planted setup sorta kinda SA stocking. Blue rams, cories, Guppies, and a ton of snails.

Added some neons to a 15G
added 3 orange posos to my 55 community

and Aquarium news SW I have started to expand my saltwater from a 2 liter pico to a 5.5 Gallon, an hope to start stocking in january.



also other non-aquaria related, Got my fiancee' a 40 breeder to eventually house Leopard Geckos.

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post #456 of 835 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 12:32 PM
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thanks guys the date is set for October 17, 2014!
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thanks guys the date is set for October 17, 2014!
Great date! Wife and I got married 10/17/12. Congrats!

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post #458 of 835 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 01:44 PM
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Kalamazoo!!!! Woop woop!

Awesome thread. I live on north side of kzoo if anybody wants to meet up. I would love to check out some other tanks and pick some brains.. also I could help anyone less experienced than myself.

Ive never seen a planted tank in anyone elses house so I just want to meet some others involved in thw hobby..

Maybe get a kzoo trade setup for plants and such idk...

Any fellow kzoo'ers feel free to pm me or text 574-333-5367..

P.s. congrats to all u love birds getting married!!!!
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post #459 of 835 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Jeffdenny, look through this post for locals, pm them with the link to your thread.

That should get you a few people.

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post #460 of 835 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 01:37 AM
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thanks everybody

Activity-wise not much goin on for me right now... ordered one more bag of eco complete from amazon for my 40 breeder. Not sure what to stock it with. I want do to cories though, and some kind of tight schooling tetras.

Was lookin around at Meijers tonight and came across "White Fin Rosy Tetras," which seemed pretty sweet. I think the actual correct name of them however is Rosy Tetras.
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post #461 of 835 (permalink) Old 01-03-2014, 05:46 PM
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thanks everybody

Activity-wise not much goin on for me right now... ordered one more bag of eco complete from amazon for my 40 breeder. Not sure what to stock it with. I want do to cories though, and some kind of tight schooling tetras.

Was lookin around at Meijers tonight and came across "White Fin Rosy Tetras," which seemed pretty sweet. I think the actual correct name of them however is Rosy Tetras.


What kind of cories were you thinking?

Last week I seen Oceans and Seas had Pygmy cories.

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post #462 of 835 (permalink) Old 01-04-2014, 03:11 AM
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Not sure yet! There's so many kinds... Plus, I'm like a cory.. virgin I guess.. Lol. I've never kept them before.

I did pick up 7 Silver Tip Tetras today from Petco. A lot of people don't like these kind of fish because they can be kind of aggressive apparently, but they seem to be just fine for me so far nice colors on 'em and they're pretty active.
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I'd recommend starting with Albinos, or Green emeralds, they can be found for cheap, and are easy starter cories, as opposed to the lazers, panda, and Julii's which can run 9$ a piece.

Personally I like the appearance of Juliis, false julies, peppers and pandas, and I'm sure dozens of more cories as well. and as for the pygmy cories, I'd say unless doing a nano, just get ottos, since they look the same.

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post #464 of 835 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 07:30 PM
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That last time I went to Petsmart they had $1 panda cories( which there is a chance for die offs so I advise use a quarantine tank. As for the Pygmies I get what your saying about having them for nano tanks but I have 20 Pygmies in my 55g and its pretty cool to watch them school across the tank.

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post #465 of 835 (permalink) Old 01-08-2014, 03:10 AM
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I see the http://www.miapg.com site has a 404 error today. Is that a new thing or has it been a while? I was going to go check out the forum for any upcoming auctions and whatnot.
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