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11-21-2012 02:26 AM

more fish chat in Michigan!

I'm hoping to have photos of my new fish room once I move as well.

Sadly mine's looking like mid december, so kind of grim for my finned friends.
11-18-2012 01:29 PM
GMYukonon24s Can't wait to see the videos!
11-15-2012 05:42 PM
Duckmasta Yep, once I get net provider changed at the new house (close end of the month), expect a plethora of vids as im hoping to vid log the tank moves, and show the new fish room space, what DIY projects and future tank plans I have coming up. So if your not already, sub me and expect new vids next month!
11-12-2012 04:09 PM
GMYukonon24s Welcome to the forum Duckmasta! Sounds like your going to have your hands full for awhile.
11-11-2012 04:42 AM
Duckmasta Well currently my projects will consist of this, moving my now running, 30g, 100g, 5.5, and 4g tanks to my house once I close on it end of month time. Then also setting up my 80 tank thats been sitting in my living room empty for the last 2 months waiting on finding a house. All this while also be remodeling lightly in the new place, and trying to start a local fish club due to lack of them that ive been able to find! Wish me luck, ill need it!
10-14-2012 03:16 AM

Glad to hear people are doing things here.

If anyone isn't already there, Greatlakesaquaria is a great website for us Michiganders.

Lots of helpful people there.

My 20G long is finally stable I believe.

If I move at the end of this month, I'll try to quickly setup and cycle my tanks, taking excess fish from friends and relatives to stock them
10-13-2012 05:33 PM
Snailetta Hey fellow Michiganders,

I'm nowhere near the tech level you guys are, but I'll share my mini projects. I have two 10g snail tanks, no CO2 or fancy lighting. One of them also has a few shrimp and I've dedicated it as my planted tank project. I made driftwood out of a cherry knothole I found in a woodpile. It had a chainsaw slit on the side, so I used that to anchor a java fern so you can't even see the slit now. It turned out surprisingly well and both snails and shrimp love to get inside the "cave." Since my dwarf hairgrass was a big fail, I discovered moss is my best friend. I put some bunches into shallow plastic dishes and let it grow really thick for a few months. Then I tied the pieces to flat rocks with fishing line. I put them under my bronze crypt and it actually looks like a little carpet. The shrimp love it. There's a pic in my profile.

Rainy day... I guess we're getting all the rain this fall that we didn't get all summer.

10-11-2012 04:53 PM
GGerhart I started a breeding project in my basement over the summer...It started with my kribenisis having babies and someone giving me their old 10g...Word got out that I was taking old tanks and after a few weeks I had 2 29g and 2 10g (on top of the 60g and 8g I already have).

I tried breeding GBR but even with my RO system I can't get my ph down enough.

So I moved on the some other fish:

So I'm hoping to breed:


With a current stock of fry from my Kribenisis:

I've never had a basement before moving to MI, so never had room for a breeding setup, I'm hoping it all works out
10-06-2012 02:27 PM
rk923 Hello fellow Michiganders!

I just bought a used 55g tank and I am currently buying all the accessories for it on a budget. I have found some screamin deals! I just got a 2x96w Compact Fluorescent light (48") for $50 off craigslist! I am working on getting a bigger canister filter next, hoping to win a Fluval 406 off ebay for $75 today! After that I have to get a couple more bags of Eco-Complete Planted Tank Substrate to add to the substrate I already have in my 29g tank. Then I am going to build my own custom stand for it and I will be all good to go except for C02. Not sure what I am going to do there... Currently on my 29g I am doing the DIY pop bottles with the classic sugar/yeast formula. But thats where I am at with the project. I am also going to paint the back of the tank either blue or black... Haven't decided yet. I am thinking black since it seems to really make the greens of the plants pop!
09-28-2012 06:04 AM
late response

Finally got my filters penguin 150 and a 200.

Built my stand.

Then bought 2 15 gallon tanks that I plan on using as my breeder/quarantine tanks.

And finally got an API master test kit.

My accessory purchases from now on will be online as it's much, much cheaper for me.

But I am looking for local breeders with stock to move, anything docile will be considered.
09-18-2012 10:52 PM
Originally Posted by Maechael View Post
I'm starting a new tank, building a stand, and buying a new filter.

I'm thinking a penguin 200 or 350.

For what in all likely-hood will become a Guppy breeder.
It's a 29 Gallon tall.

Nice to know that there are some locals, at least state wise.

Also, Side note, took a review trip in the Saginaw area, hopefully it's helpful.

I found it helpful. I do that little loop often and I'm glad I'm not missing any other LFS. Originally from the Metro Detroit area where we have an abundence of LFS.

I used a penguin in my 29 for 3 years and didn't have a single problem with it. It even supported discus for over a year before I got a bigger tank so that should do fine. Just make sure to cover the intake with a sponge or you might lose a fry guppy from time to time.
09-14-2012 11:01 PM

I'm starting a new tank, building a stand, and buying a new filter.

I'm thinking a penguin 200 or 350.

For what in all likely-hood will become a Guppy breeder.
It's a 29 Gallon tall.

Nice to know that there are some locals, at least state wise.

Also, Side note, took a review trip in the Saginaw area, hopefully it's helpful.
09-07-2012 07:51 PM
GMYukonon24s That's good to hear.
09-07-2012 01:51 PM
Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s View Post
That's a great looking tank.
Thanks. Its still a young tank but things are starting to work out great.
08-30-2012 06:36 PM
GMYukonon24s That's a great looking tank.
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