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01-23-2016 10:14 PM
Maechael Hey all, getting closer to spring time.
Getting closer and closer to moving our 110 into our pet room.

Sadly we lost a lot of our pets over our little snowstorm the other week, got too cold while we were away over night.
01-10-2016 07:01 AM
Blackheart Whoa your from MI? Sweet. Hey where did you get the 45 long at?
01-08-2016 12:54 AM
BulletToothBoris Any planted tank people from downriver?
01-04-2016 12:28 PM
Blackheart Too big to manage for me and also not enough room in our house.
01-04-2016 09:24 AM
Mebbid Why not back up to a 75g?
01-04-2016 02:26 AM
Blackheart Going to be going out to Petco I believe this week and picking up a 40 breeder. Back when years ago when I used to have one, it was very easy to maintain. I loved how easy it was to reach into and keep up filtration-wise. Nice not having a center brace too! It will be nice having a little depth as well. That being said, I do still enjoy my 55 gallon tank though.

I've had a very interesting planted tank journey lol

I originally had a 56 gallon column tank, went down to a 40B, then to a 75, then down to a 55 and now more than likely going down to the 40B again. Crazy
01-02-2016 01:40 AM
Lancz After looking online I'll most likely order some dry ferts after trying a PPS-Pro pack meowschwitz has sent me. That should arrive tomorrow. Very nice of him to RAOK them for others to try.
01-01-2016 05:23 PM
GMYukonon24s Happy New Year everyone!
12-31-2015 09:29 AM
Mebbid Nice to see other people living in lansing here preuss doesnt have dry ferts, check green leaf aquariums online.
12-31-2015 08:46 AM
Maechael Online would hands down be better than searching out ferts here in Michigan. However the management at Preuss would likely have a decent lead on that since they sell significantly more plants than most local stores.
12-28-2015 09:19 PM
Lancz Hey all. I just picked up a 48" 24/7 for my 75g. I have a regulator and can start CO2 next week, but I'm clueless on fertilizer. My tank is currently full of low light plants, eco-complete and random fish. I have a 2 liter bottle of flourish that has yet to be opened I bought a while back when using excel but wondered if anyone knew a place around Lansing to pick up affordable fertilizer. I was most likely going to go online but thought I'd ask. Any other recommendations are also welcome
12-28-2015 02:26 AM
Blackheart Eh, I'm not sure if I wanna do that. I was thinking about putting something underneath the floor at the spot that its gonna be in.

I was also contemplating downgrading to a 40 gallon tank. Either a 40 long or 40 breeder. Not sure yet... the 40B is 40 dollars right now at Petco but I like how long the other tank is. Same as my 55 gallon and same height as the 40B. Almost like the best of both worlds.
12-27-2015 05:51 AM
Maechael Black heart, put a nice 2x4 sheet of 1/2" plywood under the stand, the floor will hold if it is dispersed that well.


If you ever want to test flooring for a 55 have three adults stand back to back in the spot, odds are they weigh more than the tank.
12-20-2015 03:30 PM
Blackheart Once we move, me and my wife actually came to an agreement and she said I could have another tank in the house as long as it's a smaller one. say, 20-30 gallons. But then again, we are moving to a mobile home and I'm not really sure of how much weight the floor will support. So, I might have to tear down my 55 gallon sadly and go with something much smaller.
12-08-2015 11:11 AM
Maechael Speaking as someone who has recently moved tanks. Start over again. Get ride of the living stuff weeks before the move and just buy new critters and such after you've settled into the new place. I felt terrible for the neglect all of our animals felt in the wake of our move/my hospitalization/recovery.

They deserve much better and have since received it.



On a positive note my freshwater tank has reached equilibrium and needs only top offs and the occasional food. It currently houses about 30 plant types, and about 12 types of fish. All previous freshwater tanks were condensed into this one tank.
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