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02-07-2017 02:07 PM
Rion Hey Michiganders,

After a long break from the forum I'm back. Figured I'd poke my head into the local forum and see what's shaking. Just got back into restarting breeding projects for my danio species, found that my population of Danio margaritatus was a little too low for my liking. Just pulled the adults from the breeding tank, there are a bunch of eggs below the egg grate. Picked up some wild caught Danio choprae from a lfs that look fantastic, hoping to get some into the breeding tank once they're conditioned and the current residents in the tank hatch/grow.
02-07-2017 10:31 AM
Blackheart Well, I guess it was nice while it lasted lol I recently sold my entire 55 gallon setup to a user on here. Was much better then meeting someone on craigslist. I don't trust them people on there at all.
02-01-2017 04:37 PM
KayakJimW I'd say 59 pages and 872 posts is a pretty strong life for a local sub forum! Sorry to see it dwindle, maybe folks are posting in more specialized sub forums? Like lighting, their journals, fish, plants, DIY, etc. I'm sure a lot of original members from the 2013- early posts aren't around anymore either. The bumps should help with new recruits, hopefully.
I'll admit, I'm a little envious that y'all have so many local folks around. The most posts in the local VA forum in a single thread is 39!
02-01-2017 03:54 PM
Aechele Only eight months since the last post on this thread yeah that's a things have died. I see so many people going from Dual t5ho to the 24/7 but I'm actually think of going back to my T5
02-01-2017 12:39 AM
Blackheart Man, this place has sure died huh? I remember how active it used to be! Anyways, I purchased a new tank recently! A 53 gallon. It's just essentially a tall 40B, but not a tower like the 65 gallon.
06-14-2016 03:24 PM
Blackheart I can tell you it is a lot noticeably brighter than the Current Satellite fixture, which don't get me wrong I liked a lot, but I just wasn't getting any growth out of my plants at all. Come to find later on it's not really that good of a fixture for plants. Especially in a deep tank like a 55.
06-13-2016 03:12 PM
Aechele Keep us updated on how the Finnex work out. I'm using dual t5HO but considered switching. Have had a series of unfortunate events....diatom killed most of my plants after switching substrates, and then a cracked heater killed 3 of my favorite fish. Hoping things start heading in the right direction soon
06-13-2016 04:37 AM
Blackheart Recently ditched my USA Current Satellite LED Plus in favor of a Finnex 24/7 for my 55. Was lucky enough to get it for 110 dollars shipped from FostersandSmith. Sold the old Current LED on Amazon for 90 dollars, so I got almost all of my money back.
04-28-2016 03:29 PM
EVANATOOR77 Another update on the 20 gallon long. Just brought home a 30" finnex stingray, and I already like it better than the T5. The stingray cost about the same as the T5 fixture cost originally, uses less energy, puts out more light and I wont have to replace bulbs every 8 months. Both my tanks are LEDs now, and I think they're worth the money. Don't plan on going back.
Also, did a slight rescape. Thoughts?
04-13-2016 05:25 PM
Aechele Muskegon here. Replanting my tank tonight switching out from gravel to Eco complete and fingers crossed it will be an easy transition. Helping the roomie with his tank. He just switched from a 55 to a 125gal. I feel like it takes up half the living room but I'm excited. He is doing sand in the new one and clown loaches bala shark electric blue acara and tiger barbs. Trying to encourage him to do some low light low Tech plants.
04-13-2016 01:22 AM
StarsFish Hello Michiganders!

My name is Shirley and I am a newbie here, and though I've had community fish tanks on and off, I never realize how many factors go into doing them properly! I'm trying to learn all I can 'cause I want my tanks to be as beautiful and successful as those I've seen here.

I retired from teaching in the Detroit area last year, and moved to Holland, on the West side of MI. I don't have any pictures right now, but will get some soon.

Nice to know there are lots of MI people on this site.
04-11-2016 03:24 AM
EVANATOOR77 Update on my 20 long, added some Hygrophila corymbosa angustifolia that was originally in my 60g. They looked unsightly in the 60g because the lower ends of the stems had lost their leaves, so i trimmed them all to the same length and put them in the 20g. Second pic shows all my inhabitants: Boraras brigittae, Boraras uropthalmoides, and Neon Tetras.
04-06-2016 05:32 AM
Originally Posted by Doogy262 View Post
Good luck at the new job..
thank you!

Originally Posted by Maechael View Post
Blackheart kudos and good luck with the new Job. Have you though about doing a larger scale walstad tank?
Thanks! Yeah I thought about it, but whenever I think about how much of a huge mess it could possibly be it changes my mind.

If anyone's interested, I'm trying to sell my Aquaticlife 48 inch dual T5HO fixture. I had it a stored away ever since I started using my Current USA Satellite LED fixture. Just don't need it anymore.

I'm also considering moving to a 40 breeder at the current dpg sale from Petco. I probably won't though. I still love the 55 I have now and how I can watch the schools of fish swim from one side to the other in such a long tank.
04-05-2016 09:57 PM
Doogy262 Thanks Greggz,that tank was a year in the making so really pumped about it,they are doing great so far, just added 7 sterbai cory's and they disappeared into the plants so have to wait for them to settle down and in about a month when I am sure all is well I will add about 25 cardinal tetras and that should be it...
04-05-2016 01:13 AM
Originally Posted by Doogy262 View Post
It snowed in Michigan in April your kidding lol
Doogy262 been following your Discus thread. Didn't realize you were a Michigander. Tank looks great and looking forward to seeing how it develops.

Yes, April in Michigan....snowing Saturday, could be cutting the grass next week!
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