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03-13-2017 01:57 PM
Lancz I've bought most my stuff from sellers on this forum since I had invested in CO2. I'd love to have the time to go to more GVAC meetings but being an hour away and having little kids makes things difficult. I really miss the Michigan Aquatic Plant Group forum which consisted of a lot of local Lansing residents. I'd love to trade trimmings locally if anyone is around East Lansing.
03-09-2017 06:39 PM
CharleeFoxtrot
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Curious where everyone goes to get their plants. LFS stores cost a fortune and really only carry basic plants. I love Blue Fish but the plants are usually gone as fast as they come in. Preuss in Lansing is great but it's a pretty long drive for me. Anyone have much luck online plant shopping?
I'm not far from Preuss, but the freshwater plants are pretty much run of the mill stuff. I do quite a bit of buying on Aquabid, the key is to know what you want and review seller feedback very carefully. I have also had great luck with the sellers on this forum.
03-06-2017 01:47 PM
Kampo
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Curious where everyone goes to get their plants. LFS stores cost a fortune and really only carry basic plants. I love Blue Fish but the plants are usually gone as fast as they come in. Preuss in Lansing is great but it's a pretty long drive for me. Anyone have much luck online plant shopping?
club meetings and other club members or I order online. ButteredScrimp is a good guy on reddit for less exotic stuff. love bluefish and water colors in GR and we are lucky to have such great stores in our area. but man I just can't afford to get a ton from there unless I need it now
03-06-2017 12:11 PM
Aechele Curious where everyone goes to get their plants. LFS stores cost a fortune and really only carry basic plants. I love Blue Fish but the plants are usually gone as fast as they come in. Preuss in Lansing is great but it's a pretty long drive for me. Anyone have much luck online plant shopping?
03-06-2017 07:00 AM
Kampo hey all, don't post much in the local thread but just thought would say hi as I was checking otu who locally posts here, i'm in west michigan and part of GVAC. big into planted tanks (duh) and SA fish in general, dable a bit outside that continent but not much.
03-05-2017 03:24 PM
Greggz Hello Michigan!

I hope everyone's tanks are doing well, and good to see some activity from my neighbors.
03-05-2017 02:55 PM
Lancz Those choprae are pretty nice looking. I almost went with a bunch but worried about them munching shrimp if I ever get a colony going. I picked up a school of ember tetra instead. I also have 6 CPDs in the tank with some threadfin rainbows, otos and kuhlis.
02-07-2017 01:07 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 09:31 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 03:37 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 02:54 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
01-31-2017 11:39 PM
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 02:24 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 02:12 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 03:37 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.
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