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Maechael 02-13-2013 05:44 PM

Hello All, My name is John, and I'm kind of curious as to where most of the members here, in the Michigan subsection are. As well as what we're doing.

I'll start us all off.

I live in Birch Run, at the southern end of the tri-city area.

I currently have 3 tanks running, Oscar in a 55G, problem JD in a 15G, and a peaceful community tank of guppies and ghost shrimp in a 29G

I work at a place called the Goalpost here, we do pizza.

I'd love to hear where all of you are from, and what you've been up to.

eodmike 02-13-2013 09:50 PM

Hi John,

My name is Mike and I am an aquarium aholic. LOL.

Anyways I live in the Grand Rapids area and unfourtantly I am tearing down more than I'm putting up right now.

But I do have a 29 gallon planted I'm doing right now.

I just tore down a 125gallon Angel/Ram Tank.

I have 2 Fluval Ebi's that will be put back up once the move is done.

I have 1 Fluval Spec (the long one not the square one) that is in my daughters room.

I work for a machine builder. I'm a controls engineer.

crazydog64 02-14-2013 12:48 PM

Hi John and Mike,

I'm Chad and I currently have running 2 20 gallon high's and a .2 gallon on my desk at work.

One of the 20G is my OEBT with some supreme reds to be added today. The rest of the tank is moss and manzanita for the shrimpies

The other 20G is a planted tank with full fertz/CO2 and some guppies, harlequin rasbora, Albino pleco, and 2 amano shrimp.

I also live in the Grand Rapids area and work at a furniture manufacturing company doing IT

Mumford 02-14-2013 12:56 PM

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Hey guys,

I'm Matt and I'm over from the GR area as well.

Only have a small nano but a 20L is slowly getting pieced together :)

- Mumford

eodmike 02-14-2013 01:10 PM

Any of the other GR people part of GVAC? I've been thinking of joining and was curious.

I plan on once the move is done getting my shrimp going again. Excited.

Mumford 02-14-2013 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by eodmike (Post 2538018)
Any of the other GR people part of GVAC? I've been thinking of joining and was curious.

I plan on once the move is done getting my shrimp going again. Excited.

Not I. Not enough time lol

- Mumford

crazydog64 02-14-2013 01:32 PM

Not yet, but probably in the future.

lullafishi 02-14-2013 02:57 PM


I'm Bree and I also live in Grand Rapids area.

I have a basic (and pathetic) 1.5 gallon set up with 3 male guppies that rekindled an interest in aquariums, so I'm slowly putting together a 40b as my first planted tank. I just need to get the stand finished and find some hardscape materials, and then I'm ready to start cycling. But I still have a lot to learn and some little things to collect.

I work part-time at a printing company, part-time as a professor, and slowly transitioning into a full-time and self-employed freelance illustrator/artist.

eodmike 02-14-2013 04:30 PM

Cool beans.

So what LFS are you guys using?

I'm a big fan of Shane at VIPets on Plainfield. He is always willing to track down what I want.

Bluefish is expanding some more and they have a pretty good selection of fish and plants. Most of the people who work there are pretty knowledgeable as well.

Of course when I get a second I like to go to Lansing to Pruess best pet shop ever!

When I'm in Kalamazoo I normally at least peak in at MVPets I liked them better though in there old location.

crazydog64 02-14-2013 04:32 PM

Bluefish is about the only place I go to, I had a meh experience at the VIPets in Jenison so I avoid that now. Bluefish has always been nice and knowledgeable to me.

Mumford 02-14-2013 04:55 PM

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VI Pets on Plainfield is my go to as well but Pruess in Lansing is awesome!

- Mumford

lullafishi 02-14-2013 05:11 PM

I like Bluefish as well. They've always been extremely welcoming and helpful.

Stella Blue 02-14-2013 06:40 PM

Hello Michiganders!!

I also live in GR.... right downtown!

I currently have the following set ups...

1) 75G planted with 60 Rummy Nose tetras, 6 otto's, 3 Cory's and a huge colony (1000+) wild Neo shrimp

2) 33G planted Fluval Studio with a nice colony of Cherry shrimp and 2 dwarf Puffers

3) 47G planted Fluval Studio with 80+ Yellow shrimp, soon to be a huge colony :)

4) 7G Fluval EBI with Fire Red shrimp

5) 7G Fluval EBI with 7 Penguin Tetras

6) 29G planted with 10 very young black Angels, waiting to find the mated pair

7) 75G with 100's of Muilti Grass Guppies

8) 5G with a mated pair of Orange Crawfish

9) 5G with 6 Orange Shrimp, two of them are holding :)


Mumford 02-14-2013 06:51 PM

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We should set up a GR trade thread. Just to trade plants, inverts, etc.

It'd be cheap!

- Mumford

eodmike 02-14-2013 07:32 PM

Once I set up my tanks after the move I'd be down for some yellow shrimp. I had a crash in my colony and I'm down to just a few. I'm suprised we have so many people in GR. I guess I under-estimated the number of us.

Bluefish is pretty nice. I think they had a few issues when they first moved but it looks like they ironed it out pretty well.

I'll always like Shane and the VIPets on Plainfield. He takes a lot of my stuff in on trade and thats pretty nice of him. Jenison store is very Meh. Greg runs it now and he'll turn it around but there is really low traffic at that location so it will take a while.

BTW none of you guys have a desire to pick up a 125 predrilled or a chiller or a panworld pump or a sump? Stuff that won't make it on the move but need to find a home. I'm thinking of selling it or trading it soon. Just wondering.

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