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Postby angelover98 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:19 pm

Fantastic job! Can't wait to see the fish make it a home!
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Postby chadleegaston » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:32 am

My fish really love the tank. My angels and ghost knife love swimming throw all the caves. The cloudiness has completely disappeared. I will post some pics in the morning of the fishes. Looking back this wasnt at all as hard as i thought it was going to be. Next time I will build the background before i stock the tank,
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Amazing job

Postby y2alizad » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:58 pm

Wow, it looks amazing. You did a great job. After seeing how yours turned out I am going to try ti give it a shot. I have looked at purchasing it from online sites but it is way to pricy. I am not sure if you were able to put it in your tank yet? If you have can you give an update as to how it is coming along.

Great job.
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Postby chadleegaston » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:37 pm

y2alizad - Yes its in the tank. The whole thing took about two weeks to complete. Thats working on it every night when i got off work. The waiting to dry is what took most of my time. So far the tank is doing great. Nothing is coming apart and no fish are dead. Well except some neons and ghost shrimp but they are food. Good luck with your build.
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What would you recommend

Postby y2alizad » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:59 pm

I have a 46in bow front. Would you all record me putting the 3d in that tank or wait to put it in a 72 bow front. Not sure if the first tank would be to small.
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Postby lelandgray » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:02 pm

Looks good! very similar to mine.

I ended up taking mine out because my Pleco starting eating off the layers of concrete.. that, and I just got tired of it.. :(
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Postby chadleegaston » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:17 pm

I dont even want to think of the work involved in getting my background out of the tank. One day im sure i will get bored of it though.
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You threw it away? OUCH .

Postby y2alizad » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:45 pm

Wow, I am sorry to hear that you had to throw it away. All that hard work. Was it the material that was the problem that you used? Or is this an issue that normally occurs? I want to avoid this happening to my tank when I attempt to build my wall.

Tx
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Postby Smileyjoe » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:51 pm

Looks awesome!!!! You give some good ideas for when I do mine
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Postby chadleegaston » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:19 am

Figured I would post some pics of the tank. I completely got rid of the cloudiness in the water. I added a second hob filter. Its hard to get a good pic of my angels.

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Postby theboothsociety » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:19 pm

Your pics are gone. What are you using to host them?
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Postby TCP » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:47 pm

:o nice! good Job :thumb:

PS - that is a huge pleco, since you have white sand, his waste is gonna show :wink:
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:18 pm

That looks very sweet! Are you gonna keep angels in there or add some mbuna african cichlids? They would LOVE that!
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Postby pikayooperdave » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:46 pm

Very nice background. It NEEDS mbuna!
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Postby chadleegaston » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:33 am

Im in the market for another tank so i can get a different setup going. Maybe mbuna

TCP - I have had my pleco ( Mr T ) since he was only an inch long. I also have about six corys that work the sand and it stays suprisingly clean. I never vacuum and never do water changes. I have to replant everyday cause he is constantly knocking my plants around with his tail.
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