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Postby j2m2t2 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:39 pm

Thanks Oscar Madison
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Postby TrashmanNYC » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:59 pm

My 75G. I actually just took a little bit of rock out after the pics.
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Postby hbbyhorse » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:50 pm

j2m2t2 wrote:Second post. Here is mine.

very pretty :D

did you do the BG yourself?

(this tank I give an 8 only because I like a little greenery)
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55g: Neolamp Brichardi
55g: Planted German Blue Rams
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30g: Bolivian Rams
20g: Rainbow Kribs
10g: Bolivian Ram Fry
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Postby JimA » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:18 pm

TrashmanNYC Gonna give you a solid 6.9 I like the contrast of green and white looks nice. The equipment is what it is, but I would lose the Thermometer on the front. Least move it to the side out of sight. Nice work!

Here are a couple of my recent Rainbow Tropheus 165 bowfront.

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Postby CjCichlid » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:03 pm

JimA, I'll give you a solid 8.7 :thumb:

The 3D background is awesome, along with the green algae growth on the rocks. The lighting is a bit intense for my tastes but I think we went over that in another thread, hah. :P I'm sure it looks even better in person, great job!

Here is a pic of my recently setup 135gal Central American tank. Not quite satisfied with the scape, but it will have to do until I gather more rocks and driftwood. :roll:

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Postby brinkles » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:15 am

That's a solid 7.5! I love the driftwood, and the way the light plays off it. The rocks don't look like they belong next to each other, though. A little growth should help with that though!

Here's mine. I have too many species in it right now, so I'm going to trade off most of the mbuna.

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Postby 13razorbackfan » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:46 am

brinkles wrote:That's a solid 7.5! I love the driftwood, and the way the light plays off it. The rocks don't look like they belong next to each other, though. A little growth should help with that though!

Here's mine. I have too many species in it right now, so I'm going to trade off most of the mbuna.

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Postby 13razorbackfan » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:47 am

brinkles wrote:That's a solid 7.5! I love the driftwood, and the way the light plays off it. The rocks don't look like they belong next to each other, though. A little growth should help with that though!

Here's mine. I have too many species in it right now, so I'm going to trade off most of the mbuna.

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WOW...that fish(thickskin?) on the right sure is pretty.
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Postby brinkles » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:04 am

This feller?
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He's a H. Latifasciata, and one of his girlies is in the top left of the pic in the above post.
I gave a buddy about 60 of his fry to grow out, and they just started to color up! The deal is that I'm picking out what I want, and he's selling the rest. I want 3m/10f of them, they're my favorite!
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:36 am

brinkles wrote:This feller?
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He's a H. Latifasciata, and one of his girlies is in the top left of the pic in the above post.
I gave a buddy about 60 of his fry to grow out, and they just started to color up! The deal is that I'm picking out what I want, and he's selling the rest. I want 3m/10f of them, they're my favorite!
SEND ME ONE!!!!!
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Postby brinkles » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:10 pm

I'd love to! Cheaper by the dozen though...
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:52 pm

brinkles wrote:I'd love to! Cheaper by the dozen though...
Really? I will send you a PM
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Postby j2m2t2 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:04 pm

hbbyhorse wrote:
j2m2t2 wrote:Second post. Here is mine.

very pretty :D

did you do the BG yourself?

(this tank I give an 8 only because I like a little greenery)


Thx. The BG is from ebay. Modified to fit tank and flow. I spent alot of time planning this setup, the rocks are all petrified wood.
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Postby bwestgsx06 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:42 am

I give the tank above an 8 because it accomplishes everything very well but i can't see the rest of the tank.
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Here is my 55 that is cycling for the rest of my Salvini's - I'm doing a species only in here trying to get 2 pairs. Also, the fake drift wood will be replaced by 2 or 3 pieces of real drift wood once they finish sinking and leaching out the tannins.
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Postby ldb1988 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:54 pm

nice
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