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Postby jackskellington101982 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:26 am

I give your tank an 8 with out fish its hard to giva ny beter than that haha, cant wait to see what it looks like with the fish in there.

Here is one of my tanks that I am in the process of getting put together for angels, clown loaches and maby a few other fish
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125g drilled with sump filtration and a submersibal 1200-1500gph pump.
It will have a lot more plants and painted back ground and a very light collored sand. But just kinda set some of the rocks and stuff in there so you could see the basic idea.
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Postby Bevo5 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:01 pm

That's going to come out really nice when you get all the substrate in etc. What are the four tubes? Are those all the overflows?

Here's a crappy photo of my 240g moba tank. I really haven't figured out how to take good pictures yet. I also removed the powerfilter in the back...it's ugly.

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It's a 240g acrylic with an EHEIM 2262 and 2217 along with a FX5. marinelad double LED's...also put on a standard dual-tube fixture in the back for some added umph...but it's not turned on now. I'm adding some clay pots in today since the females have started spawning.
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Postby jackskellington101982 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:55 am

yes those are the oferflows and the returnsand I just painted the back black.HAY wait where is my rating haha
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Postby Bevo5 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:40 am

Ah sorry...forgot the rating. I'm going with an 8 based on what I think it'll look like with the substrate and background. I really like the slate design. I tried to do some of that but got worried with the frontosa....they tend to hit a lot of sharp edges.
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Postby ssaajj » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:03 pm

@Bevo5 => I rate it an 7.5, Reasoning is I feel like the rock work can look much more natural such as being randomly placed and stacked. Also I highly reccommend you get a canopy for your tank. I believe it can EASILY be a 9 with those two quick fixes :)

Some very nice aquascaped tanks. Here are couple pictures of mine.

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Enjoy :popcorn:
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Postby CITADELGRAD87 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:33 am

ssaajj--That is a nice tank, I like the rocks, both in shape and the configuration. I can honestly give that an 9.1
FINALLY I get to put my tank up here, I added fish TONIGHT, after a long battle to build this 100g into my family room wall documented in the DIY forum.

Image Right before I dropped the fish.

After everyone has moved in, sorry but it got dark before I could get everyone comfortable enough to pose, there are a ton if fish in there.

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Postby lgw » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:40 am

Love the built in wall tanks, added onto my to do list, ill give it an 8. Id say higher with some fish activity :D Heres my first tank, planning a 3d background and some new equipment in the near future. Sorry for the bad pic.

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Postby babarian16 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:39 pm

I give you an 7.5 also. I say with sand and that 3d background ur planning, it wud jump to an 8.5- easily. And nice O :thumb:

Heres my 90 gal
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And my oscar.[/i]
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90 gal- Mbuna aquarium in the making!!
20 gal- Platies and 2 algae eaters.
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Postby hampton » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:45 pm

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Postby 13razorbackfan » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:56 pm

hampton wrote:Image

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Any way you can make those pics any larger? Kind of hard to see. Looks nice from what I can tell.
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Postby hampton » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:11 pm

im not sure how , i uploaded them from photobucket
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:33 pm

hampton wrote:im not sure how , i uploaded them from photobucket
Hmm...were they small on photobucket? If you link me to your album I will see if I can upload it.
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Postby hampton » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:22 pm

http://s1100.photobucket.com/albums/g40 ... 1993cobra/

I hope this is what you were talking about to link it. thanks
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Postby TrashmanNYC » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:28 pm

This is my second Malawi setup. Right now i have Labidochromis chisumulae "Clown Lab" (7 juvies) and Iodotropheus sprengerae (1M/4F looks like one is holding). I think i will be adding some Saulosi as well. Im running a Rena XP3 and an AC110 along with a hydor in-line heater. Im using a beamworks 48" LED single bright for lighting.
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125G All Male Peacock/Hap, Syno Multis, Syno Angelicus
125G Rusties, Clown Labs, P. Salousi, Syno Multis, Yo-Yo Loaches
55G SA Koi Angels, Marble Angels, Serpae Tetras, Bolivian Rams, Panda Corys
55G Quarantine/Holding/Grow-out
30G Fry/Juvie Grow-out
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Postby whiskeyriver » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:42 pm

Nice. 7.5.

Julie/Brevis Tank:
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