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Postby TheFishGuy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:41 am

I would say to get rid of those sunken ships and put two large rocks in, one on either side with one big flat rock on the floor of the tank in the middle. :)

Here's one of mine:

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Postby Rhinox » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:23 am

TheFishGuy wrote:I would say to get rid of those sunken ships and put two large rocks in, one on either side with one big flat rock on the floor of the tank in the middle. :)

Here's one of mine:


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lose the clay pipes, get rid of the wall post in the middle, and maybe increase the footprint a little bit, that guy on the left looks a tad cramped.

Oh, and where's that Astronotus homosapienatus I used to see swimming around in there??

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Postby Dominateprimate » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:24 pm

TFG, If I'm correct, isn't that all one tank?
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Postby TheFishGuy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:14 pm

Lol it is all one tank with a 42 square foot footprint. And I send my kids in to clean the glass now!
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Postby chogs89 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:18 pm

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Postby Rhinox » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:40 pm

TheFishGuy wrote:Lol it is all one tank with a 42 square foot footprint. And I send my kids in to clean the glass now!


Ha! I bet they don't enjoy that one bit do they :P
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Postby TheFishGuy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:18 pm

nah, kind of cramped, actually that's an old pic, all the pipes are gone and most of the fish.. All South American cichlids now. :)
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Postby chogs89 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:04 pm

8 for the tank above me. My picture is a crummy cell phone picture, but hope someone votes on it.
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Postby Jarrods » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:31 pm

6 for the tank above, not the most natural looking rock placement, but the cichlids would still love it!

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Postby gilberbt » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:59 pm

Jarrods - Nice setup I would give it a 7.5. I like the split layout of half rock and shells, maybe try hiding the tubes(black ones)\heater more and I personally like the rocks not stacked that hight but its very nice.

Here is the latest redo to my setup. I just switched from mixed to black sand and gave up on live plants and switched back to fake silk ones.

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Postby Charden » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:55 pm

Re scaped mine. How does this look?

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Postby stayfrosty » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:41 pm

8.5 like the substrate nice fish

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Postby stayfrosty » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:43 pm

Lol sorry I ment 10
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Postby JimA » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:09 am

Charden wrote:Re scaped mine. How does this look?

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Idea is to rate the tank above you.
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Postby Charden » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:19 am

Then I rate that a 7...happy?
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