Aquarium Setup • My two Tanganyika tanks (many pictures)

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Postby rck1984 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:45 pm

Change of plans...
I got home with 4x Altolamprologus Compressiceps Sumbu shells for my 15 gallon shelly tank.
The fish is only in for about a hour now and are still very "shy".. I managed to take one decent picture to give you guys an idea of the fish.

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One of my Altolamprologus Compressiceps sumbu shells by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Postby rck1984 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:07 pm

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Postby malady » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:39 pm

awesome lens i must say
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Postby rck1984 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:47 pm

malady wrote:awesome lens i must say


Its a great piece of equipment, worth every penny :)
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Postby JMUFTW » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:07 pm

Love your Neolamprologus Tretocephalus - never seen one before! Great looking setup, and awesome photography. Thanks for sharing! :popcorn:
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Postby skins4431 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:03 am

What type of filtration do you have on those tanks?
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Postby DIAMOND_CICHLIDS » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:55 am

I must say that you set up beautiful thanks, good job :thumb:
70 gallons: cyno. Sp haras, labido sp perlmutt, pseudo saulosi
6 gallon
125 gallons : mixed malawi males

http://www.youtube.com/user/StraightFlint?feature=mhee

Please excuse my french :p
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Postby chapman76 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:05 am

Love the tanks man. I forgot how much I did love my shellies and how much I always wanted some Sumbu.
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Postby rck1984 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:40 am

What type of filtration do you have on those tanks?


For the 65 gallon i'm using an Eheim classic 2217, the two shellie-tanks are using internal filters as we speak, planning on external ones soon though but these will do for now.

Love your Neolamprologus Tretocephalus - never seen one before! Great looking setup, and awesome photography. Thanks for sharing!


The Neolamprologus Tretocephalus actually been the reason i started with Tanganyika a while ago :)

I must say that you set up beautiful thanks, good job


Thank you very much :)

Love the tanks man. I forgot how much I did love my shellies and how much I always wanted some Sumbu


Thanks! :) Altolamprologus shell always been top of my "wishlist" as well, finally could get my hands on some quality ones :thumb: They're lovely:

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Altolamprologus Compressiceps (sumbu or sp.) shell by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Postby rck1984 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:59 pm

Added some dither fish into my Altolamprologus Compressiceps shell tank and finally got the chance to make a couple decent pictures:

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Altolamprologus Compressiceps shell by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Altolamprologus Compressiceps shell by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Altolamprologus Compressiceps shell by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Altolamprologus Compressiceps shell by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Postby chapman76 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:14 pm

So jealous! Love the tanks and the pictures. Those have been on my wish list for awhile too.
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Postby rck1984 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:06 am

chapman76 wrote:So jealous! Love the tanks and the pictures. Those have been on my wish list for awhile too.


I have been in the same boat for a while, couldnt get my hand on a couple quality ones but finally got them and i'm pretty happy with them so far :)
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Postby rck1984 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:29 pm

A couple recent shots of my Lamprologus Ocellatus, often being forgotten when making pictures but its such a cool fish :thumb:

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Lamprologus Ocellatus by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Lamprologus Ocellatus by Rck1984F, on Flickr


He's very peaceful actually but dont get near his shell :)
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Postby rck1984 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:36 pm

I decided to change the stock of my 65 gallon in some months, towards the summer.
Most likely this is what i am gonna keep:

4M/8F - Paracyprichromis Brieni Velifer. (my current group)
1M/4F - Xenotilapia Bathyphilus.
1M - Altolamprologus Calvus Inkfin black or White Chaitika (wild caught)

Since these Xenotilapia need a whole different setup as my current, i will be reshaping my whole tank with more open sand space, a few rocks and a pile of rocks on one side for my Calvus. Also i'm making my own 3D background right now to create some more depth because of the lack of rocks.

The left side is done except for "burning" it and ofcourse some layers of tile adhesive. I am pretty satisfied so far :thumb:

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DIY aquarium background 65 gallon by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Postby Jayse » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:52 pm

nice look to that piece of styro! How'd you get it to look like that (what tools), and is that all from one sheet that was carved away without any glue
112g- Dry and empty
55g - Currently setting up
40g - Yellow Tail Acei
10g - Hospital tank
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