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Postby irondan » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:47 am

some great looking tanks in this thread. here are a couple of mine

125 gallon sa/ca community
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35 gallon dwarf planted
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Postby JAyliffe » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:52 pm

irondan wrote:some great looking tanks in this thread. here are a couple of mine

125 gallon sa/ca community
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35 gallon dwarf planted
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Did a double take when that 125 gallon loaded up, looked like you had some ET-like alien in the left hand corner there!
250G Malawi Male
Mbuna Afra Cobue, P Elongatus, Albino, OB
Haps Borleyi, Moori, Taeniolatus, Fryeri, Ovatus, Taiwan Reef, Insignius, Intermedius, Venustus, Fusco, Livingstonii, Rhoadesii, Mloto
Peacocks OB Peacock, Lemon Jake, Rubescens, Dragon Blood
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Re: I want to see pictures of your tanks!

Postby Rob1984 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:35 pm

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off topic, but where did you get that white sand substrate ? thats like what i want but having a hard time finding it here in Ontario canada
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Postby TrashmanNYC » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:25 pm

my new all male hap/peacock 125g.......
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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 Shahlvah » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:29 pm

Nice tank,very similar to what my now to be discus tank used to look when I bought it....what a change...LOL

Before with old owner: All HAP and Peacock tank (he sold the fish)
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After (with me) creating a beautiful discus, fancy plecos and tetra tank
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240g- 50 g sump + FX5 Tetras , Discus, Fancy plecos
100 g FX5 .
8 Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei" (Msuli)
10 Labeotropheus trewavasae ''Red Top''
10 Metriaclima sp. Long Pelvic Mdoka
10 Pseudotropheus socolofi
10 Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos Maingano
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Postby IheartNY » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:04 pm

Gags wrote:
IheartNY wrote:Here's mine! Mixed African's :)
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8? Were u counting fish lol, there is actually like 19 or 20! I have the craziest mix of dudes ;)
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Re: I want to see pictures of your tanks!

Postby durby » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:42 pm

Rob1984 wrote:
durby wrote:Image


off topic, but where did you get that white sand substrate ? thats like what i want but having a hard time finding it here in Ontario canada


I bought it at Petco. But it's expensive ($15 a bag), so I stuck egg crate in there and just covered it. Padding for the rocks and way less sand to buy. The local landscaping company here has some gorgeous sand that is INSANELY cheap. I'm about to switch out the gravel in my smaller 55 for that.
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Postby Shahlvah » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:19 pm

I bought my sand at a place where they do industrial flooring. I pay $0.38 a pound and it comes in 50 pound bag. It is a ceramic coated quartz sand and it comes in all colors.
Works perfectly with my fish because is small and round, they like to swift it around and it won't harm them.
That is another option. I just couldn't afford the Petco / Petsmart prices for such a big aquarium. I had to look.

In the picture is my 100 g. black and white mix...but the one in the 240 is the same type of sand, just light beige color.

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here is the one in the 240g
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240g- 50 g sump + FX5 Tetras , Discus, Fancy plecos
100 g FX5 .
8 Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei" (Msuli)
10 Labeotropheus trewavasae ''Red Top''
10 Metriaclima sp. Long Pelvic Mdoka
10 Pseudotropheus socolofi
10 Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos Maingano
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Re: I want to see pictures of your tanks!

Postby axia55 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:39 pm

Shahlvah - Are those artifical plants in the Discus tank? If so, what brand and where did you get them?
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Re: I want to see pictures of your tanks!

Postby Shahlvah » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:11 am

axia55, all the plants in my discus tank are plastic plants. I went shopping at Garden Ridge, Michaels, Hobby Lobby and similar craft stores and home decoration stores., Look for the adds on the papers and see who is having a sale, they have a huge variety and you can pick as you go. I paid average 3.99 per plant, some were more pricey, but nothing over 7.99....it was just a matter of using my imagination with what I was able to find and afford. Brand? no brand, they have them in bunches in those places.... :thumb:
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Re: I want to see pictures of your tanks!

Postby axia55 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:01 pm

Interesting....never thought about that option. I assume you have tested to make sure these are safe in water long term?
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Re: I want to see pictures of your tanks!

Postby kyboy » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:00 am

40 Long Mbuna

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40L Ps.Saulosi & Met. sp.Chailosi "Chitande"
55g Yellow Labs, Mel.Parallelus & Met.sp.Dolphin
29g Cyno. Afra Nkhata Bay "yellow blaze"
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Re: I want to see pictures of your tanks!

Postby SobrietyRocks707 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:57 pm

Still working on the lighting... Not a huge fan of the blue. Also need to add more rock.... At the prices
my LFS charges, it's a payday to payday process LoL For now, there is little stacking, more spreading.
But my little excavators make their own hidey holes for now :)

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90g FX5/CF500 UV
8 Labeotropheus fuelleborni
3 Petrotilapia Tridentiger ?
7 Labidochromis caeruleus
9 Pseudotropheus demasoni
1 Pseudotropheus socolofi
1 BN Pleco
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5 Green Spotted Puffer
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Re: I want to see pictures of your tanks!

Postby Mike_G » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:47 pm

My 55 gallon with DIY stand and canopy:

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Re: I want to see pictures of your tanks!

Postby Shahlvah » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:42 am

In regards to the plants you asked me, yes, they are safe. I washed them in very hot water and steam them (with one of those steamers, I have had no problems with them what so ever, the fish like to go in and out of them and even nibbling at them if there is some algae formation on them.
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