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Postby Coln » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:48 am

Rocks have got some algae on them now and all the fish feed on them.
Really pleased with tank and the led lights at night are cool but hard to
get a photo.Video link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE5-PUB-sGc
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Postby severseas » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:53 am

Nice Work!

I didn't see any details on the glass installation. Did you use glass or acrylic? How thick, and how did you seal it?

Thanks!
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Postby Coln » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:29 pm

Thanks, used glass 6.38 laminate and siliconed into the frame similar to photo
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Postby impeza » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:00 pm

nice tank setup..a lot of good info!!
220G gar/cichlid tank
125G african cichlid tank
3-10 gallon tanks undecided!!
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Postby sulcata2big » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:27 pm

thats an amazing tank, im sure I've seen it on another site.

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Postby Coln » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:47 pm

Yeah, its on a Lake Malawi uk site
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Postby Coln » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:59 pm

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Postby Coln » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:21 am

Added more pipe to rock piles for height but no weight gain, looks a lot better
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Postby Coln » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:51 pm

Shows how much I know, piles of rocks like that do not work.
I'm going to fix sandstone for the background and have small
height of rocks round the base, prefer it already and only half done

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Postby iwade4fish » Mon May 30, 2011 4:12 am

Someone should make that a feature tank in a forum!!!
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Postby Coln » Mon May 30, 2011 1:53 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: you have some crazy ideas danny

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Postby iwade4fish » Mon May 30, 2011 2:37 pm

and this forums DIY section is full of them!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Chunkanese » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:47 pm

Love the music in your new update. I also like your new rock set up, half the fun is just rescaping in my opinion!

I have also decided i will build one of these tanks 10 years from now when i own my own house. Until then i will have to stick with a 6 footer.
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Postby Coln » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:55 am

Have added three big rocks on top, fish are going all the way up the tank now, can't believe its coming up to three years since tank was made bigger still adapting the lighting mainly LEDs but still use the metal halide to get some algae on the rocks

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Postby SoDakCichlid » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:52 pm

That looks so cool, Great work!
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