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Postby Rhinox » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:50 am

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At first I was going to say I didn't like being able to see through the tank to the signage, but then I realized since I can read it it must be reflecting off a window that is in front of the tank. I like the big rocks and background, and the lighting looks neat too, but I don't see any fish :-?

I'll give it a 7 but might just need better pics.


Rescaped my tank last night. Before pic from a few pages back:
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After:
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I really like it, more than any other scape in any of my tanks. It might be too many rocks for the moorii once they get bigger, but the labs and the multipuncs really like it right now ;)
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Postby RussWalters » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:07 pm

The rescape looks great! I like the height that the new set up gives the tank - feels less "empty". I give it a solid 7.

Here is mine - fish will be coming on Friday. I like the fullness of the tank, lots of hiding places and I think it's a pretty natural looking scape. What do you think?

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Postby Oscar Madison » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:40 am

gilberbt wrote: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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Very nice! :thumb:
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Postby Oscar Madison » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:42 am

13razorbackfan wrote:
rck1984 wrote:I like it! :thumb:
Personally i am more of a background kind of guy though.

8/10!

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Overview Tanganyika 240l by Rck1984F, on Flickr
Awesome!!
I agree....very nice :thumb:
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Postby malady » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:22 pm

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Postby Malawi Mad1 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:57 pm

Love the saulosi species tank, looks awesome.
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Postby Phivtoosyx » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:38 pm

The Tank looks good, but I really like that Tycho Album Poster!!! Nice! I rate that a 10+.


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Postby 13razorbackfan » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:58 pm

malady wrote:Image
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Your light choice for that 3d background makes it pop. It looks very nice!
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Postby malady » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:36 pm

Phivtoosyx wrote:The Tank looks good, but I really like that Tycho Album Poster!!! Nice! I rate that a 10+.



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awesome another tycho fan
he makes the best fish music! we play him at the aquarium shop all the time
I have all his prints
lights are some ebay special leds
thanks for all the comments
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Postby jd lover » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:50 pm

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pic is a bit fuzzy phone camera sorry =p lol its a room divider-ish lol our living rooms a bit big so we have a little area for the dogs and a computer disk. (which does n good since the laptop is never there lol)
no medicine works better than clean water.
no such thing as too much clean water, so go do a water change now.
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Postby Nina_b » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:27 am

Is that a room-divider tank? I love using tanks as room dividers! They can be so difficult to decorate, though, since a background won't ever be an option.

Considering how happy your discus look, your tanks deserves a 7.
Are those your heaters that you placed low-down along each end? That's a good idea, hides them somewhat.

Perhaps some more, tall plants, like a spiral vallisneria? The driftwood is also very regularly spaced at 1/4 intervals. They are very nice pieces, though!

Alright, now here's my malawi work-in-progress (fair is fair :D).
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Postby BullyBuddies » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:33 am

I give yours an 8. I like the river rocks and your light fixture, but I hate the green filter tubes. I was gonna get an eheim canister once, but the tubes threw me off. My brother has those same plants and he says his mbuna leave them alone, hornwort I think, right?

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Postby Huskfan13 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:52 pm

I give yours a 7. I like the simplicity. Here's mineImage
90 gal
8-yellow lab
6-demasoni
4-acei
4-WC syno multi cat
1-Fryeri Hap


black sand-substrate
100 lbs Texas Holey Rock
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Postby Wspchef2001 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:49 pm

I love Texas holy rocks and bow front tanks for that I'll give it a 8. I like the stocking too. So here is my 29g CA tank.
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3 Firemouths (juvis)
3 Peppered Cory's
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Postby Nina_b » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:13 am

BullyBuddies wrote:I give yours an 8. I like the river rocks and your light fixture, but I hate the green filter tubes. I was gonna get an eheim canister once, but the tubes threw me off. My brother has those same plants and he says his mbuna leave them alone, hornwort I think, right?

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Thanks :) Those green tubes... But the filter is just wonderful. I'm going to replace them with black tubes as soon as I can find ones that will work in a shop somewhere.

The plants are actually bacopa monnieri - don't ask me why the mbuna don't eat them, but they're clearly doing alright. I added the first one intending it to be salad within a couple of days. I've had hornwort before, the mbuna don't eat them - but if you don't like floating plants all over, they're not a good choice. They will find a way to rip them out of the substrate and move them.

The salousi tank is lovely!
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