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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby camelworm » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:52 pm

well thank you here is a link anyways

http://s1133.photobucket.com/albums/m58 ... glecom.jpg
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby Ptyochromis » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:06 pm

camelworm wrote:well thank you here is a link anyways

http://s1133.photobucket.com/albums/m58 ... glecom.jpg


Its ok, I don't know how long those will stay planted if you plan on getting shellies. Based on the shell bed I assume you are going with multis, not alot of room for the larger shellies. The rocks look good, might look better if you take them higher up. Just make sure those rocks go all the way down to the bottom of the tank, I have had rock piles collapse from fish digging out underneath of them. And don't forget about the golden ratio. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio. I give it a 6.7 out of 10. Not many difficult changes will have a big impact.


Here is my 29 planted Krib tank. Don't mind the bag, had a heater malfunction :( . The kribs are here http://i.imgur.com/RL4Br.jpg, http://i.imgur.com/2S6HO.jpg
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby camelworm » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:17 pm

well its an old picture im doing that same kind of tank again but its a 20 long not a 29g, rock and lack of finding the fish for the tank was the reason tank went down very quickly :(
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby jackskellington101982 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:24 am

Here is my 125g mbuna and the white overflows in the back will be black to blend into the background like the returns are. So lets here it whats the raiting on this.



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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby jackskellington101982 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:26 am

Ptyochromis wrote:
camelworm wrote:well thank you here is a link anyways

http://s1133.photobucket.com/albums/m58 ... glecom.jpg


Its ok, I don't know how long those will stay planted if you plan on getting shellies. Based on the shell bed I assume you are going with multis, not alot of room for the larger shellies. The rocks look good, might look better if you take them higher up. Just make sure those rocks go all the way down to the bottom of the tank, I have had rock piles collapse from fish digging out underneath of them. And don't forget about the golden ratio. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio. I give it a 6.7 out of 10. Not many difficult changes will have a big impact.


Here is my 29 planted Krib tank. Don't mind the bag, had a heater malfunction :( . The kribs are here http://i.imgur.com/RL4Br.jpg, http://i.imgur.com/2S6HO.jpg
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Sorry i forgot to rate yours ill give it a 9, Live plants just realy make all the diff.
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby Dawg2012 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:44 pm

jackskellington101982 wrote:Here is my 125g mbuna and the white overflows in the back will be black to blend into the background like the returns are. So lets here it whats the raiting on this.



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Numbers are hard... I will for sure give that a VERY Nice tank! :thumb:
125 Borleyi, Electra and Dolphins
125 Afra, Red-Top Hongi, White/Yellow labs
75 Multies, Cyps and Caudo's (maybe)
75 White Calvus, in work (want another Afra tank :) )
55's Paracyps, Alto's, Peacock, BN Pleco's
Various others...
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby jackskellington101982 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:17 pm

well thats not fair!!!LOL
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby Dawg2012 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:54 pm

jackskellington101982 wrote:well thats not fair!!!LOL


I know right! 10's are... reserved for the best, and I'm not going to page through all 157 pages of this thread for comparison sake so I can't really give it a 10... plus there are those white overflows ;).

I'll go with a 9.4 for now. If they turn black, I'd see no reason not to go with a 9.7. It really is a very nice tank.
125 Borleyi, Electra and Dolphins
125 Afra, Red-Top Hongi, White/Yellow labs
75 Multies, Cyps and Caudo's (maybe)
75 White Calvus, in work (want another Afra tank :) )
55's Paracyps, Alto's, Peacock, BN Pleco's
Various others...
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby jackskellington101982 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:19 pm

haha I know thats right. But i can honestly say I deff dont have a 10. I have been keeping up with this from the begening so i can say that there is deff much better than mine but i thanks i do appriciate it. The overflows will be going black this next week im looking forward to it.
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby camelworm » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:39 am

chose to put up a picture of the tank i just got water in i don't even have my light hung up yet

its for juiles and multies what do ya think

2 pictures one with daylights only one with actinics only
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby Vancitycam » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:07 pm

not sure about the kind of fish your talking about i have not yet started to explore them so i cant really put a number on your tank but its a clean set, up for me i like a more natural look maybe some random shell placement and rocks stack could be opened up a bit more i cant really see in too well but i guess hiding spots are the point and in person would be differant a view i guess id say 8 :fish:

here is another to keep up with some real plants
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85gal bullet tank mixed african
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby gilberbt » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:48 pm

Like the plants I would give yours an 8.5. The only thing I would change is that it may be to symetrical but that is being picky overall they look great I know I never had plants look that good for any amount of time in my tanks.

Here is an updated photo of my 75 mixed tank with new lighting and more rocks.

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75 Gal Mixed African Cichlid Tank
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby babarian16 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:21 pm

I give that an 8. Not higher because I question just how much the fish actually use all the slate caves (they're pretty big). I wonder if they would appreciate more open swimming space higher up, but the arrangement and style of rocks is great!

Here's my new 90 gal with 6x yellow labs, 5x acei "itungi", 1x redtail shark and 2x synodontis multipunctatus:

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Some inhabitants
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90 gal- Mbuna aquarium in the making!!
20 gal- Platies and 2 algae eaters.
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby Ptyochromis » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:31 pm

I had no idea cannabis grew underwater lol. Love the tank, especially the floating bit.
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Re: rate the the tank above you!!!

Postby wallyb0rd000 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:14 pm

can't see the whole tank so not sure how to rate it...looking for some input on mine..the background is going on soon.



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10gal-brevis fry tank
20long-brevis tank
29gal-telmat orange scribble tank
Fluval Studio 47.5gal mixed mbuna tank
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