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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby Bryan Evans » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:19 pm

Just curious, how much was the rock wall in the first picture?
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby Bryan Evans » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:48 pm

Just curious, how much was the background from AquaTerra? And are they still in business?
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby dakkon227 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:59 am

Bryan Evans wrote:Just curious, how much was the background from AquaTerra? And are they still in business?


I'm not sure if they are still in business, i bought the background a long time ago when I was still in US. here's the site if you want to check: http://www.aquaterra-intl.com/index.html

Anyway, it's been a while since I've updated this thread so here's a little post! The green algae has grown in and I love watching the group graze algae together! The trophs are growing slowly, maybe around 2 inches long. Every once a while I see a very very faint bar and blue faces when they are 'displaying'. Can't wait for them to get their adult colorations! Anyway, here's a full tank shot with the algae established!

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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby NewkeeperRico » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:41 am

That's an awesome tank you got there!
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby dakkon227 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:43 pm

NewkeeperRico wrote:That's an awesome tank you got there!

Thank you!

Time for another update! Added a few smaller pieces of rocks to fill up the bottom and give them more algae to graze at. The fish are growing well, should be 2 inches and a bit? Still room for more growth :fish:

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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby Deeda » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:43 pm

The tank looks wonderful growing all the green algae, nice job on the aquascape!!!!
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby dakkon227 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:14 am

Deeda wrote:The tank looks wonderful growing all the green algae, nice job on the aquascape!!!!

Thank you! It's a funny one, usually people want algae out of their tanks, but here we are wanting to grow more =)
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby nodima » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:35 am

dakkon227 wrote:
Deeda wrote:The tank looks wonderful growing all the green algae, nice job on the aquascape!!!!

Thank you! It's a funny one, usually people want algae out of their tanks, but here we are wanting to grow more =)



You are right, there seem to be more folks who like the look of a pristine tank - think white holey rock etc. yours looks great, the algae on rocks and wood gives a much more natural look to things. I like how the algae tends to even out color variations. I'm amazed that the tank is only a 68 gallon tank, seems much larger.
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby punman » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:34 am

It looks big because it is the same length and width as my 90 gallon tank. So the floor plan (footprint) is the same. The difference is, that a 90 gallon is 24 inches tall, not 18.
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby TheMick » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:59 pm

Awesome looking tank you've got there!!
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Aquarium

Postby dakkon227 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:43 am

nodima wrote:You are right, there seem to be more folks who like the look of a pristine tank - think white holey rock etc. yours looks great, the algae on rocks and wood gives a much more natural look to things. I like how the algae tends to even out color variations. I'm amazed that the tank is only a 68 gallon tank, seems much larger.

Thanks! Yes, as the algae grew it helped a lot with blending the colors of the rock and wood! Plus the fish love to graze on it! :dancing:

punman wrote:It looks big because it is the same length and width as my 90 gallon tank. So the floor plan (footprint) is the same. The difference is, that a 90 gallon is 24 inches tall, not 18.

exactly! worked out to my advantage! Although now I want a 5ft tank :lol:

TheMick wrote:Awesome looking tank you've got there!!

Thank you!

Recently been posting more updates of the tank and less of the fish, so here's an update on the fish! I feed them veggie tabs in between regular meals and I love watching them eat together. Figured you will too! Enjoy!

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