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Since the tropheus board seems to be sleeping, I'm moving this here...

Some specs on the setup:

Dimensions:
60"x18"x24"

Filtration:
30 gallon wet/dry & Eheim 2217 canister

Lighting:
48" Nova Extreme T5 HO Fixture, 1-10,000K/1-460nm actinic

Heating:
3x 250w aqueon pro heaters

Substrate:
100 pounds Eco-Complete African Cichlid Sand

Here it is, so far:

Pre-sand



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Thanks for looking!

-Nick
 

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Looks great. I prefer less "blue"ish light myself though. The simplicity of it is nice :)

I'm really curious about a tank for these guys. I've heard issues about their con-specific aggression so I'm curious what successful tanks are comprised of.
 

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I agree with you Glaneon... If I were to ever switch, it would be Tropheus..

Nice tank BTW..
 

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FYI, you won't need 3x250 heaters.

2 will suffice.

I have 2 in my 125 and have spot checked with a digital thermometer (also compared against a glass thermometer) and I had no cool spots.
 

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For tropheus? You think?
 

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PCircle85 said:
I didn't buy all three just for the tank, I just had them lying around, but I'll pull one out because I need the plug!

Thanks
Get rid of two of them, seriously, if they stick on your fish will be boiled.
I have one 250w jagr in each of my 120s and two 250w jagrs in my 210.
Two watts per gal. is plenty. P.S the tank looks great.
 

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I love your rocks and so will your trophs. Tank is beautiful. Good luck with your trophs. You going to love them.
 

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noddy said:
Yes, adult males will defend a rock pile in order to attract females. I think your set up will work well.
Thank you. I'm considering scattering a few rocks around...like some stranded rubble...

krfhsf said:
I love your rocks and so will your trophs. Tank is beautiful. Good luck with your trophs. You going to love them.
Thanks! I'm really looking forward to it.

Next friday (payday) I will be ordering 24 tropheus duboisi! So excited!
 

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Looks nice, the rocks and sand color really work well together.
 

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Koralia circulator maybe?
 
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